CMHoF Attendance Up 15% in 2012; The Band Perry to Release Next Album April 2; Aoife O’Donovan Signs with Yep Roc
Juli Thanki | January 11th, 2013
From February 28-March 2, Camden, Tenn. will mark the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas,and Randy Hughes with three days of concerts, a panel discussion, and more.
The Band Perry will release their currently unnamed next album on April 2.
Attendance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012 was up 15% from 2011’s totals, with more than 565,000 visitors.
This spring, B.J. Thomas will release The Living Room Sessions, a record of “stripped down, intimate acoustic re-imaginings of 12 of his most renowned songs.” Guests include Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett. (via press release)
Vince Gill talks with CMT Edge’s Jewly Hight about the multiple projects he’s working on.
Mark O’Connor talks about his composing “cave” and favorite NYC hangouts with the New York Times.
On February 12, Rural Rhythm Records will release the compilation God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories About Real People, Vol. 1. Check out the track listing and performers here.
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.