This is the first new album by Chris Knight in 7 years and the first time one will be released on vinyl. ''Almost Daylight'' is very much a Chris Knight album, familiarly featuring vivid pictures of rural characters, desperate men and hardscrabble survivors. At the same time it’s unlike anything Knight has done before, with formidable testaments to compassion, redemption and even straight-up love. It’s an album both tough and tender, as bare-knuckled as it is openhearted. Produced, mixed and mastered by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, John Prine, Allison Moorer), the album also sounds like no other Knight record, with scorching guitars by Georgia Satellites founder and two-time Knight album producer Dan Baird, rich background vocals by Chris Clark, Siobhan Kennedy and Lee Ann Womack, and deeper instrumentation than ever before. Also featuring John Prine! With the release of ''Almost Daylight'', this native son of Slaughters, Kentucky (population 238) is eager to get back on the road and perform these songs for the faithful.