ACM Awards Post Biggest Ratings Since 1998; Avett Brothers to Headline Newport Folk Festival; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | April 9th, 2013

  • Sunday night’s ACM Awards were watched by 15.38 million viewers, the highest ratings these awards have seen since 1998.
  • The Avett Brothers will headline the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Iris DeMent, JD McPherson, and Jason Isbell are a few of the acts slated to play at the summer festival. 
  • CMT Edge posted a new Dailey & Vincent video for “Steel Drivin’ Man,” a song that’ll appear on their Brothers of the Highway album (due out in May).
  • Sara Watkins played “You and Me” for CMT Edge.
  • Dustin Pyrtle is the new guitar player and vocalist for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, taking the place of Mike Rogers.
  • Out June 25: Mavis Staples’ second Jeff Tweedy-produced album, One True Vine. Listen to a cut from the record here.
  • Joey + Rory finished recording a gospel album that’s due out in July.
  • The NPR music blog posted a 1997 appearance by John Prine on Mountain Stage.
  • Trisha Yearwood, Toby Keith,  Tim McGraw, and more will appear on upcoming album Alabama and Friends. From Billboard.com: The album, which will feature members of Alabama duetting with the acts on some of the tracks—similar to Lionel Richie’s tremendously successful “Tuskegee” set— will come out in the third quarter, says Show Dog Universal Music president Mark Wright. 
  • Sammy Kershaw accidentally started a house fire: “Kershaw said he had left his home Thursday evening when he remembered he was supposed to bring some of his own, “Sammy Kershaw Cajun Spices,” to a friend so he returned to the house. He said he grabbed three cans of the spice blend and was headed out again when apparently the box that held the spices slid onto his stove, catching two of the knobs that ignite the burners. There were papers and other items on the countertops near and on the stove, he said. ‘That’s likely what caught fire,’ he said.”  There was smoke damage, but no injuries or structural damage.
  • CMT Edge’s Stephen Deusner interviewed Reid Morrison of Treetop Flyers.
  • Here’s a new Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line video.
  • Night Beds covered pop singer Robyn for The A.V. Club. (warning: autoplay)
  • Rascal Flatts and Journey are playing together one more, at a show in Hershey, Penn. on August 1. The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope will open.
  • Album releases:

Brad Paisley Wheelhouse

Eric Church Caught in the Act: Live

Marc Broussard Live from Full Sail University

Chuck Wicks Rough

Nathan Stanley The Legacy Continues

Dawes Stories Don’t End

Deadstring Brothers Cannery Row

Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk – Over Land and Sea

Mark Newton & Steve Thomas – Reborn

 

  1. Luckyoldsun
    April 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    “Sammy Kershaw accidentally started a house fire…”

    At least he left the matches.

  2. nm
    April 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Cowboy!

  3. nm
    April 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Bobby Bare, sounds like.

  4. nm
    April 10, 2013 at 10:55 am

    So if they were all born in the ’30s, who’s the current performer?

    • Juli Thanki
      April 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Sounds like Kenny Rogers.

  5. nm
    April 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Ugh.

  6. nm
    April 10, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Stay classy, Kenny.

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