Music Releases 11-10-17
On August 21st, 2016, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats marked the one-year anniversary of their debut album with a triumphant, sold-out homecoming show at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Denver-based band's first headlining performance at the revered venue.
Honed by the extensive touring that took them around the world and back during the preceding 12 months, the mighty rock and soul band tore through a tight set packed with favorites such as 'I Need Never Get Old,' 'Look It Here,' 'Shake,' 'Howling at Nothing' and 'Wasting Time.' The night culminated with their special guests, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, joining the guys for a swampy, powerful 'S.O.B.' before finishing with Sam Cooke's classic 'Having a Party,' as the second line paraded with band in tow right out of the theater.
Over the course of his astounding career, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Seal, has sold over 50 million albums globally. Now this iconic voice is tackling timeless songs with a collection of stunning versions of standards. Standards will release on November 10 and will include hit tracks “Luck Be A Lady” and “It Was A Very Good Year.”
On November 10th, legendary Grateful Dead drummer, solo artist and world music aficionado Mickey Hart will release his 14th solo album - RAMU - on Verve Forecast. RAMU was co-produced by Michal Menert, formerly of Pretty Lights, and features Avey Tare from Animal Collective, Tank from Tank and the Bangas as guest vocalists. In addition to their contributions, RAMU features the incredible Zakir Hussain on tabla, bassist Oteil Burbridge, talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju, guitarist Steve Kimock, multi-instrumentalist Charles Lloyd, and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident. Recordings of the late Jerry Garcia, the late Babatunde Olatunji, and unreleased field recordings by Alan Lomax also appear on the album.
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Master of Puppets was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.The Expanded Edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet.
Widely considered to be one of the best albums of the 90s, 1992's Automatic For The People features R.E.M.'s iconic hit singles 'Nightswimming,' 'Man on the Moon' and 'Everybody Hurts.'
Commemorating the album's 25th Anniversary, this remastered 2CD edition features the full album remastered from the original analog tapes. Housed in a clamshell box, this edition features new liner notes by Tom Doyle who conducted new interviews with all 4 band members. Also included is a full live set, Live At The 40 Watt Club 11/19/92. Performed in R.E.M.'s hometown of Athens, GA, it was the band's only live show that year. Includes a fold out poster and postcard series, featuring photography by Anton Corbijn.
Other 25th Anniversary formats available include a Deluxe Edition Boxset (3CD+Blu-ray) and an 180 gram LP.
Elton John Diamonds Greatest Hits Collection includes newly remastered “Your Song”, “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the Jets” and more! This 2LP format contains 34 tracks, and 10 page illustrated booklet by contemporary artist Richard Kilroy. This hits compilation is out on November 10th.
Experience the punishing sonic origins of a punk icon. Collected here for the first time, and skillfully remastered from original board tapes, demos, and session masters, this collection is an authoritative chronicling of the wellspring and maturation of Grant Hart, Greg Norton and Bob Mould - three Minneapolis teenagers who'd go on to become the most heralded trio of the American punk underground. Follow the Hüskers to their earliest gigs in 1979, through extensive road dog touring, and to the start of their partnership with West Coast tastemaker SST in 1983. This primitive stage in the fabled career of Hüsker Dü is presented as a deluxe box set and packaged with a hardbound book crammed full of never before seen photos, flyers, and a sprawling essay with participation from the band. Spread across four LPs or three CDs, 47 of the 69 songs compiled here are previously unissued. Also included are Statues/Amusement, In A Free Land, Everything Falls Apart, and an alternate recording of the Land Speed Record set.
Recorded under the Hyperion bridge in Los Angeles’s Atwater Village, ‘Echolocations: River’ is the second piece in a series of short films and recordings documenting site specific compositions. Performed by Andrew Bird and filmed by Tyler Manson in remote and acoustically interesting natural and urban environments, the first installment, ‘Echolocations: Canyon,’ was released in 2015.
EVANESCENCE returns this Fall with SYNTHESIS, their fourth studio album. The group premiered “Bring Me To Life”—an instant grat track—via Rolling Stone. “’Bring Me To Life’ is new to me again after 15 years,” says AMY LEE of EVANESCENCE. It’s diffi cult to explain how good that makes me feel. Having the chance to incorporate things I’ve heard in my head throughout that long period of time, nuances from the way I sing it live, just pouring the weight and perspective of the life I’ve lived now back into that root—it’s pure satisfaction.” The two-time, GRAMMY Award-winning group is currently in the studio fi nishing the new album through August with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell. In addition to the re-imagined catalog songs, the forthcoming SYNTHESIS album will feature two new EVANESCENCE songs. Like the album, the “Synthesis Live” tour features a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE’s best-loved songs with the spotlight on full orchestra and electronics combined with the band and Amy Lee’s virtuoso piano and voice. 2017 promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, as their intense live performances and timeless songwriting combined with a powerful live orchestra and electronics will truly deliver a transcendent experience.
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Kutless is releasing their 10th studio album, Alpha/Omega, through BEC Recordings this November. Already a household name in the christian rock world, Kutless balances their guitar-driven roots while blending in the sounds of contemporary worship throughout the ten tracks on Alpha/Omega. There s really something for everyone here: new, younger listeners will love the anthemic, powerful worship tracks like King Of My Heart and Cornerstone , while long time fans will be treated with a brand new arrangement of Strong Tower , a classic cut off their 2005 gold-certified album by the same name.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 live release. Shooter Jennings was the 48th artist recorded Live at Billy Bob's Texas in November 2016. The show was part of the Billy Bob's Texas 35th Anniversary celebration. Shooter Jennings is a singer/songwriter active mainly in the outlaw country music and Southern rock genres. He is the son of country music legend Waylon Jennings. Billy Bob's Texas is a country and western nightclub located in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas, United States. It promotes itself as "The World's Largest Honky Tonk," at 100,000 square feet of interior space and 20,000 square feet of parking space.
The all-star Mama Earth lineup of Joss Stone (vocals), Nitin Sawhney (guitar), Jonathan Joseph (drums), Étienne M'Bappé (bass/guitar) and Jonathan Shorten (keyboards) will release their debut EP "Mama Earth" on November 10, 2017 on Mascot/Provogue. The project started when British soul singer Joss Stone and her former musical director Jonathan Joseph hit on the Mama Earth concept of an album driven by the dynamic rhythms of Africa. A band was assembled from all corners of the music world. Jonathan's compadre Étienne M'Bappé, the dazzling Cameroon-born multi-instrumentalist whose résumé spans from John McLaughlin to Robben Ford; Jonathan Shorten, who had produced much of Stone's studio catalogue between penning some of the biggest hits for acts including Gabrielle and (again) Joss Stone. Finally, there was Nitin Sawhney: the genre-slipping wildcard and one-man musical tidal wave whose collaborations take in Sting, Paul McCartney and the London Symphony Orchestra. The 5 musicians convened at Stone's house, where the musical squad didn't take long to feel each other out. Music was spontaneously written on the spot, without any preparation. In the meantime, Stone purposefully kept her own creative process separate from the four musicians. "I left them to do their own thing with the music in the studio," she reflects, "while I was cooking dinner in the kitchen. I deliberately didn't have any input in the music, because I didn't want to affect it – or it'd all come out hip-hop and R&B! Then they'd come across into the house, give me the track and I'd sit in the kitchen writing lyrics and melodies with my mum. So it was, like, 'You guys do you, and I'll do me – then we'll put it together'. And that's the way it worked. I also went down to the river on my own with a pen and paper and write in the grass by the river. Which was a good way to do it, actually, The whole project is about Mother Nature. It's supposed to be from her perspective." Just ten days after they came together – and following a powerful co-production from all five band members – the Mama Earth sessions were over. And yet, you sense that the story of this fascinating band is only just beginning. Impulsive, dynamic and sometimes downright dangerous, this is an album unlike anything else in the five musicians' respective CVs, unprecedented in the clinical modern music scene – and sure to make waves upon its November 10th release. "I guess this album is essentially how I think of music," considers Sawhney. "It was all about being open to the moment. I think that's really what I loved about this project. To me, Mama Earth is what music should be about, really..."
Tears For Fears return with their definite new Greatest Hits collection ‘Rule The World’, released Nov 11th (LP coming Dec 12th). The album features the band’s classic tracks including “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” which both hit #1 on the Billboard Chart. The record also includes two brand new studio tracks, the single “I Love You But I’m Lost” and “Stay”.
Introduction to Escape-ism by Escape-ism isn’t a typical record. Oh, sure, it looks like one, with a label in the center and mysterious grooves etched on a sleek, black disc that glints in the light with a perverse air of knowing treachery. And sure, when a diamond needle is dragged through said groove, it shrieks and sputters with the familiar range of “rock ’n’ roll” sound effects: low-frequency bass, high-end hi-hat stutters, and a middlebrow voice that gasps and cries for love, justice, redemption, insurrection, everything. And yes, Introduction… reacts like a normal record to direct sunlight; it suffers silently until giving evidence of its agony with an awful “warp.” Its cover is even like a normal record jacket: glossy cardstock with a cool design, group name, song titles, record label information, and the like. But this disc is different. It shouldn’t only be reviewed in the music press but in the “world affairs” column of a conspiracy-minded newspaper, on a hot-rod review TV show, or possibly at an important conference by a renowned astrophysicist. It’s that important! Why? Because it’s the first “solo” record by Ian Svenonius—of groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, XYZ, Weird War, etc. and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!—and as such, it’s profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic… It’s introverted glitter, violence against the state, obsessive desire; it stomps on convention, shreds constitutions, clobbers pre-conceived notions of what a record can be. Yes, that’s right: a single-person performance by I F Svenonius—recognized by Performer Magazine as the “greatest performer on the planet”—Introduction to Escape-ism is a bite into a one-banana bunch. A drum box, a guitar, a cassette player, and a single slobbering, sinful voice singing out… for a way out. Live, it’s a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naïf, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where. Escape-ism’s Introduction to Escape-ism isn’t just the soundtrack for a late-night drive on a lonely interstate, or a platter played to incite abandon at a pajama party with one’s pals. It’s also a tunnel to tomorrow. It’s a mineshaft to the motherlode.
A BRAND NEW ME: ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA pairs classic vocals from some of the most iconic songs that the Queen of Soul recorded for Atlantic Records with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
A BRAND NEW ME features Franklin’s instantly recognizable voice woven together with new orchestral arrangements. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recorded the music at Abbey Road Studios in London, with brand new backing vocals led by Grammy®-winning singer Patti Austin.
Princess Nokia – aka New York rapper Destiny Frasqueri – has been releasing music via Youtube and Soundcloud since she was in High School, and slowly bubbling up on the internet, garnering a rabid fanbase. Last year, with the self-release of her 1992 mixtape, she catapulted herself to the next level, solidifying her position as one to watch. Since its release, she’s toured the world over, selling out various venues across the globe in mere days, and racked up literally millions of views/listens on her tracks. She is not only a brilliant rapper & lyricist but a feminist icon who is unapologetically herself, and aligns equally with the values of punk rock and riot grrl, ‘90s R&B, and the best of forward-thinking hip-hop. This is powerful, passionate, outspoken, vibrant modern music with deep roots in both NYC and rap history. 1992 Deluxe will be released via Rough Trade and is her first ever physical album; boasting 8 additional brand new songs - her first music since 2016. This expanded version includes the original 1992 tracks fully remastered and comes with a beautiful gatefold package. “Her music does not passively wait to be heard. It is a force that demands its presence be felt.” - SF Weekly “On ‘G.O.A.T.’…she shapeshifts into another quintessential NY character: the untouchable street rapper.” - Pitchfork” “The Harlem rapper is a proven force of feminine energy in the game.” - VIBE
Soprano Sabine Devieilhe’s signature operatic role,Lakmé, forms the starting point for her enticing albumMirages. A collection of opera and song in French, its theme is the exotic allure of faraway – and imagined – places and people. In addition to three numbers from Delibes’ opera, it features music by Berlioz, Debussy and Stravinsky and some rarer names: Thomas, Messager, Koechlin and Delage. Devieilhe is joined by mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa, pianist Alexandre Tharaud and the period-instrument orchestra Les Siècles under its founder, François-Xavier Roth.
Indiana-born, everywhere-based singer-songwriter Peter Oren possesses a remarkable singing voice, low and deep and richly textured: as solid as a glacier, as big as a mountain. It rumbles in your conscience, a righteous sound that marks him as an artist for our tumultuous times, when sanity seems absent from popular discussions. The songs on Anthropocene are direct and poetic, outraged and measured, taking in the entire fucked-up world from his fixed point of view. Oren attracted the attention of Ken Coomer, the former drummer for Wilco and a producer in Nashville. Together, the duo assembled a backing band featuring some of the city's finest session musicians, including keyboard player Michael Webb (John Fogerty), singer Maureen Murphy (Zac Brown Band), and guitarists Sam Wilson (Sons of Bill) and Laur Jaomets (Sturgill Simpson). On Anthropocene they provide stately backing for Oren's songs, with drips of pedal steel and quivers of strings subtly reinforcing his observations about the state of the world. "Throw Down" bristles with energy and resolve, penned for "the people on the far, far left," Oren says, "the anarchists and the rioters. There's not often a voice that's trying to understand those people or defend those positions."
This newly compiled collection of recordings from rockabilly pioneer Charlie Feathers showcases the influential Memphis performer’s work at Sun Records (and related labels). Feathers started his musical career as a session musician at Sun Studios under Sam Phillips. His theatrical, hiccupping vocal style inspired a later generation of rock vocalists, including Lux Interior of The Cramps and Tav Falco, who contributed extensive liner notes and photos for the insert of this release. The vinyl was pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.
Gregg Kowalsky, formerly one half of Mexican Summer alum Date Palms, came to prominence with his Tape Chants album and live performance, a piece utilizing the manipulation of various tape machines throughout a space, released on Kranky and performed at Marfa Myths 2015. With L Orange L Orange, Kowalsky has carved the droning meditations of Tape Chants into a gorgeous slice of ambiance, an album as engaging as it is calming, seven tracks crashing forward and rolling back into themselves.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of No Doubt’s self-titled debut, UMe is pleased to issue ‘No Doubt’ on vinyl for the first time. This 180g pressing features the original track listing, along with a new, never-before seen photo, added to the LP jacket.
Greta Van Fleet are brothers Josh (vocals), Jake (guitar), Sam (bass/keys) Kiszka, & best friend Danny Wagner (drums). With their debut single 'Highway Tune' #1 at Active and Mainstream Rock radio, their first-ever tour of the U.S. completely sold-out, Greta Van Fleet is - in just a few months - as hot a brand-new band as one can be. 'From The Fires' is the band's debut mini-album, which includes the 4 tracks from their previously released EP, 'Black Smoke Rising' along with 4 new tracks.
The follow-up to last years Jazz Loves Disney, volume two features a collection of jazz and world artists taking on classic Disney songs. Produced by Jay Newland, arranged and directed by Rob Mousey, Jazz loves Disney 2 A Kind of Magic features jazz icons George Benson, Madeleine Peyroux, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum and more, performing songs like Be Our Guest, Under The Sea, Beauty & The Beast, and other Disney greats.
Awaken, My Love! is a bold departure from the hip-hop sound of his previous work, and finds the Atlanta star evolving into full-on funk and R&B mode. Donald Glover and longtime collaborator Ludwig Goransson channel the spirit of Parliament Funkadelic with a potent psychedelic funk vibe that permeates through the entire album. Check the Bootsy-esque single "Redbone" and the epic"Me And Your Mama" for a taste, we know you'll be coming back for more! This deluxe double vinyl pressing comes pressed at 45RPM for the best possible sound and comes complete with digital download, glow-in-the-dark cover, and a Virtual Reality headset that allows for access to exclusive VR live performances from the PHAROS Experience.
From the band who has brought you such hits as "By Your Side," "You Are More," "Worn," and "I Have This Hope" comes a brand new Christmas album! Decade The Halls takes listeners on a musical journey through songs of Christmas past all the way to the present day. With each song set stylistically in a different decade, this album's fresh arrangements coupled with its mix of traditional and original songs is sure to become a go to for anyone in need of some Christmas cheer!TRACK LISTING1. Good King Wenceslas2. O Come All Ye Faithful3. O Holy Night feat. Jon McLaughlin4. The First Christmas5. Deck the Halls6. We Three Kings feat. Britt Nicole7. Go Tell It On the Mountain8. The First Noel feat. Colton Dixon9. Mistletoe (the Christmas Sweater Song)
''Good Ole Days'' celebrates country legend Tracy Lawrence's indelible mark on country traditionalism with an album of 11 duets pairing a selection of his most iconic hits with some of country and rock's contemporary superstars and newcomers. ''There's such a hunger out there for the music from my era - I hear that from so many people, so I felt like this was a good time to kind of blend the old and the new,'' said Tracy. ''My first commitment was from my buddy Tim McGraw, who chose to sing 'Time Marches On,' on the new record.'' The collaborative collection also includes guest appearances by Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Kellie Pickler and Chris Young. 3 Doors Down leader Brad Arnold makes his Country music debut on the title track ''Good Ole Days,'' which is the second of the two original songs. Lawrence is humbled by the excitement that his peers brought to the studio with their eagerness to keep each track as pure as the day it was first recorded, with only minor exceptions and a few added new nuances. Tracy is excited to offer the first focus track ''Can't Break It to My Heart,'' the duet with country superstar Jason Aldean. Craig Morgan lends his vocals and heartfelt raw emotion on ''Finally Home,'' one of the two new tracks and an ode to U.S. military members celebrating their enduring service to our country. Tracy and Craig debuted the song together in a performance on the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry® on August 15. A portion of the proceeds from ''Finally Home'' will be donated to Operation Finally Home, a national, non-profit organization providing mortgage-free, custom-built homes to wounded, ill and injured veterans or widows of the fallen, thanks to their unique network of experienced builders, suppliers, and supporters dedicated to honoring heroes with homes. Whether it is celebrating his iconic hits with fresh new tracks or writing material for his next studio record, Lawrence knows if he stopped today he'd already have cemented his place in the pantheon of country-music greats. ''To realize that I'm older now and being looked at by younger kids in the same light as I looked at guys like Strait and Haggard, it's very flattering,'' he notes. ''To know that I've made music that's had that kind of impact on people, well, it's pretty cool.''
2017 debut album from classically-trained French artist Petit Biscuit. Recorded over the course of the past year, Petit Biscuit - AKA Mehdi Benjelloun - wrote, produced and mixed Presence completely independently, finding time between high school exams and sold out tours across the U. S. , Europe and beyond. The album is his complete creative vision, and includes contributions from Lido, Bipolar Sunshine and Panama. The album was mastered by legendary engineer Chab (Daft Punk, Air, Sebastien Tellier) in a nod to the forefathers of French dance music. Presence is the first new music from Petit Biscuit since the release of his debut EP featuring smash hit "Sunset Lover," released in 2015 when he was only 15 and streamed more than 350 million times to date. Petit Biscuit plays piano, guitar, cello and more, and began experimenting with electronics to form his signature sound at age 11. Presence is heavily informed by his schooling, combining acoustic elements with innovative electronic production and his trademark vocal manipulations.
As Disney Pixar's Coco heads into theaters this Thanksgiving, the film s soundtrack gears up for its debut. The film features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina. Also part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound. Plus, Grammy®-Winning Singers Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade are teaming up to record the end-credit version of the signature song Remember Me.
Coco tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel, an aspiring musician who hopes to follow in his idol s famous footsteps despite his family s ban on music. Coco has music in its DNA, said director Lee Unkrich
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. Stranger is the next chapter in the forever unpredictable saga of Swedish innovator Yung Lean. Stranger further charts Yung Lean's evolution from polarizing viral sensation to pioneering mainstay in modern hip-hop and electronic music. Stranger is a perfectly apt title for Yung Lean, who at just 17 years old was thrust into the limelight along with friends and collaborators GUD and Yung Sherman, through their early tracks and self-made YouTube videos. A misfit from Stockholm who overnight became a worldwide phenomenon, Yung Lean has outgrown his post-internet novelty beginnings to become a D.I.Y icon with an extensive, organic influence over modern culture.
''Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,'' sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member--horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move and the pulse collectively becomes that of one. The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands but that doesn't stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip - hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. For their forthcoming 2017 release, ''Heavy is The Head'', Tropidelic carefully vetted what songs made it to the record, and featured songwriting efforts from members James and Darrick. Sound engineer Cary Crichlow, who has worked on the last four releases from the band, returned to get the job done. ''Our socio-political views vary as much as our musical tastes and always seep into the music,'' says Roads. ''There's certainly a lot that needs said, but on this record we tried to be well-rounded and touch on a broad scope of emotions.''
Open Mike Eagle's newest album is a masterpiece mural drawn in sidewalk chalk. Entitled ''Brick Body Kids Still Daydream,'' the album addresses gentrification, culture and family. A multi-talented performer, the comedian, artist and rapper approaches music with a postmodern approach, making the audience look at themselves through the lens of his art. Open Mike Eagle's last solo album release, 2014's ''Dark Comedy'' was included on SPIN and Rolling Stone's Best Rap Albums of 2014 list and was called one of the most compelling indie-rap listens of the year by Pitchfork. In 2016 he released ''Hella Personal Film Festival'' with Paul White (Charli XCX, Danny Brown). The art rap MC, film/TV writer, podcast host and comedian polymath has also appeared on Marc Maron's ''WTF'' podcast and the Eric Andre Show, and has performed with Thundercat and Flying Lotus on Hannibal Buress' Comedy Central series.
2017 release. Two queens of contemporary country music join forces on this powerful album, combining voices, vision and talents to create one of the most exciting country releases this year! Altogether, these two artists have sold well over 10 million albums worldwide, not to mention they both come from country royalty - Pam is the daughter of icon Mel Tillis and Lorrie, the daughter of hitmaker George Morgan! Pam's grit meets Lorrie's glamour on such country classics as the title track, originally made famous by Dottie West, Billie Jo Spears' "Blanket On The Ground," and Dwight Yoakam's "Guitars, Cadillacs" plus early rock favorites such as Roy Orbison's "It's Over" and The Everly Brothers' "Walk Right Back!" Special guest appearances by Joe Diffie and Darryl Worley!