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.
- Jack: Not impressed by Justin Townes Earle's low view of country music.
- nm: Does anyone know whatever became of the album that Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer were going to do together?
- luckyoldsun: I'm not surprised. Artists who can't get seem to get a satisfactory deal with a commercial label always say how …
- Jack Williams: I'm a little surprised to hear of Shelby Lynne signing with another label, even if it is Rounder. She …
- A.B.: THREE new albums from Sturgill next year?! I'm excited for that!
- Keith Samuels: I can't wait to listen to the entire recording. What a treasure.
- numberonecountryfan: She did say the version of “How Do I Live” is the “country” version which was previously released to radio …
- bll: I'm happy for any new music from Trisha. I hope MCA doesn't decide to repackage her old stuff and release …
- Barry Mazor: I know for a fact that most of the album was recorded fresh and new with Garth Fundis some months …
- luckyoldsun: Michael, From the way it's being promoted, with Yearwood announcing a new label and a new album and with The Tennessean …