roBerT randolph we walk This road (Warner Bros.) FOR FANS OF: The Derek Trucks Band, North Mississippi Allstars QQQQ T-Bone Burnett is a rare asset in today’s musical climate, and Robert Randolph took full advantage of their partnership on We Walk This Road. Tapping into Burnett’s well-known production skills and archivist’s knowledge of music’s history, the two craft a crowning achievement that celebrates the past in modern terms. Recasting old tunes by Prince, John Lennon and Bob Dylan among others, Randolph’s stellar slide guitar settles in beautifully among the greatest musical heroes. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Salvation” ChariCe Charice (Reprise Records) FOR FANS OF: Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey QQQQ After earning endless YouTube adulation and hooking up with 15 time Grammy winning producer David Foster (Celine Dion, Plus One), 18-year-old Charice performed alongside Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, all the while evoking the Whitney Houston in her prime. As a result, her new disc is split between booming ballads (“In This Song,” “note To God”) and catchy pop cuts (“Reset”), all of which suggest this grounded great in the making could carry the vocal torch for her generation. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Note To God” riCky skaGGs Mosaic (Skaggs Family Records) FOR FANS OF: Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton QQQ With 14 Grammy Awards, 8 CMA Awards, 2 Dove Awards and a handful of Gold and Platinum records, Skaggs is a music industry goliath. He’s also a man of great faith. Enlisting the type of full band production that made Ricky a Country music celebrity twenty-five years ago to back his strong spiritual convictions, the instrumentalist/singer extraordinaire flawlessly combines contrary instrumentation like banjos, dulcimers, keyboards, strings and bagpipes to continue his glorious defiance of preconceived musical notions. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “A Work of Love” Crossover revieWs All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.CCMmagazine.com/music/upcoming_ releases. Crossover neW releases 08.24.2010 RAnDY TRAVIS i’ll fly away (CHP/EMICMG) Crossover 52 CCM