Jason Isbell

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell's new album, Southeastern reached the artist’s highest ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #23, selling over 17,500 units. The album debuted at #8 at rock, #5 indie and #13 at digital. These numbers represent something special for Isbell and his small indie label Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. Combined with the overwhelming support from the press upon its June 11 release, Southeastern marks a true milestone for Isbell as an artist.

Grateful Web recently had a chance to speak to Jason Isbell, front man for the 400 Unit and former Drive-By Trucker.  Jason reflected on a very successful 2012, touring with Ryan Adams, a new acoustic release and his plans for 2013.

Jason Isbell is one of those artists able to magnificently personify a region of the United States through his performance; he and his band are undoubtedly from the South, Muscle Shoals, Alabama to be exact.