With eight acclaimed studio albums, an excellent live album, and a collaborative album with her older sister Shelby Lynne to her credit since 1998, Allison Moorer is arguably one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the past few decades. And while her musical credentials are more than well established, the Alabama born vocalist is just two months away from adding published author to her resume, as she is set to release Blood: A Memoir on October 29th.
Those who possess even a cursory awareness of Moorer and her sister are likely familiar with the tragedy that beset them during their teenage years, when their father shot and killed their mother before turning the gun on himself in 1986 (Moorer was 14 years old at the time; Lynne was 17). Destined to be one of the year’s must-reads, Blood: A Memoir finds Moorer revisiting her family’s history and is accompanied by the ten-track companion album of the same name, Blood, due in stores October 25th.
The album is preceded by its powerful lead single ‘The Rock And The Hill,” Moorer’s ode to the memory of her mother’s strength and resilience.