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Barry Gibb’s Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol 1 available Jan 8th

A lifelong bluegrass and country music fan, legendary singer, songwriter and producer Barry Gibb has long dreamed of a project that would bring him together with some of the artists he admires the most. With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, that dream has become a reality with Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, out January 8ht on Capitol Records.

Across 12 of the Gibb Brothers beloved songs reborn, the album features collaborations with Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, David Rawlings, Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Jay Buchanan, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Olivia Newton-John, Sheryl Crow and Tommy Emmanuel. In advance of the release, “Words of a Fool,” featuring Grammy Award-winning Jason Isbell, is available now.

“From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own,” Gibbs shares. “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”

“It was truly an honor to work with one of my heroes,” Cobb comments. “The Bee Gees’ first album has always been a staple for me and it was surreal to get to witness the genius of Barry Gibb in the studio — he’s one of the greatest of all time!”

“Barry Gibb is one of the greatest songwriters and singers in popular music history, and I’m happy to say he still has that beautiful voice and that magical sense of melody. Working with him on this project has been one of the great honors of my career. He’s a prince,” adds Jason Isbell.

With a career spanning more than five decades, Sir Barry Gibb stands as one of the most renowned and celebrated musicians of the modern era. As co-founder and creative leader of the Brothers Gibb — better known to the world as the Bee Gees — Barry with his brothers, Maurice and Robin, represent one of the most successful vocal groups in rock and roll history, having sold more than 200 million albums to date. With nine No. 1 singles as a performer, Gibbs is also amongst the most successful songwriters of all-time (with sixteen No. 1 singles) and is seventh on the list of most successful producers (with fourteen No. 1 singles). He is also tied with John Lennon and Paul McCartney for most No. 1 singles in a calendar year with seven. Among his many awards and honors are eight Grammy Awards, the Grammy Legend Award and, most recently, the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of the American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, the BMI Icon Award, four BMI Songwriter of the Year Awards, four BMI Song of the Year Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2004, Barry received one of Britain’s highest honors when the Bee Gees were made Commanders of the British Empire and, in 2018, was Knighted “Sir Barry Gibb” by Prince Charles for his services to music and charity.

1. I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You with Keith Urban
2. Words of a Fool with Jason Isbell
3. Run to Me with Brandi Carlile
4. Too Much Heaven with Alison Krauss
5. Lonely Days with Little Big Town
6. Words with Dolly Parton
7. Jive Talkin’ with Miranda Lambert, Jay Buchanan
8. How Deep Is Your Love with Tommy Emanuel, Little Big Town
9. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart with Sheryl Crow
10. To Love Somebody with Jay Buchanan
11. Rest Your Love On Me with Olivia Newton-John
12. Butterfly with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings