The four time Grammy winning act are back, releasing a new single ahead of their upcoming album Reunions…
Jason Isbell left the Drive-By Truckers 13 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Since his departure in 2007, he’s become one of the biggest names in country music; touring hard, making records with Sheryl Crow and Barry Gibb, and even writing a song for an Oscar nominated film (Maybe It’s Time from A Star Is Born). Now he’s ready to release another album – his first since 2017.
Renunions was recorded with the 400 Unit and produced by celebrated producer and long time collaborator Dave Cobb. Listen to the new Southern rocker style single Be Afraid below.
On the making of the new album, Isbell said: “Success is a very nice problem to have but I think ‘how do I get through it and not lose what made me good in the first place?’ A lot of these songs and the overall concept of this album is how do I progress as an artist and a human being and still keep that same hunger that I had when I wasn’t quite so far along in either respect.”
At the tail-end of 2019, Isbell sold out his inaugural, self-curated ShoalsFest, that took place in October in Muscle Shoals, AL, with performances from Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples and Amanda Shires, in addition to Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit. The band also performed a seven-night sold out run at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium, making it the longest stand the group has had at the venue to date.