Billy Currington Indicted for “Terroristic Threats”; Kacey Musgraves Added to Bonnaroo Lineup; Stream New Kenny Chesney, Vandaveer Albums
Juli Thanki | April 25th, 2013
EW.com premiered Kris Kristofferson’s recording of “How Many Days,” a song from the upcoming Stephen King/T Bone Burnett/John Mellencamp project, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, which is coming out June 4.
Stream Vandaveer’s album of murder ballads, Oh, Willie, Please…, before its April 30 release date.
The Texas Thunder music festival will raise funds for those affected by the recent fertilizer plant explosion.
Music downloads “may soon be as antiquated as CDs,” writes Steven Hyden, who also states that “the gains made by downloads are sluggish compared with the exploding reach of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, which saw a 59 percent increase in revenues last year thanks to listeners willing to pay a nominal subscription fee (or sit through ads) in exchange for access to libraries with many more songs than they could ever purchase.”
Janie Fricke, Eddie Rabbitt, Steve Wariner, and Barbara Mandrell will be featured in a new Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum exhibit called Radio Romance: Mainstream Country in the 1980s.
Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, and Kix Brooks are a few of the artist appearing on Everybody Has a Story, an album that features songs written by patients at Vanderbilt’s children’s hospital.
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.