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Jason Isbell to play at Sweetland Friday

LaGRANGE – Sweetland Amphitheatre is getting ready to kick the concert year off with a bang with Grammy award-winning artist and Alabama native Jason Isbell scheduled to play at the amphitheater on Friday.

Isbell is best known for his albums, Southeastern and Something More Than Free, which feature original songs that he wrote about his life and experiences as well as the experiences of others. However, some may remember him from his early days as a member of the alternative country band, Drive-By Truckers with whom he played between 2001 and 2007.

The Alabama native and Drive-By Truckers alum is sure to wow the crowd with his soul-filled vocals that carefully straddle the line between rock and country. Isbell’s one of a kind sound won him two Grammys in 2016: one for his song 24 Frames and one for his album Something More Than Free. He has also won six awards from the Americana Music Honors & Awards.

His third major album The Nashville Sound – that he collaborated on with the 400 Unit – is scheduled for release on June 16, and critics are already excited about a single that was released from the album titled Hope the High Road that was released on Thursday.

Indie folk band, Hiss Golden Messenger, is scheduled to open for Isbell.

The show starring Isbell and Hiss Golden Messenger is scheduled for Friday at 8 p.m. at Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park. Tickets can be purchased at www.sweetland.events