The Boot News Roundup: Jason Isbell Plans Another Ryman Auditorium Run + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will return to the Mother Church of Country Music this fall, for a seven-night run of shows. According to a press release, Isbell and company will perform at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 and 26 -- the band's longest stand ever at the venue. Tickets for the shows go on sale on June 21 at 10AM CT, but fans can request pre-sale access until noon CT on June 19. -- AM
Brantley Gilbert is headed out to sea in November. According to a press release, Gilbert's Kick It in the Ship cruise will set sail from Miami, Fla., on Nov. 4, and venture to Cozumel, Mexico, before returning on Nov. 8. Tyler Farr, Chase Rice, Danielle Bradbery and Colt Ford, along with more artists -- including Gilbert, of course -- are set to perform aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Fans can learn more about the Kick It in the Ship cruise via BrantleyGilbertCruise.com. -- AM
Whiskey Myers' fifth studio album, a self-titled project, is due out on Sept. 27, via Thirty Tigers. The band self-produced Whiskey Myers, a 14-song project that includes songs co-written with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Brent Cobb, among others. "We've been fortunate in our careers to work with some incredible producers in the past," says Jon Jeffers, Whiskey Myers' lead guitarist, "however self-producing gave us the freedom to try every crazy idea in the studio, which got us to this place where we are completely satisfied with the end result and more excited than ever to get this new music out to our fans." -- AS
Singer-songwriter Michaela Anne will release a new album, Desert Dove, on Sept. 27. The project will be Anne's first with Yep Roc Records and was recorded in San Clemente, Calif., with fellow artists Sam Outlaw and Kelly Winrich as co-producers. "This record, for me, highlights the gray area, the nuance of emotional life and relationships that seems to be harder to convey in today’s modes of communication and limited attention spans," explains Anne. "Nothing is black and white, solely good or bad ... I wanted to explore that through my songs with care, depth, reality as well as light-heartedness, fun and fantasy.” -- AS
Lillie Mae's new album, Other Girls, is due out on Aug. 16 via Third Man Records. Dave Cobb produced the project -- which features 11 new songs -- at RCA Studio A in Nashville. The singer-songwriter is spending her summer opening for the Raconteurs and Robert Plant; she's also playing in Plant's touring band. -- AS