Sales for Jamey Johnson‘s album That Lonesome song jumped 60 percent since he won the ACM Song of the Year for “In Color.” Commenting on plans for the future, Johnson says he hopes to have a new album in the fall or early winter and has contributed songs to George Strait for consideration on his next album.
The Greencards (MySpace) will release Fascination, their Sugar Hill debut and overall fourth studio album, on April 21. Melodic Sunburst has free downloads for two of the songs: “Chico Calling” and “Three Four Time.”
Rolling Stone described the sound and gave the back story to five bands who they feel are paying tribute to, while updating the style of, bluegrass music: O’ Death, Avett Brothers, Uncle Earl, Those Darlins and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Meanwhile, The Bluegrass Blog polled its readers to find out whether they think Rolling Stone knows its bluegrass or not. Of the 432 readers who have currently voted, 93 percent said no.