Jessi Alexander — GRAMMY-nominated, CMA and ACM Award-winning songwriter and one of Nashville’s most prolific lyricists — will return to her roots on March 27th with the release of Decatur County Red, her first new album since 2014. This celebrated singer-songwriter’s album was inspired by her muse: a cabin in Tennessee River in Decatur County left to her by her Grandmother. Dedicated to “the folks that love sad songs, beer joints, pedal steel, and country music,” ‘Decatur County Red’ promises a deep-dive into the heart and mind of one of Nashville’s most beloved creatives.
Her latest single, “Mama Drank,” was co-written by Alexander and her husband Jon Randall (Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Brad Paisley). The track is a testament to her own experience as a mom-of-three with the “working mom blues” and the “delicate dance working like a man, while you’re keeping your apron tied”
Decatur County Red features eight new songs that blend stories of hell-raising, blue-collar characters like the barn-burner “Country Music Made Me Do It” feat. Randy Houser, with more sultry, fragile numbers like “I Should Probably Go Now”, where Alexander fearlessly wears her heart on her sleeve to create a candid snapshot of two lovers coping with infidelity. The album takes a more personal turn as she dives into her time grinding on Music Row with “Damn Country Music” and “How I’m Going Out”, where she reflects on the loss of her friend and fellow songwriter Andrew Dorff and all other ghosts that live on Music Row.
To immaculately capture these deeply personal stories and characters, Alexander turned to collaborators like The Brothers Osborne, husband Jon Randall (Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Brad Paisley), Josh Thompson (Jason Aldean, Maddie & Tae Luke Combs), Glen Worff and more, resulting in this intoxicating hybrid of Americana-tinged country.
More information on Jessi Alexander can be found at her official website.