Don Light Passes Away; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Announce New Album; L.A. Mag Publishes History of The Palomino

Juli Thanki | June 19th, 2014

  • Don Light, who managed acts like Keith Whitley and Steve Wariner and also was a booking agent (he founded the first gospel music booking agency) and producer, passed away yesterday.
  • This is neat: Los Angeles Magazine published an oral history of The Palomino, the famous honkytonk that hosted just about anybody who was anybody in country music.
  • Tommy Lasorda and Billy Ray Cyrus hung out, looked miserable at yesterday’s Dodgers game. Cheer up, fellas, you got to see Kershaw’s no-hitter.
  • Emily West was on America’s Got Talent. Watch her performance of “Sea of Love” here.
  • There’s a six-disc Louvin Brothers box set coming out on August 12.
  • First Aid Kit put together a road trip mix featuring Johnny Cash, Gillian Welch, and more.
  • Shovels & Rope announced a new tour that’ll kick off later this summer.
  • PBS music program Front and Center is going to feature more country music: this fall, new episodes will focus on Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum.
  • Peter Cooper’s new Tennessean column features Ray Stevens, who’s written a memoir.
  • Rolling Stone takes a look at “The Strange Case of Craig Campbell’s ‘Kisses.’”
  • Radio host Bobby Bones signed a new deal with Clear Channel that’ll “renew and expand” his relationship with the company.
  • Sarah Borges will release Radio Sweetheart on June 24. (via press release)
  • If you’re near Nashville this weekend, you should go catch the SteelDrivers playing a free show in Centennial Park on Saturday.
  • Brad Paisley played “Moonshine in the Trunk” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch here. (warning: autoplay)
  • Out July 22: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper’s On Down the Line. Here’s the first single:

  1. Peter Cooper
    June 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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