Hayes Carll Reimagines Past Songs on New Acoustic Album, “Alone Together Sessions”

Hayes Carll Reimagines Past Songs on New Acoustic Album, “Alone Together Sessions”

Typically touring troubadour Hayes Carll used his downtime during the pandemic to record a new album, Alone Together Sessions, which will drop on Sept. 4. The 11-song album features acoustic versions of 10 of Hayes’ past songs, as well as a duet with wife Allison Moorer on Merle Haggard’s “That’s the Way Love Goes.”

“It’s probably good to pause every now and then, to take stock of everything,” says Hayes. “When you make your living playing out there for people, you’re constantly in motion. That momentum doesn’t leave much time for thinking about what happened, let alone what it all means. How often does someone get to go back in, change the rhythms, turn up guitars, shift the perspective of a lyric or the delivery of a vocal? The more I sang these songs, the more I learned about them.”

Produced by Darrell Scott, the new album includes fan-favorite tunes from Hayes’ past catalog, such as “Bad Liver and a Broken Heart,” “Wild as a Turkey” and “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” which features vocals from the song’s co-writer, Ray Wylie Hubbard. Hayes recorded his late-night performances from the solitude of his Nashville residence.

Alone Together Sessions Track List

  1. “Arkansas Blues”
  2. “Drunken Poet’s Dream”
  3. “Times Like These”
  4. “Bad Liver And A Broken Heart”
  5. “Down The Road Tonight”
  6. “That’s The Way Love Goes”
  7. “KMAG YOYO”
  8. “Bye Bye Baby”
  9. “Sake Of The Song”
  10. “Beaumont”
  11. “Wild As A Turkey”

Listen to “Down the Road Tonight” below.

photo by Jim Casey

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington