David Nail Announces Fall Tour; Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out to Perform Anthem at SEC Opener; Railroad Revival Tour Adds New Orleans Date

Juli Thanki | August 17th, 2012

  • A mystery fan shelled out $138,000 for a date with Dolly Parton. Proceeds go to the nonprofit Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation.
  • Take a sneak peek of the Patsy Cline Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit before it opens next week.
  • Watch the teaser for the upcoming Fiddle TV documentary on MilkDrive.
  • Chet Flippo asks, “what’s happening over in what we fondly used to call ‘country music’?”
  • The Railroad Revival Tour announced one more tour stop: New Orleans on October 21. (via press release)
  • Chris Klimek of The Washington Post reviewed Wednesday night’s John Prine-Emmylou Harris concert.
  • American Songwriter is giving away a pair of tickets to the Americana Music Festival.
  • The second annual Fort Worth Music Festival will be held September 28-29. The lineup of performers includes Hayes Carll, Supersuckers, Sons of Fathers, and more.
  • Maura Johnston of the Village Voice caught Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s recent Meadlowlands tour stop: “Chesney sings of time spent by the sea and happy hours; his tan is the bronze hue that implies lots of long days where “work” amounts to little more than applying SPF 8 and turning over every 45 minutes or so; early on in the night, he busted out “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” and that song’s Señor Frog’s–ready charm glowed over even those tracks that were slightly less hedonistic. (There weren’t many of those, though.)”
  • Here’s the trailer for Down in the Flood, a documentary about Bob Dylan and The Band.
  • NPR has audio of a recent Lyle Lovett concert in Brooklyn.
  • The Curiosity Rover has been waking up to tunes including the Simon & Garfunkel cover of “Wake Up, Little Susie.” Looks like earlier rovers got a decent selection of country music, including cuts from Willie Nelson, Gene Autry, and Alabama.
  • On August 30, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will perform the national anthem at the SEC opening game, Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina.
  • Mike Osborne of VOANews.com takes a look at the documentary/music special Pa’s Fiddle: The Music of Americachatting with the project’s co-coordinator, musicologist Dr. Dale Cockrell.
  • For our friends across the pond: on September 15, the University of East Anglia’s School of American Studies at UEA London is hosting a one-day conference called “America Changed Through Music: Harry Smith’s Anthology of Folk Music at 60.”
  1. Rick
    August 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Really enjoyed this week’s edition of Nashville Skyline. Chet Flippo’s shopping list of country song topics was hilarious. I especially like the inclusion of “Goo-Goo Clusters”! (lol) Chet is declaring that in the commercial country music realm the sky is falling, but he is no Chicken Little! Between Colt Ford and Taylor Swift, I think he’s onto something…

    More of an Opry Snooze than an Opry Alert for this weekend. Friday night includes Joe Diffie, Sarah Darling, Georgia Florida Line (now that is truly a dumb band name), and Ricky Skaggs along with all the Legends. On Saturday night it’s Tyler Farr, Katie Armiger, Mountain Heart, Sarah Darling, and Jimmy Wayne. Grades: B- Kind of makes me yawn just thinking about these shows…
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  2. Rick
    August 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Speaking of the “Railroad Revival Tour”, I was one of the lucky winners to a pair of tickets to the show thanks to Juli’s recent contest here at Engine 145! Yee Haw! Thanks again Juli! As the Brits and Aussies would say: “I’m Chuffed!”. (lol)

    I wonder if I can get Jamey Johnson to autograph my copy of his indie debut CD “They Call Me Country”? Jamey doesn’t strike me as the type of artist that would enjoy schmoozing with fans. Hmm…

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