Dolly Parton in Car Accident; More CMA Awards Collaborations Announced; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | October 22nd, 2013

  • Dolly Parton was involved in a car accident yesterday and sustained “minor injuries.” An official release date for her next album, Blue Smoke, hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ll keep you posted. On The Queen Latifah Show yesterday, Parton performed a song from her upcoming Lifetime Christmas movie.
  • The 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards winners were announced.
  • Zac Brown Band will perform with Dave Grohl and Hunter Hayes will team up with Jason Mraz at the CMA Awards.
  • Stream The Devil Makes Three’s new, Buddy Miller-produced album, I’m a Stranger Here, before its October 29 release date.
  • Rolling Stone premiered one of Clay Cook’s (Zac Brown Band) solo songs, “North Star.”
  • In May, Bobby Hicks will be honored with the 2014 North Carolina Heritage Award.
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band played “Made Up Mind” on Conan. (warning: autoplay)
  • The free American Songwriter Muse November Sampler includes songs by Possessed by Paul James, Sarah Jarosz, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy, and lots more.
  • Get the story behind “Two Pina Coladas” in this video interview featuring co-writer Benita Hill.
  • Robert P. Walzer wrote a Wall Street Journal piece on David Bromberg, “the man who predates Americana.”
  • David Morris of Bluegrass Today recapped Sunday’s Seldom Scene show at the old Red Fox Inn (now an Italian restaurant), the DC-area venue that hosted the band’s weekly shows 40 years ago. Emmylou Harris was the evening’s special guest.
  • Nate Rau (The Tennessean) wrote a fine feature on Thirty Tigers.
  • Download Richie Havens’ cover of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”
  • If you missed the new Austin City Limits episode featuring Shovels & Rope, catch up here.
  • This week’s album releases (as always, thank you for helping support Engine 145 by purchasing your music through our affiliate links):

Brandy Clark 12 Stories

Andy Statman Superstring Theory

Casey Driessen The Singularity

Greg Trooper Incident on Willow Street

Lincoln Durham Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous

Ray Price – Welcome to My World: The Love Songs of Ray Price

Robin and Linda Williams Back 40

Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins Hall of Fame Bluegrass

Natalie Stovall and The Drive – Natalie Stovall and The Drive

Clay Cook North Star

Woody Guthrie American Radical Patriot

Various Artists Memories of That Old Country Church

  1. Cory
    October 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

    ZBB with Dave Grohl…..might actually have a reason to watch the CMAs now!

  2. Rick
    October 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Pink Opry Alert! Yes, tonight’s Opry has gone “Pink” for breast cancer awareness. (Hey, men get breast cancer too!) The all female line-up includes the team of Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis (always a good show), black gospel singer Mandisa, Amy Grant, LeAnn Rimes, Natalie Grant (another Christian music artist), and Jeannie Seely as the lone Opry Legend.
    Grade: B+
    Schedule Link:

    Ummm, just who in the heck is Dave Grohl anyway?

    Thanks for the Thirty Tigers article link! I’m interested in anything having direct ties to the music of Sunny Sweeney! Go Sunny!

    So The Devil Makes Three got Buddy Miller to produce their new album eh? Well at least it wasn’t T-Bone Burnett! (lol)

  3. BRUCE
    October 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I stand corrected. ZBB will be performaing on the CMA’s. Still won’t watch however.

  4. Luckyoldsun
    October 23, 2013 at 1:58 am

    “Ummm, just who in the heck is Dave Grohl anyway?”

    Not sure–I think he might’ve been Rhoda’s husband.

  5. Bruce
    October 23, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Another rock & roll performer. Seems like country awards shows can’t do without rock and pop star’s help nowadays. Really pathetic.

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