CMT Edge Gifts Music Fans with a Free Digital Sampler via Amazon

Discover bold new roots artists with the CMT Edge 2012 Sampler available as a free digital download now on Amazon.com. CMT Edge has curated 16 tracks across Americana, roots, bluegrass and classic country genres from new and noteworthy artists including Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Trampled by Turtles, Elizabeth Cook, Turnpike Troubadours, Lord Huron, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Corb Lund, Lindi Ortega, Chris Knight, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, The Lone Bellow, Charlie Mars, Lilly Hiatt, Daniel Romano, Robert Ellis and Ronnie Fauss.

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Track Listing
1. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Alabama Pines
2. Trampled by Turtles – Midnight on the Interstate
3. Elizabeth Cook – Gospel Plow
4. Turnpike Troubadours – Gin, Smoke, Lies
5. Lord Huron – Time to Run
6. Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale – I Lost My Job of Loving You
7. Corb Lund – September
8. Lindi Ortega – The Day You Die
9. Chris Knight – In the Meantime
10. Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons – Laura
11. The Lone Bellow – You Never Need Nobody
12. Charlie Mars – Let the Meter Run
13. Lilly Hiatt – Young Black Rose
14. Daniel Romano – Middle Child
15. Robert Ellis – Westbound Train
16. Ronnie Fauss – The Night Before the War

About CMT Edge
CMT Edge takes listeners to the edge of country, where roots artists like the Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars and Mumford & Sons are earning critical acclaim, strong sales and multiple Grammys. Written with a lively and trusted voice, this blog spotlights musicians who write their own music and pursue their careers on their own terms. The focus reaches beyond Nashville, allowing avid music fans to discover Americana, bluegrass and classic country from across the U.S. and around the world. With audio and video embeds, along with exclusive content like Concrete Country and in-studio performances, CMT Edge will guide readers toward their discovery of bold new music. Visit online at CMTEdge.com.

LORD HURON’S DEBUT FULL-LENGTH LONESOME DREAMS

Lonesome Dreams, the first full-length album from rising LA-based band Lord Huron, will be released October 9th on the independent label IAMSOUND Records. NPR First Listen is streaming Lonesome Dreams in full all this week praising the debut as “…wide-open and ambitious, but also giddy and unpredictable.”

Lonesome Dreams | NPR Premiere

The first single off the new release, “Time to Run” recently premiered on Pitchfork and the video for the track premiered on NPR Music. Lord Huron toured extensively throughout 2011, including stops at SXSW, Outside Lands and Lollapalooza, while continuing to develop their live performances. The band is currently on a national tour that concludes in Los Angeles on November 2nd at The Echo. Full tour dates are below.

Lord Huron is a musical and visual project created by lead-singer and Michigan native-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider. Originally a solo project by Schneider under the alter ego Lord Huron, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion), Brett Farkas (guitar, vocals) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). Lonesome Dreams follows the band’s 2010 release of The Mighty EP, which was met with praise by NPR, Pitchfork, and The Los Angeles Times.

Lord Huron Tour Dates:
October 2 Denton, TX Dan’s Silverleaf
October 3 Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ
October 5 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
October 6 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
October 7 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
October 8 Philadelphia, PA Kungfu Necktie
October 9 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
October 11 Allston, MA Great Scott
October 12 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands Gallery
October 13 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
October 15 Chicago, IL Schubas
October 16 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
October 18 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
October 19 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
October 20 Boise, ID Neurolux
October 21 Seattle, WA Barboza
October 22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
October 24 San Francisco, CA The Independent
November 1 San Diego, CA Casbah
November 2 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

“Gut-level, emotive songwriting that hits directly and honestly.” -Pitchfork

“What sets the project apart is the level of their craft and the feeling of travel and discovery in the lyrics and sound.” -LA Weekly

“Best of What’s Next” -Paste