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Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, others – An Unreal Dream: Soundtrack (2013)

A forthcoming documentary promises to retell the story of an innocent Texan unjustly jailed for his wife’s murder. The soundtrack for An Unreal Dream only adds to the tale’s complex story of redemption.

Gimme Five: 1980s Neil Young That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: 1980s Neil Young That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

There were certainly moments, and they seemed to come in bunches, when Neil Young stumbled so badly in the 1980s that it was difficult to imagine he’d ever regain his footing. But, not always.

Jim McCormick – The Middle of the River (2013)

With a writerly penchant for story songs, it’s of little surprise that New Orleans-born Jim McCormick has shown a flair for writing No. 1 country smashes. Unfortunately, that’s kept him too busy to fashion albums of his own.

Alex Chilton – Electicity by Candlelight (2013)

Alex Chilton – Electicity by Candlelight (2013)

In a way, this kind of chaos — a darkened stage at the Knitting Factory — was the perfect setting for Alex Chilton, a performer who had made his legend drawing outside the lines.

Hank Williams III – Brothers of the 4×4 (2013)

Hank Williams III – Brothers of the 4×4 (2013)

When Hank Williams III finally got out from under his contract with Curb Records in 2011, most fans were expecting another album along the order of his landmark Straight to Hell record.

Bill Callahan – Dream River (2013)

Dream River is the fourth album released under Bill Callahan’s name, and further explores the introverted landscape mapped by his previous releases. It is not the most cheerful of places, to be sure

Heather Stewart – What It Is (2013)

With the sophomore disc What It Is, Heather Stewart steps completely into her own, presenting a disc of deep emotional honesty amid agelessly created music.

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

Willie Nelson has already issued three new albums since signing last year with Legacy. An And Friends project might seem like the least interesting yet.

Jimmy Webb – Still Within the Sound of My Voice (2013)

Never one to reach out to the millions, songwriter Jimmy Webb has yet been a potent musical force since his first success in the 1960s.

UB40 – Getting Over the Storm (2013)

UB40 can be forgiven for getting a little maudlin, for enjoying some tear-in-your-beer saloon music. After all, it hasn’t been all red, red wine and roses lately for the British reggae-pop band.