On June 15, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will salute Bergen White as part of its Nashville Cats series. The event will be streamed on the HoF website.
If being on a boat with a bunch of bluegrassers sounds like fun for you, the 2014 Mountain Song at Sea lineup has been announced.
Or you could go on the Alabama & Friends Festival at Sea cruise in late October.
Hunter Hayes’ Encore, coming out June 18, is a mix of songs from his debut album and new material, including a duet with Ashley Monroe.
There’s an excellent interview with Murphy Hicks Henry, author of Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass, posted on Music Tomes.
Paste premiered “Cover Me Up” from Jason Isbell’s forthcoming record.
From Billboard: With a 12th week at No. 1, Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” breaks the record for the most chart-topping weeks for a title by a duo in the 69-year history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. “Cruise” also extends the list’s longest reign by any act since Buck Owens ruled for 16 weeks with “Love’s Gonna Live Here” in 1963-64.
John Lingan wrote about Patsy Cline and her legacy in Winchester, Virginia for TheMorningNews.org. It’s a lengthy article, but one that’s well worth your time (as is a trip out to Winchester).
Mark Chesnutt’s got plans to record a new album this year.
Jewly Hight interviewed Frank Solivan for CMT Edge.
Here’s a recent Holly Williams video that was shot as part of the War Memorial Auditorium’s Attic Sessions.
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.