Dierks Bentley to Perform at Teachers Rock Benefit Concert; Old 97′s Celebrate Too Far to Care; Chet Flippo Talks Concept Albums
Juli Thanki | July 27th, 2012
A special edition of CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan will air on over 100 stations tonight: “Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, Gloriana, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire and John Rich are among the country artists who will call in and express their thoughts for the victims. The program will also encourage listeners to donate to the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, whose primary purpose is to assist and comfort the victims’ families.”
Chet Flippo’s new Nashville Skyline column is all about concept albums, including Jamey Johnson’s Hank Cochran tribute record, due out September 18.
The Trishas are the cover story of the newest issue of Lone Star Music Magazine.
Get a free download of Jim James and Trombone Shorty playing “St. James Infirmary” with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
CMT’s Craig Shelburne chats with Mary Chapin Carpenter about her new album, Ashes & Roses.
The lyrics referencing Shiner Bock in Jason Aldean’s new single, “Take a Little Ride” have been altered because he’s “in the process of signing an endorsement deal with the Coors Brewing Company.”
Patterson Hood’s solo tour kicks off September 14 in North Carolina.
Autopsy IV of NineBullets.net counts down his top five records of the first half of 2012.
Dierks Bentley is one of the artists who’ll perform at the “Teachers Rock” benefit concert in LA on August 14. A taped version will air on CBS August 18.
Miranda Lambert and the Pistol Annies were on The View the other day. Watch here.
Bluegrass Today’s Daniel Mullins interviewsSeth Avett about the influence of Doc Watson on the Avetts’ music.
Jewly Hight profilesOld Crow Medicine Show for the Nashville Scene.
The Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids will be held at the Ryman on November 19. Phil Vassar and Thompson Square are slated to perform.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.