A&E Picks Up Country Music Reality Show; New Buck Owens Compilation and Book Due in November; HoF to Open Terri Clark Exhibit

Juli Thanki | September 5th, 2013

  • Out November 5 on Omnivore Recordings: Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967). The two-disc collection will be released as a companion to Buck Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens by Buck Owens with Randy Poe.
  • A&E has picked up the reality series Crazy Hearts: Nashville. A premiere date has not been determined; however, the show “will follow the lives of musicians and insiders over eight hourlong episodes as they balance life, love and their pursuit of stardom. The series will go backstage into the lives and lyrics of several up-and-coming musicians as they try to hit it big, fall in love and live to sing about it. The series promises love triangles and fiery relationships that will cause rivalry both on- and off-stage. The singers will be shown hitting the Nashville social scene every night and partying as they sing the blues while waiting for their big break.”  
  • Read an excerpt from Andrew Vaughan’s new John Hartford book, Pilot of a Steam Powered Aereo-Plain, on Music Tomes.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum will open its new spotlight exhibit, “Terri Clark: Canadian Country Singer,” on September 13. The exhibit will run through December 31, and Clark will participate in an interview/performance session at the HoF’s Ford Theater the afternoon of October 12.
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded “The Water is Wide” for The 78 Project.
  • Our pal Rita Ballou posted “Brand New Me,” the first single from Charlie Robison’s forthcoming album High Life (out October 1).
  • Chris Thile talks about recording Bach in this interview with Mandolin Café’s Bradley Klein.
  • Robbie Fulks shares the music and literature he was inspired by when working on Gone Away Backward. An excerpt: “The Christian folk music from the early electrical recording era is some of the most gripping music I’ve heard. For my money, it’s rawer than punk, wilder than rock, and more deeply felt than any ten taste-my-tears songwriter jack-offs, if you’ll pardon my unseemly invective.” You can stream Fulks’ take on “Pacific Slope” at GuitarWorld.com.
  • Tonight at 10, East Tennessee radio station WDVX will air a recording of a live performance from a teenaged Dolly Parton that’s been “unheard for more than 50 years.”
  • Andy Langer of Texas Monthly wrote a fine feature on Sarah Jarosz.
  • Possessed by Paul James will release There Will be Nights When I’m Lonely on October 29.
  • Stream Mark Knopfler’s new album, Privateering, before its September 10 release.
  • Neal McCoy and Raul Malo tackle “I’m Just Me” on McCoy’s new Charley Pride tribute album. Listen here.
  • The Bluegrass & Chili Festival comes to Claremore, Okla. this weekend. Here’s a TulsaWorld.com article about it featuring quotes from Doyle Lawson and as well as some recipes for you to try, because the only debate more heated than the annual “Who should be inducted into the Hall of Fame?” argument is the age-old “Chili: beans or no beans?” battle.
  • Jo Dee Messina – who launched a $100,000 Kickstarter earlier this year to record and release a new album – describes her independent artist status as “scary as crap” and “liberating.”
  • Take a listen to the songs that influenced Bob Dylan’s Another Self Portrait, including “House Carpenter” and “Little Sadie.”
  • Brett Eldredge will launch a club tour on October 3. 14 dates have been announced; more will be named at a later date.
  1. Rick
    September 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I don’t much care for the song “Weed Instead of Roses” but that live version with Pat Monahan is pretty darn entertaining nonetheless. I’ve never seen Ashley looking so casual! (lol) I’m so glad that being a part of The Pistol Annies helped earn Ashley Monroe the kind of public awareness she’s deserved for years. Go Ashley!

    Bluegrass and Chili Festival? That seems like a non-sequiter to me, well unless we’re talking Vietti Chili and a stage performance by Ally Sutton! (lol) Somehow a “Bluegrass and Chitlin’s Festival” just makes a whole lot more sense…

    The main reason I don’t like Robbie Fulks is his constant use of “unseemly invectives” even at his concerts when he tells stories between songs. I saw him perform live a couple of years ago and haven’t paid attention since. What he considers clever I just find extremely offensive.

  2. Leeann Ward
    September 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Ha, Rick! “Extremely offensive.” Ironic much?

    We have an old college friend who is a Dean at Yale and he reports that the upcoming bluegrasser Yale president is awesome.:)

  3. BRUCE
    September 6, 2013 at 12:31 am

    What’s the update on the Pistol Annies?

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