Acuff, Rogers & Evans, and Monroe Head to Grammy Hall of Fame; Unfinished Hank Williams Song Finally Released

Brody Vercher | November 25th, 2009

  1. Rick
    November 25, 2009 at 11:02 am

    It was just announced today that Amber Digby will be making her Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, December 19th at the Ryman! Amber has hosted the E.T. Record Shop Midnite Jamboree twice thus far, but now she’ll finally be on the Opry where she belongs! Eddie Stubbs is a big fan of Amber’s music and I’m sure he played a part in getting this appearance booked as I dobt Pete Fisher even knows who she is! (lol) Since Amber’s new CD will oficially be released December 8th this will be a great way to promote it. I just hope this is the first of many visits Amber will make on the Opry. Go Amber!

    Speaking of the Opry, its a shame that the featured artist on the Opry’s first ever live video stream was Carrie Underwood. It should have been Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson! I have no interest in watching “Opry Idol”…

  2. Drew
    November 25, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Is “Beautiful World” going to be the next single?

  3. Barry Mazor
    November 25, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for the link–to the Wall Street Journal, which I write for, not the Post, which I’ve written for, but not lately!

  4. Brody Vercher
    November 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I knew that; I was just testing to see if anyone was paying attention…

  5. Barry Mazor
    November 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Well I was. Paying attention, that is. Which I get to do since a big project got finished yesterday and we’re having Thanksgiving, with some friends and a bit of family on hand, right here. No traveling.

  6. Jon
    November 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Well, shoot, Barry, if you’re going to be home this weekend, can you come feed our cats while we’re gone? ;-)

  7. Jeff Remz
    November 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Ashley Monroe is a great singer. Saw her here in Boston a few months back with the Ten From Tenn. tour. By far the most country singer of the bunch & just a really good singer.

  8. Rick
    November 25, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Mt favorite quote from Ashley’s interview at CMT was this:

    “Brandon Benson [one of the Raconteurs] and I are doing a project together that I’m crazy about, and so we’ve already recorded, I guess, maybe 15 songs that will probably come out next year. I’m also securing a deal, just for me.”

    I sure hope Ashley’s “deal” is with a label that will support her properly, and these days that usually means one associated with the “Americana” realm. Time will tell…

  9. idlewildsouth
    November 25, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Word has it the deal is out of New York

  10. Timbo
    November 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Just asking and new here. Who sings the song (I thought his name was Matt Thompson) about working to pay for beer to be put on the table. Damn I dig that tune. Thanks.

  11. Rick
    November 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Timbo, Its Josh Thompson singing “Beer On The Table”, but just to be sure:

    http://www.roughstock.com/audio/josh-thompson-beer-on-the-table

  12. Sheep
    November 26, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I also dig that tune. That and “A Little More Country Than That” by Easton Corbin.

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