Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Phil Vassar's new album, American Soul, comes out December 2. It's his first new project since 2009.

You can see George StraitDwight YoakamAlison Krauss and many more, when ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 airs Saturday night on PBS.

Mentor Williams, who wrote "Drift Away," and was the longtime companion of late CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lynn Anderson, passed away Wednesday morning. Anderson preceded him in death last year. 

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