Hall of Fame Receives NEH Grant; “Blown Away” Goes Double Platinum; Rhett Miller Injures Vocal Cords

Juli Thanki | April 12th, 2013

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum received a $280,000 NEH grant to help the HoF digitize fragile and rare artifacts in the museum’s collection.
  • Performing rights organizations SESAC, ASCAP, and BMI have launched programs “dedicated to boosting royalty-sharing for smaller acts,” writes Jaquetta White. Read all about these programs, and the effect they’ll have on smaller touring acts, in the Tennessean. 
  • Pete Seeger’s got a new audiobook: The Storm King “presents Pete Seeger’s captivating spoken words in new recordings as he tells his most engaging stories, narratives, and poems—all set to new music produced by world renowned percussionist/producer Jeff Haynes—created by nearly 50 musicians from traditions as diverse as African Music, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical Guitar, Folk, Jazz, Native American Music, and World Beat.” Guests on the collection include Ralph Stanley and Dar Williams.
  • Paste premiered a new music video from folk trio kindlewood.
  • The Deadly Gentlemen have a new, three song EP available for download. Their full-length record comes out in July.
  • Jewly Hight interviewed Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff.
  • Jay Miller of The Patriot Ledger wrote a feature on Kim Richey and her new album, Thorn in My Heart.
  • Chuck Dauphin shines Billboard’s spotlight on Kelly Lang.
  • Here’s an interview with Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels.
  • Doug Waterman of American Songwriter interviewed Andrew Dorff, one of the co-writers of Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” about the creative process behind the song.
  • Michael Gray, curator of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, talks about Music City history on this World Café piece.
  • Scotty McCreery sang his new single on American Idol. Watch here.
  • Rounder Records put out a teaser video that includes snippets of several songs on Dailey and Vincent’s upcoming record, Brothers of the Highway.
  • There’s going to be a concert in Nashville tonight to benefit Norton Records, whose Brooklyn warehouse was flooded during Hurricane Sandy.

 

  1. Janice Brooks
    April 12, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Interesting to see a post from my local paper the Centre Daily Times. However I’m not going to head out tomorrow night.

    Oh the tech aspects for the Hall of Fame and the royalty folks. Just don’t lose the hard copies.

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