Emmylou to Headline FreshGrass; Lambert & Underwood Will Debut Duet at Billboard Awards; Banjo Power Couple Plans New Album

Juli Thanki | May 8th, 2014

  • What’s Jamey Johnson up to these days? Training Randy Travis’ horses.
  • I know you lie awake at night wondering, “Self, what Dolly Parton song am I?” Luckily, Parton and the folks at Buzzfeed put together this quiz so you can figure out which one of Dolly’s songs best represents you.
  • Jewly Hight interviewed Mickey Gilley for CMT Edge.
  • Emmylou Harris will headline FreshGrass in Massachusetts this summer.
  • Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck have an album in the works. Washburn told Straight.com that, “We’re keeping it to two banjos and vocal, live…That is our commitment. We don’t know of another album out there that is just two banjos and vocal, so we need to do it—and that is what we do with our lives, so there is going to be no broader perspective. It’s a range of material that pushes each of us…Some of it is songs that I started that Béla is finishing with me, and some of it is old traditional songs that we’ve always loved, and then some of it pushes me in new directions with the Chinese material I’ve always wanted to explore.”
  • Billy Currington is being sued by the geriatric boat captain who pressed criminal charges against him last year.
  • Hannah Aldridge, whose debut album comes out next week, is The 615’s newest spotlight artist.
  • Peter Cooper wrote about Marty Stuart’s photography habit (as well as his forthcoming photography book) for The Tennessean. Garden & Gun posted a photo gallery of some of Stuart’s work, which will be on display at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts from May 9-November 2.
  • The Loudermilks (who are actually brother duo Chad and Alan Edwards) will release their self-titled debut on June 24. (via press release)

 

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