Earl Scruggs Center to Open in January; Festy Lineup Announced; New Album Releases

Juli Thanki | September 3rd, 2013

  • Loretta Lynn didn’t let a broken rib keep her from singing. Lynn also told Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin that she’s interested in making another album with Jack White.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has secured $78 million in contributions as part of its campaign to raise money for a $100 million renovation.
  • Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler, and Paul Thorn are among the artists heading to Australia to play CMC Rocks the Hunter in 2014.
  • The Randy Rogers Band will record a live album this October.
  • Ronnie McCoury shared his memories of Cowboy Jack Clement with Bluegrass Today’s Daniel Mullins.
  • On September 7, Randy Barnes will make his debut as the new bass player for Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. (via press release)
  • Della Mae, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, and Lake Street Dive are among the acts performing at the Infamous Stringdusters’ annual Festy in Roseland, Virginia. This year’s event is scheduled for October 10-13.
  • Patsy Cline fans made a pilgrimage to Winchester, Virginia to celebrate the singer. Cline would have turned 81 on September 8.
  • Eavesdrop on a conversation between Neko Case and k.d. lang. The two women talk about songwriting, lang’s influence on alt-country, and Loretta Lynn’s delightful habit of bringing sandwich fixings to recording sessions.
  • Kacey Musgraves is a mighty entertaining interview subject. Here she talks about her writing, her crushing childhood defeat in the “Little Miss Tater Tot” contest, and “The Slut Song.”
  • Lucinda Williams will mark the 25th anniversary of the release of her self-titled album by playing an Americana Fest showcase.
  • This week’s album releases:

Over the Rhine Meet Me at the Edge of the World

Reckless Kelly Long Night Moon

Elephant Revival These Changing Skies

Craig Morgan The Journey: Livin’ Hits

Mike Mangione & The Union Red-Winged Blackbird Man

Stonewall Jackson Original Greatest Hits (remastered)

Jo Ann Campbell – All the Hits: Her Complete Cameo Recordings

Jasper Dickson Living in the Thick of It

Richard Buckner – Surrounded

Various Artists Boardwalk Empire: Vol. 2 (Music from the HBO Original Series)

Various Artists Sweet Relief III: Pennies from Heaven

Various Artists Sandra Boynton’s Frog Trouble

And a DVD: Song of the South: Duane Allman & The Rise of the Allman Brothers

  1. Leeann Ward
    September 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    The Sandra Boynton’s Frog Trouble album is something that wasn’t on my radar. There is some delightful stuff on it, including songs from Dwight Yoakam, Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker and Kacey Musgraves.

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