Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
About Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Americana outfit Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit—featuring musicians from the legendary Muscle Shoals region—was assembled by Isbell after he left Drive-By Truckers.
∙ The band takes its name from the 400 Unit, which is what locals once called the psychiatric ward of Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Alabama.
∙ The 400 Unit includes fiddle player Amanda Shires, who founded country supergroup The Highwomen in 2019 and is Isbell’s wife.
∙ “Alabama Pines,” the homesick lead track from their album Here We Rest, won Song of the Year honors at the 2012 Americana Music Awards.
∙ After hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Indie, Rock, Country, and Folk charts, The Nashville Sound won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.
∙ Their 2020 LP Reunions—which has a guest appearance from legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby—topped the Billboard Country, Rock, and Folk charts.