Brad Paisley to Play White House Lawn; New Rodney Hayden Record Planned for October; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | July 3rd, 2012

  • WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is remembering Tom “Cat” Reeder at noon Eastern today – the program will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. on WAMU 88.5 (folks outside of the DC area can listen here.) Artists sharing their memories of Reeder will include Connie Smith, Bill Anderson, Eddie Stubbs, and Bobby Osborne.
  • The Singles Jukebox writers tackled the new Hank Jr.-Brad Paisley collaboration: Over the course of his 48 years in the business, Williams has gone from eerie imitation to wrangling with legacy to stepping out, and now he’s back to an achingly obsessive curation. 
  • This month’s free Trail Mix from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine features songs from MilkDrive, Billy Joe Shaver, Ron Block, and more.
  • Josh Thompson is July’s NRA Country Artist of the Month.
  • This morning, Rodney Hayden tweeted: New album will be released in October it looks like. Features a duet w @KellyWRobison & co-writes with people w the last name of Strait.
  • Tomorrow night, Brad Paisley will play a USO show on the White House South Lawn. It can be streamed on the White House web site starting at 8:10 p.m. Eastern.
  • There’s a free JD Souther EP available for download on NoiseTrade.
  • Kelly Dearmore and a panel that includes Pat Green and Drew Kennedy chose the Top 15 Red Dirt songs of the past 15 years.
  • Trailer Photoshopped a few album covers for Farce the Music’s Country Day.
  • Sonny James is #51 on Country Universe’s 100 Greatest Men countdown.
  • Diana Krall has teamed up with T Bone Burnett for a new album. Glad Rag Doll finds Krall reimagining “classic songs for the 21st century.”
  • Terry Paul Roland of Turnstyled Junkpiled interviewed Americana singer-songwriter Melody Walker.
  • Here’s an interesting Tennessean feature on the Nashville Symphony, which has collaborated with artists like Bela Fleck and Randy Travis, among others.
  • This week’s album releases:

Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys Pick

Mic Harrison & The High Score Still Wanna Fight

Lonesome River Band Chronology, Vol. 2

Jeremy Fisher Mint Juleps 

Johnny Hickman Tilting

The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead Movie (2-DVD set)

  1. Ben Foster
    July 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Very sad news about Andy Griffith. He left behind quite a legacy. I always loved The Andy Griffith Show – watched it with my grandparents a lot.

  2. Rick
    July 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I love the idea of a “Top 15 Red Dirt Songs” list! I think it belongs right next to the “Texas Top 15 Biggest Cow Pies” list of GAC’s “Top Country Mullets” in terms of cultural significance…(lol)

    Hey, don’t forget today is the release date for the Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls album “Packed For Exile”.

    So now Diana Krall is getting the T-Bonehead treatment as well eh? He should have invited Jack White to join in on the fun. Crikey.

  3. Jeremy Dylan
    July 3, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    The new Krall record feature Dennis Crouch on bass, which is the internationally recognised signal for musical awesomeness. His presence on an album is a surefire sign it’s going to be worth a purchase.

    Some of his recent credits:
    Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues
    Buddy Miller – The Majestic Silver Strings
    Johnny Cash – Ain’t No Grave
    Willie Nelson – Country Music
    Elvis Costello – National Ransom
    Alison Krauss / Robert Plant – Raising Sand
    Patty Griffin – Downtown Church
    Elton John / Leon Russell – The Union
    John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again

  4. Jon
    July 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Oh, great, give Dennis Crouch the big head. Besides, some of those “recent”s really aren’t, while other, more genuinely recent stuff is missing. I’m really digging his playing on Darrell Scott’s latest, for instance.

  5. Jeremy Dylan
    July 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I’m really digging his playing on Darrell Scott’s latest, for instance.

    I felt iffy about listing records I don’t actually own. The Scott record has been on my to buy list for a while. Not that I doubt your assertion for a moment.

    In even more recent Crouch news, he played on a new Jim Lauderdale country record cut in RCA Studio A back in May, along with James Burton, John Oates, Chad Cromwell, Kenny Vaughan, Al Perkins and John Jarvis.

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