Fleck-Washburn Album Due in October; Kenny Rogers’ HoF Exhibit Opens; Ruthie Foster Releases New Video

Juli Thanki | August 15th, 2014

  • Here are Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry singing “Keep It to Yourself” in a clip cut from their CMT Crossroads special.
  • Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn will release a banjoriffic self-titled album on Rounder Records October 7. Listen to one of the songs, “Railroad,” here.
  • Then you’ll stream Ben Glover’s Atlantic.
  • Trisha Yearwood’s next album will include Matraca Berg’s “Your Husband’s Cheating on Us.” Yearwood’s done a fine job with Berg songs in the past, so I’m looking forward to hearing this.
  • GuitarWorld.com premiered “She Makes It Easy Now” from Jesse Winchester’s final album, A Reasonable Amount of Trouble. Jerry Douglas guests on the song.
  • Kenny Rogers’ Hall of Fame exhibit opens today. Tomorrow afternoon you’ll be able to live stream an interview with Rogers on the CMHOF website. He’s a truly delightful interviewee, so you’ll definitely be entertained.
  • If you’ve got five million bucks, Rogers’ Atlanta home could be yours. It has a swim-up bar and a “Roman spa.” Curse tablets not included.
  • Chicago bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers covered P-Square’s decidedly non-bluegrass single “Chop My Money” at a show in Nigeria earlier this summer.
  • Darin and Brooke Aldridge are offering a sneak peek at their next album, due out in 2015.
  • Philadelphia police officers have reached out to Luke Bryan’s camp in hopes that the singer will dedicate a song during tonight’s show at Lincoln Financial Field to the memory of Officer Seth Stellfox, who died in an off-duty motorcycle accident on Monday. Bryan was one of Stellfox’s favorite singers.
  1. bob
    August 15, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I have Matraca Berg’s “Dreaming Fields” album on i-Tunes and the most frequently played track by far is “Your Husband’s Cheating on Us”. I’m looking forward to hearing Trisha sing it. Hope her new album will be released soon.

  2. Jonathan Pappalardo
    August 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    We’re getting closer to new TY music. Now I wonder what it’ll finally take for a formal announcement. Too many teases for too long. Of all her Matraca Berg covers, “Lying To The Moon” is far and away my favorite. Since it wasn’t a single, it never got the chance to be overplayed and her vocal is outstanding.

    “Keep It To Yourself” was disappointing to me. I was looking forward to hearing Katy Perry tackle one of the verses instead of merely singing harmony. The lack of uniqueness, especially compared to the performances that did make the show, was probably a factor in why it was cut. It just wasn’t special enough although it did turn out good.

  3. luckyoldsun
    August 16, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Saving Country Music jumped the shark when he named Marty Stuart a badass for marrying Connie Smith. I don’t think the guy knows what a badass is.

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