Nashville Producer Dave Cobb Rallies All-Star Cast for Concept Album

Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb has rounded up some of Nashville’s best and brightest country and Americana stars for an upcoming compilation album.

The 12-track record titled Southern Family features artists Chris and Morgane Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings, Zac Brown, Rich Robinson (of The Black Crowes), Miranda Lambert, Anderson East, Jamey Johnson, John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars), Brandy Clark, Brent Cobb and Holly Williams.

According to MusicRowthe album was inspired by 1978’s Civil War concept album White Mansions that featured notable musicians Waylon Jennings, Eric Clapton and Jessi Colter, and for this latest project, the acclaimed producer gathered “all of my friends on one record” to share a collection of stories about growing up in the South.

Cobb is best known for his work on Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2015 Americana Music Awards Artist and Song of the Year), Isbell’s Southeastern (2014 Americana Music Awards Album and Artist of the Year) and Something More Than Free and Stapleton’s Traveller (2015 CMA Awards Album of the Year). Cobb has also produced records for Houndmouth, Honey Honey and Lake Street Dive. This year he is nominated for several Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year, Traveller is up for Album of the Year and Best Country Album and SMTF for Best Americana Album.

Southern Family is expected to be released on Cobb’s own label imprint Low Country Sound/Elektra Records on March 18.

Southern Family Track List:
1. John Paul White, “Simple Song”
2. Jason Isbell, “God Is A Working Man”
3. Brent Cobb, “Down Home”
4. Miranda Lambert, “Sweet By and By”
5. Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton, “You Are My Sunshine”
6. Zac Brown, “Grandma’s Garden”
7. Jamey Johnson, “Momma’s Table”
8. Anderson East, “Learning”
9. Holly Williams, “Settle Down”
10. Brandy Clark, “I Cried”
11. Shooter Jennings, “Can You Come Over”?
12. Rich Robinson (featuring The Settles Connection), “The Way Home”