Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Honored By Tennessee State Senate; Dixie Chicks Working on New Album; Free Mix From Blue Ridge Outdoors
Juli Thanki | March 5th, 2012
For fans of Irish music, Compass Records is offering 25% off their Celtic CDs and DVDs until March 17.
Martie Maguire says the Dixie Chicks are working on a new album: [t]he Austin-based fiddler and singer confirmed few details, but did allow that the group has co-written “about 40” new songs that they’re currently choosing from.
The Infamous Stringdusters are offering a free download of “Don’t Mean Nothin’” from upcoming album Silver Sky.
The ‘Dusters, Charlie Parr, Wrinkle Neck Mules, I See Hawks in L.A., and lots more can be found on this month’s free Trail Mix from Blue Ridge Outdoors.
On June 19, Kenny Chesney will release a new album.
The Tennessee State Senate honored Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver for their contributions to the state through their music. Here is video of the proceedings, including two hymns sung by the band.
Jason Aldean worked out with the Atlanta Braves for an episode of GAC’s Day Jobs: Jason took part in spring training with the team, complete in a personalized No. 9 Braves jersey and cleats. He worked on his fielding, spent some time in the batting cage and ended his training session by running the bases, telling the team he was ‘good’ when they offered to let him do it all again after a lunch break.
Stream the second disc of upcoming Decemberists album We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11).
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.