Jason Isbell’s “Reunions” Reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Jason Isbell’s “Reunions” Reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Jason Isbell’s seventh studio album, Reunions, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in the week ending on May 21.

Reunions moved 37,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, which was also good enough for the No. 9 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. Reunions was released one week early on May 8 via CD and vinyl to independent music stores (7,101 album sales), before the originally scheduled wide release on May 15, which also featured digital distribution.

The 10-song offering, which was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A, follows Jason’s previous No. 1 albums, The Nashville Sound (2017) and Something More Than Free (2015). Like Jason’s three previous albums, Reunions was produced by Grammy-winner Dave Cobb. The new album features 10 songs written by Jason, who was once again backed by his band, the 400 Unit.

“There are a lot of ghosts on this album,” says Jason. “Sometimes the songs are about the ghosts of people who aren’t around anymore, but they’re also about who I used to be, the ghost of myself. I found myself writing songs that I wanted to write 15 years ago, but in those days, I hadn’t written enough songs to know how to do it yet. Just now have I been able to pull it off to my own satisfaction. In that sense it’s a reunion with the me I was back then.”

Reunions Track List

1. What’ve I Done To Help
2. Dreamsicle
3. Only Children
4. Overseas
5. Running With Our Eyes Closed
6. River
7. Be Afraid
8. St. Peter’s Autograph
9. It Gets Easier
10. Letting You Go

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth