Flatlanders Enjoy Triumphant Return To Americana Soil

Posted in News on June 4, 2002

The Flatlanders -- Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock -- celebrated the release of Now Again on New West Records with a party and performance at BMI Nashville (5/20). Three weeks after its release to radio (4/23), Now Again hit #1 on the Album Network's Americana Roots chart and is poised for a multi-week reign.

Flatlanders Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, BMI's Harry Warner and New West Records's Jay Woods

With 12 of the 14 cuts written by the trio, Now Again is the Flatlanders' first album in 30 years, since their 1972 pioneering roots-country release More a Legend Than a Band. The Flatlanders begin an extensive national tour in mid June, which includes an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" (6/17), an Austin City Limits taping and a Dancin' in the District show in Nashville (7/11).

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BMI's Harry Warner, Joe Ely, Buddy Miller, BMI's Patsy Bradley, Guy Clark, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock

Tim Krekel, Buddy Miller, Mark Pucci

Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore

David Wykoff, Americana Music Association's J. D. May

photos: Kay Williams

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