‘BAKERSFIELD’ ALBUM NAMED AS ONE OF THE “BEST AMERICANA OF 2013″

Creative Loafing AtlantaHere are 10 Americana (for lack of a better term) albums (in alphabetical order) that I fully enjoyed this year. Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture of You Guy lost his wife and lifelong companion/collaborator Susanna in 2012, and this album is a fine tribute to a wonderful person. via Clatl

NPR’S KEN TUCKER NAMES ‘BAKERSFIELD’ TOP 10 ALBUM OF 2013

Ken Tucker’s Top 10 Albums Of 2013No music moved me more, did more to make me think about life a bit differently, than Jason Isbell’s continually revelatory album Southeastern. It cohered as a statement about love, regret, loneliness and joy, and also about what it’s like to make vernacular music concerning these themes. It was…

THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN: GILL BRINGS ‘BAKERSFIELD’ TO BAKERSFIELD

Review: Gill brings ‘Bakersfield’ to BakersfieldThis has been the year Bakersfield returned to America’s pop culture map, at least with respect to the music that made the city famous a half-century ago. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville opened an exhibit dedicated to the Bakersfield Sound in 2011 and this year,…

VINCE GILL CELEBRATES CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY

Vince Gill celebrates California’s Central ValleyVince Gill knows a thing or two about music from flat, dusty places. The Oklahoma native who has sold more than 26 million albums, won 20 Grammy Awards and been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates California’s vast Central Valley with his new release, “Bakersfield.” via Modbee

VINCE GILL BRINGS ‘BAKERSFIELD’ TO BAKERSFIELD

BY JENNIFER SELF Californian lifestyles editor jself@bakersfield.com Though he started his tribute by noting that “Brother George taught us all how to sing with a broken heart,” there was real doubt on that day in May, when friends and family laid to rest the greatest country singer of all time, that Vince Gill — his…

BAKERSFIELD: THE HOTTEST NEW AMERICAN RELEASE

By Stewart Fenwick The hottest new American release this time around, has to be the collaboration of VINCE GILL and PAUL FRANKLIN on “Bakersfield” (Universal). Vince is well known as a superb singer and songwriter, whilst Paul is one of Country music’s most honoured steel guitarists. Both are regulars in Music City’s best loved jam…