Healing in the Heartland Benefit Concert Airs Tomorrow; Developers Want to Demolish Bob Wills’ Triple B Ranch; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | May 28th, 2013

  • Blake Shelton’s Healing in the Heartland Oklahoma benefit concert airs on NBC tomorrow night at 9:00 Eastern. It’ll also be broadcast on Style, CMT, E!, G4, and Bravo. Performers include Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Reba, and Vince Gill.
  • Jody Rosen wrote an excellent profile on Shane McAnally for The New York Times.
  • Patty Griffin played a few for Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2. (warning: autoplay)
  • Rolling Stone posted a clip of Dierks Bentley’s new single (which hits radio today), “Bourbon in Kentucky,” featuring Kacey Musgraves.
  • Brian T. Atkinson interviewed Hot Club of Cowtown’s Elana James for CMT Edge.
  • Sarah Jarosz, Kelley Mickwee (The Trishas), and more share their favorite Levon Helm performances.
  • Here’s a joint interview with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen published in the New York Times.
  • Anyone watch Ring of Fire on Lifetime last night? Jewel talks about playing June Carter Cash with Rolling Stone and the Tennessean.
  • John Fogerty talks about his new record in this USA Today feature. (warning: autoplay)
  • Carrie Underwood joined the Rolling Stones onstage in Toronto for “It’s Only Rock n’ Roll.”
  • This week’s album releases:

John Fogerty Wrote a Song for Everyone

Della Mae This World Oft Can Be

Gretchen Wilson Under the Covers

Hot Club of Cowtown Rendezvous in Rhythm

Claire Lynch Dear Sister

Rebecca Frazier When We Fall

Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw & Aaron Tippin All in the Same Boat

The Bankesters Looking Forward (re-release)

Marshall Chapman Blaze of Glory

Marshall Tucker Band Live from Spartanburg, South Carolina 

Clarence Bucaro – Dreaming from the Heart of New York

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally – House & Garden

Various Artists Turn Me Loose: Outsiders of Old-Time Music

 

  1. bob
    May 28, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Enjoyed the Elana James interview, especially her comment on “personal, ‘I wrote it'” songs.

  2. Janice Brooks
    May 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    A few folks were discussing the Elana James interview yesterday. I’ve been a HTOC fan since 1998. I also bought the Marshall Chapman album and used AirPlay Direct for Clair Lynch, Della Mae and Nu Blue.

  3. Mike Wimmer
    May 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Really enjoyed what little I heard of the new Dierks Bentley single in the Rolling Stone feature. His last two “mainstream Country” albums have left me a little cold outside of his Bluegrass album. Seems like Riser is off to a much better start.

  4. Leeann Ward
    May 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Yes, I enjoyed what I heard of the Bentley single too.

  5. Bruce
    May 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

    On the “Taste of Country” website, the caption reads “Miranda Lambert Cries While Raising Awareness for Animals Affected by Tornado at ‘Healing in the Heartland’ Show”

    Glad she contributed. However, in this dire aftermath in a city where I have acquaintances and friends, maybe tears for people rather than pets would have been more appropriate. And no doubt she did that as well so I am not questioning her by no means. Just thought the headline was “odd”.

    Please PETA, don’t come after me!

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