Aldean, Swift & Underwood Among People’s Choice Award Nominees; Watch The King of Broken Hearts Trailer; Sara Watkins on Mountain Stage

Juli Thanki | November 16th, 2012

  • Clint Black, Vince Gill, and Jana Kramer are among the 125 signatories of an open letter opposing internet radio station Pandora’s Congressional request to lower its royalty payment rates.”
  • Yesterday there was a news item about the Jim Lauderdale documentary, The King of Broken Hearts, that the Grammy Museum is screening next month. Watch the trailer here.
  • Listen to “Man Enough,” a new Chris King song featuring Jamie Wilson (The Trishas).
  • The Tennessean recapped Chris Young’s Ryman show.
  • Angel Snow played her song “Holiday” for American Songwriter.
  • CMT Edge posted a new video from The Lone Bellow.
  • More than 15 years after her death, Minnie Pearl’s visibility and popularity endures.
  • Rosanne Cash shares details about her next project in this Chicago Tribune interview: I am three-quarters of the way finished with a new record about the South. It’s a really a dense album, very swampy and roots oriented. Places in the South keep showing up, and stories of Southern people I know.  
  • Chet Flippo’s new Nashville Skyline column covers the folk revival and Bobby Bare’s new record, Darker Than Light.
  • Miranda Lambert’s new store, The Pink Pistol, will open in Tishomingo, Oklahoma next week.
  • The Stray Birds played a Backstage Session for Folk Alley.
  • To celebrate the launch of ThistleRadio, NPR’s Fiona Ritchie selected 100 essential Celtic songsThe ChieftainsTim O’Brien, and Jerry Douglas are among the artists represented on the list.
  • Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood are among the nominees for the fan-voted People’s Choice Awards; voting ends December 14 and the awards show will be broadcast January 9.
  • “Springsteen” and “Red Solo Cup” are among the American Country Awards Song of the Year nominees. Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, and Kip Moore have been added to the show’s lineup of performers.
  1. Rick
    November 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I’m always glad to see Elizabeth Cook get good publicity from almost any source, but Dwight Schrute? Crikey!

    On this week’s Nashville I decided they are making the “Juliette” character far more Hollywood than Nashville, and that is not a good thing. Is Juliette getting paired up with a Tim Tebow type inspired by Katy Parry’s parents wanting Tim to ask Katy on a date? Juliette should be less Lindsay Lohan and more Mindy McCready in my opinion. Episode high point: When Scarlett broke up with Avery! Yay!

    Opry Alert: Tonight’s Opry features Andy Gibson, the John Cowan Band (do they have time to jam?), Diamond Rio, and the CDB. Grade: B The Saturady Night Opry’s feature Scarlett and Gunnar off “Nashville” performing a couple of duets, Keith Anderson, Tyler Farr, Holly Williams, and Darius Rucker. Grade: B+
    Opry Schedule Link: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  2. Rick
    November 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    PS – One more comment about this week’s Nashville episode. I was kind of surprised to hear Lindi Ortega’s name mentioned and even more surprised to see her performing on stage at the “5 Spot” venue a short while later in the episode. I’d take this to mean T-Bone is a big fan of Lindi’s music. Better that than Scott Borchetta getting his paws on her…

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