"The Nashville Sound" by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. (Photo: Submitted) Like previous releases this year from Chris Stapleton and Angaleena Presley , Jason Isbell is actively joining the country music revolution. The tongue-in-cheek title of his latest album, “The Nashville Sound,” is the opening salvo. That phrase has come to represent much of what Music Row is putting out these days: the overproduced sheen of twang-pop songs and the embarrassingly backwards bro-country tunes that masquerade as southern rock — all of them simply imitating their parent genre through the use of shallow country music tropes. “ He’s far from a mainstream country artist but his songs are truer to real country music than your typical Music Row fare. ” — Brian Passey, Backbeat By contrast, Isbell’s “Nashville Sound” has none of that. He’s far from a mainstream country artist but his songs are truer to real country music than your typical Music Row fare. Take “Tupelo,” where the Dolly Parton-like backing vocals of his wife, Amanda Shires, give a salt-of-the-earth resonance to the track. Isbell’s band, the 400 Unit, shares an album credit with the singer-songwriter for the first time since 2011’s “Here We Rest.” His previous […]