Alabama Reunites for Waylon Jennings Cover; Brad Paisley Releases “This Is Country Music”
- Alabama reunited to record a track for a new Waylon Jennings tribute album, The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, that’s due out next Feb. The song, “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” will be released as a single to radio early next week (stream a preview). Other artists appearing on the album include Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Shooter Jennings, Sunnny Sweeney, Jessi Colter, and more.
- A studio version of Brad Paisley‘s “This Is Country Music,” the song he premiered at the CMA Awards, is available for streaming on his website.
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- Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Lady Antebellum represented country music with wins at last night’s American Music Awards.
- GAC has the new video for Brett Eldredge‘s song “Raymond.”
- USA Today’s Jerry Shriver interviewed Ralph Stanley, whose autobiography, Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times, was released in paperback earlier this month.
The legend of bluegrass — he prefers the term old-time mountain music — spent several years writing his thoughts and then telling his story to veteran music journalist Eddie Dean. “Most of (the process) was enjoyable,” he says (though it’s worth noting that Stanley didn’t update the paperback version). “If he asked me a question I didn’t like, I told him so. He was a little nosy but I guess you have to be.”
Stanley will also release a new gospel album, A Mother’s Prayer, in March.
- CMT premiered the new video for Tim McGraw‘s “Felt Good On My Lips.”
- The Academy of Country Music posted a video interview with Blake Shelton about his success.
- Sarah Siskind will release a holiday-themed EP of all original songs next week with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. For now, the songs can streamed on her website. (via The Tennessean)
- In an interview with The Tennesean‘s Cindy Watts, Rodney Atkins talks about losing control of his career.
He placed hope on his next record, which he recorded while he was on the road and planned to call Simple Things. But Atkins felt disconnected from the album release process as he continued to tour.
A few months before its March 2009 release, Atkins said, he was surprised to find out that the album’s title had been changed to It’s America, and that songs he’d chosen and recorded had been replaced with tracks from previous recording sessions he never planned for people to hear.
Here’s a new video for the Truth & Salvage Co. song “Pure Mountain Angel.”
- Leeann Ward: Um, that's too much geekery for me to follow, Sam! My husband would understand you though.:)
- Jack Williams: Alabama Shakes won the AMA Emerging artist award couple of years ago. Also, classic soul influenced artists like Bettye Lavette, …
- Applejack: It certainly seems to me like the inclusion of St. Paul and the Broken Bones stretches the limits of how …
- Stuart Munro: Yes, that's the issue: is the tent so big as to have no boundaries? What *isn't* Americana? Is jazz? Is …
- Jack Williams: Um, roots music, that is.
- Jack Williams: Well, Americana is a pretty big tent. Classic southern soul falls under my personal definition of root music.
- Stuart Munro: Is it just me...or does the idea of St. Paul and the Broken Bones being an Americana act really strain …
- Sam G.: Loki Is playing Hank Williams in a new movie, and Thor bought the rights to a book about him. I …
- Roger: Fabulous interview and fantastic new music that I will listen to over and over again.
- Applejack: It's not just you, Andrew L. I just listened to the clips on Amazon, and the autotune effect is terrible.