HoF to Launch Miranda Lambert Exhibit; Jesse McReynolds Celebrates 50 Years with the Opry; Dolly Books Glastonbury Gig

Juli Thanki | February 28th, 2014

  • Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 16; the exhibition will run through November 9.
  • Tomorrow the Grand Ole Opry will pay tribute to Jesse McReynolds, who celebrates his 50th anniversary as an Opry member this year.
  • Tammy Wynette’s daughters want the singer’s name to be put back on her crypt. Two years ago, her stage name was replaced with her married name, Virginia W. Richardson. (warning: autoplay)
  • Bluegrass DJ Tom Henderson, who launched “This is Bluegrass” on Tampa station WMNF in 1971, passed away Tuesday night. He was 75.
  • Peter Cooper wrote about The Johnny Cash Museum for the Tennessean.
  • Send Cash (a slightly belated – also, posthumous) birthday message and get the opportunity to listen to his recording of “Out Among the Stars.” Here’s another track from Cash’s forthcoming “lost” album, a duet with June Carter Cash: “Baby Ride Easy.”
  • Chatham County Line will release its next album, Tightrope, on Yep Roc May 20. Listen to “Any Port in a Storm” here.
  • Josh Turner has written his first book, Man Stuff (out April 29). If it’s anything like his albums, there will be three good chapters and nine filler chapters.
  • Here’s the story behind Avicii and Dan Tyminski’s collaboration on EDM hit “Hey Brother.”
  • The Blue Ridge Outdoors March Trail Mix includes songs by Laurie Lewis, Marah, Korby Lenker, and more. Also, it’s free.
  • The Doobie Brothers (featuring Michael McDonald) are working on a country album featuring new recordings of their old hits; Chris Young, Sara Evans, Toby Keith, and Zac Brown are among the guest stars.
  • The Handsome Family is seeing a boost in popularity thanks to HBO’s True Detective using “Far From Any Road” as its theme song.
  • Our pal Eric at MusicTomes.com interviewed Ed Komara and Greg Johnson, who compiled the 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own.
  • Jewly Hight interviewed Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price for CMT Edge.
  • Ralph Stanley celebrated his 87th birthday at Nashville’s Station Inn last night with guests including Larrys Sparks and Cordle. Also, there was cake. Our Barry Mazor was there to snap a few photos. RS &CMBs

 

  1. bob
    February 28, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Wednesday it was the Maverick’s 25 years of music and Urban’s $60 t-shirts. Today it’s Josh Turner’s 3 good and 9 filler. You’re on a roll. While Turner’s not the only artist with this shortcoming, I have to agree with you.

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