Frank Liddell to Produce Lee Ann Womack’s New Record; Whitey Morgan & The 78s to Record Live Album; New Releases

Juli Thanki | November 8th, 2011

  • On November 25, Whitey Morgan & The 78’s will record a live album at the Machine Shop in their hometown of Flint, Michigan.
  • Check out Tim O’Brien’s Mountain Stage performance.
  • Buck Green of Bluegrass Today wrote a post all about Clifton Clowers, the guy from “Wolverton Mountain” who’s mighty handy with a gun and a knife. The real-life Clowers was Green’s grandfather.
  • The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, a new project from (surprise!) Dailey & Vincent, will be available at Cracker Barrel restaurants starting January 9. It’ll include songs like “Daddy Sang Bass.”
  • It was completely natural for Lionel Richie to record his upcoming country album, he says in this article.
  • In Miranda Lambert news, she was the subject of features in the Tennessean and Paste. In the latter, she offered up her thoughts on “All Kinds of Kinds:” I used to think that people with tattoos and mohawks were weird, but then I ended up with a tattoo myself, and my bass player, who was an awesome guy, had a mohawk. I’ve learned to love being out there and meeting different kinds of people, even if they’re outside my comfort zone; I might not have said that five years ago, but now I do now.
  • Don Williams was honored on Sunday night as he received an ASCAP Golden Note award and sang a couple of his hits.
  • Cody Canada sat down for a Q&A with Nancy Dunham of American Songwriter.
  • Album releases:

Carter Family Greatest Hits 1927-1934

Joe Nichols It’s All Good

Rascal Flatts The Best of Rascal Flatts Live

Les Brown Jr. & Neal McCoy Music of Your Life with Les Brown Jr. and His Band of Renown, Starring Neal McCoy and Special Guests Charley Pride and Janie Fricke

Laura Veirs Tumble Bee (folk songs for children)

Tennessee Ernie Ford and The Billy Liebert Band On the Air, Volume One and Volume Two

Mandolin OrangeHaste Make | Hard Hearted Stranger

Josh Gracin Redemption

  1. Blake Boldt
    November 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Good to hear that Lee Ann Womack will be back with new music in 2012. Few artists have suffered more through country radio’s transition over the last 10 years. She’s one of the great singers of any generation, and the commercial success at radio and retail hasn’t quite matched up to her abundant talent.

  2. Michael A.
    November 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. Well said, Blake.

  3. Rick
    November 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature my fave Sunny Sweeney, Danny Gokey (is he still considered country?), Darius Rucker (is he still….never mind), and Diamond Rio plus the inescapable Opry Legends. Sunny will likely sing her 3 radio singles, like on her last Tuesday Opry, but I sure would appreciate some variety such as “Everybody Else Can Kiss My Ass!”. (lol) Grade: B

    I would like to hear that Lee Ann Womack has hooked back up with the producer from her “Never Again Again” period. I hope she doesn’t start sounding like Miranda Lambert this go round. Oh well…

    What are the words that readily springs to mind when I think about the music of Timmy O’Brien? Ummm…I guess “kinda awesome sometimes” would do it! I’ve made Tim’s “Less And Less” my life’s theme song and its sure saving me a lot of money! (lol)

  4. Jon
    November 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Timmy? Sheesh.

  5. Matt Bjorke
    November 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    @Juli, that would LITERALLY be awesome if Rob Lowe hosted the show as his P&R character.

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