I don’t do much real news, so hopefully you know I must think this particular item especially deserving of your attention.
Larry Cordle, writer of hits like “Highway 40 Blues,” “Murder on Music Row” and “Mama, Don’t Forget to Pray for Me”*—and impressive country/bluegrass singer in his own right—has a new album called Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ due on March 15.
Released on his own label, the album’s cast of Cordle originals is set to include “Sometimes a Man Takes a Drink,” widely touted as one of the standout tracks on Trace Adkins’ best album to date, and appearances by Del McCoury, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Ronnie Bowman, Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban and Randy Kohrs, who also recorded and mixed it.
Basically, there’s no way this album is going to suck. In fact, if it’s half as good as 2007’s Took Down and Put Up, it’ll probably be in serious contention for some bluegrass lists come December.
Here’s “Jesus and Bartenders” with Larry Cordle & The Drunk Uncles to get you up to speed.
* “Murder on Music Row” and “Mama, Don’t Forget to Pray for Me” were both written with Larry Shell.