The Boot News Roundup: Songwriter Nicolle Galyon, Big Loud Records Launch ‘Female-Focused’ Songs & Daughters Label + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
Nashville songwriter Nicolle Galyon and Big Loud Records have launched Songs & Daughters, a new "female-focused" recording imprint. According to All Access, Galyon will serve as president of the label, which recently signed its first artist, Canadian singer Madison Kozak. "For me, this role is an extension of something I already am — and that’s a mother," Galyon says in a statement. "I hope to nurture the song, I hope to nurture the daughter, and I hope that the artists matter just as much as the music that we’re making."
Keith Urban has announced plans to release two of his most iconic albums on vinyl. The country star will re-release vinyl versions of his self-titled 1999 album and 2009's Defying Gravity in celebration of their 20th and 10th anniversaries, respectively, on Sept. 13. Each album will be issued on both black vinyl and limited-edition colored vinyl: lavender for Keith Urban, white for Defying Gravity.
This fall, Old Crow Medicine Show will release a brand-new live album recorded at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Titled Live at the Ryman, the album includes live versions of the band's biggest hits, including "Wagon Wheel," and covers of "Sixteen Tons" and "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man." Set for release on Sept. 20, the album is the culmination of more than 40 performances (including 20 headlining appearances!) for OCMS at the Ryman.
Congratulations are in order for Nashville singer-songwriter Adam Hambrick, who just welcomed a new baby to the family. Hambrick and his wife Merritt announced on social media the arrival of their second daughter, Heidi Celeste Hambrick, who was born on July 19. Baby Heidi joins 3-year-old big sister Gracie Lane.