Garth Schedules 10 Chicago Shows; Rodeo Bar Closes; New Music Videos
- Dolly Parton has been writing a movie about her life and thinks Scarlett Johansson could play her. Parton’s “Jolene” is the American Songwriter Lyric of the Week.
- Our old The 9513 friend Stephen Deusner counted down 10 essential Dwight Yoakam songs for CMT Edge.
- In case you wondered if Garth Brooks still matters, he sold an estimated 180,000 tickets in three hours last Friday morning when one show in Chicago turned into 10.
- RPM Entertainment, the home of Maggie Rose and Tate Stevens, has “eliminated its radio promotion staff, effective immediately, to concentrate on management and publishing.”
- Sarah Darling can add fashion designer to her resume, as she’s teamed up with Durango to create a signature line of boots.
- On August 4, The Secret Sisters will release a deluxe edition of Put Your Needle Down through Cracker Barrel.
- Stream Christopher Denny’s If the Roses Don’t Kill Us at NPR.
- Music executive and songwriter Don Lanier passed away on July 23 at the age of 78.
- C.M Wilcox posted a new Quotable Country.
- The New York Times published an article on the Rodeo Bar, which closed on Sunday.
- Saving Country Music gave an update on the trials that have beset the Outlaw Music Hall of Fame.
- Chuck Wicks is finishing his next album for Blaster Records and is shooting for a late fall or winter release date.
- Country Weekly’s Bob Paxman wrote about how “You and Tequila” recharged Deana Carter’s career.
- Blackberry Smoke just finished recording their fourth studio album.
- On September 9, Pinecastle Records will release Detroit to Wheeling by The Osborne Brothers, the third installment in Pinecastle’s four-part series documenting the Osborne Brothers’ early years. This morning, WSM tweeted that Bobby and Sonny Osborne will appear on Eddie Stubbs’ radio show tonight.
- New music videos from the last week or so:
Bri Bagwell – “Crazy”
Zac Brown Band – “All Alright”
Reba McEntire – “Pray for Peace”
John Dee Holman & Dom Flemons – “John Henry”
JT Hodges – “Already High”
Stoney LaRue – “First One to Know”
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers – “Make Me Change My Mind” (live for CMT Edge)
Jon Wolfe – “What Are You Doin’ Right Now”
LiveWire – “Drivin’ You Outta My Mind”
PawnShop Kings – “Make Me Whole”
Steff and the Articles – “Call You Mine”
Tebey – “Now I Do”
Radney Foster – “California” (Live on Texas Music Scene)
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen – “Yeah, Man” (Live on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country)
The Shires – “Tonight”
John Howie, Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff – “Suspicion” (Live at Schoolkids Records)
James Reams and the Barnstormers – “Almost Hear the Blues”
- Paul W Dennis: Tom T & Dixie Hall are good people and I wish them all the best through this difficult time
- Paul W Dennis: Actually , it is not. We have so thoroughly debased our language that it is no longer possible to praise …
- Leeann Ward: Sheesh, Paul, that's a random/strange dig!
- Jack Williams: After reading that New Yorker article, I canceled my pre-order of the Basement Tapes box set. I love Bob …
- Leeann Ward: Wow! How terrible for Dixie Hall and Tom.
- Ken Morton, Jr.: Another twisted collection of songs to put into the Friday Five Hall of Fame, Juli.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …