Don DeVito Passes Away; Jennifer Nettles Weds; Lonesome River Band Plans 30-Year Retrospective
- Jennifer Nettles got married last Saturday to boyfriend Justin Miller.
- Producer and Columbia Records A&R rep Don DeVito passed away on Friday at the age of 72. He was instrumental in the careers of Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and more.
- Songwriter Virginia Mae Stauffer passed away earlier this month.
- It’s time for Bloodshot Records’ annual year-end sale, where the price per CD starts at five bucks. Pick up albums from Whitey Morgan & The 78s, Wayne Hancock, Justin Townes Earle, Robbie Fulks, and many other country/roots artists.
- Thanks to Andy across the pond for pointing us towards a free download of Get Loud, an album from Canadian Country Music Association “Rising Star Award” nominee Codie Prevost.
- If you missed the Seldom Scene’s 40th anniversary show at the Birchmere last weekend, Katy Daley of WAMU Bluegrass Country has a recap for you.
- Vince Gill donated $12,000 to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame’s children’s music exhibit.
- On December 6, Hank Williams Jr. will play an acoustic show at the Hall of Fame to mark the Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy exhibit, which closes at the end of the year. Tickets are $500.
- Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, and The Civil Wars are playing a free show in Nashville (suggested donation: $10) on December 17 as part of the Miracle on Music Row pet adoption event benefiting Bonaparte’s Retreat, an organization dedicated to finding foster care and permanent homes for animals.
- Congratulations to Sam and Christy Gazdziak, who welcomed baby boy Sean Thomas into the world at 7:59 a.m. We bet Sam had Sean listening to Radney Foster by 8:01.
The Dixie Chicks –Storytellers (DVD)
Carolina Story – Home
Richard Thompson – Strict Tempo (reissue)