HoF to Open Reba Exhibit in August; Slaid Cleaves’ New Album Drops 6/4; Sugar Hill Announces Record Store Day Releases

Juli Thanki | March 20th, 2013

  • A new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit, Reba: All the Women I Am, will open August 9, 2013 and run through June 8, 2014.
  • Slaid Cleaves’ next album, Still Fighting the War, will be released June 4. (via press release)
  • The Bluegrass Situation premiered the title track from Struthers’ upcoming album, Carnival.
  • Sugar Hill Records announced their Record Store Day releases: Sarah Jarosz’s Live at the Troubadour EP, a vinyl reissue of Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson’s Rattlin’ Bones, and a vinyl release of Willie Nelson’s Crazy: The Demo Sessions.
  • Check out the track listing and album art for the Pistol Annies’ sophomore album, Annie Up.
  • Willie Nelson and Carole King will be awarded honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music on May 11.
  • There’s a folk revival playlist posted on the Oxford American website. You’ll have to hit up the bookstore to read Amanda Petrusich’s piece on Ballads, Blues, and Bluegrass in the Spring 2013 issue.
  • On April 2, Third Man Records will release a new Shovels & Rope 7”. the A-side is a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Johnny 99.” The B-side is a cover of Tom Waits’ “Bad as Me.”
  • Chris Parton of CMT Edge interviewed Reverend Peyton.
  • Out May 14 on New West Records: Randall Bramblett’s The Bright Spots. (via press release)
  • Mindy Smith and Matthew Perryman Jones played their song “Anymore of This” for CMT Edge.
  • Here’s a video of Bobby Bare and Alejandro Escovedo singing “I Was Drunk” at SXSW.
  • Check out video of Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer performing the song “Tam Lin” at Folk Alliance.
  1. Dave D.
    March 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    No mention of @BADASSKATOON’s Stompin’ Tom Connors tribute? That was the highlight of my morning. As your tweet indicated, “use headphones if you’re at work”

    https://soundcloud.com/#badasskatoon/06-stompin-tom-connors

  2. Janice Brooks
    March 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Just looked at the Bluegrass and Country nominations and the only other thing I programed was J P Harris and the Tough Choices. Is it that hard to find the time and budget to use services such a Radio Submit or Air Play Direct? I check Air Play Direct daily and read my emails from other souces.

  3. Rick
    March 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Gee, what harmless comment can I make today that will get my post deleted? Guess I’ll find out. I’m definitely going for the deleted comments record here! (lol)

    Tonight’s Music City Roots show will feature Keller Williams with the Traveling McCoury’s, Shannon Whitworth, Derek St. Holmes, Great Peacock, and Altan.
    Link: http://musiccityroots.com/shows

    Also on tonight between 8 and 10 PM Nashville time is Eddie Stubbs’ tribute show to Jack Greene on WSM AM. What are the odds he will spin “Statue of a Foll”? Hmm…

    That new Pistol Annie’s track “Hush” is okay, but I’d rather have something more country. Looks like it’s going to be cherry pickin’ time when the new album is released.

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