Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show & More Pay Tribute to Alabama on High Cotton

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2013 marks the 40th anniversary for Alabama, the legendary country music group, and to celebrate, Lightning Rod Records is releasing High Cotton: A Tribute to Alabama on September 17. Including everything from hits to deep cuts and featuring artists like Jason Isbell and Old Crow Medicine Show, the compilation was recorded appropriately in the South, between Muscle Shoals, Athens and Nashville.

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High Cotton is a labor of love and longtime fan/executive producer Logan Rogers couldn’t be more pleased with the end result: “It seems too good to be true for me to get some of my favorite bands to record Alabama songs. It was clear that all these artists share my genuine love and respect for Alabama’s body of work, and this album exceeded all my expectations.”

To sweeten the release, a number of the participating artists will perform their tracks live at Grimey’s record store in Nashville on September 21st as part of the Americana Music Festival. Says Isbell, “There’s a reason Alabama is the biggest country band of all time: The songs they recorded are great reflections on what it’s like to live and love in the South.”

More details on the show to come, in the meantime, check out the track list below.

Track listing:
Why Lady Why – JD McPherson
Dixieland Delight – Old Crow Medicine Show
If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) – Turnpike Troubadours
Old Flame – Jason Isbell and John Paul White
High Cotton – T. Hardy Morris
I Can’t Love You Any Less – Amanda Shires
I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) – Jessica Lea Mayfield
Lady Down On Love – Bob Schneider and Texas Bluegrass Massacre w/ Ray Benson
Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) – Shonna Tucker
The Closer You Get – Lucero
Feels So Right – Todd Snider and Elizabeth Cook
Love in the First Degree – Wade Bowen and Brandy Clark
Mountain Music – Jason Boland and The Stragglers
Christmas in Dixie – Blind Boys of Alabama


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