Jason Isbell Readies New Album, Plots Nashville Residency

Isbell and his ace band the 400 Unit will release 'The Nashville Sound' on June 16th

Jason Isbell will release his new album 'The Nashville Sound' on June 16th.
Jason Isbell Readies New Album, Plots Nashville Residency

Jason Isbell will release his new album The Nashville Sound on June 16th. The eagerly awaited album reunites Isbell with producer Dave Cobb, who oversaw his last two records, 2013's Southeastern and 2015's Something More Than Free.

Released on Isbell's own Southeastern Records with distribution help from Thirty Tigers, The Nashville Sound includes 10 songs that address a mix of social and cultural issues: "If We Were Vampires" looks at mortality; "Anxiety" reflects the stress of the modern world; and "White Man's World" takes a political view.

"Lyrics and melody are still the driving force behind what we're doing," Isbell told Rolling Stone earlier this year, "but this time around, there's more of a rock and roll influence. You might shed some tears, but for once there's a chance you might also dance a little."

The singer-songwriter has also announced a new residency at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. He and the 400 Unit will play five nights at the historic venue: October 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th and 15th. (Tickets for the run go on sale Friday, March 17th.)

Here are Isbell's summer tour dates:
June 17 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
June 18 – Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art
June 19 – Philadelphia @ the Fillmore Philadelphia
June 22 – New York @ Beacon Theatre
June 23 – New York @ Beacon Theatre
June 24 – New York @ Beacon Theatre
June 26 – New Haven, CT @College Street Music hall
June 27 – Boston @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 29 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
June 30 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 1 – Cincinnait, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverband Music
July 2 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at the Heights
July 5 – Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheatre
July 7 – St. Paul, MN @ the Palace Theatre
July 11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ the Washington Pavilion
July 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
July 14 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
July 15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
July 16 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
July 18 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
July 19 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall
July 21 – Miami Beach, FL @ the Fillmore
July 22 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
July 23 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Artist Center
September 7 – Morrison, 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