'Something Borrowed, Something New' is out August 5.
Produced by Dan Auerbach and David Ferguson, the album also features contributions from Luke Combs, Tyler Childers, Brent Cobb, Sierra Ferrell, Sierra Hull, Jamey Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Del McCoury, Nathaniel Rateliff, Sturgill Simpson, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and the late John Prine.
We’re elated to share ‘Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute To John Anderson’ will be released August 5th, 2022 via Easy Eye Sound. An album of brand new performances of @JohnAnderson's biggest hits with a star-studded lineup!— Easy Eye Sound (@easyeyesound) May 4, 2022
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“Listening to everybody do their own takes on the songs shows how the songs really come through,” Anderson said in a statement. “And I thought to myself, ‘You might have been young and foolish back then, but you sure did pick some good songs.’ It’s very gratifying to know that some things really do not change, and a great country song remains a great country song. Any one person on the record would be a real tribute, but all of them together? It’s a pretty big deal for me personally.”
Additionally, Auerbach reflects on the album: “We weren’t trying to piddle around and make the normal tribute record. It had to be the best singers with the best songs and the best arrangements, and they had to come into the studio. This wasn’t like, ‘Mail me the song, and we’ll put it together.’ I think it makes this record unique. I don’t think most tribute records are done like this. I think that’s why it sounds like a cohesive album. It feels like an amazing mix tape.”
Something Borrowed, Something New further celebrates a triumphant career for Anderson, who is one of country music’s most respected and beloved figures. The Florida native, who released his first single in 1977, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. In his more than 40-year career, Anderson has charted more than 40 singles, including five #1s.
Most recently, Anderson released his 22nd studio album, Years, in April of 2020.
Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute To John Anderson is out August 5.
1. “1959” Performed By John Prine
2. “Years” Performed By Sierra Ferrell
3. “Wild And Blue” Performed By Brent Cobb
4. “Low Dog Blues” Performed By Nathaniel Rateliff
5. “Mississippi Moon” Performed By Eric Church
6. “I Just Came Home To Count The Memories” Performed By Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
7. “Shoot Low Sheriff!” Performed By Tyler Childers
8. “Seminole Wind” Performed By Luke Combs
9. “When It Comes To You” Performed By Sturgill Simpson
10. “You Can’t Judge A Book (By The Cover)” Performed By Brothers Osborne
11. “Would You Catch A Falling Star” Performed By Del McCoury feat. Sierra Hull
12. “Straight Tequila Night” Performed By Ashley McBryde
13. “I’m Just An Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day)” Performed By Jamey Johnson