Brad Paisley Announces Next Single; Keith Urban Performs on Train; The Civil Wars’ New Video

Brody Vercher | November 17th, 2010

  • Brad Paisley announced that the song he debuted at the CMA Awards, “This Is Country Music,” will be his next single. (via CMT)
  • Dollywood was awarded the Liseberg Applause Award, the amusement park industry’s top theme park award, on Tuesday.

    “Of course, Walt Disney became successful because he had Mickey Mouse who has two big ears. So I figured I could be successful with Dollywood with my two big partners,” [Dolly] Parton said in her acceptance speech.

    That was followed by a quick gesture toward her business partners, Pete and Jack Herschend […].

    She later told Reuters that she’s working on an album to be released next summer, which her website explains will be all new material.

  • The new video for David Barnes‘ song “Christmas Tonight” stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and features Hillary Scott on vocals.
  • As part of a promotional effort for his new album, Keith Urban performed at train stations in New York and Philadelphia on Tuesday, and even performed an acoustic show on the train itself.
  • Here’s Joe Pug on Mountain Stage and here’s the full audio from Joe Pug’s last night on his $10 Tour at Cactus Cafe.
  • Kenny Chesney is planning to give away 10,000 copies of his Boys of Fall documentary DVD to high school football coaches.
  • Music Fog:
  • The video for the Rascal Flatts song “Why Wait” is available as a free download on iTunes. (iTunes)
  • Hulu has a 30-minute behind the scenes documentary on the making of Keith Urban‘s new album and some of the effects that Nashville’s flood had on the process. (via Country Music Tattle Tale)
  • With a title like “Not Everybody Likes Your Doggie Like You Do,” you know a song has to be at least somewhat humorous. Check it out at Songs:Illinois.
  • Tom Russell remembers Doug Sahm:

    He used to call me in the middle of the night and whisper arcane warnings: “Man you gonna get fat on Mexican food down in El Paso. Watch out.” He said he’d drive out to see me, but “them Mexican banditos out there would steal my Cadillac.

  • Amazon has a free sampler from Bloodshot Records that includes songs from artists like Scott H. Biram, Wayne Hancock, and Rosie Flores.
  • Moxy Creative House created a series of posters depicting the ensemble of some of music’s most famous names, including Johnny Cash.
  • The Civil Wars, a duo consisting of Joy Williams and John Paul White, have released an EP and free digital live album in the past, but come February they’ll release their debut studio album Barton Hollow. Here’s the newly released video for the album’s title track (via Melodic Sunburst):

  1. Rick
    November 17, 2010 at 11:40 am

    The extreemely talented singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley will be one of the featured artists on tonight’s Music City Roots along with Big Daddy Love, The Coal Men, and Ben Cameron. I’m really looking forward to Angaleena’s set!

    I have no idea who David Barnes is, but since his video features Jennifer Love Hewitt, I’m in! (lol)

    Thanks for the Bloodshot label freebie link! I haven’t checked Amazon recently and missed this one. Its hard to go wrong with Wayne The Train and Rosie…

  2. Kim
    November 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks for the Keith Urban Hulu video find. That was quite entertaining and interesting to watch.

  3. Mike Wimmer
    November 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Brad Paisley putting out a “list” song?


  4. Ben Foster
    November 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    “This Is Country Music” is Brad’s next single? That’s just what I was afraid of. On the plus side, I’m sure I will very much enjoy writing that review.

  5. Noeller
    November 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Ugh. Just listened to that new Paisley track for the first time. This is like a ballad version of Mont Gent’s “Oughta Be More Songs About That” or a slightly hipper version of J+R’s “This Song’s For You”. Either way — this might be the worst single of his career. Ugh x2. For him to sit there and tell me that HIS idea of what Country music is, is the absolute definition, seems all kinds of wrong, to me.

  6. Opryfan
    November 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Some of Nashville’s stars like Amy Grant, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Pam Tillis, and Vince Gill have stepped up and donated their own guitars that were affected by the Nashville floods. The instruments are up for auction at, and all of the proceeds go towards ongoing Nashville Flood Relief.

    Keith Urban’s Vintage Airline Guitar:

    Brad Paisley’s rare Crook Electric:

  7. I Am Very Cute
    November 19, 2010 at 8:15 am

    you wouldn’t believe if i tell you that Joy Williams of The Civil Wars used to released albums that sounds closer to Christina Aguilera than Patty Griffin.

    yup, like Mandy Moore, she used to be a bubble gum teen pop idol

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