Music City Roots Releases Live Recordings

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• February 27, 2012

Nashville’s weekly live radio show, “Music City Roots” is set to release a CD of live performances tomorrow (Feb. 28) titled, Roots Moments: Special Live Cuts From Season One. The album, distributed by Compass Records, features a selection of 11 performances from the inaugural season.

Included, is a selection from musical host Jim Lauderdale followed by 18 South, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Nanci Griffith, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, Scott Miller, Caitlin Rose, Charlie Louvin, The Black Lillies and Mike Farris with the McCrary Sisters. The final number is a show-closing jam of “Up On Cripple Creek” lead by Sam Bush

“The tremendous artists who grace our stage week after week are a gift to lovers of musical authenticity and integrity the world over, and we’re proud to release what we hope to be the first of many such collections of excellent and diverse artistry,” says MCR co-founder John Walker.

Launched in October of 2009 as a throwback live radio show and new-era webcast, Music City Roots has become a curator of new and established talent in contemporary folk and Americana music.

A portion of the proceeds from the album will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

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