Barry Gibb Previews ‘Greenfields’ LP (Out 1/8) with Appearance on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ (Watch)

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This coming Friday, January 8, the legendary  Barry Gibb will release Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, a collaborative album Gibb recorded with the assistance of super-producer Dave Cobb and a host of country/bluegrass legends.

It’s a lifelong dream come true for the Bee Gees icon, and Gibb made an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning this past weekend to preview the record, discuss his career and more.

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The impetus behind Greenfields came to Gibb, he says in the interview, inspired by the city of Nashville and its singularly rich musical history:

“I was bitten by Nashville,” he said, “because Nashville is about music. It’s about real songs.”

Here’s the full CBS Sunday Morning segment:

More about the Greenfields project:

The album features “twelve of the Gibb Brothers beloved songs reborn,” with Gibb linking up with the likes of Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Jay Buchanan, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Olivia Newton-John, Sheryl Crow and Tommy Emmanuel for what looks to be an excellent collection of songs.

Gibb recently shared a new version of the Bee Gees track “Words,” accompanied by Dolly Parton, as a preview of the LP:

Here’s a previously debuted song with Jason Isbell:

Said Barry Gibb in a statement about the project:

“From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”

And Cobb:

“It was truly an honor to work with one of my heroes. The Bee Gees’ first album has always been a staple for me and it was surreal to get to witness the genius of Barry Gibb in the studio—he’s one of the greatest of all time!”

The anticipated release of Greenfields comes on the heels of the HBO Max premiere of The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, an acclaimed documentary film from filmmaker Frank Marshall:

Per its official synopsis, the film chronicles the triumphs and hurdles of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, otherwise known as the Bee Gees. The iconic trio, who found early fame in the Sixties, went on to write over 1,000 songs, including twenty number one hits throughout their storied career. This film follows the Bee Gee’s meteoric rise, as they rode the highs of fame and fortune, negotiated the vagaries of the ever-shifting music business and navigated the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.

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