The Band Perry Pays Funeral Costs for Nine Killed in Fire; SPBGMA Winners Announced; New Music Videos
- Pinecastle Records is going to unveil a lost Osborne Brothers recording that was made in 1973 but never released. Nashville is due out in June; a special vinyl copy will be produced as well.
- Nickel Creek released a new song and announced eight tour dates.
- The Band Perry stepped in to pay funeral costs and hotel expenses for a large family from Greenville, Kentucky, who suffered losses and injuries in a recent house fire. Eight children and their mother died in the fire; only the father and one child survived.
- The SPGBMA Awards were held last night. Rhonda Vincent took home Entertainer of the Year honors while The Gibson Brothers’ “They Called It Music” won Song of the Year. Here is the full list of winners.
- The Grand Ole Opry has started a new video series of dramatic readings in which artists provide a deadpan non-musical reading of a current or past hit by another artist, like Jeannie Seely taking on “Fancy.” Others include Larry Gatlin reading Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise.”
- Bear Family will release the Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner box set Just Between You and Me: Complete Recordings 1967-1976 this spring.
- Suzy Bogguss appeared on Good Day L.A. Watch the interview and performance here. (h/t our pal Grace)
- Miranda Lambert will release new single “Automatic” to country radio on Wednesday.
- David Nail’s “Whatever She’s Got” hit Number One on the Billboard charts.
- The Charlie Daniels Band will release an album dedicated to Bob Dylan in April.
- The always-wry C.M. Wilcox posted another Quotable Country over at Country California.
- Darius Rucker didn’t accept his Grammy award in person because he got stuck in traffic.
- Chris Stapleton signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music.
- Nominations for the 12th Annual Texas Music Awards have been announced.
- Multi-market Clear Channel country DJ Bobby Bones flirted with leaving radio for television but ended up staying put.
- The Tennessean’s Cindy Watts profiled Steve Buchanan, the Senior Vice President of Gaylord Entertainment and overseer of the Grand Ole Opry.
- The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia is on track for an August opening.
- New music videos from the last week or two:
Korby Lenker – “Forbidden Fruit”
Keith Urban – “Cop Car”
Brett Eldredge – “Beat of the Music”
Chase Rice – “Ready Set Roll”
Rod Picott – “65 Falcon”
Josh Rouse – “A Lot Like Magic”
Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell – “Pretty Little One”
Ruby the RabbitFoot – “Ways”
Dean Brody – “Crop Circles”
Billy Ray Cyrus and Dionne Warwick – “Hope is Just Ahead”
Michael Christopher – “Keep It Country”
Lance Carpenter – “12th and Gibson”
Jarrod Birmingham – “December Gone”
Deric Ruttan – “Pass It Around”
The Weeping Willows – “Home for the Broken Soul”
Logan Brill – “Scars” (Live at The High Watt)
- luckyoldsun: That Bobby Bare/Bill Parsons story has been often told, but I still don't quite understand how two then-nobodies could go …
- Leeann: The Jack Clement album is quite good!
- Donald: "Ryan Adams announced .... the August 19 release of “1984,'" Which, I'm told, is the fifteen years later update of his …
- Lynchie from Aberdeen: Delighted to hear that Hot Rize have a new album coming out – and thanks for the link to that …
- luckyoldsun: Nobody can do Karaoke George Jones like Kershaw!
- Bruce: LW, Don't apologize for your Bryant comment. You were more gracious than I would have been.
- Bruce: My vote is for Marty Stuart for his exhaustive body of work that is directional yet diversified.
- Leeann: Dang! Let me write my above sentence again!: Kelley MicKwee’s album is sounding good so far too. I really like “Beautiful …
- paul w dennis: The Kershaw album is really noteworthy for its song selections. Other than "I'll Share My World With You", it omits …
- Leeann: The Sammy Kershaw tribute to George Jones is pretty good on first listen. Of course, Sammy's no George, but their …