Garth Brooks Wins Lawsuit, Lyle Lovett Shares Wisdom with Esquire; Stream Gretchen Peters’ Hello Cruel World
Juli Thanki | January 25th, 2012
Merle Haggard’s almost over the double pneumonia that landed him in a Macon, Georgia hospital—but he’s also been diagnosed with three stomach ulcers, eight polyps in his colon, and esophageal diverticulitis.
Garth Brooks won his lawsuit against an Oklahoma hospital, which will be required to pay him a million dollars.
Watch former Carolina Chocolate Drop Justin Robinson’s new video for his song “Vultures” and download the song at American Songwriter’s site.
Lyle Lovett shares his wisdom with Esquire. One tidbit: If you forget the words to your own song, you can always claim artistic license. Forget the words to the national anthem and you’re screwed.
Lionel Richie dropped some more information about his upcoming country album Tuskegee, including the track listing.
Ben Foster did a fine job interviewingKellie Pickler for Roughstock.
Robert Earl Keen was interviewed by Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca. The pair discusses REK’s shotguns, Keen’s time living in Philly, and Toby Keith’s “Bullets in the Gun.” An excerpt regarding the Keith song: People told me I should sue Toby Keith. People were sending me texts, saying “What are you going to do about this, he stole your song?” And I thought, “I damn sure don’t plan on suing the guy”…I don’t like lawsuits. It only gives money to lawyers. I’ve watched people fritter away five years of their life waiting on their settlement. My mom was a lawyer. It doesn’t seem like anybody wins, really.
Marty Stuart and Blue Highway will hit Mountain Stage on March 11. Better hurry if you want to get tickets.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.