Gill and Franklin Share ‘Bakersfield’ With ‘MusicRow’ Readers

BakersfieldMusicRow subscribed members are receiving a musical gift courtesy of Vince Gill and Paul Franklin in the 2013 Artist Roster (Aug./Sept.) print issue.

Each copy of the 2013 Artist Roster includes a complimentary disc of Gill and Franklin’s Bakersfield. The MCA Nashville project finds the two sterling musicians paying homage to the work of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, along with musicians who made the Bakersfield sound unique including Don Rich, James Burton, Ralph Mooney, Tom Brumley and others.

“Bakersfield is a record from two guys that adore that music and these songs were the perfect vehicle to showcase the guitar and steel guitar relationship,” say Gill and Franklin in a letter included with the CD. “Buck and Merle were musicians and everything they went about was from a musician’s mindset: it was equally supportive of the people that played and sang on their records. And that is why we’re both drawn to Buck and Merle like we are.”

To receive your complimentary Artist Roster issue and CD with a year subscription to MusicRow, click here. To order a copy of the magazine, click here.

Additionally, an interactive promotional website for the MCA Nashville project has been set up at roadtobakersfield.com. Gill and Franklin will tour in support of the album, making an obligatory stop in Bakersfield, Calif. on Oct. 25. For a full list of concert dates, click here.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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