Hall of Fame Plans Bakersfield Sound Exhibit; New Videos from Sierra Hull and Sarah Jarosz; Willie Nelson to Perform for Texas Fire Relief

Juli Thanki | September 23rd, 2011

  • Willie Nelson, The Dixie Chicks, Lyle Lovett, and Asleep at the Wheel are all taking part in Fire Relief: The Concert for Central Texas, which will be held on October 17 and hosted by Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, Pure Country).
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has a new exhibit, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, that will open on March 24, 2012 and run until the end of 2013. The exhibit is 5,000 square feet and will be narrated by Dwight Yoakam.
  • Aaron Lewis’ “Country Boy” has been certified gold.
  • If you’re in Nashville next Tuesday afternoon, swing by the grounds of the Ryman for a free concert featuring The Del McCoury Band and guests, who’ll be honoring Bill Monroe.
  • New quarterly series “Bluebird in the Bluegrass” celebrates bluegrass songwriters at the Bluebird Café. The first showcase will be held on September 28; the lineup can be found here.
  • Kellie Pickler spoke with The Boot about her upcoming album and first single from that record, “Tough.”
  • Tim McGraw posted on Facebook about the recent personnel changes in his band, the Dance Hall Doctors.
  • Sarah Jarosz has a new video for her song “Run Away.”
  • Sierra Hull’s got one too, for “Daybreak,” the title track of her most recent album.
  1. Rick
    September 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Gosh, I’d really love to see that Bakersfield Sound exhibit at the CMOH. They definitely need to shoot a video tour version and post it online for everyone who won’t make it to Nashville during its run. I wonder how much detail it will go into about all of the other lesser known Bakersfield artists from the 1950’s who were an integral part of that thriving honky tonk scene? Hmm…

    It seems like the only country related genre that’s truly nurturing the next generation of artists is the bluegrass realm. With summer band camps and training/instructional sessions at most bluegrass festivals, the genre is guaranteeing self perpetuation with youn-un’s who truly love the music. Texan Ruby Jane used to be a regular part of such activities and is a personal friend of many of the bluegrassers in her age bracket including Sierra Hull and her fiddle player Christian Ward. It’s nice to know a thriving bluegrass music scene is here to stay no matter what happens in the commercial country music business.

    Thanks for the Sarah Jarosz and Sierra Hull video links. I just wish Garrison Keillor would jump on the Sierra Hull bandwagon as much as he has with Sarah Jarosz. Oh well…

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s show is pretty weak with Katie Armiger, Jimmy Wayne, Point of Grace, and Mark Wills. Grade: B-. Saturday night’s Opry is much improved with Dolly Parton, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Holly Williams, and Bradley Gaskin. Grade: A! Go Opry!
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  2. nm
    September 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    If that exhibit does nothing more than remind people that Rose Maddox isn’t in the Hall of Fame but ought to be, it will have served a fine purpose. Anything else is just gravy.

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