Bobby Bare Enlists Chris Stapleton for 'Detroit City' Duet

Update of 1963 hit featured on Bare's new LP, 'Things Change,' out May 26th

Chris Stapleton joins Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare on a new duet of Bare's 1963 hit, "Detroit City." Credit: Webster PR

Bobby Bare, the Country Music Hall of Famer who scored a Top Ten country smash in 1963 with the Mel Tillis-Danny Dill classic, "Detroit City," will release his first album in five years on May 26th. Titled Things Change, the 10-track LP will feature the aforementioned hit as a newly-recorded duet with Chris Stapleton. Released on the Hypermedia label, headed by songwriter Max T. Barnes, Things Change will also include songs penned by Barnes, along with Mary Gauthier, Guy Clark, and, of course, Bare himself.

The album's title track and first single was inspired by Bare's late friend, songwriter Hoyt Axton ("Joy to the World"), and already has a unique global history as one of Norway's finalists in the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, where Bare performed it with Norwegian musician Petter Øien. Bare also includes his version of Gauthier's "I Drink," as well as the wistful title cut from her acclaimed 2002 album, Mercy Now.

"This is a special collection of songs to me, not just another record," says Bare, who will turn 82 on April 7th. "Things do change but my love for songwriters and the fans never, ever will."

Things Change is the follow-up to 2012's Darker Than Light, and will be released May 26th. The album is now available for preorder.

Things Change track listing:

1. "Things Change"
2. "The End"
3. "Ain't No Sure Thing"
4. "The Trouble With Angels"
5. "I Drink"
6. "Mercy Now"
7. "Trophy Girl"
8. "Where Did It Go"
9. "You Got the Light"
10. "Detroit City" featuring Chris Stapleton