Don Williams Leads Independent Releases

Charlie Daniels, Buck Owens Projects Also Available

Don Williams released his first album in eight years, And So It Goes, on Tuesday (June 19) on Sugar Hill Records. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Williams reunited with producer Garth Fundis for the project. Guests include Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill.

Other new independent releases this week include bluegrass band Audie Blaylock & Redline's Hard Country, Americana group Delta Rae's Carry the Fire, Texas rockers Hacienda's Shakedown and Oscar-winning songwriter Glen Hansard's Rhythm and Repose.

Americana fiddler-songwriter Ruby Jane's Celebrity, bluegrass-jazz ensemble MilkDrive's Waves, eclectic Austin musician Beaver Nelson's Macro/Micro and contemporary country singer Marlee Scott's Beautiful Maybe are also new in stores.

Singer-songwriters from the blues genre with new projects include Chris Smither's Hundred Dollar Valentine and Seth Walker's Time Can Change. In addition, the soundtrack to The Last Ride is inspired by the life and death of Hank Williams.

Historical releases include the Charlie Daniels's Live at Rockpalast, issued for the first time on CD and DVD. The recording was made in the fall of 1980 in Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. Buck Owens' Live at the White House, recorded in 1968 and originally released in 1972, offers signature hits such as "Act Naturally," "Together Again" and "Love's Gonna Live Here." Bonus tracks include a 1972 set by Owens and his band that was played for astronauts on Apollo 16.

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