Bassist Chuck Goff Killed in Car Accident; Jason Eady Launches Kickstarter Campaign; New Courtney Jaye, Dirty Guv’nahs Videos
Juli Thanki | March 1st, 2013
The “Gone But Not Forgotten” memorial festival, honoring Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and Randy Hughes (2013 marks the 50th anniversary of their fatal plane crash), runs through March 2 in Camden, Tenn.
Jason Eady has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to make his next album, which will be titled Daylight and Dark.
Carl “Chuck” Goff, Jr., Toby Keith’s longtime bassist, was killed in a two-car crash in Oklahoma on Wednesday night. He was 54.
Bob Seger kicked off his tour with a new song. Check it out here.
Edward Morris of CMT reviewed the “Grand Ole Opry Lite” show at the Country Radio Seminar.
Darius Rucker will kick off his True Believers Tour in early May. Check out the show dates here.
Holly Gleason wrote a fine piece about Kris Kristofferson for the Oxford American.
Blue Ridge Outdoor’s free Trail Mix includes cuts from The Howlin’ Brothers, The Nadas, and more.
The UNC Southern Folklife Collection blog posted music from a Prairie Ramblers 16-inch transcription disc. The Ramblers “coalesced in the 1930s appearing on numerous radio stations before settling down at WLS in Chicago. Featuring mandolinist Charles “Chick” Hurt, bassist “Happy”Jack Taylor, fiddler Tex Atchison, and Floyd “Salty” Holmes, a multi-instrumentalist and master of the harmonica, the group rose to fame after partnering up with a young Patsy Montana. Comfortable jumping from old-time stringband music, to country, to western swing, they went on to appear in numerous cowboy films with Gene Autry and other singing cowboys before splitting up for good in 1947 (well after Montana left to pursue her solo career).”
CMT Edge premiered Kait Lawson’s new song, “Memphis.”
CMT Edge also premiered a new video from The Dirty Guv’nahs.
USA Today premiered Courtney Jaye’s new video for “Say Oh Say.” Jaye’s next record, Love and Forgiveness, will be released May 7.
Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, and Luke Bryan are among the artists who will appear on the concert specialACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night, which is taping next month and will be broadcast at a later date on CBS.
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.
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