Hillbilly Goddess – Further Update

Alecia Nugent - Hillbilly GoddessOn January 2 we advised you of a delay to the release of Hillbilly Goddess, the forthcoming CD from stunning vocalist Alecia Nugent.

Recently we have learned that the release has now been postponed until May 12.

To further whet the appetite, Rounder records, Nugent’s label, has provided some additional information about the album.

Hillbilly Goddess includes a classic-sounding heartbreaker entitled The Writing’s All Over The Wall, and, as before, Nugent proves she can rip through an up-tempo bluegrass romp with ease ‚Äì the feisty-female Wrecking The Train and the tongue-in-cheek Cryin’ All the Way To The Bank being two prime examples. However, Hillbilly Goddess does plow some new ground as well, with songs that have lyrics with more poetry, complexity and depth than ever before, particularly in the ballads Wishin’ Hard, Already Home and the delicately lovely Don’t Tell Me. Ms Nugent also emerges as a songwriter on this album. In addition to her autobiographical Nugent Family Band, co-written with Dixie and Tom T. Hall, she was inspired to write the wry Hillbilly Goddess title tune with Carl Jackson and Sonya Kelly.

The first single from the album, Cryin’ All the Way To The Bank, is currently holding down the #3 most played position on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction channel for January.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.

He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.