Charley Pride to be Honored by Smithsonian; Listen to a New Rodney Crowell Song; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | September 25th, 2012

  • On October 3, Charley Pride will be honored by the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture with a reception. Pride’s sending the museum his 1971 Country Male Vocalist of the Year Award, his 1972 Grammy, a guitar, and some ‘70s outfits for display at the museum, which is slated to open in 2015.
  • Check out “Fever on the Bayou,” a new song from Rodney Crowell’s upcoming solo record that will be released after his duets record with Emmylou Harris.
  • Download an album from Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) on NoiseTrade. Roots rocker Justin Jones also has music available.
  • Cody Canada & The Departed will release new album Adventus on November 13. Listen to “Worth the Fight” here.
  • Jewly Hight reviewed Carrie Underwood’s Nashville show (where the singer was surprised by Brad Paisley appearing for the duet “Remind Me”).
  • The New York Times published a feature on the upcoming season of Austin City Limits, which will include performances from Tim McGraw, Mavis Staples, and more.
  • Performing Songwriter posted an old interview with Ray Charles to celebrate what would have been his 82nd birthday.
  • Daniel Mullins of Bluegrass today reports that Darrell Scott and Tim O’Brien are planning to release a studio album next year. Their live album, We’re Usually a Lot Better Than This, comes out in two weeks.
  • The third volume of The Levon Helm Band’s Midnight Ramble Sessions will be released November 20. Listen to Helm’s “Same Thing” here.
  • There’s an interview with Sarah Jarosz posted on CMT Edge.
  • Stream the Nick Lowe tribute record Lowe Country on No Depression.
  • Loretta Lynn celebrates 50 years with the Opry tonight.
  • Pierce Greenberg wrote an article for Nashville’s City Paper about this year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass, the last one in Nashville before the event relocates to Raleigh, N.C. for the next three years.
  • Mumford and Sons played Saturday Night Live.
  • American Songwriter’s David McPherson recapped the highlights of Farm Aid.
  • This week’s album releases:

Jim Lauderdale Caroline Moonrise

Ben Sollee Half Made Man

Jimbeau Hinson – Strong Medicine

Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theatre: Live from New York

Billy Dean A Man of Good Fortune

John Hiatt Mystic Pinball

The Hillbenders Can You Hear Me?

Bettye LaVette Thankful N’ Thoughtful

Preservation Hall Jazz Band St. Peter & 57th St. / 50th Anniversary Collection

Jake Owen Endless Summer EP

Trapper Schoepp & The Shades Run, Engine, Run

Ricky Skaggs Music To My Ears

Pete Seeger A More Perfect Union / Pete Remembers Woody

Glen Campbell & Jimmy Webb In Session (CD/DVD)

Woody Guthrie The Complete Government Recordings

Waylon Jennings Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Time’s A-Coming

Jamey Johnson Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Vinyl)

John D. Hale Band More Than I Can Handle

The 1861 Project Volume 2: From the Famine to the Front

Mumford & Sons Babel

Abrams Brothers – Northern Redemption

Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings

The Statler Brothers Christmas Present / Christmas Wishes (both now available as MP3s)

  • And a couple new books:

Bob Kealing Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons & The Roots of Country Rock

Neil Young Waging Heavy Peace

  1. Jeremy Dylan
    September 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    The Lauderdale and Hiatt records are all kinds of awesome.

  2. Rick
    September 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I’ll have to download that new Ricky Skaggs song “You Can’t Hurt Ham” he sang on the Opry recently. [Edited.]

    I wouldn’t mind seeing that Mavis Staples installment of Austin City Limits. The Timbo McGraw version not so much.

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