Drive-By Truckers Greatest Hits; Randy Travis Celebrates 25 Years in Country Music; Loretta Lynn Cancels Appearance

Juli Thanki | July 15th, 2011

  • On August 16, Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band will be releasing Don’t Wait for the Hearse to Take You To Church on Rural Rhythm Christian.
  • If you missed last week’s Bluegrass Master Class on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, don’t worry; it’s re-airing this Sunday from 3-6pm Eastern (listen online). The subject: Keith Whitley.
  • On September 13 Reckless Kelly will be releasing ninth album Good Luck & True Love on their own No Big Deal label.
  • New West Records will release Drive-By Truckers’ greatest hits album Ugly Buildings, Whores, and Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009 on August 2.  It will cover DBT’s first seven records.
  • There are several country albums in Farce the Music’s post redoing famous album covers in that heinous Bleeding Cowboys font.
  • Ricky Skaggs, The Roys, Joey + Rory, and Lee Greenwood are all slated to perform at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards, which will be held October 28.
  • Cowboy Copas was born on this day in 1913.

  1. Rick
    July 15, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I hope for Cowboy Copas’ sake that heaven looks a lot like “Alabam”. I must say I prefer the Tennessee Ernie Ford version of “Hog Tied Over You”, but it would have been nice if Patsy had been his duet partner.

    Its good to see and hear that Emily West hasn’t thrown in the towel yet. That girl has a lot of spunk. Go Emily!

    An Avett Brothers concert scheduled for a local Indian Casino is getting advertised on classic rock radio stations in LA. I can’t imagine that many people here have ever heard of them apart from local college radio stations and the syndicated “Altville” show late Sunday nights. Hmm.

    I’m pissed off at Kasey Chambers for not booking any shows in Southern California! But I still might read Kelly “Red Dirt” Dearmore’s interview anyway…

  2. Jon
    July 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    A book about Dolly Parton that focuses on her songs and singing – what will they think of next?!

  3. Jordan Stacey
    July 16, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I really hope there’s going to be a way to buy Emily West’s album online as I really really want it.

  4. Leeann Ward
    July 16, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Awesome interview with Kasey Chambers. She really is delightful. Considering Rattlin’ Bones continues to be my very favorite album ever,I’m really happy that she feels that it will be her favorite album in 20 years, that it’s the album that she felt most musically comfortable, and that she says that they’ll make another album together someday. I’m pretty sure that makes my day.

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