Best American Roots Song: "If We Were Vampires"
Best Americana Album: The Nashville Sound
Americana Music Association Award:
Album of The Year
Duo/Group of The Year
Song of The Year: "If We Were Vampires"
180g Vinyl LP!
One of Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2017!
After six years as a member of the southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell released his first solo album, Sirens of the Ditch, in 2007. He then released his first album with his band the 400 Unit (titled Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) in 2009. They released their second album, Here We Rest, in 2011. The album was produced and recorded by the band themselves. Isbell's 2013 celebrated breakthrough solo album Southeastern received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. In 2015 Isbell released Something More Than Free, which won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. The song "24 Frames" from the album won the Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song, and Rolling Stone rated the album seventh on its list of 50 Best Albums of 2105.
The Nashville Sound is the first official Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011s Here We Rest. The 400 Unit features Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). Recorded at Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A, The Nashville Sound was produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who also produced Southeastern and Something More Than Free.
"The title of the latest album by Jason Isbell and his Alabama-based wrecking crew The 400 Unit is both promise and provocation. It's partly a shot across the bow of Music Citys current hitmakers, but it's also Isbell's solemn vow that he's going to do his damnedest to live up to the city's legendary songwriters and performers, the ones who put authenticity and integrity before flash and artifice. Those forebears should be proud that they have someone like Isbell carrying on their tradition, because The Nashville Sound is another triumph in his incredible hot streak." - Jim Beviglia, American Songwriter
"This is a set of outstanding songs that registers as the work of a great band, as well as the craft of a world-class tunesmith. Isbell was already a gifted artist when he first gained public visibility with the Drive-By Truckers, but The Nashville Sound finds him growing from strength to strength, and it reaffirms his place as one of the best and most emotionally affecting artists working in roots music today." - Mark Deming, allmusic.com
"The intoxicating thing about this album is that the songs are able to transcend the painful realities of race, class and personal politics with an honest and hopeful faith in the goodness of people, the people he knows so well...Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are the freshest sound to emerge from the nexus of folk and country in many years. Their music is articulate and rocking, simple and yet able to present complex ideas; rooted in the past with their eyes and hearts fixed firmly on the future." - Fergus Hambleton, Spill Magazine
"'I ain't fighting with you down in the ditch, I'll meet you up here on the road,' sings Jason Isbell on 'Hope the High Road,' the declaration of unyielding perseverance that ties together his sixth studio album, a 10-track Americana jewel. Indeed, Isbell elevates relationships ('If We Were Vampires'), discussions about privilege ('White Man's World') and the art of songwriting itself to a higher plane on The Nashville Sound. But the LP addresses nationwide blue-collar hardships, from the trap of addiction ('Cumberland Gap') to crushed dreams ('Tupelo'), proving Isbell is a voice for all people, not just the ones in the South." - Rolling Stone, 50 Best Albums of 2017
Includes Limited Time Album Download
1. Last Of My Kind
2. Cumberland Gap
4. White Mans World
5. If We Were Vampires
3. Chaos And Clothes
4. Hope The High Road
5. Something To Love