Grammy Winners; Jason Eady Releases Track Listing for AM Country Heaven; New Music Videos
- The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss & Union Station took home Grammy Awards last night. The entire list of winners is here.
- Is country music being pushed out of the Grammy spotlight?
- The late Whitney Houston’s cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” remains one of the biggest selling singles in the history of music. “Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston,” Parton said Saturday night in a statement to Billboard. “I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.'”
- Chris Richards of the Washington Post wrote an article about Julie Roberts’ musical comeback as an independent artist.
- George Strait sound-alike Easton Corbin is back again with music off his upcoming sophomore album called “Lovin’ You Is Fun.” Matt Bjorke over at Roughstock thinks it’s “a strong, melodic and memorable single” and has a live recording of the tune to watch/listen to.
- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill made an appearance on The View last week and talked about the possibility of doing an album together (with video). The couple has also released a new commercial for his and hers fragrances.
- Also making an appearance on the talk show rounds was LeAnn Rimes. She was on Chelsea Lately and addressed her weight concerns (with video).
- Bonnie Raitt has done the same for her Slipstream album, also coming out on April 10.
- The married couple of Thompson Square, Keifer and Shawna Thompson, have a CMT special airing on Valentine’s Day that will conclude with the premiere of their new music video for “Glass.”
- Country Standard Time has some more information on the upcoming Rodney Crowell project, Kin.
- A large memorial concert has been scheduled in San Francisco on February 19 to honor Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival founder Warren Hellman. Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Boz Scaggs are among artists scheduled to perform.
- New music videos from the past week or so:
Granger Smith – “Oxygen”
Sugarland & Matt Nathanson – “Run”
The Farm – “Home Sweet Home”
Dierks Bentley – Live on Letterman
Billy Burnette – “Tear It Up” (Music Fog performance)
Ryan Turner – “Love Wins”
Mick Lindsay – “Crank It”
Stanley Floyd – “What’s Your Hurry, Mister Time”
Craig Moritz – “With You”
The Easy Leaves – “Get Down”
Julie Ingram – “Thank God”