The Lonesome River Band signed with the Mountain Home Music Company; the band is returning to the studio this month and hopes to have a new album out in the summer.
Music with a slow tempo, like country, can increase cows’ “lactational performance,” according to this report from The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. (Yeah, it’s kind of a slow news day.)
Emmylou Harris discusses Wrecking Ball (which is getting a deluxe reissue next week)in this L.A. Times article.
Watch Eric Church’s new short film, San Destino Rising: Movimento De Dos.
TheBoot.com reports that Blake Shelton just set a new record: “Shelton’s latest single, ‘Doin’ What She Likes,’ has scored him his 11th consecutive No. 1 country hit, setting a record since 1990, when Nielsen Soundscan began tracking hits. Shelton passes up Brad Paisley, who has held the record he scored with his eighth No. 1 in 2006 with ‘Waitin’ On a Woman.’ Paisley went on to grab a ninth hit with ‘Start a Band’ in 2008, and a 10th in 2009 with ‘Then.’”
Social Distortion’s Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham talks about his new roots rock record, Salvation Town, in this Q&A.
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.