The rapper revealed the album title, artwork and tracklisting (including the two special guest appearances) via posts to his social media accounts early Tuesday morning (April 11).
Amazon's pre-order page for the album shows a release date of this Friday. So far, Lamar has revealed one track from the effort, the song "Humble" which debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. See the tracklistinghere.
The new album "Country Faith America" is scheduled to be released on May 19th exclusively released through Cracker Barrel's 639 locations as well as digital outlets such as iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify available through Curb Records and Word Entertainment.
Word Entertainment President & CEO Rod Riley had this to say, "The album opens with 'Country Nation,' Brad Paisley's upbeat anthem, and the project continues with songs that spotlight faith and patriotism such as Brooks & Dunn's 'Only In America,' Big & Rich's poignant '8th of November,' and new traditionalist Shane Owens' '19.' I think listeners will find a great deal of comfort and spirit through these powerful songs." Read morehere.
The RIAA has certified that D.R.A.M.'s 2016 debut album "Big Baby D.R.A.M." as gold, which means that it has sold over 500,000 copies in the United States.
The effort includes his five million selling multi-platinum single "Broccoli" featuring Lil Yachy. The track has been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards including Top Rap Song," "Top Rap Collaboration" and "Top Streaming Song (Audio)." Read morehere.
The single has been released to digitally retailers with the album set to hit stores on May 19th. The new video stars a young couple that reached out to the group to thanks them for their music and in turn were invited to be in the new video.
One half of that couple, Hailee Ritcey shared the background details of how it happened, "For a long time this day has filled me with so much fear and anxiety. I've never been really sure what I would say, why I felt like I needed to post, or why it even mattered at all.
"It's taken me a long time to come to this level of confidence with myself and with my relationship. I have been so lucky to have wonderful family and friends that have really helped me to this point. And I've realized the people that truly love and care about you always will, regardless. So a few months ago Carly and I took a trip to Seattle to see one of our favorite bands. Because their music means so much to us I decided to reach out to them. I knew it was a long shot to even get a response but then they took it one step further. They asked us to tell our story through their music. So this is my girlfriend. And this is A R I Z O N A. Thank you A R I Z O N A for creating this incredible opportunity for us and thank you for your music. So much love!" Watch the videohere.
She had this to say about the track, "Angst is about the anxiety life can bring sometimes its hard to know if decisions you are making are right. The video shows a guy wondering on his own in London we have all been there wondering and pondering about life."
The song has been newly remastered and will be officially released as a new digital single on April 21st. Until then, fans can watch the lyric video for the trackhere.
We were sent the following details about the new album: Composed and recorded over a period of eight months, 'Freedays' tells the story of a man in transition and documents an artist alone at the crossroads of the life he has and the one he wants.
The album begins with "Backroads", which drops the listener into a darkened forest amidst a chorus of wailing coyotes and quickly takes off on a midnight drive. Tracks like "Being There", "A Place to Call Your Own", and "CLC" provide an honest look into the author's thought process and decision making.
Although it's often hard to imagine, most of the sounds on the album are experiments with the banjo, and they all reflect the innovative musings of one of the freshest sounds to come out of the Appalachians in decades. Watch the new videohere.
Michael had this to say; "The heart of the song is about youth and all that growing up entails - through the passage of time, relationships and priorities ebb and flow along with flux and excitement and at times, the insecurities and disenchantment that one feels as life's path is negotiated."
"The Garden Is Overgrown" follows their 2015 release VAMALA and was produced by Rick Rubin's go-to engineer Sean Oakley. Check out the stream of the songhere.
"This uniquely New Orleans' collaboration puts a new spin on funk, soul, and explores the depths of backbone cracking music. We hope you enjoy listening to BOSS as much as we had creating it." Read morehere.
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