Download a St. Paul and the Broken Bones EP on NoiseTrade.
Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby were on Conan last night.
Phyllis Stark (Billboard) writes that country music’s dearth of women extends beyond the charts; noting that women “comprise just 15% of the CMA board of directors and 19% of the Academy of Country Music board.”
This is nice: Hunter Hayes called Martha Childress, the college freshman recently paralyzed from the hips down after getting hit with a stray bullet near the USC campus.
Patty Griffin on writing: “I can’t teach at those songwriting workshops because I wouldn’t know what to tell people who are trying to write…I’d just say, ‘Sit down and do it,’ and that’s not what people want to hear. I know when songwriting, for me, doesn’t work, but I don’t know why it works and I don’t know how it works. Music’s really mysterious, and I don’t ever even count on it working at all. I just hope it does.”
Bernie Leadon made a surprise appearance at The Eagles’ Nashville show Wednesday night.
Out November 11: a six-disc Creedence Clearwater Revival box set.
The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville will host biographer Robert Hilburn on November 1.
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn were featured on LEOWeekly.com. Also, their progeny is pretty cute – no word on his banjo skills, though.
In November, Florida Georgia Line will headline a concert celebrating the Billboard 10th Annual Touring Conference & Awards.
William Michael Smith of The Houston Press profiledJon Langford.
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.