New Releases, June 12: Toby Keith, Traveling Wilburys, Paula Cole
Plus: 'Instant Karma,' Queens of the Stone Age, more
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Toby Keith "Big Dog Daddy" (Show Dog Nashville)
Add another jewel to the country king's crown with this album, which marks the first time Keith has acted as sole producer on a CD.
"Big Dog Daddy," Keith's second release on his own Show Dog Nashville label, follows last year's "White Trash with Money." That previous outing became Keith's 12th career platinum album and helped him become the most-played country artist on radio for the fourth consecutive year, according to Nielsen BDS.
The cowboy is again off to a fast start with this record. The disc's lead single, "High Maintenance Woman," is already a Top 10 hit on the country charts and is the fastest-rising single of Keith's career.
Keith will support "Big Dog Daddy" with a North American tour, also featuring singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert and country band Flynnville Train, which kicks off June 21 in Birmingham, AL.
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The Traveling Wilburys
"The Traveling Wilburys"
Arguably among the greatest supergroups of all time, The Traveling Wilburys (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne) get the full Rhino treatment here.
This two-disc set features re-mastered tracks from the band's two studio albums as well as a DVD of music videos and other footage. It also includes a 40-page booklet about the band.
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The Massachusetts-born songbird is finally back, returning with her first new studio album since 1999's "Amen." The vocalist receives help from several sources on this album, including some piano work by jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
Cole remains best known for her participation in Sarah McLachlan's epic Lilith Fair tours as well as for the mid-'90s mega-hit "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?"
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"Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur"
Musicians turn to the songbook of John Lennon to create a benefit album for the people of Darfur. The all-star set includes such pairings as U2 on "Instant Karma," Avril Lavigne on "Imagine," Green Day on "Working Class Hero" and Matisyahu on "Watching the Wheels."
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Queens of the Stone Age
Josh Homme's hard-rocking crew returns with a follow-up to the 2005 studio recording "Lullabies to Paralyze." Contributors to the project include Strokes vocalist Julian Casablancas and Mark Lanegan.
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More new releases:
Blue Scholars, "Bayani" (Massline)
Cherryholmes, "Cherryholmes II: Black & White" (Skaggs Family)
DJ Khaled, "We the Best" (Koch)
John Doe, "A Year in the Wilderness" (Yep Roc)
Fabolous, "From Nothin' to Somethin'" (Def Jam)
Fair to Midland, "Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True" (Republic)
Adam Freeland, "Mexico City"(Global Underground)
Enrique Iglesias, "Insomniac" (Interscope)
Eddie Levert Sr. & Gerald Levert, "Something to Talk About" (Atlantic)
Mark Olson, "The Salvation Blues" (Hacktone)
Enrico Pieranunzi, "Live in Japan" (Camjazz)
Mark Ronson, "Version" (Red Ink)
Sonic Youth, "Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)" (Geffen)
Spyro Gyra, "Good to Go-Go" (Heads Up)
Various Artists, "GU Mixed" (Global Underground)