Stagecoach Lineup Announced; Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw to Perform at CMA Awards; New Album Releases
- The 2015 Stagecoach lineup was announced yesterday. Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, and Blake Shelton will headline. Other acts slated to appear include Merle Haggard, John Moreland, The Band Perry, Logan Brill, and Sturgill Simpson. Check out the full lineup.
- John Prine’s masterful “Sam Stone” is American Songwriter’s Lyric of the Week.
- Johnny Vincent of The Sally Mountain Show and father of Rhonda and Darrin Vincent, passed away on Sunday.
- If you weren’t at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last weekend, you can watch several archived performances by folks like Lake Street Dive, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Mavis Staples, and lots more. (h/t Arlene)
- Last week’s Wide Open Bluegrass Fest in Raleigh drew 140,000 fans.
- The Washington Post’s Emily Yahr looks at the evolution of sex songs in country music from Floyd Tillman’s “Slippin’ Around” to “Sun Daze,” Florida Georgia Line’s new single.
- Lucinda Williams played a few for CMT.
- This Alison Krauss imposter/con woman is not very good at a). Resembling Alison Krauss or b). Evading arrest.
- Rick Bragg, author of the new Jerry Lee Lewis biography, wrote an excellent piece on the time he spent with The Killer for Garden & Gun.
- Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, and Kenny Chesney have been added to the CMA Awards’ lineup of performers.
- The remaining eight shows of BB King’s current tour have been canceled after the guitar legend was diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion.
- Nora J. Tucker has been named manager and curator of the Blues Hall of Fame, which will celebrate its grand opening on May 8, 2015 in Memphis. (via press release)
- Stream the soundtrack to The Best of Me, a new movie based on one of Nicholas Sparks’ terrible books. It features new songs from Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes, David Nail, and more.
- Jackson Browne played an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
- Paste premiered “American Beauty,” a song from Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors’ next album, which will be released in early 2015.
- Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, and Adam Brand are among the acts nominated in the Best Country Album category for the 2014 ARIA Awards, which will be held on November 26 in Sydney. Chambers got a Best Female Artist nod as well.
- CMT debuted Brad Paisley’s new “Perfect Storm” video.
- Here’s Bill Murray singing Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm.” You’re welcome.
- Album releases:
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn – Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Brian Collins – Healing Highway
Chris Jones & The Night Drivers – Live at the Old Feed Store
Claire Lynch – Holiday
Crystal Shawanda – The Whole World’s Got the Blues
Doug Seegers – Going Down to the River
Hal Ketchum – I’m the Troubadour
Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breech
Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt
Joe Fletcher – You’ve Got the Wrong Man
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge – Avalon
Low Society – You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down
Mel Tillis – Live
Old Dominion – Old Dominion
Rodney Hayden – Cowboy Songs
Ry Cooder – Soundtracks (box set)
Shakey Graves – And the War Came
Shelby Lynne – I Am Shelby Lynne: Deluxe Edition
Spinney Brothers – Tried & True
Various Artists – Songs of the Spanish Civil War
Various Artists – The Best of Me: Official Soundtrack
Webb Pierce – The Complete US Country Hits 1952-62
On November 4, Ronnie Fauss will release Built to Break, the follow-up to 2012’s I Am the Man You Know I’m Not (read Sam Gazdziak’s feature on that album), on Normaltown Records. Built to Break is another solid release from the Dallas singer-songwriter, from the raucous roots rock of album opener “Another Town” to the thoughtful country ballad “Come on Down,” a tribute to blue collar laborers sung from the perspective of a factory worker, that closes the record.
This morning we’re pleased to premiere a rollicking road song from the new album. Here’s “Eighteen Wheels,” featuring Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller.
- Garth Brooks unveiled the title and cover of his upcoming Pearl/RCA Nashville album. Man Against Machine will be released on November 11.
- In other Brooks news, four scheduled Minneapolis shows have now exploded into ten.
- And last in your Garth news trifecta, Cleveland.com’s Troy Smith wonders whether Brooks has a shot at induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Last Friday, Reba McEntire graced the Opry stage for the first time since 2009 and invited a teary-eyed Little Big Town to become the next members of the Grand Ole Opry. The band’s official induction will take place October 17.
- Gretchen Peters, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas, and John Anderson were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame last night.
- Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders passed away at the age of 76. While mostly known for his rock music, he did have some influence on country music with songs including the country-rock standard “Freeborn Man.” Tim McGraw using part of “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation)” on “Indian Outlaw.”
- Stream Angaleena Presley’s American Middle Class.
- Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn discuss their new album in this NPR interview.
- The town of Folsom, California (just outside Sacramento) has completed the first section of the Johnny Cash Trail and Overpass.
- Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A building looks like it may have received a reprieve from demolition as Bravo Development has reached a “sale-purchase” agreement with the nonprofit AMT Trust. From The New York Times: “The founder of the nonprofit, Aubrey Preston, is a well-known preservationist and real-estate developer who has been working on a project called the Americana Music Triangle, which seeks to promote music tourism and tie together the story of roots music as it emerged in Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis and the surrounding areas.”
- Chely Wright surpassed her Kickstarter goal of $175,000 and will begin recording her new album shortly. She sent an email out to supporters stating that additional funds will be used to tour smaller, rural communities.
- The steady C.M. Wilcox posted another Quotable Country feature.
- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be this month’s spotlight act over at My Kind of Country. The talented staff will review the band’s entire discography.
- Casey James has released a new single to radio called “Fall Apart” that you can hear here.
- Rolling Stone Country’s Beville Dunkerley interviewed Pat Green about his next independent album. An excerpt: “I’ve been getting crap from just about anybody, from every dimension — whether I’m making a record independently or for a record company, which is when people say I’ve sold out…But I’ve never made a record that I wasn’t totally invested in and that I didn’t like the sound. When you make records with big producers or big record labels, those records are really bombastic — that’s just the way they are going to sound. That was a wonderful experience, but making this next record, I’m still the same guy. I’m still writing most of the songs, still putting things together in an arrangement that I like…. I’m proud of this one. It feels organic.”
- The trial in the shooting death of Wayne Mills has been delayed.
- Stephen Burwell is the new fiddle player for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. He replaces Jason Barie.
- Chelle Rose posted a new demo of her version of a Chris Knight song, “North Dakota.”
- The Boston Globe’s James Burnett III wrote a feature about country music’s growing popularity in New England.
- Glen Campbell’s wife and daughter called into a radio show and gave an update on how he’s faring. They say that he’s “happy and content,” but has a hard time communicating. Listen to clips from the show here.
- The Tennessean’s Cindy Watts interviewed Jimmy Wayne about his book Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way, which comes out tomorrow. I’ve read this one and it’s an incredible story of heartbreak and overcoming almost unbelievable odds.
- Lulu Belle and Scotty, Link Wray, and Grand Ole Opry house band member Jimmy Capps are among this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees.
- New music videos and a couple key live performances from the last week or so.
John Williamson – “Clouds Over Tamworth”
Blake Shelton – “Bringing Back the Sunshine”
Dozzi – “Weakness”
Luke O’Shea – “Sing You Up”
Cris Jacobs with the Charm City All Stars – “Crooked Eyed John” (Live at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country)
Charla Corn – “In My Heart” (From The Texas Music Scene)
William Clark Green – “Hanging Around” (From The Texas Music Scene)
Steep Canyon Rangers – “Tell The Ones I Love” (Live at the Grand Ole Opry)
The Road Hammers – “I’ve Been Everywhere”
Darius Rucker – “Homegrown Honey”
Thomas Rhett – “Make Me Wanna”
Margo Price – “Since You Put Me Down”
Meghan Linsey – “Try Harder Than That”
Kyle Cox – “I Ain’t Been Lonely Until I Met You”
Lee Ann Womack and John Legend – “I May Hate Myself In the Morning” (from CMT Crossroads)
Alabama and Jason Aldean – “Tennessee River”
Zac Brown Band – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Next week, Canadian bluegrass band The Spinney Brothers will release Tried & True, a follow-up to last year’s chart-topping No Borders. We’ve got a copy of Tried & True – a treat for any traditional bluegrass fan — to give away to one Engine 145 reader. To enter to win this CD, leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite song about brothers (here’s one of mine) before 9 a.m. ET on Friday, October 10, 2014. A winner will be chosen via random number generator and notified by email, so be sure to use a valid address.
IBMA Award Winners Announced; Underwood, Zac Brown Band to Perform at Veteran’s Day Concert in DC; Vince Gill on Ice
- The winners of yesterday’s IBMA Awards (click through for the Momentum Awards and Special Awards winners, which were announced prior to last night’s awards show):
Hall of Fame Inductees: The Seldom Scene, Neil Rosenberg
Entertainer of the Year: Balsam Range
Instrumental Group of the Year: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Vocal Group of the Year: Balsam Range
Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda Smith
Male Vocalist of the Year: Buddy Melton
Emerging Artist of the Year: Flatt Lonesome
Recorded Event of the Year: “Wild Montana Skies,” by Special Consensus with Claire Lynch and Alison Brown
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year: “Won’t It Be Wonderful There,” Dailey & Vincent
Album of the Year: Noam Pikelny — Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe
Song of the Year: “Dear Sister” (written by Claire Lynch and Louisa Branscomb)
Banjo Player of the Year: Noam Pikelny
Bass Player of the Year: Barry Bales
Fiddle Player of the Year: Jason Carter
Dobro Player of the Year: Phil Leadbetter
Guitar Player of the Year: Bryan Sutton
Mandolin Player of the Year: Adam Steffey
- Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band are among the performers who’ll appear at a free Veteran’s Day concert on the Mall in DC.
- Ryan Adams covered Bryan Adams. Whoa.
- The Austin Chronicle’s Kevin Curtin shadowed Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona during a recent taping.
- Vince Gill is going to join the Nashville Predators broadcast team for a handful of games this season. He sings, he plays guitar, he produces, he provides hockey color commentary – what can’t this guy do?
- Listen to Willie Watson’s Mountain Stage performance.
- Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley have signed with Compass Records. The duo’s first album together, Before the Sun Goes Down, will be released in January. (via press release)
- Mikael Wood of The L.A. Times looks at new albums from seasoned stars Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, and Blake Shelton.
- NPR aired a fine piece on Alice Gerrard. Listen here.
- Lera Lynn visited the American Songwriter office to play her song, “Refrain.”
- The six-decade argument over the definition of bluegrass continues. A new piece by Deborah Evans Price for Rolling Stone examines the genre’s “civil war” between traditionalists and progressives and gets artists like Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, and Del McCoury, as well as IBMA executive director Nancy Cardwell, to weigh in on the subject.
- Check out Margo Price & The Pricetags’ “Since You Put Me Down.”
- Natalie Hemby and Barry Dean talk songwriting with Chuck Dauphin of The 615.
- Go read Peter Cooper’s column on Jerry Lee Lewis.
- Miranda Lambert’s going on tour with opening act Justin Moore beginning in January. Sunny Sweeney and Ashley Monroe will open select shows, as well RaeLynn and Danielle Bradbery.
- Here’s a super cute video of Hurray for the Riff Raff performing “Little Black Star” for a bunch of little rock and rollers at Willie Mae’s Rock Camp for Girls.
- Lucinda Williams played “Protection” backed by The Roots on The Tonight Show. (warning: autoplay)
- Congratulations to the winner of our Tom T. Hall audiobook giveaway, KathyP. Check your email, Kathy.
With forthcoming releases from Becky Buller, Phil Leadbetter, Stoney LaRue, The Stray Birds, and lots more, October’s shaping up to be a fine month for music. Here are five albums that we’re anticipating. What are you looking forward to?
5. The Hello Strangers – The Hello Strangers
The sister duo’s self-titled album (due October 21) is one of the year’s strongest debut albums. Brechyn Chace and Larissa Chace Smith serve up a delightful collection of songs, ranging from the raucous singalong “What It Takes to Break A Heart” to the honky-tonking “Ruined” to a sweet version of “Que Sera, Sera,” which pays tribute to the sisters’ grandfather, who sang with Doris Day in the ‘40s. And there’s an appearance from Jim Lauderdale (on “What You Don’t Know”), which is always a bonus.
4. Reed Foehl – Lost in the West
If you’ve perused the liner notes for Lee Ann Womack’s The Way I’m Livin’, you’ve seen Foehl’s name: he co-wrote the album opener, “Fly.” Currently based in Boulder, Foehl, a founding member of Acoustic Junction, delivers evocative Americana perfect for a fall drive on a winding highway on Lost in the West, which comes out October 21. Check out Lost in the West if you’re a fan of folkies like Gregory Alan Isakov.
3. Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock & Roll Time
Jerry Lee Lewis may be fast approaching his 80th birthday, but the Killer can still lay down some fiery piano. Rock & Roll Time, which comes out October 28, finds the music legend surrounding himself with a number of A-list guests, including Neil Young, Keith Richards, and Doyle Bramhall II on songs like “Little Queenie” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” while Shelby Lynne serves as an able duet partner on a cover of Kristofferson’s “Here Comes That Rainbow Again.” (You’ll hear more about Jerry Lee from Barry Mazor a little later this month – stay tuned.)
2. Doug Seegers – Going Down to the River
Doug Seegers has one of the most fascinating backstories you’ll ever hear. The frequently homeless singer-songwriter spent his days busking on city streets before getting discovered at a Nashville soup kitchen by a Swedish country singer. It wasn’t long before the 62-year-old Seegers, who’s got a bit of Hank Williams in his mournful voice, became a star in the land of Ikea and ABBA. New album Going Down to the River (out October 7 on Rounder Records) is a gem; opening track “Angie’s Song,” written for a girlfriend in jail, is one of the highlights, and his duet with Emmylou Harris, on “She,” is a fine salute to one of Seegers’ favorite artists, Gram Parsons.
1. Angaleena Presley – American Middle Class
Presley charmed the hell out of me when she opened for Marty Stuart last summer. Like a contemporary Loretta Lynn, the sharp singer-songwriter delivers true-to-life tales of working class life and love on her new album, which comes out October 14 on Slate Creek. Her new single, “Knocked Up,” is particularly irresistible. If you’ve enjoyed fellow Pistol Annie Ashley Monroe’s solo work, you’ll want to add this to your music collection.
- There’s an excellent feature on Mac Wiseman (written by Barry Mazor) in The Wall Street Journal.
- Marty Stuart was on NPR’s Fresh Air. Listen to his lengthy interview with Terry Gross here.
- Stuart on his collection of country music memorabilia and artifacts: I know we’re a Monday morning town; we create the chart every Monday and new stars every week, and that’s great. But that being said, there is no reason to discard former greatness because former greatness is usually better as time goes on, with wisdom…My point is: move the whole story forward, not just segments of the story or the latest and greatest flavor of the month that comes and goes. Save the treasures of the whole story, revere the people of the whole story. It’s the family of country music.
- Stream John & Jacob’s new, self-titled album; they’re currently on the road with Kacey Musgraves.
- Ruthie Foster played “Singing the Blues” for Relix.
- On October 28, Tompkins Square Records will release the two-disc set Get in Union: Bessie Jones with the Georgia Sea Island Singers and Others. Here’s a sneak peek.
- The IBMA Awards are this evening; you can stream the show on Music City Roots’ site at 7:30 Eastern.
- Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs discuss their new album, Hearts Like Ours, with Chuck Dauphin of The 615.
- Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt is streaming on CMT.com.
- Jewly Hight conducted a fine interview with Lucinda Williams.
- Ryan Adams covered Foreigner’s ‘80s power ballad “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
- The Big Revival is Kenny Chesney’s thirteenth album to top the country charts.
- Darius Rucker released a video for “Homegrown Honey.”
- On November 3, Neal McCoy will release a deluxe edition of his Charley Pride tribute album, Pride, through Cracker Barrel.
- Rockabilly artist Joe Clay (you might know his mid-1950s single, “Ducktail.” He also played drums with Elvis and George Jones.) discusses his career in this video interview filmed by NOLA.com.
- Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys played Mountain Stage; listen to their set here. (warning: autoplay)
- This month’s free Blue Ridge Outdoors Trail Mix includes songs by Sons of Bill, JP Harris & The Tough Choices, Luke Winslow-King, and lots more.
- Chris Gray of The Houston Press looks at Tracey W. Laird’s new book, Austin City Limits: A History, in his new article: “How Austin City Limits Went from TV Show to Blockbuster Brand.”
- Claire Lynch will release her Christmas album, Holiday, next week. (via press release)
- There’s a new documentary on Arhoolie Records called This Ain’t No Mouse Music! The L.A. Times wasn’t wild about the film, but here’s the trailer.
With his wire rim glasses, owlish eyes, and well-worn plaid shirt, songster Dom Flemons looks more like a grad student than the dynamic performer he becomes onstage; fitting, then, that last night’s show at The Hamilton in Washington, DC, was equal parts concert and history lesson.
Joined by bassist/fiddler Brian Farrow and drummer Dante Pope, Flemons, a founding member of Piedmont string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, delivered an engaging mixture of blues, old-time, ragtime, early jazz, and country – a mouthful, which is why Flemons calls himself an “American songster,” a term that encompasses the wide variety of music that he plays.
Throughout his show, Flemons would introduce each song with information about the song’s history and who or where he learned it. His set list was brimming with traditional tunes, blues songs picked up from Mississippi Sheiks or Sonny Boy Williamson recordings, and originals from his third solo album, Prospect Hill, released earlier this year.
Frequently switching between banjo, guitar, harmonica, bones, and quills, Flemons was quite literally tripping over his instruments onstage. Luckily, he’s an agile picker even when he’s tangled up in cords, cables, and guitar stands. As anyone who has seen him before (either solo or with the Chocolate Drops) knows, he is one of the most energetic entertainer on the Americana circuit, whether he’s pulling out a four-string banjo and stepping away from the microphone to mimic his days busking on New York City subways, saluting Nashville gustatory delights on “Hot Chicken,” or delivering proto rock n’ roll on the Fats Domino-esque “Can’t Do It Anymore.” Though the venue was only half full, Flemons performed like he was playing the Astrodome, whipping his sets of rhythm bones behind his back and under his legs on “Cindy Gal” and stomping and hollering through infectious tunes like “Your Baby Ain’t Sweet Like Mine,” which the Chocolate Drops recorded for their 2010 release, Genuine Negro Jig.
If Flemons and his band make it to your town, go check out the show – not only will you get a night of good American roots music, you might even learn something new.
Remember when we posted a review of the new audiobook version of Tom T. Hall’s 1979 memoir, The Storyteller’s Nashville, with narration by Tom T. Hall and Peter Cooper and original music performed by Thomm Jutz? Of course you do.
Anyway, our friends at Blackstone Audio have sent us another copy of the five-disc audiobook to give away to an Engine 145 reader. Perhaps you would like to be that reader. If so, leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite Tom T. Hall song(s) before 12 p.m. ET on Friday, October 3. A winner will be chosen by random number generator and notified via email, so be sure to use a valid address.
Jim Ed Brown Diagnosed with Lung Cancer; Glen Campbell Sued Over Documentary; Holly Williams Welcomes Daughter
- Jim Ed Brown revealed in a video he posted on his Facebook page that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Doctors have asked him to take a four-month break from the road in order to focus on chemo and radiation treatments. (warning: autoplay)
- Glen Campbell’s getting sued over I’ll Be Me, the documentary about his struggle with Alzheimer’s. From The Hollywood Reporter: “The Record Company is a production house claiming the film violates an agreement it made in June 2011 to develop a project about the country music icon with him and [director-producer James] Keach, whose credits include producing the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. In a complaint filed against Campbell on Monday, the studio alleges it was ‘excluded from participating in the documentary in every way’ despite its ‘exclusive’ agreement with Campbell.”
- Our pals at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country are broadcasting a killer show from Raleigh tonight: tune in or log in at 8 p.m. Eastern to hear The Gibson Brothers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Chatham County Line, and Claire Lynch.
- Holly Williams gave birth to a baby girl yesterday; Stella June is Williams and husband Chris Coleman’s first child.
- Thomas Goldsmith of The Raleigh News & Observer looks at the African-American influence on bluegrass, old-time, and string band music.
- Lori McKenna on the theme tying together the songs on new album Numbered Doors: “I’ve usually been pretty lucky about hotels, but I’ve stayed in some where you’re up all night hoping you make it through the morning. (laughs) I drive by and think, ‘Who stays in there?’ As a people watcher and a songwriter, I think we all make up stories about people and imagine what their stories are. I love regular life stories. When we had Numbered Doors down, we thought, “These have to be characters that would stay in one of these places, or they are in one of these places, or they’re in a marriage, which leads to a honeymoon, which leads to a hotel. That was the rough common thread.”
- Here’s a free download of Frazey Ford’s (The Be Good Tanyas) “September Fields” from her new solo album, Indian Ocean.
- James McMurtry’s next album, Complicated Game, is scheduled to be released on February 10, 2015. The record’s first single, “How’m I Gonna Find You Now,” comes out later this month. (via email)
- Nashville is back, which means that the Fug Girls’ Nashville recaps, which tend to be a lot more fun than the show itself, are back.
- Dale Ann Bradley’s returned to Pinecastle Records; she’s working on a solo project that’ll be released in mid-2015. (via press release)
- The new season of Troubadour, TX began last Saturday. Rodney Crowell, Walt Wilkins, and Green River Ordinance are among the acts who’ll appear on upcoming episodes.
- David Morris of Bluegrass Today recaps Bela Fleck’s keynote address at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass: “He spent a good deal of his convention kickoff speech focusing on his decision in the late 1980s to leave the New Grass Revival and pursue jazz-based music with the Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. At the time, he said in a speech that was part confessional, part I-saw-the-light conversion, he saw distancing himself from bluegrass as the only way forward because the music business seemed to be shunning the banjo and any connection to bluegrass or country music. But over the years, he realized that whenever he needed to pull out the stops, he found that he didn’t turn to Miles Davis or Bach. He turned to Earl Scruggs, whom he described as ‘an inspiring force in my musical life.’”
- Trampled By Turtles announced December tour dates.
- Kenny Rogers will kick off his annual Christmas tour on November 12 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
- In other holiday news, Jennifer Nettles will return as the host of CMA Country Christmas. Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, and Hunter Hayes are among the performers slated to appear on the television special, which tapes on November 7 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
- Check out a video for “Thought It Would Be Easier” from the 15th anniversary edition of Shelby Lynne’s I Am Shelby Lynne. The CD/DVD package comes out next week.
- Josh Ritter covered “Rosalie” on the new Chris Smither tribute album, Link of Chain. Listen here.
- Go read John Morthland’s piece on Cowboy Jack Clement’s legacy.
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- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …
- nm: Agreed. A good job by three very smart women.
- Deremy Jylan: The Hight piece is tremendous reading.
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