George Jones Dies at 81; Calgary Folk Fest Lineup Announced; Johnny Cash Museum to Open in May

Juli Thanki | April 26th, 2013

  • WSM is playing Jones songs A-Z today. Listen here.
  • Here’s a fine piece on the Possum that David Cantwell wrote for a 1999 issue of No Depression.
  • Billy Currington is free on bond. His arraignment hearing is scheduled for May 28.
  • The Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves will perform at next month’s Billboard Music Awards.
  • Peter Cooper wrote about Kim Richey for the Tennessean.
  • Russell Moore is back in the saddle again after nearly two months of vocal rest.
  • Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, and John Fullbright are a few of the acts scheduled to play the Calgary Folk Music Festival this July.
  • Andrew Leahey of American Songwriter wrote a feature on Lady Antebellum and their new album, Golden.
  • Miranda Lambert posed with one of her pups for People’s “Most Beautiful” issue.
  • Stream the new Lucero EP, Texas & Tennessee, on Spin.com before its April 30 release date.
  • A portion of the proceeds from Kenny Chesney’s Life on a Rock will be donated to the Friends of the US Virgin Islands National Park.
  • Bob Gendron of The Chicago Tribune profiled Scott H. Biram.
  • Jeff Bridges talks about his music with Randy Lewis of The L.A. Times.
  • Ashley Campbell tearfully testified on Capitol Hill about her father’s Alzheimer’s.
  • The CMT.com staff chose their ten favorite Willie Nelson duets.
  1. Rick
    April 26, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    That Billboard interview of the Pistol Annies is one of the best I’ve read so far. That picture makes Angaleena look like a Madame posing with her two most popular girls…

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features Montgomery Gentry, Chris Janson, Mark Chesnutt, Mel Tillis, Sarah Darling, and Jason Crabb. Grade: B+
    Saturday night’s Opry features Rhonda Vincent, Kristen Kelly, Striking Matches, The Boxcars, and Morgan Frazier(?). Grade: B
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    Shouldn’t that article link have read as: “Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen are among the 198 new members elected to the American Academy of LIBERAL Arts & Sciences.” Crikey!

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