Flooding Leads to Canceled Shows; Paul English May Have Suffered Stroke; Cody Canada Concussed by Flying Liquor Bottle
- In light of current Nashville flooding, here’s a suitable haiku from Country Haiku:
How high’s the water?
Five feet high and rising … wait
Six … seven … oh, crap
- Dierks Bentley and Alison Krauss had to cancel concerts due to the flooding.
- HoustonPress’ Rocks Off blog has word that Willie Nelson‘s drummer Paul English suffered a stroke.
- With the help of Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack, Randy Rogers Band, and San Antonio’s all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Femenil Las Eréndiras de San Antonio, George Strait set a new attendance record at the Alamodome on Saturday. The previous record had been held since 1997 when Strait drew 47,000 fans.
- The video for Mike Stinson‘s “No One to Drink With,” from his recently released album The Jukebox In Your Heart, was shot on a Flip camera for exactly $100 by producer Jesse Dayton.
- Lest anyone question Willie Nelson‘s prolificacy, he has a new album planned for late summer or fall. Produced by James Stroud, the new album picks up where Country Music left off, incorporating “the different sounds of drums and arrangements and more blending rock and country together.” Nelson calls it a natural evolution.
UPDATE: Official People story.
- Kinky Friedman is taking his tour to the the West Coast this summer for the first time in nearly 20 years.
- An interview with Merle Haggard.
- Mike Stinson shared some of his paranoid-musician nightmares with Rock Off.
- Country California: Quotable Country – 05/02/10 Edition
- Taylor Swift is the newest spokesperson for CoverGirl.
- Miss Leslie earned high marks from My Kind of Country’s Occasional Hope for her latest release, Wrong Is What I Do Best.
- In an interview with The Boot’s Pat Gallagher, Fred Gill explains how he became known as Two Foot Fred.
- Cross Canadian Ragweed lead singer Cody Canada suffered a concussion and received 20-plus stitches after he was hit in the head with a liquor bottle during the band’s concert on Friday night.
- Farce the Music presents country doppelgängers round three.
- While Barbara and Louise Mandrell were busy building successful country careers, younger sister Irlene was creating the aerobics album Texercise with moves called “Thighs of Thunder” and “The Big Bend.” The best part is the accompanying video, which looks like something excavated from the Saturday Night Live archives.
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