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Billy Strings New Release

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Billy Strings New Long Play Outing

‘Renewal’

Out September 24

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer and musician Billy Strings will release his new album Renewal on September 24 via Rounder Records (pre-order HERE).

Ahead of the release, a new song “Fire Line” has debuted.

Produced by Jonathan Wilson (Conor Oberst, Roger Waters, Father John Misty) and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, Renewal is an anticipated project from an exciting artist, one who understand his music traditions but seeks to expend and enhance them through daring and pushing the boundaries.

With the record’s sixteen tracks, Strings shares a more personal and honest perspective through his songwriting, while incorporating his wide range of influences with elements of bluegrass, classic rock, metal, psychedelia and more.

“A lot of people call us a bluegrass band and I don’t even know if that’s what we are anymore. You’ve got to let the song do its thing. So that’s what I try to do—write songs and let them come out however they do. I listen to it now and it’s emotional. I’ve always doubted myself, and I still do, but this album makes me think, ‘Hey, you’re doing all right, kid. You just need to keep going’.”

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In addition to Strings (vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano, synth, guitjo) and Wilson (celesta, percussion, harpsicord), the record features Strings’ band – Billy Failing (banjo, piano, background vocals), Royal Masat (bass, background vocals) and Jarrod Walker (mandolin, guitar, background vocals). Guest musicians include Spencer Cullum (pedal steel), John Mailander (violin) and Grant Millikem (synthesizer).

Renewal adds to an already successful career for Strings, who won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for his 2019 record Home which featured as one of our favourite releases of that year – LTTL’s BEST ALBUMS 2019.

Michigan-born and now Nashville-based, Strings is known as one of music’s most promising and compelling artists. Since his 2017 debut, he has been awarded Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards, is nominated for Artist of the Year at the 2021 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and won Guitar Player of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Awards. Strings has also recently collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Bill Kreutzmann, Luke Combs, Del McCoury, Fences and RMR.  

RENEWAL TRACK LIST 

1. Know It All
2. Secrets
3. Love and Regret
4. Heartbeat of America
5. In The Morning Light
6. This Old World
7. Show Me The Door
8. Hellbender
9. Red Daisy
10. The Fire On My Tongue
11. Nothing’s Working
12. Hide and Seek
13. Ice Bridges
14. Fire Line
15. Running The Route
16. Leaders

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