Rayland Baxter is busting through the national music consciousness with his new album Imaginary Man which ATO Records released this past Friday, Aug. 14. The fresh, folk/country/alt/rock album was featured on NPR (talking about the story behind “Yellow Eyes”) and Entertainment Weekly (studio session video in link) among praise from New York Times, Rolling Stones Country, and more! Recently on tour in Europe and now the U.S., the upward thumbs just keep on coming for his consistently stellar songwriting and instantly classic melodies. Rayland Baxter brings his tour back to Nashville next week to play the Nashville Sunday Night (Lightning 100) show at 3rd & Lindsley on Sunday, Aug. 30 and a free Grimey’s in-store performance on Monday, Aug. 31. His roots to Nashville stay true on the album with appearances from his father, Bucky Baxter, on pedal steel and Jessie Baylin, Isaaca Byrd (MYZICA), Mikky Ekko, Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Steelism) and Matt Vazquez (Delta Spirit) on background vocals – oh, just some of the most exciting artists in Nashville, several having recorded with Eric Masse (Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis) in Masse’s famed studio “The Casino.” Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs) also produced. Buy a copy of the album or stream it here, and watch Rayland’s new official session video for “Yellow Eyes” below!