Country star Patty Loveless will release an album on recently launched Saguaro Road Records, Billboard.biz has learned. Loveless, who has scored 20 top 10 singles, including five No. 1s on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart since first debuting in 1985, will release “Sleepless Nights” Sept. 9.
Produced by her husband and frequent collaborator Emory Gordy Jr., the set will include the Kentucky-born traditionalist’s versions of 14 classic country hits, including “Why Baby Why,” “He Thinks I Still Care,” “Crazy Arms,” “Don’t Let Me Crossover,” “Please Help Me I’m Falling,” “There Goes My Everything” and “Cold Cold Heart.”
Legendary Nashville musicians Harold Bradley and Hargus “Pig” Robbins guest on the set, as do country star Vince Gill and rising talent Jedd Hughes.
Loveless, who has previously recorded for the Nashville divisions of MCA and Epic, has sold 5.4 million albums in the United States during the Nielsen SoundScan era, which began in 1991.
As previously reported, Saguaro Road is an imprint of Direct Holdings Americas, which sells mainly oldies music and video directly to consumers under the Time Life brand. The label made its debut in June with an album from Nashville singer/songwriter Rebecca Lynn Howard.
It has also released a set from Edwin McCain, and future releases include Joan Osborne and Dion.
The label, which expects to issue eight to 10 new titles each year, is distributed in the United States exclusively by WEA and by Alternative Distribution Alliance Global internationally.