Jamey Johnson to salute Hank Cochran with new album, featuring duets with Vince Gill, Leon Russell & Ronnie Dunn
Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson’s next album will be a collaborative effort to celebrate the late, great songwriter Hank Cochran.
“Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran” will consist of duets between Johnson and several other musical celebrities, including Oklahoma natives Vince Gill and Leon Russell and former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn.
According to the Associated Press, the album also will include Johnson duets with Willie Nelson, George Strait, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Bobby Bare and Kris Kristofferson.
The 16-track collection will feature some of Cochran’s best-known hits, including “I Fall to Pieces,” performed with Merle Haggard, and “Make the World Go Away,” with Alison Krauss.
The album will come out Sept. 25 on vinyl and Oct. 16 in other formats.
Cochran died in July 2010 at 74. According to the AP, Johnson sang at Hank Cochran’s bedside in the hours before his death.
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