Though she’s been a regular (and intense) presence in Nashville’s many clubs and recording studios the whole time, it’s been eight long years since powerhouse vocalist Jonell Mosser has released an album of her own. That will change tomorrow (4/28) with the release of Trust Yourself, the singer’s debut record for the Better Angels label and her most fully realized solo release to date. Produced by Bil Vorn Dick and featuring songs from writers including Bob Dylan (the title cut), Michael McDonald and Kim Parent, the album also features Mosser’s blistering take on some of her own expertly crafted and emotionally riveting songs. Mosser will spend a busy day-of-release starting at radio station Lightning 100, where she will be featured live at noon live with Dan Buckley. From there Mosser will head to Grimey’s Preloved Music Grimey’s New & Preloved Music where she will do an instore performance. But the big celebration will take place on May 15 at Mosser’s home base at 3rd and Lindsley for an official record release party. The evening will double as a benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank and all are being encouraged to bring along can of food.
Speaking of new releases, Arista artist Jason Michael Carroll has got one, and it also drops tomorrow (4/28). Growing Up Is Getting Old reunites the “Alyssa Lied” singer with noted producer Don Gehman (Hootie & The Blowfish, John Mellencamp), who helmed Carroll’s debut disc, Waitin’ in the Country. That album debuted at No. 1 and produced two back-to-back Top 5 hits. The new album’s leadoff single is “Where I’m From,” which is already Top 20 and climbing. For more news, visit www.jasonmichaelcarroll.com.
Kix Brooks’ Arrington Vineyards will be hosting “Uncorked,” a lawn concert series featuring Etta James and the Roots Band on June 12 and ‘70s hit duo Loggins & Messina on September 6. Doors will open at 4:00 PM for James and at 3:00 PM for Loggins and Messina. Picnic fare may be brought to the event, and food and beverage will be available for purchase. No coolers or outside alcohol allowed. Tickets for both events are on sale now at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets for this rain or shine event are $50.00.
And speaking of outdoor music, it doesn’t get any bigger or better than the CMA Music Festival and ABC Television will be there capturing all the action. CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, will air on Monday, August 31. For the first time, the special will be three hours instead of two. This is the sixth time ABC will broadcast this special since the original Fan Fair® was launched in 1972. Last year’s Festival enjoyed its biggest-ever turnout, with more than 191,000 fans attending over its four days.
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