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Adam Brand and the Outlaws
Adam Brand and the Outlaws
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Studio album by
Adam Brand and the Outlaws
Released8 January 2016
LabelAdam Brand Enterprises, ABC Music
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Adam Brand and the Outlaws is the thirteenth studio album by Australian recording artist Adam Brand; this one credited to Adam Brand and the Outlaws. The outlaws consists of Australian country musicians Drew McAlister, Travis Collins, Matt Cornell and Mike Carr.[2] The album was released on 8 January 2016 and peaked at number 6 on the ARIA charts. The album was supported by a national tour commencing in Tamworth on 22 January 2016 and concluding in Rooty Hill on 19 March 2016.[3] Additional festival dates were added with the group's last performance at the Deni Ute Muster in September 2016. The album spawned two singles; "Good Year for the Outlaw" and "I Fought the Law".[4]

The album was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Country Album at the ARIA Music Awards of 2016[5]

Background and release

In August 2015, at the Gympie Music Muster Adam Brand was joined onstage by Drew McAlister, Travis Collins, Matt Cornell and Mike Carr and called themselves Adam Brand and the Outlaws. The "Outlaw" being a reference to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Paycheck and Johnny Cash all of which Brand calls "outlaws in their time".[6] Brand said "When it came to putting a list together of people that would suit this Outlaw band, it didn't take very long. These guys are all great mates, have amazing talent and occasionally cross the line -- perfect!"[3] Brand said "We were so excited, like a bunch of kids on graduation day. Put together, we've all, done thousands of gigs but that one, you could have thought it was our first time on stage. We were so pumped and it was really nice. It was a great feeling to be that excited as a group of guys to be hitting the stage." Shortly after, the newly formed group recorded and album and announced an Australian tour.[7]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Renowned for Sound4/5 stars[8]

Jessica Thomas from Renowned for Sound called the album a "party playlist exploding with covers from some of the best" and said "Adam Brand and The Outlaws is big album, tackling some of the biggest names in the rock/country industry, all crafted with their distinct voice. As an album its got belter after belter, but in its consistency it lacks a touch of originality. While it would have really rounded out the tunes to have some fresh material amongst these classics, as a party playlist you wont be left disappointed.".[8] Lauren from Sounds of Oz said "So many of these song choices didn't make sense to me on paper, but hearing them I realised I'd judged too quickly." She called the album "A collection of familiar songs reinterpreted in such interesting ways. They're not dramatically different enough to alienate fans of the originals, but the band's definitely breathed new life into these classics from the worlds of country and rock music."[9]

Track listing

1."Good Year for the Outlaw"Adam Brand and the Outlaws3:34
2."Nothin' but a Good Time"Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett3:25
3."Sounds of Then"Mark Callaghan3:36
4."Six Days on the Road"Earl Green, Carl Montgomery2:48
5."Working Class Man"Jonathan Cain3:06
6."It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"Jim Brown, Don Rollins3:36
7."I Fought the Law"Sonny Curtis3:04
8."Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce3:28
9."Are You Gonna Be My Girl"Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey3:39
10."Fat Bottomed Girls"Brian May3:35
11."Way Out West"The Dingoes3:53
12."Bad Case of Loving You"Moon Martin3:15
13."Take This Job and Shove It"David Allan Coe3:26
14."Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool3:10


Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 6
Australian Country Albums (ARIA)[2] 1
Australian Artist Albums (ARIA)[2] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2016) Position
Australia Country Albums (ARIA) [11] 41
Australian Artist Albums (ARIA) [12] 36

Release history

Region Date Format Edition(s) Label Catalogue
Australia 8 January 2016 Standard Adam Brand Enterprises, ABC Music 4753300


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  2. ^ a b c "ARIA Report 1351" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Adam Brand & The Outlaws Announce Massive 2016 National Tour". The Music. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Adam Brand on the end of The Outlaws and future music on the way!". The AU Review. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "ARIA Awards - History: Winners by Year 2016: 20th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Adam Brand on mischief, new sounds and we play a little game of 'Which Outlaw would and why?'". The AU Review. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "THE OUTLAWS: ADAM BRAND INTERVIEW". Australian Music. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ a b "ALBUM REVIEW: ADAM BRAND & THE OUTLAWS - ADAM BRAND & THE OUTLAWS". Renowned for Sound. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ ""Adam Brand and the Outlaws" - Adam Brand and the Outlaws". Sounds of Oz. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ " - Adam Brand and the Outlaws - Adam Brand and the Outlaws". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Country Albums 2017". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "2016 ARIA AUSTRALIAN ARTIST ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Adam Brand and the Outlaws (CD)". Sanity. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Adam Brand and the Outlaws (DD)". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2018.

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