Tift Merritt Limited Edition Vinyl

00881702732 e1452788353238 Tift Merritt Limited Edition VinylBramble Rose, the debut album by Tift Merritt, celebrates its 14 year anniversary with a deluxe re-release on limited edition vinyl, featuring reimagined artwork. Don Henley recalls of its title track, “I’d wanted to record that song ever since I heard it”, before releasing the song on his #1 2015 country album Cass County (featuring guest vocalists Miranda Lambert and Mick Jagger). Available on Feb 19th, click HERE to pre-order.

“There was so much sweetness in that time, something pure in making a first record. We were so excited to be in the studio together, to be in Los Angeles — everything was ahead and everything was happening for the first time. When I think of how all the miles I’ve seen began with this little seed, it gives me a great deal of hope. I could tell you 1,000 tender stories from those days. But maybe that is what those songs are.” – Tift Merritt

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Rosanne Cash Salutes Willie Nelson – Gershwin Prize

b35b8c87a3e46ab93443f969a914ac5a 3 1024x537 Rosanne Cash Salutes Willie Nelson   Gershwin PrizeCongrats Willie Nelson! Willie Nelson is the first country artist to receive the Gershwin Prize. Presented by the Library of Congress, the award honors “musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of poplular song exemplify the standard of excellence assosiated with George and Ira Gershwin by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding, entertaining and informing audiences and inpsiring new generations.”

Nelson will be honored by Rosanne Cash, Leon Bridges, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Paul Simon and Neil Young in the concert: Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which premieres Friday, Jan 15th at 9PM on PBS. Click HERE for more info.

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Sundance ASCAP Music Café with Tift Merritt

IMG 9706 1024x1024 Sundance ASCAP Music Café with Tift MerrittThe American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers just announced the lineup of its’ 18th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Running during the daytime from Jan 22 – 29, the esteemed event presents a fresh mix of rising and recognized talents, especially curated by ASCAP for the Sundance Film Festival. Tift Merritt will be a featured guest on Jan 23rd and Jan 24th. For a complete lineup of artists click HERE.

ASCAP Assistant Vice President and Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Munoz commented: “Both ASCAP and Sundance Institute are dedicated to developing and supporting great art and the people that create it. The Music Café is always a highlight of our year”. Thank you ASCAP! Click HERE for the Official Press Release.

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Happy Birthday Frank!

594468861 MW 4518 6767D2611AA93388B8EBF976A2B38676 1024x681 Happy Birthday Frank!What would we do without these two?! Click HERE to read an excerpt from Tony Bennett’s introduction to the LIFE special edition Sinatra at 100.

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