Faith and Tim Might Be Vegas Bound; Hank III Raises $18K for No-Kill Animal Shelter; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | August 7th, 2012

  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse premiered six new songs at their recent Albuquerque show.
  • Blue Ridge Outdoor’s August Trail Mix includes new recordings from Patterson Hood, Joey + Rory, and Radney Foster.
  • Chuck Wicks is shooting a pilot episode for a new hunting show on the Outdoor Channel.
  • Hank Williams III helped raise $18,000 for Happy Tails Humane, a no-kill shelter in Franklin, Tenn.
  • Hazel Smith dishes about Jamey Johnson’s Hank Cochran tribute album.
  • John Hiatt’s “Memphis in the Meantime” is the American Songwriter Lyric of the Week.
  • Will Faith Hill and Tim McGraw be the next country singers with a Vegas residency?
  • Speaking of Tim, the legal battle with Curb continues. Also, this fall he’ll be the subject of a comic book.
  • This week’s album releases:

The Trishas High, Wide & Handsome

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Between the Ditches

Colt Ford Declaration of Independence

Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge

Various Artists We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash (CD/DVD)

  1. nm
    August 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Ya know, I always enjoyed “Memphis in the Meantime,” but I didn’t appreciate it in all its truth until I moved to Nashville.

  2. Arlene
    August 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    FYI. The Trishas also just recorded a session for Daytrotter which is available here: http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/the-trishas/20054933-3738486

  3. Rick
    August 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will include Wynonna, Brett Eldridge, Jana Kramer, The Time Jumpers, Vince Gill, and The Band Perry. Sadly Little Jimmy Dickens will be there as well. Still it gets a Grade: A!
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    I think two of the news items above may have the wrong links! I would expect Miranda and the Pistol Annies to be featured on the new hunting show and Chuck Wicks to be involved with “Say Yes To The Dress”!…(lol)

    Juli, I sure hope you plan on catching Kasey Chambers at The Birchmere or another venue in your neck of the woods this coming weekend. A concert review would also be greatly appreciated! (And some pictures of Jill Andrews as well…lol) maybe a quick interview with Ashleigh Dallas could be arranged. I’m hoping she will be the next Catherine Britt who will choose to stay on the path of true country rigtheousnes.

  4. luckyoldsun
    August 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    •Speaking of Tim, the legal battle with Curb continues

    I get the impression that Curb has succeeded in the past in intimidating a lot of artists and other who didn’t have the resources or wherewithal to fight them.

    Somehow, I don’t Curb will have any luck trying to bully McGraw and Borchetta, who are at the top of their game and have the capacity to bring in the best legal specialists in the country to represent their interests. I’m sure they’ll throw just as many subpoenas and demands in the other direction as Curb is throwing at them.

Tagged In This Article

// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

Current Discussion

  • Barry Mazor: What the "Americana" term brings to mind, by this point, is a matter of time and marketing. Like all …
  • Paul W Dennis: I loved the Jerry Douglas interview and love the ideas behind his two concept albums Unfortunately I never had the opportunity …
  • luckyoldsun: Barry, That's a good point, as far as country itself being a word that refers to a lot more than a …
  • Six String Richie: Also, in regards to that article, Aldean's #2 complaint was "Nashville Copycats" and he gripes that people are copping Luke …
  • Six String Richie: Billboard misprinted his new single as "Burnin' It Up" in that article! That goes to show how little even …
  • CraigR.: Here are 5 things that piss me off about Jason Aldean: 1. He is a sore winner. Why complain when you …
  • Barry Mazor: The words "country" and jazz (or "jass") and blues had been around for decades before they became genres (or formats) …
  • Jeff Miller: Yeah, the first time I played Jimmie Rodgers for my wife & daughter- they were aghast that he was singing …
  • David Cantwell: I think it more helpful to think of Americana not as a genre but as a format--and, perhaps better, and …
  • Juli Thanki: That would definitely be better than Marvel's hilariously terrible Billy Ray Cyrus comic book, released in 1995. http://4thletter.net/2009/02/billy-ray-cyrus-the-marvel-comic-book-yes-really/

Recently Reviewed Albums

  • paulthorntooblessed
  • duhksbeyondtheblue
  • kelleymickwee
  • sandrarhodes
  • candi staton
  • sturgillsimpsonmetamodern
  • raypricebeautyis
  • rodneycrowelltarpapersky