Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and More Come Together for Roger Miller Tribute Album
Roger Miller's legendary career in country music will be the centerpiece of a tribute album created in his honor. Stars including Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson and Ringo Starr have all contributed to the two-disc set, which will be released on Aug. 31.
King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller will include both Miller's mega-hits such as "Dang Me" and "King of the Road" and his lesser-known offerings, including "Oo De Lally," written for Disney's 1973 animated version of Robin Hood. Artists of all stripes and across the genre spectrum are on board for the comprehensive, 35-track project.
"We tried to bring both big names and newer, lesser-known artists to the project to show how far reaching my father’s influence was," Miller's son, Dean Miller, tells the Tennessean. The tribute includes a contribution from Brad Paisley and a Dolly Parton / Alison Krauss duet, alongside renditions by Toad the Wet Sprocket and Cake; the tracklist for King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller reads like a who's who list of all corners of the music world.
The project will be released on BMG Records.
King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Tracklist:
1. "Greatest Songwriter (Banter)"
2. "Chug-a-Lug," Asleep at the Wheel ft. Huey Lewis
3. "Dang Me," Brad Paisley
4. "Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go," the Stellas ft. Lennon and Maisy
5. "Kansas City Star," Kacey Musgraves
6. "World So Full of Love," Rodney Crowell
7. "Old Friends (Banter)"
8. "Old Friends," Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard
9. "Lock Stock and Teardrops," Mandy Barnett
10. "You Oughta Be Here With Me," Alison Krauss ft. The Cox Family
11. "The Crossing," Ronnie Dunn and the Blind Boys of Alabama
12. "In the Summertime," the Earls of Leicester ft. Shawn Camp
13. "Fiddle (Banter)"
14. "England Swings," Lyle Lovett
15. "You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd," Various Artists
16. "Half a Mind," Loretta Lynn
17. "Invitation to the Blues," Shooter Jennings and Jessi Colter
18. "It Only Hurts Me When I Cry (Live)," Dwight Yoakam
1. "Mouth Noises (Banter)"
2. "Oo De Lally," Eric Church
3. "Engine, Engine #9," Emerson Hart ft. Jon Randall
4 "When Two Worlds Collide," Flatt Lonesome
5. "Reincarnation," Cake
6. "You Can't Do Me This Way and Get By With It," Dean Miller ft. the McCrary Sisters
7. "Chicken S#$! (Banter)"
8. "Nothing Can Stop Me," Toad the Wet Sprocket
9. "Husbands and Wives," Jamey Johnson ft. Emmylou Harris
10. "I'll Pickup My Heart and Go Home," Lily Meola
11. "I Believe in the Sunshine," Daphne and the Mystery Machines
12. "Guv'ment," John Goodman
13. "Old Songwriters Never Die (Banter)"
14. "Hey, Would You Hold It Down?" Ringo Starr
15. "The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me," Dolly Parton ft. Alison Krauss
16. "I'd Come Back to Me," Radney Foster ft. Tawnya Reynolds
17. "One Dying and a Burying," the Dead South
18. "Do Wacka Do," Robert Earl Keen Jr.
19. "King of the Road," Various Artists
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