Anderson East has an unforgettable voice that ranges from soulful cries to haunting whispers. He's been described as sharing qualities of Otis Redding, Ray LaMontagne, and Ryan Adams. Listeners intrigued by country-soul will find plenty to like in Anderson East. A native of Athens, Ala., East released his sophomore major-label album, Encore, in January. It hit No. 3 on the Billboard Folk Albums chart. His freshman record with Elektra / Low Country Sound, 2015's Delilah, went to No. 7 on that chart; both projects were produced by Dave Cobb. Anderson's first single from Encore was "All on My Mind," co-written by East and pop star Ed Sheeran, along with Johnny McDaid and Aaron Raitiere. Other songwriters on the project include Chris Stapleton and Stapleton's wife Morgane; East also covers songs by Ted Hawkins and Willie Nelson on the disc.