In 2017, she received an IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award. This year, she will be inducted into the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
With such accolades, it would be understandable if Louisa Branscomb chose to rest on her laurels at the comfort of her Alabama farm. Instead, the multi-award-winning artist and songwriter has been busy in the studio for months, working on a new recording of songs she has written or co-written.
An impressive list of top singers and players join Branscomb on the album, set for release on Compass Records this Spring. The impressive creative undertaking includes nearly 30 special guest artists, in addition to Louisa. Lending their unique vocals, harmonies and picking are Sierra Hull, Rob Ickes, Molly Tuttle, Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair, Becky Buller, Jim Hurst, Mike Compton, Shad Cobb, Stuart Duncan, Claire Lynch, Russell Moore, Kristin Scott Benson, and others. With recording not yet complete, the list may continue to grow.
“I’m so touched and grateful to the talented friends, old and new, who join me on this CD,” Branscomb says.
Mel Tillis, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Claire Lynch … all are among the many, many renowned artists who’ve recorded or performed Louisa Branscomb’s songs over the years. She has had more than 175 cuts by artists in Americana, Bluegrass and Country music. She has also recorded 11 albums of her own, is an author and is very active as a teacher and mentor for other songwriters. Her Woodsong Farm, located in Alabama, is home to retreats and workshops attended by new and seasoned songwriters from around the world.
Learn more about Louisa Branscomb at www.louisabranscomb.com