Chris Thile Wins MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant”; Stream New Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien Album; New Releases
- Darrell Scott and Tim O’Brien’s live album, We’re Usually a Lot Better Than This, is streaming at American Songwriter.
- Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and Brad Paisley have been added to the lineup of performers at this year’s CMA Awards.
- This month’s free Trail Mix from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine includes songs by The Steel Wheels, The Infamous Stringdusters, and more.
- Rosie Flores and her work with Janis Martin were featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.
- Stream Lindi Ortega’s new album here.
- Coming out November 6: three-disc set Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival: Greatest Hits and All-Time Classics.
- Peter Cooper’s most recent Tennessean column profiles guitarist Guthrie Trapp.
- CMT Edge posted Angel Snow’s “Holiday” video.
- Taylor Swift is Glamour’s November cover girl. Read excerpts from her interview here.
- Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss will sing “Make the World Go Away,” from Johnson’s Hank Cochran tribute record, on Letterman October 11.
- CMT’s Calvin Gilbert interviewed Jerry Douglas about his fantastic album, Traveler.
- Listen to NPR’s Mississippi Blues Project mix, featuring songs by Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and more.
- Jake Owen spoke with WSOC 103.7 about his new EP and his impending fatherhood.
- The compact disc turned 30 this week. What’s the first CD you ever bought?
- This week’s album releases:
Iris DeMent – Sing the Delta
Hank Williams – The Lost Concerts
Angel Snow – Angel Snow
Tift Merritt – Traveling Alone
Willie Nelson – The Classic Christmas Album
StompTown Revival – StompTown Revival
Forest Sun – Just Begun
Rayna Gellert – Old Light: Songs from My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Charlie Peacock – No Man’s Land
Blake Shelton – Cheers, It’s Christmas
Jerrod Niemann – Free the Music
Garth Hudson – Garth Hudson Presents Chest Fever: A Canadian Tribute to The Band
Van Morrison – Born to Sing: No Plan B
Lindi Ortega – Cigarettes & Truckstops
Andre Williams – Life
The Kingston Springs – The Kingston Springs
Kenny Rogers – Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir
Jason Howard – A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music
Cowgirls ‘N Angels