David Allan Coe Hospitalized Following Car Crash; Jason Molina Passes Away; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | March 19th, 2013

  • David Allan Coe ran a red light in Ocala, Florida, and was T-boned by a semi early this morning. Coe and the two people in the truck have been hospitalized with “non-life-threatening conditions.”
  • On Saturday in Chicago, the Museum of Broadcast Communications will pay tribute to the WLS National Barn Dance.
  • Michelle Shocked went on an anti-gay rant at a San Francisco show, which she ended by saying “You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says ‘God hates fags.’”
  • Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer’s new album, Child Ballads, can be streamed on USA Today’s site.
  • Texas State Rep. Doug Miller recently authored House Resolution 634, which honors Merle Haggard. You can read HR 634 here.
  • Here’s another free song: Hot Club of Cowtown’s recording of “Slow Boat to China” from their forthcoming album, Rendezvous in Rhythm (out May 28).
  • Adam Steffey’s next solo record, New Primitive, will be released in June.
  • Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Eric Church, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, and Little Big Town have been added to the lineup of ACM Awards performers.
  • Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Fortune (Statler Brothers), and Joanne Cash Yates will perform at the Johnny Cash Music Festival at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro this August.
  • Here’s a video of My Morning Jacket covering “It Makes No Difference” in their rehearsal for last fall’s Love for Levon memorial concert.
  • The McCrary Sisters will release their next album, All the Way, on April 30. (via press release)
  • Billy Bragg talks about his new record with Eric R. Danton of Rolling Stone.
  • Tim Nichols, Brett James, and The Warren Brothers are a few of the acts slated to perform at the April 10 benefit show “Songs & Stories for St. Jude” at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville.
  • Country California posted video of Brandy Clark’s visit to the Marty Stuart Show.
  • Tara Seetharam wrote a fine review of George Strait’s final Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo concert.
  • Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin wrote a feature on Steven Curtis Chapman and his new album, Deep Roots.
  • Carrie Underwood announced her next single on Twitter. “See You Again” will be coming to a radio near you soon.
  • This week’s album releases:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Roads Well Traveled

Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park

Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt Night

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band White Swan

Josh Rouse The Happiness Waltz

Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer Child Ballads

Phosphorescent Muchacho

Billy Bragg Tooth & Nail

Kelly Richey Sweet Spirit

Kyle Park Beggin’ for More

Bobby Bare The Real Thing / I Hate Goodbyes / Ride Me Down Easy

Davidson Hart Kingsbery 2 Horses

Merle Haggard Live from Austin, TX

Jerry Lee Lewis Live from Austin, TX

Kris Kristofferson Live from Austin, TX

  • And a DVD:

Love for Levon

  1. Luckyoldsun
    March 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    According to Wikipedia, Ms. Shocked is an ex-lesbian, for whatever it’s worth.

    Seems she’s trying to live up to the name that she created.

  2. J.R. Journey
    March 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

    What’s an ex-lesbian? That’s like being an ex-Puerto Rican, or saying ‘I used to have long feet’. Makes no sense to me.

  3. Jonathan Pappalardo
    March 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Darn Carrie Underwood. “Do You Think About Me” should’ve been the new single. “See You Again” is great, but it’s pure power pop and has no place on COUNTRY radio. At least we’re not having to suffer through “Cupid,” “One Way Ticket,” or “Nobody Ever Told You.”

  4. Sam G.
    March 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Kenny Chesney rum: It starts off strong but gets watered down the more you drink it.

  5. timeo
    March 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I remember going to a Michelle Shocked concert at George Mason University about 20 years ago. She was touring in support of the Arkansas Traveler CD. Uncle Tupelo, Garth Hudson and Levon Helm were on tour with her, but had dropped out. She spent a great amount of the show babbling about how unprofessional everyone else was. Of the 60 minute show, at least half was taken up with nonseniscal monologues about people who weren’t there to defend themselves. It was by far the worst concert I had ever been to, and she came off as a serious head case. Sounds like not much has changed.

  6. Mike Wimmer
    March 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Michelle Shocked just said those things for attention. Maybe she believes them, whatever, but people tend to only make remarks like that when they are desperately seeking attention, be it positive or negative.

  7. BRUCE
    March 19, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    We should judge Michelle no harsher than we would for someone saying they are for gay marriage. Free speech works both ways. There are plenty of artists that have used the stage to comment on their acceptance of gay marriage. No different.

  8. Janice Brooks
    March 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Western Swing continues to do fine with the upcoming album from Hot Club of Cowtown. On a related note The Western Swing Authority is up for an Americana song Award in the Independent Music Awards against Austin based trio The Carper Family and Anna Egge

  9. timeo
    March 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    @Bruce: I, for one, don’t judge Michelle Shocked for her stand on gay marriage. I object to the her hostility toward her audience and the inflammatory language (the F-word). Using that word is inappropriate in general, and even moreso given the setting (San Francisco) and audience demographic. One can articulate one’s opinion on gay marriage without using that word. I think Mike W. is right — Shocked wants to shock her audience. Which is fine, I guess, as long as she gives them what they paid for (entertainment). Based on my experience 20 years ago, I doubt entertaining her audience was an objective.

  10. Jon
    March 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    “We should judge Michelle no harsher than we would for someone saying they are for gay marriage. Free speech works both ways. There are plenty of artists that have used the stage to comment on their acceptance of gay marriage. No different.”

    Well, of course it’s different. It’s not that Shocked made her comments on stage that’s the subject of judgment (a/k/a opinion), it’s the content of those comments. You might as well say that because free speech gave David Duke the same right to preach race hatred that Martin Luther King Jr. had to preach equality, there was no difference between the two. Which there pretty clearly is.

    As for what her motives were, I’m pretty sure that I don’t care, and even more sure that no one posting on Engine145.com knows the first thing about them.

  11. Bruce
    March 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    TIMEO – I agree with your statements. I as well do not agree with the language used.

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