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Featured Release This Week From Rodney Crowell + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Rodney Crowell has been writing and recording in the Americana field for decades.  He released his debut album in 1978, and went on to have his greatest success in country music in the 1980s into the '90s.  He's still at the top of his game as a songwriter, with recent albums that have included two collaborations with Emmylou Harris.  Now Crowell has turned his skills to a holiday record, for the all-original Christmas Everywhere, with no versions of the familiar Yuletide standards to be found.  Like JD McPherson's Socks, it's a singer-songwriter/Americana record that just happens to be all about Christmas.  Crowell is definitely not delivering a set of sugar-coated confections on Christmas Everywhere.  True to form, he explores many sides of the holiday, including joy.

Here are the Top 30 new album releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending Dec. 16, 2018:

1    JD McPherson- Socks

2    Rodney Crowell- Christmas Everywhere

3    Cat Power- Wanderer

4    Kurt Vile- Bottle It In

5    Elvis Costello & The Imposters- Look Now

6    J Mascis- Elastic Days

7    St. Vincent- MassEducation

8    Charles Bradley- Black Velvet

9    Bob Dylan- More Blood, More Tracks:  The Bootleg Series Vol. 14

10   The Nude Party- The Nude Party

11   Molly Burch- First Flower

12   Georgia Anne Muldrow- Overload

13   My Brightest Diamond- A Million And One

14   Mitski- Be The Cowboy

15   Spiritualized- And Nothing Hurt

16   The Ting Tings- The Black Light

17   Phosphorescent- C'est La Vie

18   Grapetooth- Grapetooth

19   Bottle Rockets- Bit Logic

20   Ty Segall- Fudge Sandwich

21   Metric- Art Of Doubt

22   Valley Maker- Rhododendron

23   The Monkees- Christmas Party

24   Jim James- Uniform Clarity

25   Interpol- Marauder

26   Low- Double Negative

27   The Band Of Heathens- A Message From The People Revisited

28   Ian Sweet- Crush Crusher

29   Gold Star- Uppers & Downers

30   Slothrust- The Pact

Mark Simmet is a Senior Producer and Studio One Host