Hank Jr.’s Rowdy Friends Tour; The House Honors Lester Flatt; New Releases

Brody Vercher | January 27th, 2010

  1. Rick
    January 27, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Blake Shelton’s list this week is a kick in the pants. He has set the bar pretty high this go round.

    Tralier’s BadAss O-Meter is spot on yet again!Being “vertically challenged” is Justin Moore’s achilles heel!

    Nice to see Ken Tucker climb aboard the Sarah Buxton fan train. Someone should give him a copy of Sarah’s unreleased debut disc from Lyric Street from a couple years back as I prefer those songs over her more recent material, except for “Outside My Window” that is.

    In Craig Shelburne’s article on Shelby Lynne he says her “Restless” album swings. I’ve not heard that album but is it possible he was referring to her fantastic “Temptation” western swing album instead? If “Restless” is anything like “Temptation” I’ll pick up a copy!

    “Randy Foster on Zane Williams: “He has the wordsmith chops of a young Guy Clark and the melodic sense of Rodney Crowell.”” The enthusiasm built up by the former half of that description was completely deflated by the latter. Oh well…

  2. Helen
    January 27, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I think Hank Jr.’s tour should include Blake Shelton…not Eric Church! Blake is pretty stinking rowdy if you ask me!

  3. TimeO
    January 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    FLATT, not “Flatts”

  4. Jon
    January 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    That Rowdy Friends tour is looking pretty good – with the possible exception of an Opry encounter, I believe it’ll be the first chance for folks to catch Jamie Johnson and Jamey Johnson.

    Last of the Stringduster residency at the Station Inn tonight – http://bit.ly/bzjlva .

  5. Noeller
    January 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    They just GOTTA bring that Rowdy Friends tour a little farther north. I think I choked a little when I read that bit of news (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    Jamey Johnson and Eric Church – two of the best songwriters going right now, with old Bocephus to guide them along?? Good gravy – THAT is going to be awesome!!!!

  6. Drew
    January 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    David Ball! Awesome. Very underrated artist, I can’t wait to hear some more stuff from him, especially after “Freewheeler”.

  7. john
    January 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Im gonna see hank april 9th in bossier city and i rly want to know if jamey johnsons gonna be with him that day or not please help

  8. Ian
    January 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    The rowdy friends tour would be unreal to attend. I saw Merle, Jamey, and Church this past summer at Hodag in northern Wisconsin. Seeing Bocephus one time would be amazing. Jamey is by far my favorite artist, not to mention plays the best show in country music right now and Church is a great songwriter.

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