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 interviewed Dustin 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.
  • Steep Canyon Rangers released the first video in their “Meet the Steeps” series. First up: bassist Charles Humphrey III.
  • C.M. Wilcox takes a look at February’s Prime Cuts, which include songs from Lyle Lovett, Gene Watson, Moot Davis, and others.
  • This weekend, Alison Krauss will receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.
  • Craig Morgan, Thompson Square, Easton Corbin, and others tell Yahoo’s RAM Country about their preshow rituals and what they’d be doing if they weren’t musicians.
  • Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are giving away some live music.
  • 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.
  1. Ken Morton, Jr.
    May 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    That is a pretty good and appropriately reverential comment from Dustin Lynch. A couple years back, I had an opportunity to go out and step onto the stage at The Opry House after a show. I got the chills the second I stepped into the circle.

  2. Brian Lovely
    May 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    “Duet goes double platinum” Ha ha, I see what you did there!

  3. Rick
    May 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Its nice to read that newer artists like Dustin Lynch (and Eden’s Edge and Sunny Sweeney for that matter) hold such high esteem for the Opry. It sure beats worshipping at the altar of American Idol…

    That’s so funny, I thought Rodney Crowell was going to name his latest album “Fellow Travelers”. Hmm…

    It’s Miss Loretta on the Opry tonight! She’s still got it. Go Loretta! (Hopefully in the opposite direction from Jack White…)

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