Eddie Stubbs Celebrates 15 Years; Doc Watson Bio Wins Award; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | July 25th, 2011

  • Having already announced a new major-label album forthcoming on the Warner music label, Dwight Yoakam will have some new news to share shortly. Rumors are flying around Hollywood that Yoakam will be the bad guy opposite Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in Gore Verbinski’s upcoming Lone Ranger flick.
  • The Stellas, the 4th place finishers on CMT’s Can You Duet, will be dropping their self-titled debut album on September 6th.
  • Say what you want about liking her music or not, but give Taylor Swift some props for being philanthropic. She just donated a quarter million dollars to help the Alabama tornado victims.
  • In addition to doing some acting, Billy Dean has just released a five song EP via iTunes.
  • Earlier this year at CRS, Julie Roberts did a Beatles cover and just shared it via Facebook last week:  “For the Guilty Pleasures show this year, we were asked to pick a song to perform from the British Invasion. I picked ‘Yesterday’ and here’s a live recording of that. Scotty Huff is featured on the trumpet.”
  • Twenty years after they took Nashville by storm, The Kentucky Headhunters are going back to their musical roots and will be releasing a new album in October called Dixie Lullabyes.
  • Even though they didn’t shave their heads, the young ladies of Carters Chord did a pretty interesting cover of Sinead O’Connor‘s “Nothing Compares to You.”
  • Della Mae, consisting of National Fiddle Champion Kimber Ludiker, mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner, bassist Amanda Kowalski, and the lead vocals and acoustic guitar of Celia Woodsmith, will be releasing their debut bluegrass album I Built This Heart in September.
  • 94 year-old Clent Holmes, former Drifting Cowboys guitarist for Hank Williams, went missing last week but was found safely later in the day.
  • The Grand Ole Opry is planning a big party on August 13th to celebrate Vince Gill’s 20th year as a member. Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, John Anderson, and more plan to pay tribute.
  1. Rick
    July 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Those gals in Della Mae are cute enough I’d go see a live show even if their music wasn’t first rate, but the songs from their website shows they are top shelf performers as well! I’m glad to see they’ve reached the required minimum at KickStarter and are forging ahead with recording their first “pro” album. Three of the songs that will be on the new album can be heard on Della Mae’s website:
    http://heyheydellamae.com/
    Go Bluegrass Girl Power!

    Those sisters from Carter’s Chord are amazing vocalists, so I hope Toby can figure out a way to get them a Top 40 radio hit someday. Unlike Trailer Choir the Robertson sisters have a real well of talent to draw deeply from given half a chance.

    Eddie Stubbs is a strange but amazing individual. His knowledge of, and passion for traditional forms of country music always impresses me when I listen to his shows after the weeknight Opry’s. Thank goodness Eddie is tied into the Opry and WSM because where else could he work that would appreciate his knowledge base these days? Go Eddie!

  2. Leeann Ward
    July 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I like Carter’s Chord too. I’ll have to listen to that cover.

    Excited about the Vince Gill celebration.

  3. Jon
    July 26, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Mark NeWTon, not Mark NeLSon. Please!

    And there’s nothing strange about Eddie Stubbs…

  4. Melanie Harris
    July 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Eddie Bush is a powerhouse. Thank you for mentioning his great new song, “Calloused Hands.”

  5. Texas Fans
    August 2, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Jewly Hight wrote a great feature on Eddie Stubbs and his 15th Anniversary at WSM. Eddie and Jewly are both great at what they do!

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