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.
- Janice Brooks: Hopes somebody gets those memos about drinking songs. Meanwhile I'm feeling a lot of slots with Bluegrass.
- Leeann: Great news about Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White's duet album! Absolutely appalling about the Keith Urban concert!! Both the rape and …
- bob: I found the Billboard article about country music radio needing an alcohol intervention interesting. Songwriter Adam Wright is quoted as …
- Matt: Definitely agree with C.M. about Maddie & Tae. Certainly not the tidal wave of change some claimed it is or …
- Dave D.: Good stuff, as always. My copy of Producing Country arrived yesterday, and it looks to be as good as …
- Scooter: I agree Holly Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a good album and great to see live …
- Carrie Mclaughlin: Your my Hero Mr. Jim Lauderdale!!! Come to Alaska Please? hehehehe
- Jeremy Dylan: You should check it out Dave D. It's from the first (and strongest) season.
- Leeann: Wow! I love that Holly William's cover of "No Surrender"! She's gotten to be so good.
- luckyoldsun: I made it through a minute of that "Girl In a Country Song Video." Man, that sucks.