American music icon and five-time GRAMMY Award-winner WYNONNA JUDD and her band The Big Noise previewed new music from their self-titled album WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE today Wednesday, January 27 with a live performance on Nashville's WRLT Lightning 100. The performance was recorded live from the WRLT studio and live-streamed via YouTube. Listeners experienced the album's eclectic spirit--cuts written by the band, as well as Americana innovator Julie Miller to R&B's Raphael Saadiq to Music Row legend John Scott Sherrill and multiple CMA Awards-winner Chris Stapleton--coupled with WYNONNA's commanding and incomparable voice. WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE is due out Friday, February 12 via Curb Records in digital and physical formats including vinyl. The CD and vinyl versions of the album--which feature special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B Schmit--is available now for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes.
"In 25 years of WRLT Nashville's broadcast history, having a legend like Wynonna and her band The Big Noise was a career highlight for our station and our staff," said Gary Kraen, VP of Operations and Programming. "They sounded amazing."
To celebrate the release of the record, the band has debuted a series of performance videos for focus tracks available now to fans that pre-order the album on iTunes. This past Friday (1/22), WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISEpartnered with LATIMES.COM to reveal the video for "Things That I Lean On," the song that features a duet with Jason Isbell on the upcoming album.Los Angeles Times' writer Randy Lewis notes, "Singer Wynonna Judd opens a new chapter in her long career with her forthcoming album Wynonna & The Big Noise, her first with a full band of her own...the sound, however, is a departure, more stripped to the bone and rootsy, more contemporary American..." Watch the "Things That I Lean On" video here: https://youtu.be/LtCwb5D1uag.
Of the song and experience of working with Isbell, WYNONNA shares, "When I began my journey to self-discovery in 2003, I got involved in 12 Steps. So when I heard the words in this song ["Things That I Lean On"] -- '12 Steps and the 23rd Psalm' -- I knew they spoke to everyone who's trying to be perfect in their program. Our theme is 'progress, not perfection.' The spirituality of imperfection is what this song is about. But with Jason Isbell, our voices are so blended, it is perfect." Album producer, drummer for The Big Noise and husband to WYNONNA, Cactus Moser adds: "I've played this song for grown men. They look me in the eye and I watch tears come down their cheeks, just from listening to this song."
For more information on WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE, visit:
"Things That I Lean On": https://youtu.be/LtCwb5D1uag
"Ain't No Thing": https://youtu.be/HdN8esuHT-g
"You Make My Heart Beat Too Fast": https://youtu.be/7lVg5j4ow1s
Album pre-order links:
iTunes (Digital): http://smarturl.it/WyTBN
Amazon (Digital, CD and Vinyl): http://amzn.com/B01683OVV6