A unique performer in today's pigeon-holed music scene. Shelby Lynne first appeared as a New Country upstart in 1988, belting out a duet with none other than George Jones. A few straight country records were followed by increasingly experimental forays into Big Band and Swing Revival. To all the material Lynne brings a powerful, heartbreaking voice and a palpable love for performing. Her song, "Your Lies," rocks with a shattering '70s soul groove, the closest thing to "Midnight Train to Georgia" there is. That song is followed up by a foot-stompin' roots jam with a bluesy feel and harmonized country vocals. This is an artist who, within the confines of mainstream music, is constantly challenging herself and her audience as well, a very rare thing today. And she sings real good, too.
Shelby Lynne Concert Films
Live at Soundstage
Shelby Lynne & Robinella and The Cc String Band
Runtime: 56 minEast Tennessee natives Robinella and the CCstring band captivates their audience with new songs including "Honey Honey Bee" and "Man Over." Both songs are a testament to the acclaim that this jazz-bluegrass-swing band has earned from not just critics, but fans and peers alike.
Grammy winner Shelby Lynne plays songs from the album that critics are calling her defining effort - Identity Crisis - a collection of songs that the singer/songwriter penned and produced herself. The album, similar to this Soundstage, shows just how versatile Lynne can be. From gospel "10 Rocks," to blues "Evil Man," to country "Buttons and Beaus," Lynne's throaty alto can carry her into any arena. Her delivery as a performer is at once flirtatious and captivating. When she sings "If I were smart, I wouldn't have a heart" (from "If I Were Smart") the audience smiles, not just at her honesty, but at the delicate and edgy way she reveals herself. The same enigma sparkles through other tunes including "Telephone" and "Gotta Be Better."
We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
Runtime: 1 hr 18 minWe Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash was recorded live on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX. The special concert and 80th-birthday tribute to Johnny Cash featured incredible artists like Brandi Carlile, Buddy Miller, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Willie Nelson, and many others.
The Trinity Sessions Revisited
Runtime: 48 minOn November 27, 1987 the Cowboy Junkies set up a single microphone inside The Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto, Ontario and in one day recorded what would become The Trinity Session, a landmark album of originals and covers grounded in traditional country, blues, and folk, with a clear nod to The Velvet Underground. The album would go on to sell millions of copies worldwide and establish the Cowboy Junkies as one of the most influential bands of the alternative era. Now, 20 years later, the Cowboy Junkies have returned to The Church of the Holy Trinity to celebrate their most famous work with the help of special guests Ryan Adams, Natalie Merchant, Vic Chesnutt, and Jeff Bird.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 45 minTrisha Yearwood could be considered a Triple Threat in the country music genre. Having garnered the trifecta of three Grammys, an Oscar-nominated song, and being the first female country singer to sell a million copies of her 1991 self-titled debut, she is indeed the marker of success to which all country female singers aspire. As a Garth Brooks protge, Yearwood began her career singing backup on his 89 debut. Appearing again on Brooks follow-up, No Fences, soon she was sought out by MCA who released her self-titled debut. More than a decade later with nine blockbuster albums and a string of chart-topping singles under her talented belt Yearwood returns with her 10th album, Jasper County. The album will premiere in September 2005.
Yearwood joins the Soundstage ranks, bringing with her a few special guests. Launching the show is Billy Currington, who performs the title track to his forthcoming sophomore album, Doin Somethin Right, which will see its release in October 2005. The trio Sugarland follows him. Performing songs from 2004s Twice The Speed Of Light, the talented Jennifer Nettles, Kristen Hall, and Kristian Bush are a fine lead in to the highlight of the show. Yearwood takes the stage performing some of her finest hits, including her very first single, Shes In Love With A Boy, Xxxs And Oooos (An American Girl) from 95s Thinking About You, and the Diane Warren-penned How Do I Live.
Joy to the World: Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 53 minWorking with producers Dann Huff and Byron Gallimore, engineer Allen Sides and Grammy-winning arranger David Campbell, Faith Hill has crafted a one-of-a-kind Christmas record with Joy to the World, freshly conceived yet anchored in tradition. It is a loving tribute to both the spirit and the music of Christmas, one that pays homage to the classics.
Recorded over a two-year period, the album features reworked classics along with the only original song on the track and her single, "A Baby Changes Everything." The arrangements are diverse. From the big band orchestration of songs like "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, "Winter Wonderland" and "Holly Jolly Christmas," to the a cappella "The Little Drummer Boy" and the Appalachian feel of "Away In A Manger." The CD opens with "Joy To The World," and, says Hill, "From the very first note you hear, I wanted it to be joyous. I wanted to give you (the listener) the impression of what the song meant before a word was ever uttered."
Over the course of the past two years Faith has spent much of her time on the road. 2006’s Soul2Soul II Tour and Soul2Soul Tour 2007, which she did with
her husband Tim McGraw, was and still is the highest grossing country tour of all
time. It was selected as Pollstar Magazine’s "Major Tour of 2006" over industry powerhouses Madonna and the Rolling Stones. With the wrap up of the tour in 2007, they have the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history.
That tour became one of the many highlights of a career that includes five Grammy Awards and countless other awards, the sale of more than 30 million albums, and hit singles including "Wild One," "It Matters To Me," "This Kiss," "Breathe," "The Way You Love Me" "Cry" and "Mississippi Girl." And perhaps most impressive of all the accomplishments, Faith Hill is the only female artist to celebrate three consecutive album debuts atop both Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and Country Chart. With a voice that is soulful and powerful, there is simply no question that Faith is one of the music industry’s top vocalists.
As one of this generation’s most credible and visible talents, Faith Hill has based her career on dedication, passion and commitment.
Beneath this Gruff Exterior
Runtime: 54 minInventive performer and poignant songwriter John Hiatt captures the attention of fans and critics alike. In this Soundstage performance, which features Dar Williams and Robinella and the CCstringband, Hiatt performs "My Baby Blue" from his most recent album Beneath This Gruff Exterior. He also showcases timeless pieces like "The Thing Called Love" and "Memphis in the Meantime." Folk-rocker Dar Williams takes the stage to perform "I Saw a Bird Fly Away," a piece which encapsulates Williams' ability to combine sensitivity with not only pathos, but also a sharp wit. East Tennessee natives Robinella and the CCstringband close out the show with new songs including "Honey Honey Bee" and "Man Over." Both songs are a testament to the acclaim that this jazz-bluegrass-swing band has earned from not just critics, but fans and peers alike.
Live At Montreux 2005
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minSteve Earle’s solo performance at the 2005 Montreux Festival is a charismatic triumph. Armed with just an acoustic guitar and a harmonica he performs tracks from across his career, with an emphasis on his later output but also going right back to songs from his breakthrough album “Copperhead Road” from 1988. The songs are performed with his characteristic combination of honesty, outspoken views and self-deprecating humour.
Lee Ann Womack
Runtime: 14 minWhether its Maddie & Tae’s purses or Kimberly Perry’s Grammy dress; this fashion-based show features Nash FM talent, Elaina and Erika Grace, as they chalk-up the best of in-style lifestyle from country’s trendsetters.
Nash Lights Live
Runtime: 20 minShawn Parr brings the Party when Nash Nights Live hits the airwaves coast-to-coast; follow the iconic tune taste-maker as he and his co-host Elaina hang with the brightest stars in Music City.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 55 minJennifer Nettles voice can hold its own in any setting, but exceeds expectations alongside partner Kristian Bushs mandolin strumming at the Grainger Studio. During this sensational hour, Sugarland presents a versatile set that gains momentum with each song. Joey is heartbreakingly sincere, Everyday America reveals strong, twangy vocals while broken-down acoustics give Stay a more traditional country sound. Their forte is to effortlessly transition from energetic pop songs to heartfelt, soulful ballads without skipping a beat. The dynamic duo also present older classics like Baby Girl and even venture into covers of R.E.M to pay homage to shared Atlanta roots during their set.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 54 minRounder recording artists Alison Krauss + Union Station are a remarkable collaboration of five stellar musicians, who together have been instrumental in bringing bluegrass music to its now widely accepted and popular commercial status. They come together on Soundstage to perform a selection of songs outlining their storied careers. Included are songs from the multi-platinum soundtrack, "Oh Brother Where Art Thou." Other highlights during the hour include "Baby Now That I Found You," "The Lucky One," "Maybe," and the Grammy Award-winning "Man Of Constant Sorrow."
Live in Stockholm
Rickie Lee Jones
Runtime: 1 hr 27 min2010 marked the 30th anniversary of the dawn of Rickie Lee Jones' storied recording career, which exploded in 1979 with her self-titled debut album and its top 10 hit, "Chuck E's In Love." Jones had an immediate impact on pop culture, enjoying the massive buzz, an instantaneous Rolling Stone cover, and winning the Grammy for Best New Artist. Three decades' later and she's still one of the most vital, distinctive and instantly recognizable voices in music. As evidence, March 7, 2010 a very special night in Stockholm, Sweden at the historic and regal Berns Salonger, built in 1862. Rickie delivered to a packed house the best of her catalog from her debut album all the way up to her latest release. It's all captured on this remarkable evening that no one in attendance will likely forget.
Beyond the Interview
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minThis exciting documentary about country music legend Lorrie Morgan includes segments of her childhood, growing up backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, her road to stardom, and her much publicized personal life. Also included are interviews with Lorrie's closest confidants, celebrities whose lives she has influenced, and a candid look behind the scenes of her life. In addition to Lorrie's mother, siblings, and children, some of the other people interviewed for the documentary include artists Kellie Pickler, Mike Love from the The Beach Boys, and Barbara Mandrell; industry executives Joe Galante, James Stroud, Steve Moore, and Tony Conway; and music industry veterans Robert K. Oermann and Ralph Emery. Also features unique photos from Lorrie's personal collection.