George Jones Announces Tour Dates; Real Gone Music to Reissue Two John Hartford Records; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | November 13th, 2012

  • Wanda Jackson’s got a new video for “Am I Even a Memory,” her duet with Justin Townes Earle. (Due to the holiday, Ken’s regular Monday morning video roundup has been bumped to Wednesday.)
  • Carrie Underwood donated the proceeds of last Friday’s Atlantic City show to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
  • Craig Shelburne wrote a feature on Dwight Yoakam for American Songwriter. Here’s an excerpt in which Yoakam remembers working with Roger Miller on “It Only Hurts When I Cry”: “He was at my house, we were hanging out and he was just a sweet guy,” Yoakam recalls. “The big thrill was being called up by Roger when it [became a] hit and him being elated! I thought, ‘My gosh, Roger Miller, of all people …’ That’s what’s right about it. He was still excited about having a hit. I mean, he had so many hit records from that run in the ’60s from “Dang Me” and the King Of The Road album. As a lyricist, he was one of the handful of geniuses ever in pop music or country. He and Chuck Berry are not given enough credit for the genius of their lyricism.” 
  • Real Gone Music is reissuing John Hartford’s Aereo-Plain and Morning Bugle. The two-disc collection will also include four unreleased tracks on each album.
  • John Fogerty’s memoir will be released in 2014. (via press release)
  • Stream Mary Gauthier’s live version of Fred Eaglesmith’s “Your Sister Cried.” It’ll be on her upcoming album, Live at Blue Rock (out February 5).
  • Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Peters, and Nanci Griffith are among the artists slated to play the 30A Songwriters Festival in January.
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s Live from Alabama can be streamed on Spotify a week before its release.
  • Music Tomes’ Eric Banister interviewed Fred Bartenstein, editor of the new Uncle Josh Graves memoir, Bluegrass Bluesman.
  • Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will hit movie theaters in North America early next year.
  • New album releases:

Bobby Bare Darker Than Light

Patsy Cline Patsy Cline On Air: Her Greatest TV Performances

Terri Clark Classic

The Departed Adventus

Mike Cullison & The Regulars The Barstool Monologues (you still have time to enter our giveaway)

Carrie Newcomer Kindred Spirits: A Collection

Old Man Luedecke Tender is the Night

Steven Clawson Miles to Go

Tom Skinner Tom Skinner

Punch Brothers Ahoy!

Aaron Lewis The Road

Nels Andrew – Scrimshaw

Jesse Dayton – Jesse Sings Kinky

  • And a couple recent books:

Willie Nelson Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road

Carter Robertson Playin’ on the Tracks

  1. Saving Country Music
    November 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

    That John Hartford re-issue is a must have.

  2. Jack Williams
    November 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

    According to the John Hartford Facebook page, the release date is 12/4/2012.

  3. Michael A.
    November 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Anyone heard the new Terri Clark covers project? I downloaded a couple of the songs last nights (the duets with Reba McEntire and Tanya Tucker), but haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet.

  4. Michael A.
    November 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    On another note, has anyone heard from Rick since the election? I’m concerned his head may have exploded or he’s busy stocking his bunker with ammo. In all seriousness, I hope the guy is ok. Just curious, that’s all.

  5. luckyoldsun
    November 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I’ve only heard a few clips over the Internet, but I’ve gotta get the new Bobby Bare album.
    After that horrible “Moon” album that his son produced several years ago, where Bare sounded like he recorded the album under duress–and under sedation (or maybe while hibernating!)–it’s great to hear the real Bare is back.

  6. Leeann Ward
    November 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    The new album from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, Buddy and Jim, is out today too:

  7. J.R. Journey
    November 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    @Michael: I’ve heard the entire album and it’s great. Clark’s cover of “Gentle On My Mind” is probably my favorite track. If I were, I’d go ahead and add the entire album to my collection. You won’t be disappointed.

  8. Leeann Ward
    November 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Yes, Michael, the Terri Clark album is pretty fantastic.

  9. Michael A.
    November 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you guys. I think I’ll complete the album then!

  10. luckyoldsun
    November 14, 2012 at 1:24 am

    From the sound clips, the Terri Clark album seems like a chore. I can’t tell if she wants to sing the songs or beat the hell out of them.

  11. Jon
    November 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

    “…it’s great to hear the real Bare is back.”

    Yes, because after all, who’s more likely to know “the real Bare” – Bobby Bare and his son, or a pseudonymous internet troll? Sheesh.

  12. Barry Mazor
    November 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Bobby Bare has pretty much always done what he wants to do. Your response may vary.

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