Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his new studio album, the country-dominated "Pay the Devil."

Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his new studio album, the country-dominated "Pay the Devil." Due this week, the 15-track set features the Morrison originals "This Has Got To Stop," "Playhouse" and the title cut.

"Pay the Devil" is rounded out by songs popularized by Webb Pierce ("There Stands the Glass"), Hank Williams ("Your Cheatin' Heart"), Conway Twitty ("What Am I Living For"), Emmylou Harris ("'Til I Gain Control"), Big Joe Turner ("Don't You Make Me High") and George Jones ("Things Have Gone to Pieces"), among others.

Morrison most recently recorded for Geffen, which released his "Magic Time" album in May. The set debuted at No. 25 on The Billboard 200.

Meanwhile, Kris Kristofferson's first album with Los Angeles-based New West Records, "This Old Road," arrives this week. The Don Was-produced effort is Kristofferson's first studio album in 11 years.

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