Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Inductees: Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, Don Williams, and Billy Sherrill
- Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, Don Williams, and Billy Sherrill were announced as the newest members to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
New releases for the week of February 23, 2010 include:
- Alan Jackson‘s Freight Train Tour kicks off April 8 in Estero, Florida and he’s bringing Josh Turner and Chris Young along for the ride.
- In an interview with American Songwriter, David Nail explains the personal history behind his song “Missouri,” which he recorded in his AS session along with “Mississippi,” “Clouds,” and “I’m About to Come Alive.”
- The new Infamous Stringdusters album Things That Fly won’t be released until April 20, but The Bluegrass Blog has previews for three of the songs along with comments from the songwriters.
- Whitney Duncan‘s debut album Right Road Now will be released exclusively on her website and iTunes on April 20.
- CMT’s Edward Morris recapped the Country Music Hall of Fame panel “The Kid’s Got Talent: Child Stardom in the Music Business,” which featured Brenda Lee, Marty Stuart, and Tanya Tucker.
- Brendan Benson teamed up with Ashley Monroe for the latest edition of Lake Fever Sessions. (via The Tennessean)
- The new red dirt blog Rawhide & Velvet, written by “Rita Ballou,” promises to deliver brutal commentary and biting sarcasm. From the dislcaimer:
Too many of the fans have become brainwashed sheep and have just accepted the fact that their beloved music has become watered down, copycat crap. These bands have started taking themselves way too seriously…Rita is taking a stand.
(via reader email)
- Country California Fake News: Arista Nashville Drops Sarah Jessica Parker (Farce the Music provided an accompanying visual.)
- The Boot has four more of the songs from Sarah Buxton‘s new record available for preview with commentary.
- Garth Brooks announced more Las Vegas dates.
- My Kind of Country: What country singers do you feel have done a particularly good or bad job moonlighting as actors?
- Alt-512 Music Musings posted audio from a recent show at the Cactus Cafe by The Gourds, who mixed favorites and rarities from past albums with Cactus Cafe stories.
- CraigR.: Here are 5 things that piss me off about Jason Aldean: 1. He is a sore winner. Why complain when you …
- Barry Mazor: The words "country" and jazz (or "jass") and blues had been around for decades before they became genres (or formats) …
- Jeff Miller: Yeah, the first time I played Jimmie Rodgers for my wife & daughter- they were aghast that he was singing …
- David Cantwell: I think it more helpful to think of Americana not as a genre but as a format--and, perhaps better, and …
- Juli Thanki: That would definitely be better than Marvel's hilariously terrible Billy Ray Cyrus comic book, released in 1995. http://4thletter.net/2009/02/billy-ray-cyrus-the-marvel-comic-book-yes-really/
- Applejack: "I’m sure there are many ways to lasso in and constrict any genre or format, any of them, so tightly …
- Emily: Wow!! Fabulous! Love those boots and you all look stunning! xo
- Leeann Ward: Bangor is named somewhat commonly in country songs. It's usually their example of the most north you can go: Vince …
- bob: Portland West was almost Boston West. From Names on the Land by George Stewart: "When more people arrived in Oregon, Amos …
- Jack Williams: There's "Eight More Miles To Louisville", where Portland is referred to as Portland East.