Today (May 18) Jason Boland & The Stragglers released their ninth studio album, Hard Times Are Relative. With his longtime band, The Stragglers, Jason Boland has remained a true craftsman of genuine, no-frills country music for nearly two decades.

According to the press release, "Hard Times Are Relative finds Jason Boland & The Stragglers once again expanding the boundaries of what country music can be, while staying true to its original purpose: storytelling in the purest form."