Americana Music Award Winners Announced; Bearfoot Undergoes Lineup Changes; Stream New Dwight Yoakam Song
- Here are the winners of last night’s Americana Music Awards and Honors:
Instrumentalist of the Year: Dave Rawlings
Album of the Year: This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark; produced by Tamara Saviano and Shawn Camp
Song Of The Year Award : “Alabama Pines;” Written by Jason Isbell and performed by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Emerging Artist of the Year: Alabama Shakes
Artist of the Year: Gillian Welch
Duo/group of the Year: The Civil Wars
Lifetime Achievement for Performance: Bonnie Raitt
Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist: Booker T. Jones
Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting: Richard Thompson
Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive: Dennis Lord
- Johnny Perez, drummer for the Sir Douglas Quintet and owner of Topanga Skyline Studio, passed away on Tuesday from complications of cirrhosis of the liver.
- Glen Campbell’s tour returned to his home state of Arkansas.
- Dan Milliken interviewed Punch Brothers for CMT Edge.
- Nora Jane Struthers and P.J. George have left Bearfoot to work on Struthers’ new solo project; her replacement is the excellent Megan McCormick.
- Mountain Home Music pays tribute to Doyle Lawson, one of this year’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductees, with this video.
- Josh Grider sang the national anthem at yesterday’s Rangers game.
- USA Today featured an article on The 78 Project, which recently launched a Kickstarter to help fund a documentary about the project.
- Listen to Dwight Yoakam’s “Take Hold of My Hand” from his upcoming album, 3 Pears.
- Chris Rutledge of American Songwriter talks with Dustin Lynch about the story behind “Cowboys and Angels.”
- Wade Hayes recorded a new song about his recent cancer battle; “Is It Already Time” is currently available on Amazon.
- CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock will air September 17 on ABC. No word yet on the broadcast date or existence of Country’s Night to Country.
- Listen to a cut from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale’s upcoming duets record, due in indie record stores November 23, with a worldwide release slated for December 11.
- Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” spent a third week atop Billboard’s Hot 100, the longest reign for a country song on the Hot 100 since Kenny Rogers’ “Lady,” which was Number One for six weeks in 1980.
- Jedd Beaudoin’s new PopMatters column is all about insurgent country bands from the Midwest, including Uncle Tupelo and Split Lip Rayfield.
- On September 23, the Travelin’ McCourys will play a free show in Nashville’s Cumberland Park following the Tennessee Titans game.
- Out October 30: Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Psychedelic Pill.
- Buddy Guy is among the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. Robert Plant will also receive honors as part of Led Zeppelin.
- On September 29, Jessi Colter with Waymore’s Blues Band and Jamey Johnson will play a benefit concert for pancreatic cancer research.
- luckyoldsun: Jim Z-- I get the feeling Barry was this close to calling you what Kinky Friedman called his guy from El …
- Leeann Ward: Thanks, NM. I like a good pop hook, to be honest. So, maybe I need to try it again.
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
- Barry Mazor: Matter of fact, as always--I did. The notes say the album was recorded & mixed by and at "The …
- Roger: Looking forward to picking up the Jamey Johnson Christmas EP - love all of those songs and can't wait for …
- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I can always use more dobro in my life! Thanks for the Phil Leadbetter tip! I haven't been able to …
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim. The record's more or less out of Austin. But I'm sure they're also good in El Paso...