Dolly, Nickel Creek Debut Songs; FreshGrass Lineup Announced; New Opry Country Classics Season Premieres March 27
Juli Thanki | March 19th, 2014
The 2014 FreshGrass lineup looks excellent: Rodney Crowell, The Gibson Brothers, Valerie June, The Martha Redbone Roots Project, and Darol Anger are just a few of the acts scheduled to play the September festival in North Adams, Mass.
RollingStone.com premiered the title track for Dolly Parton’s forthcoming album, Blue Smoke.
Larry Gatlin returns as host for a new season of Opry Country Classics, which kicks off March 27. This year’s guests will include Marty Stuart and Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis.
Miranda Lambert on her new album, Platinum: “This whole record is in a different place than my second record, because I’m going through different things, different kinds of relationship problems. Back in the day, I would’ve written about cheating boyfriends, burning their house down. And now I’m singing songs like ‘Priscilla,’ because problems change as you get older.”
Brandy Clark’s Ellen appearance got moved to next Monday. (via press release)
But Lake Street Dive’s Ellen performance aired; you can watch here.
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.