K-Tel Preps Alt-Country Compilation

A two-CD compilation from the K-tel label, Exposed Roots (June 29),

will feature some of alt-country's biggest names, including Lucinda

Williams, Gillian Welch, Whiskeytown, Jimmie Dale

Gilmore, the Meat Puppets, the Jayhawks, Steve

Earle, Southern Culture on the Skids and many more. The

popularity of alt-country, an interpretation of country music that blends

conventional instrumentation with rock 'n' roll sensibility, is giving

rise to new names in the genre. Exposed Roots chronicles the genre

from its country roots to its new and rising stars, including

Tangletown, which features Seth Zimmerman, folk-rock legend

Bob Dylan's nephew.