George Strait Announces The Cowboy Rides Away Tour; First CMA Awards Performers Named; Holly Williams Plans Album Release

Juli Thanki | September 27th, 2012

  • George Strait announced yesterday that his two-year The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will be his last. However, he will continue to make records and may play the occasional show.
  • There’s an Old 97s EP available on NoiseTrade.
  • On Tuesday, a Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld a 2011 Chancery Court decision to deny Curb Records’ request for a preliminary injunction to bar Tim McGraw from joining another record label.” 
  • LBT, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, and Jason Aldean will perform at the CMA Awards in November.
  • Josh Grider is previewing new songs on his website.
  • Holly Williams will release her next album on February 5, 2013.
  • Wanda Jackson talks about her new video, “Tore Down,” with CMT Edge.
  • If that’s not your thing, you can stream tonight’s IBMA Awards at Bluegrass Today. The live show starts at 7:30 p.m. Central.
  • Listen to a snippet of Faith Hill’s new single, “American Heart.”
  • Eric Church is leading the change of country music’s guard, writes Timothy Finn of the Kansas City Star.
  • In November, Folk Music Canada will hand out its first Innovator Award to a “pioneer of the folk community.”
  • Paste posted a new Tift Merritt video.

 

  1. Rick
    September 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I hope the new Holly Williams album has a high quotient of “keepers” like on her last release. I consider Holly an under-appreciated talent in the Americana wilderness.

    I will definitely tune into the IBMA Awards online stream this afternoon. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Jon W. does not win that songwriter award! (lol)

    Speaking of Wanda Jackson, she will be the subject of one of the CMHOF’s “Intimate Evenings” on Monday night October 8th. I am soooo thankful these programs are broadcast live on WSM AM so I can listen in and enjoy them! Go Eddie Stubbs!

    Alright, where is the Engine145 review of the recently released Time Jumpers album hiding? In spite of my reservations about Vince Gill’s vocal contributions, I purchased an advance copy off FleaBay and it thankfully exceeded all of my expectations! Dawn Sears makes a nice duet/harmony singer with Vince that helps to save the day. Its nice to hear some great western swing coming out of Nashywood these days and not just Texas and Oklahoma. Rick’s Rating: 4 Stars Out of 5. Thank you Rounder for releasing this album.

  2. Donald
    September 28, 2012 at 12:07 am

    “I purchased an ‘advance copy’ off FleaBay and it thankfully exceeded all of my expectations!”
    Too bad the band, songwriters, label, publishers will get none of the money from that sale.

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