On the title track of Lucinda Williams' critically acclaimed album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, she croons, "Loretta's singin' on the radio." Now, it's Lucinda who'll hit the airwaves - on the new, nationally syndicated radio show produced by her record label, Lost Highway.
The radio show's debut, with Bono as host, features Williams, recorded live in concert at New York's Bowery Ballroom. The first Lost Highway Radio Show will be broadcast between Aug. 17-30 in 16 markets, including New York, Chicago, Boston, Austin and Baltimore.
Nashville-based Lost Highway catapulted into the critical spotlight with hit records from Williams, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson and Tift Merritt - not to mention the groundbreaking sales of the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou?
"We are extremely passionate about the Lost Highway Radio Show, as it showcases the live talent of the incredible artists on our label," says Luke Lewis, Lost Highway president and chairman of UMG Nashville.
The Jayhawks - one of the most influential bands in the alt-country movement - recently completed a live recording in Chicago, featuring hits from their lauded Rainy Day Music. The concert will be featured on the second of the quarterly shows.