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 interviews Seth Avett about the influence of Doc Watson on the Avetts’ music.
  • Jewly Hight profiles Old 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.
  • Out August 14 on Smithsonian Folkways: Old Man Below, a collaboration between The Dust Busters and John Cohen.
  1. Rick
    July 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Considering what’s happened to Jason Aldean, I’ll have to tell Grant Langston to avoid beer endorsements due to his song “Shiner Bock and Vicodin”! (lol)

    Thanks for the link to that fine version of “St. James Infirmary”. That song has been a favorite for years and I really like the Shoot Low Sheriff version they used to offer for free on their website.

    I wonder if Jamey Johnson will keep the songs to their normal length or keep in the unnecessary noodling like on “That Lonesome Song”? I vote for no noodling!

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature James Otto, Daily and Vincent, Darryl Worley, and Barry Gibb who will perform a bluegrass version of “Stayin’ Alive”! (lol) Grade: B-
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  2. Jon
    July 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I was part of a band that David “Moody Bluegrass” Harvey put together to do bluegrass versions of a number of Bee Gees songs when BMI held a reception for Barry Gibb on his arrival in Nashville a couple of years ago (http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/nashvilles_elite_offer_barry_gibb_a_warm_welcome). Can’t remember if “Staying Alive” was one of the songs we worked up, though.

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