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”
- Ken Morton, Jr.: The inferiority complex of the CMA never ceases to amaze me.
- Barry Mazor: Thanks for explaining that to me, Luckyol.
- luckyoldsun: Barry, I think you're taking it a bit too seriously. CMT has to keep coming up with new lists to make. …
- Barry Mazor: Thi is a world in which the "top 40 most influential country artists of all time" do not include, for …
- luckyoldsun: I just noticed that Garth and King George are still to come. So unless I'm missing something else, the remaining seven …
- Leeann Ward: I hate it when people pronounce the days of the week with a "dy" ending instead of "day." It's like …
- luckyoldsun: Looking at that bizarre CMT Artists' list with Johnny Cash coming in at #8, it raises the question--Who are the …
- Leeann Ward: I'd have to agree with LOS here. The song was fair game to be released. It's no surprised that it …
- luckyoldsun: "'Brotherly Love,' IS a Keith Whitley song. Trying to take advantage of the impact sales, and the tragedy of Keith’s …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, we know that it's technically a Keith Whitley song, as Juli noted above.