Wilco The Whole Love: On their ninth studio album, you get the whole Wilco. We hear adventurous rhythms, alt-country sounds and crack musicianship. Throughout, the beautiful songs of Jeff Tweedy are played by a band obviously in love with making music together. The Whole Love is a great record by a great American band.
Johnny Winter Roots: Johnny Winter has played with just about everybody: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. On this tribute to his musical icons, his skills are as sharp as ever. He shares the studio with a new generation of believers, including, on the Chuck Berry classic "Maybellene," country's Vince Gill.
Johnny Cash Bootleg Volume 3: Live Around The World: This posthumous bootleg series of rare Cash performances continues to provide both intimate and grand moments from throughout his career. Here, the listener is treated to a wide array of live performances, from early shows in Dallas, to USO shows in Vietnam, to a White House performance, complete with an introduction from President Richard Nixon.
LeAnn Rimes Lady & Gentlemen: This is another album that pays tribute to the artist's heroes — with a twist. Introducing the album, Rimes says, "I realized that almost all of my favorite country songs from way back when were sung by men. I am honored to take a step back and sing these songs from a woman's perspective." Rimes displays great taste in belting out songs from George Jones, Waylon Jennings, and a great version of Merle Haggard's "The Bottle Let Me Down.”