The Nashville sound originated during the mid 1950s as a subgenre of American country music, replacing the chart dominance of the rough honky tonk music which was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s with "smooth strings and choruses", "sophisticated background vocals" and "smooth tempos". It was an attempt "to revive country sales, which had been devastated by the rise of rock 'n' roll.
The Sound Of Nashville – V/A (3CDs). 1-1 –Dolly Parton Jolene. 1-6 –Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Islands In The Stream. 1-9 –The Shires Nashville Grey Skies. His album catalogue contains such gems as Sings Hank Williams (even though Williams’ only wrote four of the songs on the album) as well Now There Was A Song, the subject of this album release. Featuring twelve well known country classics, it represents a dual departure from the norm for Johnny, featuring as it does the steel guitar in abundance as well as a number of drinking songs, two things in particular he had avoided in the past (as well as the future).
The lush sound of the '60s and early '70s country-pop glistens on these 26 tracks! Includes I Still Miss Someone Johnny Cash; Devil Woman Marty Robbins; Ring of Fire Johnny Cash; A Wound Time Can't Erase Stonewall Jackson; Night Life Ray Price; Take It on Home Charlie Rich; (Don't Take Her) She's All I Got Johnny Paycheck ; For the Good Times Ray Price; and more! Go Unlimited.
The Nashville Sound sees Isbell swaggering confidently along the rockier edge of his range-as usual-he's at his best on the reflective ballads. There’s nothing particularly Nashville about Jason Isbell’s new album-no cowboy hats or keening steel guitars-but it does possess, in spades, the kind of blue-collar concerns that have traditionally furnished country music’s backbone.
It was produced by Dave Cobb, who also produced Isbell's previous two records: 2013's Southeastern and 2015's Something More Than Free and was released on June 16, 2017. The Nashville Sound again features Isbell's band The 400 Unit and is the first album since Here We Rest in 2011 to give the band top billing alongside him.