101 Arrested at New England Country Music Festival; Claire Lynch Signs with Compass; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | August 28th, 2012

  • Claire Lynch signed with Compass Records. Her Compass debut will be released in early 2013. (via press release)
  • Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation went triple platinum. Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted” and Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was” have both gone platinum, and Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” has been certified gold.
  • Bruce Springsteen is a fan of the Eric Church song.
  • Here’s a new video from The Kentucky Struts.
  • 101 people were arrested over the weekend at the New England Country Music Festival.
  • Justin Townes Earle chats with The Weekly Feed in this video.
  • Ralph Stanley covered a Velvet Underground song for the new film Lawless.
  • Stream the whole Lawless soundtrack here.
  • Woody Platt (Steep Canyon Rangers) picked out a few tunes for The Bluegrass Situation’s mixtape.
  • Here are several songs from the upcoming Kasey Chambers/Shane Nicholson album, Wreck & Ruin. New songs will be posted until the record’s Australian release date, September 7.
  • A study published in the August 2012 issue of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts examined 50 years of emotional cues in popular music. From the abstract: “In line with our principal hypotheses, there was also an increase in the use of minor mode and a decrease in average tempo, confirming that popular music became more sad-sounding over time. Decreases in tempo were also more pronounced for songs in major than in minor mode, highlighting a progressive increase of mixed emotional cues in popular music.”
  • On his album Hands of Glory (due out 10/30), indie singer Andrew Bird is going to release “old-time” versions of his music along with covers of songs recorded by The Carter Family and others.
  • The Band Perry has almost finished their new album; the first single will hit radio this fall.
  • American Songwriter’s Lyric of the Week is Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927.”
  • Album releases:

The Wood Brothers Live, Volume 2: Nail and Tooth

The Roys New Day Dawning

The Flatlanders The Odessa Tapes

Josh Turner Live Across America (Cracker Barrel Exclusive)

American Aquarium Burn. Flicker. Die

Uncle Lucius And You Are Me

Darrell Webb Band Breaking Down the Barriers

Caroline Herring Camilla

Ricky Young Spinning My Wheels

  1. Jack Williams
    August 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

    For any blues fans out there, Robert Cray’s new album “Nothin But Love” drops today as well.

  2. Jon
    August 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Caroline Herring’s album is great.

  3. Rick
    August 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I listened to parts of the Kasey & Shane tracks and of the five snippets offered “Wreck & Ruin” is by far my favorite! Looks like I will be spending $ .99 when the album is released here digitally.

    It’s kind of late for an Opry Alert but tonight’s show features Thomas Rhett, Dailey & Vincent, T.G. Sheppard, Johnny Lee, Chris Young, & Josh Turner. That’s a darn fine line up! Grade: A!
    Link: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

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