Fundraising Stalls for Grandpa Jones Historical Marker; Seeger Fest Begins Tomorrow; Drew Kennedy to Release Live Album

Juli Thanki | July 16th, 2014

  • Fundraising attempts to put up a historical marker at Grandpa Jones’ Kentucky birthplace have stalled. So far only $700 has been raised, but the project will cost $2,500.
  • There’s a LeAnn Rimes dance record due out out in August, featuring remixes of songs she’s recorded over the years. Thankfully, there’s no dance version of “Cattle Call.”
  • The Brothers Osborne released a video for their song “Rum.”
  • Bart Crow’s got a new video too. Watch “If I Go, I’m Goin’” here.
  • Kellie Pickler will voice an anthropomorphic sweet potato in an upcoming VeggieTales release called Beauty and the Beet, which is scheduled for release on October 14. Pickler will also contribute seven songs to the soundtrack.
  • Stream Dom Flemons’ Prospect Hill before it comes out next week.
  • The third season of Nashville will premiere on ABC September 24.
  • Trampled By Turtles played Letterman last night. Watch their performance here.
  • Craig Shelburne of CMT Edge put together a list of 10 recent bluegrass albums folks should hear, including releases by Irene Kelley, Bryan Sutton, and Blue Highway.
  • 20-year-old Clint Bowman founded Artists Like You, a nonprofit that seeks to preserve and promote North Carolina folk music.
  • Shakey Graves will release And the War Came on Dualtone Records October 7. (via press release)
  • Angaleena Presley debuted a few songs from her forthcoming solo record. Cindy Watts of The Tennessean has the scoop.
  • The Opry tweeted that Craig Morgan will be the star of their birthday concert on October 4.
  • Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas appear on “And When I Die,” a song on Billy Childs’ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Check it out.
  • Details of Pete Seeger’s will have been made public. It divides his estate among his three children, who will each get a trust in his or her name. The late folksinger and his wife, Toshi, will be celebrated this week in New York with the five-day Seeger Fest; on Sunday, the Lincoln Center will live stream a memorial concert that will feature Judy Collins, Dar Williams, and more. (warning: autoplay)
  1. bll
    July 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    LeAnn Rimes did a ‘dance’ version of Help Me Make It Through the Night yesterday on The View; it was appallingly bad.

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