Ferlin Husky and Billy Sherrill Inducted to Hall of Fame; New Releases; Mac Wiseman Celebrates 85 Years
- The Tennessean‘s Peter Cooper and Edward Morris both recapped Sunday evening’s Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony (The Tennessean | CMT), which marked the official induction of Ferlin Husky and Billy Sherrill, and the invitation-only tribute to Mac Wiseman who turned 85 on Sunday (The Tennessean | CMT).
- Chris Young has a new three-song release out on iTunes titled Voices EP, which finds him covering three of the voices that influenced him: John Anderson’s “Swingin’,” Vern Gosdin’s “Chiseled In Stone” and Keith Whitley’s “I’m Over You.”
- Pieta Brown on Mountain Stage.
- Country California: Quotable Country – 05/23/10 Edition
New releases for the week of May 25, 2010 include:
- The two shows scheduled for Pennsylvania on the Eagles, Dixie Chicks, and Keith Urban tour have been canceled. No reason was cited for the cancellation, but an earlier show in Washington D.C. was also canceled without explanation.
- Farce the Music: Top 10 Thoughts Bucky Covington Has Had Today
- No Depression’s Grant Alden: An appreciation of Elizabeth Cook, and her album Welder
- The second Zac Brown Band album is tentatively titled Get What You Give and tentatively set for a fall release. Guitarist/keyboardist Coy Bowles says the record is 85 percent done.
“We still lean toward a Southern rock/country kind of thing, but there’s definitely radio-friendly stuff and still kind of an island, beachy vibe, and then we go off the beaten path and get into a kind of jam-band world. So I think it’s going to be really representative of where we are right now.”
- Alan Jackson honored fallen miners and rescue workers with a benefit concert on Saturday.
- After two weekends, Country Throwdown Tour creator Kevin Lyman feels like he’s on to something good. Examiner’s Jessica Cornett has highlights and pictures from Friday night’s stop in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Did anyone catch the Brooks & Dunn tribute on Sunday and if so, what was your favorite performance?
- 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/
- Applejack: "I’m sure there are many ways to lasso in and constrict any genre or format, any of them, so tightly …
- Emily: Wow!! Fabulous! Love those boots and you all look stunning! xo
- Leeann Ward: Bangor is named somewhat commonly in country songs. It's usually their example of the most north you can go: Vince …
- bob: Portland West was almost Boston West. From Names on the Land by George Stewart: "When more people arrived in Oregon, Amos …
- Jack Williams: There's "Eight More Miles To Louisville", where Portland is referred to as Portland East.
- nm: Of course, Bangor is also mentioned in "I've Been Everywhere."
- Stuart Munro: As if that's what this discussion is doing, Barry. I'm for the online commenters thinking about and discussing the music …