In March 1991, Amy Grant released her ninth studio album, Heart in Motion. By that time, Grant was already a well-established superstar in the realm of CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) who had made significant inroads in mainstream pop. 1985's Unguarded - her first album to be distributed by A&M Records to secular retailers - yielded a top 30 Pop hit with "Find a Way." The very next year, she found herself atop the Hot 100 with the Peter Cetera duet "The Next Time I Fall." Heart in
In 2019, Eric Clapton brought together some of the world's most astounding guitarists for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival. If you've had the pleasure to see the concert festival in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2019, you know what it's about: A marathon concert featuring Clapton and friends playing in each other's sets, with once-in-a lifetime collaborations and plenty of jaw-dropping music - all in service of Clapton's Crossroads Centre for rehabilitation and recovery. It's a ticket you
3-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop 6-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop 2-Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop 2-DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Your Local Record Shop On November 20, Rhino will release Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 featuring nearly four hours of highlights from the most recent iteration of his log-standing benefit concert.
Next month, Rhino Records will revisit a latter-day classic from one of the leaders of the "new country" movement, Kris Kristofferson. The 1999 release The Austin Sessions will be reissued on CD, vinyl LP and DD in a newly-remastered edition also featuring two previously unreleased bonus tracks. The Austin Sessions was recorded by the famed singer-songwriter with producer Fred Mollin at Arlyn Studios in 1997 as part of a songwriter-focused series also featuring retrospectives from Jimmy Webb
Having recently introduced some EMI-controlled artists to the ICON roster, Universal now incorporates some of those artists (and some of their most treasured R&B and country acts) into a new budget-oriented series, Ballads. And while none of the artists covered here really, truly need more compilations on the market - and, one can assume, the assembly of these is as low-impact as the ICON series - there's actually some promise to be had here. The overall selection of artists isn't terrible,