Gill, Gatlin to Headline Johnny Cash Music Festival; Carlene Carter Finishes Album; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | July 22nd, 2013

  • Carlene Carter announced on Twitter that she has just finished recording her next album and mixing it with Don Was and Bob Clearmountain. No word yet on a release date.
  • Becky Schlegel will be releasing a brand new album called Opry Lullaby on September 1. You can listen to the outstanding title track here.
  • Craig Morgan will release The Journey–The Livin’ Hits on September 3.
  • If you have $20 million or so lying around, you can buy Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s farm.
  • Vince Gill and Larry Gatlin will headline the Johnny Cash Music Festival on August 17.
  • The Tennessean‘s Eva Botkin-Kowacki interviewed GAC General Manager Sarah Trahern.
  • Bluegrass fans can look forward to Lou Reid & Carolina: Live at the Down Home being released in August.
  • Kelly Clarkson has entered country’s Top 50 with her solo “Tie It Up.”
  • Kellie Pickler tells Rolling Stone that she stood her ground on her upcoming fourth album:  “I’ve made records where I’m trying to make everybody else happy and say what other people want me to say. That was miserable…If you go in and you’re honest, people will either like you or not. You can’t please them all, so you might as well be happy with it yourself. It’s your face on the cover. You can’t change who you are to please other people.”
  • New music videos from the past week or so:

Cassadee Pope“Wasting All These Tears”

The Greencards “Black Black Water”

The Rankin Twins “Jezebel”

Kenny Chesney – “When I See This Bar”

Jana Kramer “I Hope It Rains”

David Nail “Whatever She’s Got”

Uncle Kracker “Blue Skies”

Balsam Range “Papertown”

Westbound Rangers “One of These Days”

The Breedings “Calm”

HoneyHoney “Little Toy Gun (live with string quartet)”

Chuck Wicks “Salt Life”

Will Hoge “Strong”

The Willis Clan “What Can I Say”

The Deadly Gentlemen“Bored of the Raging”

MacKenzie Porter “Never Gonna Let You”

 

  1. Rick
    July 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    From above: “Are cameras on smart phones ruining the concert-going experience?” Not at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica where the proprietor tells the audience members to turn their cell phones off prior to each show (although there are always a few cheaters who distract those around them) and cameras are not allowed. Go McCabe’s!

    Shooter Jennings and Scott Biram had a concert last night at the Echoplex downstairs from the free Americana “Grand Ole Echo” show, which featured the local band I See Hawks In LA. I probably could have scored a free pass but just wasn’t interested…

    I really enjoyed watching the new HoneyHoney video even with the sound turned off! (lol) I’m not sure the color of Suzanne Santo’s dress works for her skin tone and the background scenery, but she’d look good in a burlap sack! Blimey mate!

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