Johnny Gimble's New Album Features Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson

Texas fiddler Johnny Gimble's new album, Celebrating With Friends, was released Tuesday (Feb. 16) on CMH Records. The collection features collaborations with Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Garrison Keillor and Willie Nelson, as well as album producer Ray Benson. Additional guests include Jesse Dayton, granddaughter Emily Gimble, Jason Roberts and Dale Watson. Johnny Gimble was formerly a member of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Other new releases include Backyard Tire Fire's Good to Be (Kelsey Street), Brand New Strings' No Strings Attached (Rural Rhythm), the Marshall Ford Swing Band's It's About Dam Time (self-released), Joe Pug's Messenger (Lightning Rod), Josh Rouse's El Turista (Bedroom Classics/Nettwerk), Jenny Whiteley's Forgive or Forget and the Classic Appalachian Blues compilation (Smithsonian Folkways).

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