Flood Benefit Raises $1.7 Million; Darrell Scott, Joe Diffie, & Randy Houser Schedule New Albums
- Tom Roland recapped Sunday’s Music City Keep On Playin’ — A Benefit For Flood Relief event. Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley kicked the night off with a $100,000 donation and went on to help raise $1.7 million at last count.
- Jack Ingram has been on a mission to write a song a week and over the next few weeks American Songwriter will share some of those songs along with Ingram’s notes. First up in the series is a song called “America.”
- Country California Fake News: Maverick Blogger Says Nice Things About Music Normal People Like
“As a blogger, the usual practice is to qualify praise for mainstream acts with the greatest of care, so that a certain amount of disdain always comes through,” said C.M. McKay, a contributor to popular country blog The 90210, where the complimentary words were offered. “In fact, [Managing Editor] Tim Malice puts us through a whole course on crafting effective backhanded compliments before he ever lets us write for the site.”
- Farce the Music: Country Doppelgangers IV
- Joe Diffie‘s new album, Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album, is due August 24.
- On May 25, Darrell Scott will release a two-disc project titled A Crooked Road, for which he penned all 20 songs and played every instrument.
- Randy Houser‘s sophomore album They Call Me Cadillac will be released September 14.
- Wynonna gets that a lot.
- A year before he died, Don Walser filed a lawsuit against his former record label for fraud and breach of contract. Day one of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court trial took place early last week with Walser’s four grown children serving as plaintiffs, but things didn’t get interesting until early Friday morning, the day the non-jury trial was expected to conclude. Austin Music Source’s Michael Corcoran reported that after reading coverage of the trial online, a woman named Temple Ray was “hopping mad.” It turns out she had been a bookkeeper for the record label and quit because she was angered artists weren’t being paid royalties. On top of that, she revealed an affair between the label’s president and one of the investors whose role in the company had previously been described as more passive.
- Country California: Quotable Country – 05/17/10 Edition
- Patty Loveless on Mountain Stage.
Exclusive debut on The 9513: Listen here to Ray Price perform “Me and Jimmy Rodgers” from the upcoming Shel Silverstein tribute album. All tracks can be previewed over here.
- Then head over to Roughstock and listen to John Prine perform “This Guitar Is For Sale” from the same album.
- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will close next Sunday to prepare for that evening’s Medallion Ceremony, which includes the formal induction of Ferlin Husky and Billy Sherrill into the Hall.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …
- nm: Agreed. A good job by three very smart women.
- Deremy Jylan: The Hight piece is tremendous reading.
- Juli Thanki: Much like the music of Aldean and FGL, Michelob Ultra is favored by college kids and too much exposure will …
- Tom: ...michelob ultra seems to be a brew from hell.