The Band Perry Pays Funeral Costs for Nine Killed in Fire; SPBGMA Winners Announced; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | February 3rd, 2014

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)

  1. bob
    February 3, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for the Suzy Bogguss interview in which she sings “Lucky” from her new album. She still sounds great.

    David Nail has a #1 with a mediocre single, “Whatever She’s Got”, while “Sound of a Million Dreams” peaked at # 38 according to wiki. Can’t figure it out.

    Kudos to the Band Perry.

  2. Leeann Ward
    February 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I love the Suzy Bogguss album. So far, “The Running Kind” is my favorite, particularly the arrangement.

  3. Rick
    February 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Last Friday night I stepped into the Country Music Twilight Zone when “Doyle and Debbie” performed their musical parody show to a sell out crowd at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. Normally based in Nashville “Doyle” came out to pitch a movie script in Hollywood, so they decided to do a show out west. Their performance definitely lived up to what I had read about them previously and was a real kick in the pants! Who could resist tender love ballads like “When You’re Screwing Someone Else, Think of Me” or “Fat Women in Trailers”? Doyle was channeling Unknown Hinson is numbers like “I A’int No Homo” and “Daddy’s Hair” (which he keeps in a ratty old box). It was raunchy and rambunctious and very entertaining! Grade: A!

    So are the SPGBMA and IBMA competing organizations like the CMA and ACM? Hmmm. By the way, who in the heck are The Farm Hands anyway?

    It’s too bad that Osborne Brothers album wasn’t a lost gem from Jim and Jesse instead!

    Gosh, I was truly hoping Bobby Bones was going to leave AirHead Country radio but I knew it was just too good to be true. His contract must have been up for renewal…

  4. Barry Mazor
    February 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    THe SPGBMA represents “traditional” bluegrass music, which generally means “as close to 1946 as possible.” For some who only like their music that way, it’s an honoring-fostering-preserving society taken reasonably seriously as such. For (the probably many more) who love all that and also bluegrass’s evolution since–well, it’s a somewhat more lighthearted organizational commitment; you’ll hear some joking about it; I but the honors are real enough. I know that no one in the bluegrass community could be contentious enough to impute this description.

  5. Leeann Ward
    February 3, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I can’t believe I failed to address the Nickel Creek reunion news! I guess I was so excited that I couldn’t put it into words!! I love the single and I cannot wait for the album.

  6. Paul W Dennis
    February 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    A Porter & Dolly boxed set !

    Guess what hints I’ll be dropping for my birthday

    Barry – the SPGBMA may represent “traditional” bluegrass music but it is an impressive list of honorees

  7. Leeann Ward
    February 4, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Yes, I’ll be investing in that Porter and Dolly boxset for sure!

    And what The Band Perry is doing for the family of that horrific tragedy is incredible. It’s hard to even think about what happened without feeling sick.

  8. Melanie Evans
    February 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Barry, the SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards are to the IBMA what the ACM is to the CMA. Another award show honoring the top brass in the industry. It is fan voted, where the IBMA is member voted. SPBGMA is not strictly a traditional based award show. Rhonda Vincent, Dailey and Vincent, and Sonya Isaacs were winners this year.

    Rick, The Farm Hands are one of the hottest ‘new’ bands in bluegrass right now. They do a lot of gospel and are a high energy, entertaining show. They won ‘Album of the Year’ this year.

  9. Barry Mazor
    February 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Re: SPBGMA-ACM comparison. Fair enough comparison, I guess, Melanie, in the sense that both once had more specific identities then they may today.

  10. Janice Brooks
    February 17, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I just bought The Farm Hands downloads last week.

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