Brad Paisley Pens Diary of a Player; Chris Thile & Michael Daves Thrill at Ellnora; New Songs from Emily West
Juli Thanki | September 16th, 2011
Jim Lauderdale interviewed Kenny Vaughan about his new record in a video for American Songwriter.
The Professional Bull Riders are teaming up with The McClymonts, hosting a contest in which people can enter for a chance to win a trip to Australia. The McClymonts will also be performing during the 2011 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, Oct. 26-30.
Jon Caramanica says Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night “elevates this group’s fecklessness to high art” in his review of the album.
Mark Wills was honored with the Operation Troop Aid Patriot Award.
Dave Paulson of the Tennessean interviewed Taylor Swift about the special guests at her shows, rapping with 15,000 fans, and the intense planning and rehearsals behind her current tour.
Take a peek into Gretchen Peters’ photo shoot for Hello Cruel World.
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.
Jeff Miller: Yeah, the first time I played Jimmie Rodgers for my wife & daughter- they were aghast that he was singing …
David Cantwell: I think it more helpful to think of Americana not as a genre but as a format--and, perhaps better, and …
Juli Thanki: That would definitely be better than Marvel's hilariously terrible Billy Ray Cyrus comic book, released in 1995. http://4thletter.net/2009/02/billy-ray-cyrus-the-marvel-comic-book-yes-really/
Applejack: "I’m sure there are many ways to lasso in and constrict any genre or format, any of them, so tightly …
Emily: Wow!! Fabulous! Love those boots and you all look stunning!
Leeann Ward: Bangor is named somewhat commonly in country songs. It's usually their example of the most north you can go: Vince …
bob: Portland West was almost Boston West.
From Names on the Land by George Stewart:
"When more people arrived in Oregon, Amos …
Jack Williams: There's "Eight More Miles To Louisville", where Portland is referred to as Portland East.
nm: Of course, Bangor is also mentioned in "I've Been Everywhere."
Stuart Munro: As if that's what this discussion is doing, Barry. I'm for the online commenters thinking about and discussing the music …