Hayes Carll, SteelDrivers Debut New Music; Big Machine to Release Nashville Soundtrack; Della Mae Plays Pakistan

Juli Thanki | November 14th, 2012

  • Big Machine will release the Nashville soundtrack on December 11. Billboard posted the track listing.
  • CMT.com posted an excerpt from Willie Nelson’s new memoir, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.
  • Thompson Square will release their first novel, Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not? on June 4. The novel, a collaboration with novelist Travis Thrasher, will “follow characters David Winters and Zoe Spark, aspiring songwriters who are drawn to each other romantically after numerous obstacles in their own personal lives.” 
  • Pakistan’s Daily Times reports on Della Mae’s visit to Lahore: “Della Mae played to an enthusiastic audience of more than 150 people, mostly women and children. The all-woman five-member band visited the city as part of the US Department of State’s ongoing cultural exchange efforts. During their concert, the band collaborated with Pakistani band Laal and recorded a song with this group. Earlier, they also had a jam-packed performance at a local women’s college where they learned about Pakistan’s rich musical heritage.
  • Pistol Annies, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean will headline next year’s Country Stampede festival.
  • Taylor Swift has big plans for her 2013 tour: “If we can make a show that dazzles people more than the last tour, then I’ll have done my job in the right way. I just want to be able, in this economy, to make a show that for fans is definitely a guarantee that they will be entertained enough to warrant them leaving their house, spending their evening with me, parking their car, waiting in line, maybe buy a T-shirt. I want them to be so happy that they decided to spend their time with me — I think that’s my biggest objective. And the element of surprise is still really important in a concert and showing scenes and images and visuals that are magical. I really like to take people to a different world and change things up constantly, never showing them too much of the same thing too many times in a row.”
  • The National Corvette Museum’s “Country Music Stars and Cars” exhibit will run through January 18, 2013, and feature vehicles that belonged to Marty Robbins, George Jones, Dolly PartonRoy Orbison, and others.
  • The newest Songwriter to Songwriter video on Bluegrass Today finds David Morris chatting with Phil Barker of Town Mountain.

 

  1. Michael A.
    November 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Juli, sorry for the vague request, but a few months ago one of the links in the daily news roundup was to a blog where two reviewers discussed a handful of songs on the current week’s Hot 100 chart. Any recollection of what that site was? I enjoyed it and wish I would have bookmarked it.

  2. Michael A.
    November 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    That was it! Thank you!

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