Aldean/Clarkson Duet Goes Double Platinum; Free Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Download; ACMs Net 21 Million Viewers
Juli Thanki | May 10th, 2012
Listen to “My Father’s Advice,” the Rodney Crowell and Kris Kristofferson collaboration from Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell.
The Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay” has gone double platinum.
Check out Song to Soul, a documentary about The Band produced for Japanese television.
CMT’s Craig Shelburne interviewedDustin Lynch. An excerpt where Lynch talks about his Opry debut: I debuted at the Grand Ole Opry on March 2, and that is probably at the top of the list of dreams to come true — to stand in the circle. I’ve gotten to go to the Opry a couple of times and stand backstage and watch. But I made it a point not to take a tour or stand in the circle until music took me there. I told myself that was one place I’d never go unless music took me there. On March 2, I got to step in the circle. Before the show, I went out and took a look at it, but I wouldn’t step in it. When John Conlee introduced me, I walked out and stepped in the circle and just about lost it. It was all I could do to sing. They’ve asked me to come back twice since then. And at the end of May, they’ve asked me to play the Ryman for Opry Country Classics. That’s pretty cool that I’m going to make my Ryman debut. I’ll have my family in for that, too.
The Nashville Scene’s Edd Hurt on Willie Nelson’s new album: “his new full-length, Heroes, marks not only the singer’s move back to Columbia Records, but his continued ability to combine the old and the new in ways that are both new and old. [Sheryl] Crow does fine, as do Nelson’s children, Lukas and Micah, while veteran Nashville producer Buddy Cannon gives Nelson breathing room to interpret Wayne Carson, Coldplay and Nelson himself. Heroes goes straight down the middle of the road, but displays Nelson’s genius for interpretation.”
Congratulations to the winner of our Golf & Guitars ticket giveaway: Jason Sowell. Jason, check your email.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.