Hills And Valleys

Release Date: 
April 13, 2009
New West Records
Release Type: 
  1. Homeland Refugee
  2. Borderless Love
  3. After The Storm
  4. Wishing For A Rainbow
  5. No Way I'll Never Need You
  6. Just About Time
  7. Love's Own Chains
  8. Cry For Freedom
  9. The Way We Are
  10. Thank God For The Road
  11. Free The Wind
  12. Sowing On The Mountain
  13. There's Never Been

The Flatlanders -- Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock -- three of Texas’ most respected singer/songwriters, return with Hills And Valleys, a new album out March 31st from New West Records. The three friends pooled their diverse, yet complimentary songwriting talents and co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on the record, their first in 5 years and only 4th studio album in 30 years.  Hills And Valleys was produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks Home), who also appears on the album playing acoustic guitar, Dobro, pedal, steel and more. 

The record kicks off with “Homeland Refugee” which Texas Music declares “…isn’t just the best song ever recorded under the Flatlanders name; it could be the best song any of them have ever had a hand in writing, period – a Woody Guthrie-worthy, state-of-the-nation elegy for the American Dream.”