Mavericks Ready First Album In Five Years
The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records.The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records (one day earlier in Europe). The reunited country-rock act -- vocalist/guitarist Raul Malo, bassist Robert Reynolds, drummer Paul Deakin and newly added guitarist Eddie Perez -- recorded the album with Kenny Greenberg (Edwin McCain, Trisha Yearwood), who co-produced the set with Malo.
The 11-track set is the band's sixth album, and includes a cover of the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." Willie Nelson guests on the album, lending his vocals to the song "Time Goes By."
"The Mavericks" will be the follow-up to 1998's "Trampoline" (MCA), which debuted at No. 9 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The band's 1995 set "Music for All Occasions," bowed at the same position, while its 1994 release, "What a Crying Shame," reached No. 6.
The Mavericks are in the midst of a brief U.K. tour that touches down tomorrow (July 9) in London. The run will close Saturday in the city's Hyde Park, where the band will share a stage with Shania Twain. As previously reported, a performance during the second Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas will take place the weekend before the album's release. A world tour is being planned.