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.

THE LONE BELLOW TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED ALBUM

On the band’s opening slot for the The Civil Wars, “the main attraction had some competition in the harmony realm from The Lone Bellow, a Brooklyn-based trio cut from the same rootsy fabric. Between songs, Williams also had a deft comedic touch, a nice fit on a night when sadness still offered reason to smile.” – Orlando Sentinel

Hailing from Brooklyn via south of the Mason-Dixon, THE LONE BELLOW will release their self-titled album on January 22nd, the premiere signing and release for the brand new label Descendant Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The Lone Bellow (formerly known as Zach Williams & The Bellow) have made a name for themselves with their acclaimed live shows in New York and across the country during their stint opening for Grammy Winners The Civil Wars. Featuring lead singer and principal songwriter Zach Williams, singer and mandolin player Kanene Pipkin and singer-guitarist Brian Elmquist, The Lone Bellow isn’t just a group of musicians; they are an “urban tribe,” a family away from family.

Paste Magazine is premiering the band’s very first music video for the song, “You Never Need Nobody.”

At the heart of it, Zach Williams is an intentional songwriter focused on growing a community, rather than merely finding a following. Georgia-born Williams began songwriting in 2005, during a prolonged stay at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center after his wife was thrown from a horse and paralyzed from the neck down. With a dire diagnosis of quadriplegia, there was nothing to do but sit vigil with his group of friends – also artists. While they waited for healing, Zach picked up a guitar and taught himself to play, putting melody to a journal entry that would become his first song, “Hospital.” His wife eventually recovered (her spinal cord, initially thought severed, was terribly bruised) and the couple and their group of friends moved to Brooklyn shortly thereafter.

Williams and the band’s music evolved to reflect his Southern roots, incorporating elements of rock, gospel, country and blues that result in a unique and soul-searing blend of can’t-get-them-out-of-your-head lyrics that spring from a deep emotional reservoir. The upcoming record is a complete work, a “collection of stories embodying tragedy, hope, betrayal and redemption.”