All for the Hall Benefit Raises $650K; Steve Earle Box Set Due in June; Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Play Letterman

Juli Thanki | April 24th, 2013

  • Last week’s “All for the Hall” benefit concert raised nearly $650,000, bring the event’s four-year total to more than $2 million. (via press release)
  • Songwriter Tom Douglas (“The House That Built Me,” “Grown Men Don’t Cry”) is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s newest “Poet and Prophet.” He’ll do an interview and performance at the HoF’s Ford Theater on May 18, and the event will be streamed live on the Hall’s website.
  • The first MerleFest without Doc Watson begins tomorrow. You can start the festivities early with tonight’s Music City Roots, which is serving as a MerleFest kickoff.
  • On June 25, Shout Factory will release Steve Earle: The Warner Bros. Years, a “box set featuring the three albums he released on Warner Bros. between 1995-97…as well as the unreleased concert album Live at the Polk Theater from 1995 in Nashville and a DVD, To Hell and Back, from a 1996 concert at the Cold Creek Correctional Facility in Tennessee.” Listen to the live version of “The Devil’s Right Hand” from the Polk Theater disc here. Also, here’s a video of Earle’s recent Letterman appearance.
  • Glen Campbell is on Capitol Hill today; he’s attending the U.S. Special Committee on Aging’s hearing about Alzheimer’s, which you’ll be able to stream here at 2 p.m. Eastern. His daughter, Ashley, will testify at the hearing on behalf of the Campbell family.
  • Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Lonesome River Band, and Carolina Chocolate Drops are a few of the acts slated to play the Graves Mountain Festival of Music May 30-June 1.
  • Listen to the title track of Jason Boland & The Stragglers’ forthcoming album, Dark & Dirty Mile.
  • Stephen Deusner interviewed Luke Winslow-King for CMT Edge. Here’s a video of Winslow-King playing “You and Me” at Bloodshot Records HQ.
  • Steel Wheels have a new video too, for their cover of Tom Waits’ “Walk Away.”
  • Asleep at the Wheel and Gary Allan have joined the confirmed lineup for Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic.
  • Amy Speace and her new, Shakespeare-inspired album, How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat, were featured on NPR.
  • Steve Martin and Edie Brickell were on Letterman last night.

  1. Jon
    April 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I see at least 2 Steep Canyon Rangers with Steve and Edie.

  2. Barry Mazor
    April 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    You might figure they’d refer to themselves as “Edie and Steve” just to avoid being “Steve and Edie,” but ya never know. It could lead to a few side gigs in the Catskills and Vegas.

  3. Luckyoldsun
    April 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    It doesn’t seem that those other two are still in business. Otherwise, I’d suggest they do some double-dates–like the ’60s “Highwaymen” and the Waylon-Willie-Cash-Kris group.

  4. Eric Banister
    April 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Barry, on their appearance on The View Steve made a joke about being the new “Steve and Edie.”

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