Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor on what’s changed since the band’s Opry induction: “We look up and down the hallways backstage a little differently. We saw Little Jimmy Dickens, whom we’ve seen and spoken to a number of times. But, now we were a part of the family. It was a powerful feeling. I’ve met Jeannie Seely before, but her welcome into the family was something that never happened before. Being such an avid listener of the Opry for fifteen years, I’ve really come to know who the old guard is. They all came out to welcome us out, like George Hamilton IV.”
Ashley Monroe got married to White Sox pitcher John Danks.
Stream the title track of “punky Americana siren” Lydia Loveless’ new EP, Boy Crazy, which will be released November 5 on Bloodshot Records.
Martina McBride, Joey + Rory, and The Roys took home Inspirational Country Music Awards. The full list of winners can be found here.
Kellie Pickler talks about her forthcoming album, The Woman I Am, in this video interview.
Here’s a neat article about Todd Snider,his record label, and his side projects.
The Deadly Gentlemen have been added to next year’s MerleFest lineup.
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.