ABC to Broadcast Nashville Documentary; Skaggs & Hornsby Play Conan; Free St. Paul & The Broken Bones Download

Juli Thanki | October 18th, 2013

  • Ty Herndon’s got a new single.
  • 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.
  • Nicki Bluhm is a spotlight artist over at Relix.
  • Perhaps you need a free Bob Dylan iPhone app.
  • 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 profiled Jon Langford.
  1. Rick
    October 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    That ABC Nashville “documentary” (I use the term loosely here) should be somewhat interesting and far better than the annual CMA Awards Show debacle. I’m just not so sure many people will watch it at 2 PM on a Sunday afternoon though. Hmmm…

    Thanks for the Nicki Bluhm link! I’ve spoken with members of bands that have shared gigs with Nicki and they say she is just the sweetest thing! Her husband Tim not so much…(lol)

    It seems the Mainstream Country Music establishment is still a “good ole boys club” just like in past decades! Behind closed doors do all those guys still call the current crop of female artists “girl singers”?

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features cutie-pie Joanna Smith, Danny Gokey, Greg Bates, comedian Henry Cho, and the usual Opry suspects. Grade: B
    The Saturday Night Opry features Deacon Claiborne (oops, I mean Chip Esten), The killer Willis Clan, Exile, Jimmy Fortune, Scotty McCreery, Katie Armiger, and just a few Opry stalwarts! Grade: A! (I regret having to miss this one…)
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

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