Erin Enderlin ups the creative ante with the unveiling of Faulkner County, her highly anticipated full-length album, due for release on November 1. Produced by Jamey Johnson and Jim “Moose” Brown, the 14-track collection is an intimate ramble through lonely corners in barrooms and bedrooms, where strength in the face of shame, longings that may never stop, and past lives hang around like old friends.
Each of the songs from Enderlin’s acclaimed 2019 digital EPs are included on the album, along with two brand new tracks: the aching “Hell Coming Down” and carpe diem-invoking “Run, Baby, Run.” Also of note here to Enderlin’s loyal fan base is the full band version of her largely-acoustic 2018 single “These Boots,” produced by Alex Kline, who also co-produced the album’s “Use Me Again” with Enderlin. Among the special guests to appear on the album are Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Terri Clark and Cody Jinks, who pour harmonies and soul into the collection, like a gathering of friends making music together for the sheer joy of it.
“Country music has been a force in my life since before I could walk,” says Enderlin. “It may sound trite, but I get emotional thinking about the journey that’s led me to the release of Faulkner County. I feel so lucky to be able to make records that I absolutely love, and to get to work with some of the most amazing writers, musicians, and of course producers of our time. It’s the kind of thing that makes me feels like all the years, and miles, and struggle have been worth it.”