George Strait Inks New MCA Deal; Initial IBMA Awards Performers & Presenters Announced; Stream The Coal Men’s New Album
Juli Thanki | August 29th, 2013
George Strait was celebrated at a private event at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center last night. Strait recently inked a deal to record five more albums for his longtime label MCA.
The Gibson Brothers, Del McCoury Band, and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are among the acts confirmed as performers at this year’s IBMA Awards. The initial list of presenters includes Dale Ann Bradley, Jim Mills, Ron Stewart, and The Spinney Brothers.
Randy Fox of The Nashville Scene wrote a feature on the Muddy Roots music festivals. This year’s festival, scheduled for this weekend in Cookeville, Tenn., includes a lineup of 70+ bands.
Relix.com posted some live videos shot at a Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers show.
Variety.com posted a feature on the Coen Brothers’ new folk music film, Inside Llewyn Davis. The film is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk; on October 29, Smithsonian Folkways will release Van Ronk retrospective Down in Washington Square.
The two remaining members of Peter, Paul and Mary were at yesterday’s March on Washington, reprising the folk group’s appearance at the 1963 march.
Heidi Feek, daughter of Joey + Rory, will release her debut album, The Only, on October 8. Here’s a preview.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.