DelFest Lineup Announced; CMA Foundation Donates $1.2 Million to Benefit Music Education; New Videos From Shovels & Rope, Wood & Wire

Juli Thanki | February 21st, 2013

  • The full DelFest lineup was announced and it looks excellent. Sarah Jarosz, Missy Raines & The New Hip, and Old Crow Medicine Show are just a few of the acts playing the festival.
  • The CMA Foundation donated $1.2 million to benefit music education programs in Nashville public schools through the Keep the Music Playing campaign.
  • American Songwriter is streaming “Rehearsal,” a new song from Old Man Markley.
  • Here are a couple Nashville Scene features worth reading: Jewly Hight’s piece on The Mavericks and Andrew Clayman’s on Tift Merritt.
  • Johnny Reid, Dean Brody, and Taylor Swift are among the nominees for this year’s Juno Awards, which will be held in late April. k.d. lang will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
  • Richard Thompson of Bluegrass Today profiled songwriter Bob Amos.
  • Dave McKenna of The Washington Post reviewed Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale’s recent Birchmere show.
  • Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis stopped by the Here and Now studios to talk about their new record, Cheater’s Game.
  • American Songwriter premiered a new Shannon Whitworth video.
  • There will be an all-day concert at SXSW on March 16 to benefit Keep It Goin’, an “initiative to continue Levon Helm’s legacy and create a musical landmark at his barn in Woodstock, home of The Midnight Ramble.”
  • Bluegrass Today posted a new video from Wood & Wire for their song, “Mexico.”

 

 

  1. Leeann
    February 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Interesting articles from Jewly Hight and Chet Flippo.

    I could’ve lived without reading the Flippo article though. I’m not sure it needed to be written, but maybe that’s just my weak sensibilities speaking.

    I’m curious about what made the Mavericks come back together, since Raul Malo seemed to make it quite clear that their relationship was too damaged for reconciliation in the interview that was posted at The9513 a few years ago. I’m looking forward to the new album and hope they stay together this time, though I’ve grown to really like Raul Malo’s solo work.

  2. Rick
    February 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    In that interview with Sunny Sweeney at CMT News Craig Shelburne wrote the following: “Although she parted ways with the Big Machine Label Group over the summer, Sweeney remains focused on a career in country music.” Now wait a minute! Sunny is still on the Republic Nashville imprint website with her own page that is current and up to date. Also, if Sunny didn’t have a label affiliation, I don’t think she’d be planning her new album project. Yes Big Machine did move Sunny over to their Republic Nashville imprint a couple of years ago, but was she really dropped? I don’t see any proof of that…

    I think it’s time Del McCoury started hosting Del Fests all over the country! His first franchise location should be somewhere near Los Angeles, and NO Ed Helms cannot buy himself a stage slot! (lol)

    Taylor Swift a JUNO Award nominee? I’d didn’t even know she was Canadian, eh! (lol)

  3. Luckyoldsun
    February 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    “I’m curious about what made the Mavericks come back together, since Raul Malo seemed to make it quite clear that their relationship was too damaged for reconciliation…”

    Are you really surprised? My guess is that Malo saw that there’s still a lot more demand for the Mavericks than for him as a solo act.

    Heck, the way their solo careers are going, I’ll lay 2:1 that within the next, oh, 2 years, we’ll see a Brooks & Dunn reunion concert.

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