HoF to Open Nashville Spotlight Exhibit; Terry Baucom Offers Free Song Download; MerleFest Launches Smartphone App

Juli Thanki | March 27th, 2013

  • A spotlight exhibit dedicated to the show Nashville will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum on April 5 and run through October 31.
  • AnnArbor.com posted an interview with Alejandro Escovedo. An excerpt: I was inspired by Elvis Presley and I loved the Everly Brothers, but I didn’t think I would ever [be a musician]. It didn’t happen until much, much later. I was twenty-four when I first started playing. I wanted to be a filmmaker. We were making a movie about the worst band in the world and since we couldn’t play, we became that band! 
  • Chuck Dauphin interviewed BJ Thomas about duets record The Living Room Sessions.
  • Record Store Day vinyl releases include material recorded by Chet Atkins, Randy Travis, Big Mama Thornton, Charlie Poole, Mike Cooley, Justin Townes Earle, JD McPherson, Old 97s/Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons, Sir Douglas Quintet, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many, many more. Read the entire list here.
  • Shannon Turner of Bluegrass Today spoke with Marty Raybon about his new album, The Back Forty.
  • Garden & Gun posted a playlist of material from artists who are “defining Music City’s new sound,” including Caitlin Rose and Escondido.
  • Gretchen Wilson will perform on The Today Show April 2. (via press release)
  • American Songwriter premiered a new Linda Draper song, “Hollow.”
  • Terry Baucom is offering a free download of the Sam Bush-sung “What’ll I Do,” a song on Baucom’s upcoming, unnamed album, on his website.
  • Val Haller recommends Band of Horses to those listeners who liked America, best known for “A Horse with No Name.”
  • Jim Fusilli of The Wall Street Journal wrote an article on Stephen Stills and his new, 82-track box set, Carry On.
  • Folks going to MerleFest next month: there’s a free app for you that will “provide the MerleFest lineup and schedule, artist biographies, map, announcements, social media links and more. The app is compatible with Android and iOS platforms.”
  • Langhorne Slim rocked out on Conan. And with Conan.
  • Get ready for Public Radio Music Month by reading Craig Havighurst’s post (the first in a series) about bluegrass and public radio.

 

  1. Rick
    March 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Music City Roots won’t be back until April 10th with yet another one of their “who are these people?” Americana specials. When are they going to have another bluegrass centered show? Sheesh!

    I’m waiting for Aoife O’Donovan to release a covers album! That gal really has a knack for taking other people’s songs and making them into something special.

    So Aussie country pop diva Jasmine Rae won a CMA Award eh? The award should have included a few dates in the US or at least a River Front Stage set during the upcoming Fan Fair in Nashville. I’m sure Chris Young and The Band Perry (as well as the other American country artists present) really enjoyed being part of the CMC Rocks The Hunter Valley Music Festival in mid March. I’m sure the weather was warmer than Nashville this month!

    Does “Record Store Day” really generate enough sales of these vinyl releases to justify itself? I’d much rather see an “Ultra High Quality MP3 Day” instead!

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