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 ofBuck 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,” thefirst single from Charlie Robison’s forthcoming album High Life (out October 1).
RollingStone.com posted a video of Ashley Monroe singing a duet version of “Weed Instead of Roses” with Pat Monahan (Train).
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 influencedBob 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.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.