Music: plenty of new country to fill your cab

Cody CanadaCody Canda has new CD out

Need some fresh tunes to fill your cab on that next long haul? You’re in luck as three new country albums just arrived and one is on deck for delivery next week. Here’s the lineup:

Cody Canda & The Departed drop their first releases as a four-piece band. Canada is out front and wrote all of the songs on the new CD titled HippieLovePunk. In its preview of the CD, Rolling Stone Country called it, “… “a bigger, boomier version of the sound he’s (Texas-born Canada) been creating for roughly two decades.”

Cody Canada & The Departed “Inbetweener”

RaeLynn, the little lady with the big sound, delivered a five-cut EP just as she is about to be part of Miranda Lambert’s new Platinum tour. This singer who made a major impression on TV’s The Voice is rapidly gaining fans. The EP includes her hit single God Made Girls.

RaeLynn “God Made Girls”


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver may well be considered a national Bluegrass/Gospel treasure by most fans. The legendary mandolin player and his six-piece band are back with a new CD In Session. The new work covers a lot of musical territory, and showcases the skill that made Lawson a Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2012.

 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Blue Train


The Lone Bellow, a trio from Brooklyn (Zach Williams – guitar, lead vocals; Kanene Donehey Pipkin – mandolin, vocals; and Brian Elmquist – guitar, vocals) drops its third CD Jan. 27. The single, Then Came The Morning has been getting plenty of play. NPR’s Stephen Thompson said of The Lone Bellow, “… you’ll hear a band that’s climbed the Van Morrison family tree straight to its highest branch.

The Lone Bellow Then Came The Morning