Amy Ray is likely best known as a member of the duo the Indigo Girls. She has a solo career as well and this week the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter released her first country record. It's called "Goodnight Tender" and it has tons of North Carolina connections. It was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville. There are local musicians involved, like the brothers from Megafaun.
Amy says that the record is a direct reflection of the comfort she feels in the Tar Heel state:
Amy talked with WUNC's Eric Hodge and she played a song live in studio:
Amy's playing at Motorco in Durham Saturday night.