Country Stars Remember Kitty Wells; New Little Big Town Album Due in September; Punch Brothers Announce New Tour Dates
Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Lee Ann Womack all made statements about Kitty Wells’ passing.
Janis Martin’s final album, The Blanco Sessions, will be released on September 18. The album, produced by Rosie Flores and Bobby Trimble, was funded through Kickstarter. (via press release)
Punch Brothers announced a bunch of new North American tour dates.
Out August 5:
Catherine Britt’s , which she co-produced with Always Never Enough Bill Chambers. The album also features a collaboration with Guy Clark.
Coming out September 11:
Little Big Town’s fifth studio album, Tornado. (via press release)
Bob Dylan’s new album, , also has a September 11 release date. Tempest
Hellbound Glory, Shooter Jennings, Rachel Brooke, and more are slated to play the 2013 MoonRunners Fest in Chicago.
A couple of Good Samaritans
helped a wheelchair-bound fan see a Blake Shelton concert.
Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” went double platinum, while Billy Currington’s “Good Directions” and Luke Bryan’s “Rain is a Good Thing” were both certified platinum.
Woody Guthrie’s family held an intimate gathering to mark his 100. th birthday
“Come Back Little Star” from Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood’s solo album, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance. The song is a Hood- Kelly Hogan collaboration.
Keith Urban is on the cover of Australian . GQ
The Bluegrass Today
Album of the Week is Rhonda Vincent’s All American Bluegrass Girl.
A one-hour special taped at last year’s
Johnny Cash Music Festival will air on GAC July 28. PBS affiliates will also air the program during the summer.
Tracy Byrd and his wife were in a car accident. Thankfully, neither they nor the other driver had any life-threatening injuries.