(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
"These Days: A Conversation With Jackson Browne," an all-new one-hour radio special, is set to premiere over Thanksgiving weekend and will continue airing during the month of December on NPR, NonComm, AC, AAA and Classic Rock stations nationwide. Featuring an extensive interview with Jackson Browne conducted by 107.1 KGSR-FM/Austin Program Director and music journalist Jody Denberg, the program — recorded last month in Austin, TX — also features five songs from the just-released Inside Recordings live album Jackson Browne — Solo Acoustic Vol. 1 as well as a previously unavailable live version of Browne's rare track "The Rebel Jesus."
The flagship Classic Rock FMs WZLX/Boston, WCSX/Detroit, KIHT/St. Louis and WKLH/Milwaukee, as well as Boston's AAA leader WXRV-FM, will debut "These Days: A Conversation With Jackson Browne" with broadcasts over the upcoming holiday weekend. On December 1 and December 8, the Public Radio Satellite System will make this special available to all of the interconnected public radio stations nationally with a satellite feed scheduled for 2 PM/ET on both dates.
Additionally, over 200 stations across the country will be serviced with a CD pressing of the program the week of December 5; Andy Cahn of Cahn Media will handle Specialty Shows and AAA, AC and Classic Rock radio, with NPR, PBS and NonComm outlets overseen by Fred Migliore of FM Odyssey and Fast Forward Promotions. Radio stations wishing to receive a copy of "These Days: A Conversation With Jackson Browne" for airing should contact Inside Recordings at 800-350-6560.
Jackson Browne — Solo Acoustic Vol. 1 is the first in what will be a series of live releases from Browne on Inside Recordings. Jackson Browne is currently at work on a studio album of new material slated for a late 2006 release, followed by Solo Acoustic Vol. 2.
On December 15, Browne will be honored as The Surround Music Awards' "Artist Of The Year," an annual honor saluting a recording artist who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of surround sound during the previous year. Additionally, the 2005 DVDA 5.1 surround sound expanded CD/DVD reissue of Running On Empty is nominated in the awards categories "Best Additional Features" and "Best Mix: Non Orchestral." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen