Don Imus Unleashes The Imus Ranch Record

Vince Gill, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Levon Helm, Lucinda Williams, Little Richard, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Randy Travis, Patty Loveless and More Record Country Hits and Classic Standards for Children with Cancer

Available September 16th From New West Records

Don Imus today announced the September 16th release of The Imus Ranch Record (New West Records) a 13-track album featuring eight Grammy(R) Award winning performers. The CD will benefit the Imus Ranch, a working cattle ranch run by Don and Deirdre Imus, which hosts children who are afflicted with cancer or other serious blood diseases.

The album boasts eight Grammy(R) Award winning artists including Patty Loveless, singing the Stevie Nicks penned “Silver Springs,” Dwight Yoakam putting his signature sound to “Give Back The Key To My Heart,” and Lucinda Williams singing “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” which was made famous by Waylon Jennings. Big & Rich cover the Beastie Boys classic “Fight For Your Right To Party” playing with the lyrics to work in a line about the Ranch. Little Richard, Delbert McClinton, Willie Nelson and Randy Travis all recorded standards.

The compilation was produced by Imus along with Kyle Lehning (Randy Travis, George Jones) and Tracy Gershon (well known A & R executive). Imus selected each song and matched it to a specific artist. A complete list of the tracks follows:

Tracks & Artist List:
1. Silver Springs — Patty Loveless
2. Lay Down Sally — Delbert McClinton
3. Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys — Lucinda Williams
4. You Better Move On — Levon Helm
5. Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs — Raul Malo
6. I Ain’t Never — Little Richard
7. I Don’t See Me In Your Eyes Anymore — Randy Travis
8. You’ve Got To Fight For Your Right To Party — Big & Rich
9. What A Difference A Day Makes — Willie Nelson
10. Give Back The Key To My Heart — Dwight Yoakam
11. What Happened — Bekka Bramlett
12. Welfare Music — John Hiatt
13. A Satisfied Mind — Vince Gill

About The Imus Ranch:

Imus Ranch is an authentic working cattle ranch nestled beneath a majestic mesa in the rolling hills near Ribera, New Mexico, fifty miles northeast of Santa Fe. The ranch was conceived and designed with the sole purpose of providing the experience of the great American cowboy to children suffering from cancer or serious blood disorders, and children who’ve lost brothers and sisters to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The objective is to encourage in them a sense of achievement, responsibility and self-esteem and to instill pride and restore their dignity as they become aware of just how much they are able to accomplish. The Imus Ranch is totally and completely organic, serving a strict vegan diet and using cleaning agents that are non-toxic, biodegradable, naturally derived materials. They use no pesticides of synthetic chemicals of any kind in their gardening, farming, or infrastructure and plant maintances.

For more information visit: http://www.imusranchfoods.com/

About New West Records:

New West Records LLC is an eleven year old, wholly independent record label distributed in the United States by RED Distribution. With offices in Los Angeles and Austin TX, the company is staffed by a unique blend of music and business specialists. The label has had 12 releases debut in the Billboard Top 200 and boasts a number of Grammy(R) award winning artists including Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Rickie Lee Jones, Kris Kristofferson and Delbert McClinton. In addition, the roster includes Ben Lee, Buddy & Julie Miller, Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, Jordan Zevon, Old 97’s, Randall Bramblett, Ray Davies, Stephen Bruton, The Flatlanders and Tim Easton. New West Records also has partnerships with Danny Goldberg’s AMMAL Records, Scott Weiland’s Softdrive Records, and exclusively releases CDs and DVDs from the award-winning television program “Austin City Limits”.

For more information visit: http://www.newwestrecords.com/

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