Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit to Release THE NASHVILLE SOUND on June 16

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Jason Isbell and his mighty band, the 400 Unit, have announced the June 16th release of the highly anticipated new album, The Nashville Sound(Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers). The Nashville Sound is the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimedSomething More Than Free, which won two Grammy Awards (Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song, “24 Frames”) and two Americana Music Association Awards (Album of the Year & Song of The Year, “24 Frames”). See Highlights.
Without exaggeration, Jason Isbell has become one the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. He possesses an incredible penchant for identifying and articulating some of the deepest, yet simplest, human emotions, and turning them into beautiful poetry through song. “There’s no better songwriter on the planet at this moment, no one operating with the same depth, eloquence or feeling,” says American Songwriter Magazine. Isbell sings of the every day human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and sometimes brutal honesty, and the new album is no exception.
The Nashville Sound features 10 new songs that address a range of real life subject matters that include politics and cultural privilege (“White Man’s World”), longing nostalgia (“The Last Of My Kind”), love and mortality (“If We Were Vampires”), the toxic effect of today’s pressures (“Anxiety”), the remnants of a break up (“Chaos and Clothes”) and finding hope (“Something To Love”). Songs such as “Cumberland Gap” and “Hope The Highroad” find Isbell and his bandmates going back to their rock roots full force. 
The Nashville Sound was recorded at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who produced Something More Than Free and Isbell’s celebrated 2013 breakthrough album Southeastern. The Nashville Sound is the first official Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011’s Here We Rest. The 400 Unit features Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). The group just announced a five-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium October 10,11,13-15 to add to their extensive tour. See list of tour dates below.
Jason Isbell’s music speaks to so many who often feel as though his songs were written specifically for them. Isbell’s lyrics and sincere delivery cut to the core and make genuine, lasting connections. The Nashville Sound helps to remind us how music continues to unite and connect us all. It is a comforting thought at time when understanding, compassion and honesty seem to be an afterthought. 
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit ~ 2017 US Summer Dates
June 17Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium #

June 18Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art #
June 19Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia #
June 22New York, NY – Beacon Theatre #

June 23New York, NY – Beacon Theatre +
June 24New York, NY – Beacon Theatre +

June 26New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall +
June 27Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +

June 29Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center >
June 30Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion +

July 1Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music +
July 2Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights +
July 5Papillion, NE – Sumtur Amphitheatre +

July 7St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theatre +
(Sold Out)

July 11Sioux Falls, SD – The Washington Pavilion +

July 12St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House +

July 14Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater +

July 15Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater #

July 16Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater #

July 18Houston, TX – Revention Music Center #

July 19Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall #

July 21Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore *

July 22St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
July 23 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center*
September 7Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
October 10  – Nashville, TN  – Ryman Auditorium
October 11  – Nashville, TN  – Ryman Auditorium
October 13  – Nashville, TN  – Ryman Auditorium
October 14  – Nashville, TN  – Ryman Auditorium
October 15  – Nashville, TN  – Ryman Auditorium
Support: # Amanda Shires / + Mountain Goats / > Iron & Wine / * Strand of Oaks 
2017 European Dates
October 25Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
October 26Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
October 27Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
October 29Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
October 30London, UK – Roundhouse
October 31Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
November 2Paris, France – Le Café de la Danse
November 3Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
November 6Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
November 7Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
November 8Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater
November 10 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
November 11 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
November 12Stockholm, Sweden – Münchenbryggeriet
November 14Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Concert Hall
Tift Merritt supports all European dates
Stay up to date on more dates and announcements by following Jason on
Twitter @jasonisbell or visiting http://www.jasonisbell.com