Watch Jason Isbell Joins Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley for ‘Outfit’
The 2017 Americana Music Awards‘ nominees announcement ceremony included special performances from the Milk Carton Kids, the Jerry Douglas Band, Caitlin Canty and more — but it also featured one particularly special moment: Jason Isbell and the Drive-By Truckers‘ Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley coming together for an acoustic performance.
Readers can press play above to watch Isbell, Hood and Cooley sing “Outfit,” originally from the Truckers’ 2003 album Decoration Day. Written by Isbell alone, the song is one of two songs that the then-24-year-old penned for the album; the other, also written solo, is the record’s title track.
Earlier this year, in late January, Isbell — now, of course, a solo artist — reunited with his former bandmates during a Drive-By Truckers show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. That night, the band performed “Heathens,” also from Decoration Day.
Both Isbell and the Truckers are among the nominees for 2017’s Americana Music Awards: Isbell is up for Artist of the Year, while the Drive-By Truckers received Album of the Year and Duo / Group of the Year nods. The Americana Music Awards ceremony takes place annually at the Ryman, during the Americana Music Festival, a week-long celebration of the genre.
The 2017 Americana Music Awards are scheduled for Sept. 13, with the conference set for Sept. 12-17. On June 16, Isbell will release a new album, The Nashville Sound, with his band the 400 Unit.
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