July 6, 2011
RAVE ON BUDDY HOLLY Debuts at #15 on Billboard; Album Features Covers from Paul McCartney, Cee Lo Green, Fiona Apple & Many More
Posted by Don Rose
RAVE ON BUDDY HOLLY DEBUTS AT #15 ON BILLBOARD CHART FOLLOWING CRITICAL ACCLAIM; ALBUM PRODUCER RANDALL POSTER DISCUSSES HOLLY'S "MUSICAL ALCHEMY" ON NPR'S WEEKEND EDITION
A star-studded salute in celebration of the rock 'n roll icon's upcoming 75th birthday, Rave On Buddy Holly debuted at #15 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, selling over 28,000 albums - an exceedingly rare feat for a tribute compilation. The album features hand-picked Holly covers by such artists as The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Florence + the Machine, Paul McCartney, Cee Lo Green, Kid Rock, Fiona Apple and many more.
The high-profile debut follows features from Rolling Stone, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR's Weekend Edition, and ecstatic reviews from SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, MOJO, the Associated Press, and NPR's Fresh Air.
Listen to NPR's Weekend Edition to hear Rave On producer Randall Poster and contributing artist Jenny O. discuss Holly's legacy and influence on generations of musicians: http://n.pr/niyy7s
Check out the recently debuted video for Justin Townes Earle's take on Holly's classic "Maybe Baby."