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Three Chords and the Truth


Download links and information about Three Chords and the Truth by James King. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 40:25 minutes.

Artist: James King
Release date: 2013
Genre: Blues, Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 40:25
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No. Title Length
1. The Devil's Train 3:17
2. Jason's Farm 3:38
3. Chiseled In Stone 4:08
4. Highway To Nowhere 2:36
5. Talkin' To the Wall 2:49
6. He Stopped Loving Her Today 3:55
7. Blue Blue Day 2:04
8. Riding With Private Malone 4:32
9. Things Have Gone To Pieces 3:56
10. Sunday Morning Christian 3:00
11. Shadows of My Mind 3:17
12. Old Five and Dimers 3:13



Bluegrass singers don't come with much more cred than James King, who was a member of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys and is named for a father who worked with Reno & Smiley. But for Three Chords and the Truth, King decided to reach outside the bluegrass songbook, selecting straight-up country tunes and reinventing them via full-on bluegrass arrangements (and, of course, his own incisive vocal style). It takes a brave man to tackle George Jones' legacy by revisiting the country legend's signature song "He Stopped Loving Her Today"—let alone reinventing it as a bluegrass ballad. But King's no-frills approach and straight-from-the-gut delivery turn this time-honored tearjerker into something new. King manages a similar feat with Billy Joe Shaver's "Old Five and Dimers," which became an outlaw-country anthem through Waylon Jennings' landmark recording and gets a hearty high-lonesome makeover here. King's unpretentious style and naked emotional honesty have already earned him accolades for being bluegrass's greatest vocalist, but Three Chords throws his hat in the ring as one of the most affecting all-around country singers too.