- 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)
Bob Kealing – Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons & The Roots of Country Rock
Neil Young – Waging Heavy Peace