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Juli Thanki | August 30th, 2011

  • Miranda Lambert moves to RCA Nashville as part of Sony Music Nashville’s restructuring. In other Miranda news, on her Dateline special, she talked about falling in love with a married Blake Shelton (and his mullet).
  • Charles Kelley and Luke Bryan inhabit the softer side of modern country music.
  • Gary Allan and his stylist have teamed up for a non-musical venture: their high-end fashion store, The Label, opens in Nashville on September 1.
  • Jennifer Nettles is set to host ABC’s CMA Country Christmas, taping in November and airing during the holidays.
  • Do you want to get lost in a Jason Aldean corn maze? Probably not. But at least you have the opportunity.
  • New album releases:

Glen CampbellGhost on the Canvas ($3.99 on Amazon today, and the title track is free)

John DoeKeeper

Ange BoxallWriting Letters

Dale Ann BradleySomewhere South of Crazy

Brigitte DeMeyerRose of Jericho

Jake OwenBarefoot Blue Jean Night

Robert Earl KeenReady for Confetti

Various ArtistsReggae’s Gone Country

Jonny Corndawg Down on the Bikini Line

Coldwater Jane Marionette

Dean RathjeWreck on the Highway

38 Special Live From Texas

Catie Curtis Stretch Limousine on Fire

Girls Guns & Glory Sweet Nothings

  • Ellen DeGeneres joined Taylor Swift at a recent show for a triangle, washboard, and banjo version of “Our Song.” The two go back a few years: if you remember, Ellen once hilariously pranked Swift on her television show.

  1. nm
    August 30, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    BTW, Juli, thanks for adding the search function.

    • Juli Thanki
      August 31, 2011 at 8:19 am

      Brady deserves the credit for that one.

  2. Rick
    August 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    It sure takes a whole lot more talent to write humorous songs without stooping to being “Filthy”. I wouldn’t waste a second’s time on Johhny Corndawg. Sounds like he should be out touring with “Those Darlin’s” on a white trash double bill. Pathetic. Just more morally vacuous musical slop…

    I like Ange Boxall because she is a friend of Adam & Shannon Wright. Unfortunately most of “Writing Letters” just isn’t very good. Oh well…

    Nice to see Caitlin Rose has signed a label deal. Now, if she could just get back the spunkiness of her debut EP!

    I do like Trailer’s idea for the name of Kellie Pickler’s fantasy football team! (lol)

    I can’t wait to see a review here of “Reggae’s Gone Country”. Even the title makes me chuckle…

  3. Jeremy Dylan
    August 31, 2011 at 2:35 am

    I can’t wait to see a review here of “Reggae’s Gone Country”. Even the title makes me chuckle…

    The real test will be how it measures up to “Country’s Gone Reggae” aka “Countryman”.

  4. nm
    August 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Well, then, thanks, Brady!

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