George Strait’s Next Album Drops May 14; Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum to Celebrate Dottie West; New Music Videos

Staff | March 18th, 2013

  • George Strait’s next album, Love is Everything, will be released May 14.
  • Della Mae’s This World Oft Can Be will be released May 28 on Rounder Records. (via press release)
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating Dottie West this spring with multiple programs, including a film screening of Dottie West: Special Delivery and a panel discussion called Country Session: Remembering Dottie West featuring Steve Wariner, Jeannie Seely, Red Lane, and Shelly West. More information can be found here. 
  • The Tennessean previewed Bela Fleck and keyboardist Chick Corea’s upcoming concert at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
  • Check out Billboard’s cover story on The Band Perry.
  • Ben Foster interviewed Tracy Lawrence about his upcoming album, Headlights, Taillights and Rodeos.
  • April Verch Band’s next record, Bright Like Gold, drops April 2. Guests include Mac Wiseman, Bruce Molsky, and Sammy Shelor. (via email)
  • Chris Parton of CMT Edge takes a look back at Chris Knight’s “Framed.”
  • The Grand Ole Opry and the National Women’s Survivors Convention will celebrate women cancer survivors August 24, when participants from the Nashville-based National Women’s Survivors Convention attend the evening’s Opry performance. The Opry will recognize the women throughout the evening with special performances and “survivor messages.”
  • On April 30, Real Gone Music will release the Eddy Arnold compilation Complete Original #1 Hits and David Allan Coe’s Texas Moon. (via press release)
  • Brian T. Atkinson interviewed Jay Farrar (Son Volt) about the band’s new record, Honky Tonk.
  • British banjo player Dan Walsh brought his five-string to India as part of a program to “create new musical fusions and at the risk of sounding too grandiose, perhaps bridge cultural divisions.” Read Walsh’s account of his trip here.
  • The UNC Southern Folklife Collection posted a photo of Patsy Montana to their blog. The photo is part of the SFC’s “Visualizing American Roots Music” exhibit.
  • Stream Josh Rouse’s new album, The Happiness Waltz, here.
  • Ricky Skaggs will headline the inaugural Bluegrass on the Mountain Festival in Bell County, Kentucky this May.
  • Henry Wagons interviewed Jeff Tweedy for
  • New music videos from the past week or so:

Austin Webb“It’s All Good”

Mark Cooke“Stay With Me Tonight”

SaraBeth “Kickin’ and Screamin’”

JB and the Moonshine Band “The Only Drug”

Taylor Swift “22”

Chris King “Still Haven’t Said” (Couch by Couchwest)

Gretchen Peters & Ben Glover “Return of the Grievous Angel” (CXCW)

Rachel Brooke “Farther Along” (CXCW)

Bonnie Whitmore “Borderline” (CXCW)

Mustered Courage “Cruel Alibis”

David Mayfield Parade “Human Cannonball”

  1. Ben Foster
    March 18, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Very excited to hear about the new George Strait album. Looking forward to hearing that new Wynonna song as well.

  2. Leeann
    March 18, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Since I was not likely going to ever get to see George Strait in concert, I’m just glad not making albums isn’t part of his retirement.

    That really is a great piece on Kacey Musgraves. She’s very fortunate to get such impressive coverage. I don’t think “Follow Your Arrow” would make the best single, but it’s certainly a crowd favorite judging by the various Youtube clips (inspired by the article) I’ve watched of her performing it.

  3. Bruce
    March 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

    For my own taste, I am lukewarm at best for Wynonna’s new single. However, she remains a strong vocalist and I hope the new album does well.

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