Stream ‘Southern Family,’ with Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Brandy Clark & More

By Whitney Phaneuf

Nashville producer Dave Cobb has brought together his favorite country artists — including Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, and Brandy Clark — for the new compilation album Southern Family, which is streaming via NPR. Listen here.


“Somebody said, ‘You should make a concept record,’ and I kind of giggled about it for a second. But, then I thought, man, wouldn’t it be amazing to have all my friends on one record and really find a common thread? Southern Family, about their mothers, grandparents, kids, siblings, these detailed stories about how they grew up and their families and the things that make them who they are.” Cobb says in a statement. “This really encapsulates Nashville right now. There’s something to it. There’s something in the air. There’s a lot of great things about Nashville. There’s something here that doesn’t exist anywhere else in my lifetime. I’m sure this happened in London in the ‘60s and California in the ‘70s and maybe New York in the late ’50s or early ‘60s. But I think, right now, Nashville is the home of music.”

Cobb took home two Grammys at this year’s awards: Best Country Album (Stapleton’s Traveller) and Best Americana Album (Isbell’s Something More Than Free).

Check out the tracklist below and pre-order the album here:

  1. John Paul White “Simple Song”
  2. Jason Isbell “God Is A Working Man”
  3. Brent Cobb “Down Home”
  4. Miranda Lambert “Sweet By and By”
  5. Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton “You Are My Sunshine”
  6. Zac Brown “Grandma’s Garden”
  7. Jamey Johnson “Mama’s Table”
  8. Anderson East “Learning”
  9. Holly Williams “Settle Down”
  10. Brandy Clark “I Cried”
  11. Shooter Jennings “Can You Come Over?”
  12. Rich Robinson (featuring The Settles Connection) “The Way Home”
Whitney Phaneuf
Whitney Phaneuf