Gene Watson Celebrates 50 Years of Country Music; The Jayhawks Announce Tour Dates; Carl Jackson Honored with Historical Marker

Juli Thanki | January 10th, 2012

  • Sarah Jarosz, Joshua Britt (Farewell Drifters), Tom Russell, and more offer up their thoughts on Bob Dylan to kick off American Songwriter’s “30 Days of Dylan.”
  • The Jayhawks announced new tour dates: they’ll start in Colorado at the end of this month.
  • Guitarist Lincoln Meyers has left bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.
  • Tift Merritt tweeted that on January 30, she’ll be debuting new song “Sweet Spot” on television show Hart of Dixie. Merritt and her band will be playing a Valentine’s Day dance on the episode, and on January 24, an acoustic recording of Tift’s songs from the show will be available exclusively on iTunes.
  • Nuci’s Space (an organization that focuses on the mental and physical health of musicians) is raffling off a guitar autographed by The Drive-By Truckers.
  • Gene Watson is celebrating 50 years in country music with Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits. The album, which features re-recorded versions of his hits, will drop on February 14. Check out the track listing here.
  • Bloodshot Records signed roots singer-songwriter Cory Branan. His label debut, Mutt, will be released this spring.
  • Go see The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live (or tape-delayed for you West Coasters) at a movie theater near you on January 31. Country California’s got the info for you.
  • Here’s the video for Cumberland River’s “Justified.”
  • This week’s album releases:

Dailey & Vincent The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent

Mark Wayne Glasmire Mark Wayne Glasmire

The Little Willies For the Good Times

Cornflower Blue Run the Rails

 

  1. Ben Foster
    January 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

    That new Little Willies album is very good.

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