Acuff, Rogers & Evans, and Monroe Head to Grammy Hall of Fame; Unfinished Hank Williams Song Finally Released
The Recording Academy inducted 25 songs into the Grammy Hall of Fame yesterday. Songs in the country category are:
- On the surface, Rosanne Cash and Ricky Skaggs don’t appear to be a lot alike, but Barry Mazor finds parallels between their careers and latest records, consisting of songs their fathers loved, in his article for The Wall Street Journal.
- Michael Corcoran profiled Ryan Bingham for Austin 360 and noted that his next record, due out early next year, will be produced by T-Bone Burnett.
- InContention.com’s Kristopher Tapley considers the new Ryan Bingham song “The Weary Kind” the frontrunner in the Best Original Song category for the Oscars.
- Ashley Monroe on writing “Me and Your Cigarettes” with Miranda Lambert:
“Me and Your Cigarettes” was actually called “Your Cigarettes and Me,” and there was a whole another melody, but I had these words. I went to her house in Lindale, Texas, right before [2007's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend] album came out. We were sitting on her back deck and she finished it with me. She liked the idea. … She called me the day they cut it, and she goes, “I just wanted to tell you that Blake [Shelton] and I were kind of fiddling with it, and it’s kind of changed a bit. It’s still our words, but it’s a different beat, and we’ve changed it to ‘Me and Your Cigarettes.'” I went to the studio and heard it and was like, “Oh, please. This is amazing.” She was like, “I hope you’re not mad.” Are you kidding me?
- The Boot listed the 10 biggest news maker songs of the 2000s.
- Watch the new Marcel-produced video for Randy Kohrs‘ song “Shallow Grave.”
- Live video recordings of Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, Martina McBride, and Rodney Atkins are currently streaming on the Grand Ole Opry MySpace page. (via Country Standard Time)
- In 1958, Hank Williams‘ first wife, Audrey, approached Glenn D. Tubb about finishing a song that Hank had started. Because of a list of circumstances, the song was never released, until now. Tubb met Jennifer Brantley earlier this year and agreed to let her record the song “Heartbroken Forsaken and Alone.” Listen to it on her MySpace. (via That Nashville Sound)
- Watch Lorrie Morgan in studio performing Patsy Cline‘s classic “Leavin’ on Your Mind.”
- Ken Morton, Jr.: The inferiority complex of the CMA never ceases to amaze me.
- Barry Mazor: Thanks for explaining that to me, Luckyol.
- luckyoldsun: Barry, I think you're taking it a bit too seriously. CMT has to keep coming up with new lists to make. …
- Barry Mazor: Thi is a world in which the "top 40 most influential country artists of all time" do not include, for …
- luckyoldsun: I just noticed that Garth and King George are still to come. So unless I'm missing something else, the remaining seven …
- Leeann Ward: I hate it when people pronounce the days of the week with a "dy" ending instead of "day." It's like …
- luckyoldsun: Looking at that bizarre CMT Artists' list with Johnny Cash coming in at #8, it raises the question--Who are the …
- Leeann Ward: I'd have to agree with LOS here. The song was fair game to be released. It's no surprised that it …
- luckyoldsun: "'Brotherly Love,' IS a Keith Whitley song. Trying to take advantage of the impact sales, and the tragedy of Keith’s …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, we know that it's technically a Keith Whitley song, as Juli noted above.