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Corb Lund Turns To Friends’ Songs

Corb Lund New Album

Corb Lund – Photo: LTTL

Corb Lund

New Release ‘Songs My Friends Wrote’

Out April 29, 2022

Corb Lund will release Songs My Friends Wrote across digital platforms on April 29 via New West Records. The ten-song set features Lund putting his spin on some of his favorite songs written by close friends and world-class songwriters such as Hayes Carll, Todd Snider and Ian Tyson

Songs My Friends Wrote is the follow up to 2020’s Agricultural Tragic, which was Lund’s first studio album of original material in five years and earned him the 2021 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Award for Alternative Country Album of the Year, his 13th career win. Vinyl and CD editions of Songs My Friends Wrote will be available on June 17.

Songs My Friends Wrote is an album I’ve been threatening to make for years. In most cases I’ve picked relatively obscure songs that have always spoken to me, even though many of them won’t be so familiar to people. The best part about recording all these tunes was that they reminded me of all the people who I haven’t been able to hang out with for the past two years because of the plague we’ve all been dealing with. All of these tunes bring a smile to my face and I hope they do the same for you.”

Corb Lund

Lund has released the album’s first single “Highway 87,” which was written by Carll. Lund shares: “I’ve known Hayes forever. We met at a card game in Dauphin, Manitoba, many moons ago and we both lost all our money to my ex, Debbie. Hayes and I have toured together, written together, drank together and he’s one of my best friends in music. This song is one of his that’s older and not as widely known, but my guys and I have been playing it for years. I love it.”

Lund had plans to embark on a sold-out Canadian tour that was set to begin later this week. With the ongoing global pandemic, the tour will be moved to April and May 2022 will also see Lund’s debut at the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, JUNO, and international award nominations and wins. A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic and environmentally conscious as they come.

Songs My Friends Wrote Track List  

1. Highway 87 (Hayes Carll)

2. That’s What Keeps the Rent Down, Baby (Geoff Berner)

3. Montana Waltz (Ian Tyson)

4. Blue Wing (Tom Russell)

5. Pasa-Get-Down-Dena (John Evans)

6. Spookin’ the Horses (Fred Eaglesmith)

7. Little Rock (Hayes Carll)

8. Road To Las Cruces (Ian Tyson)

9. Big American Headliner (Mike Plume)

10. Age Like Wine (Todd Snider)

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