CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED - HAPPINESS & ALL THE OTHER THINGS - CD New

Universal South

USA Today proclaims that (Cross Canadian Ragweed) is one of the better, kept secrets around. But not a secret for much longer, as their seventh studio album, HAPPINESS AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS, amply proves. The 12 track opus opens with a one/two punch/kiss combo that sets the bands wide parameters: The fiercely rocking road tale 51 Pieces, followed by a sweet taste of the Texas Hill Country springtime on Bluebonnets, whose sparse and lovely arrangement features harmonium by Joe Hardy (the star recording engineer who mixed the album) and dobro by noted musician and producer Lloyd Maines (also the father of Dixie Chick Natalie Maines). And then it only gets better. HAPPINESS AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS follows on the heels of Mission California, which hit #6 on Billboards Top Country Albums chart and #30 on the Top 100 week of release. The band has sold over one million albums and plays over 250 shows annually, rocking an estimated half a million fans this year alone.