Bob Seger is back today (Tuesday) with his first album of new material in eight years as he releases Ride Out, his first since Face the Promise in 2006.

He tells us he hopes his fans realize he “worked really hard” on the songs, adding that he “hopes it shows… I tried to do something really good that the fans would like.”

The standard CD of Ride Out contains 10 tracks with three more on he deluxe version. Seger will plug the album next month when he starts a five-month tour with his Silver Bullet Band.