IBMA Award Nominees Announced; Stream Charlie Worsham’s Rubberband; Drive-By Truckers Reissue Due in September

Juli Thanki | August 15th, 2013

  • The IBMA Award nominations were announced last night. The Gibson Brothers earned a total of eight nominations individually and as a band, and Balsam Range received seven. Tony Rice and Paul Warren were named as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. Check out the full list of nominees here. The awards show will be held in Raleigh the evening of September 26.
  • Bill Friskics-Warren’s Tompall Glaser obituary went up on the NYT site yesterday.
  • Yep Roc Records has reissued Johnny Cash’s Rockabilly Blues on vinyl.
  • The Drive-By Truckers’ out-of-print Alabama Ass Whuppin’ will be reissued by ATO Records on September 10. (via press release)
  • Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” and “See You Again” have both gone gold.
  • L.A. Weekly’s Robert Fulton writes about “the cult of Gram Parsons” in Joshua Tree.
  • A trial date of October 4 has been set for Billy Currington’s case. The singer was charged with making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person after allegedly “threatening a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past the dock of a $3.5 million waterfront home in Georgia where the singer was staying.”
  • Omnivore Recordings will release the Waylon Jennings/Old 97s Record Store Day release on CD October 1.


  1. A.B.
    August 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

    When testing your hearing on that video, make sure you set it to 1080p for the uncompressed sound or else you’ll only hear the first few.

  2. Paul W Dennis
    August 15, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Three cheers for Yep Rock

    ROCKABILLY BLUES wasn’t one of Cash’s best selling albums, but it is an albun I really liked, perhaps his best album of the 1980s. Neither of the singles (“Without Love”, “Cold Lonesome Morning”)broke into the top fifty but the album had many interesting tracks. I think that the title track should have been released as a single – I think it had top twenty potential, perhaps more than that.

  3. Luckyoldsun
    August 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I take it that that “70-year-old tour boat captain” won’t be leaving his multimillion dollar fortune to Billy Currington.

  4. bob
    August 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    @LOS – you never know. People Are Crazy.

  5. Rick
    August 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve never cared much for the music of the Drive By Truckers, but “Alabama Ass Whuppin'” is one great album title!

    Speaking of Lyle Lovett, he is currently playing crooked Texas lawyer representing an evil Mexican woman who traffics illegals across (actually under) the border in a tunnel on the FX series “The Bridge”. Lyle’s role is quite minor in the show, but he makes the most of it! (lol)

    A Gram Parsons cult in Joshua Tree? Do they take lots of drugs and then try to put ice cubes up their…umm, never mind! (lol)

    It’s nice to see the Gibson Brothers getting the recognition they deserve these days. I consider them the modern day version of Jim and Jesse McReynolds,being both unique and awesome!

  6. Luckyoldsun
    August 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Geez, I thought Tompall Glaser was the guy’s real name.
    Bummer to read that it was really Thomas Paul Glaser.

    Maybe he didn’t want to be confused with Tom Glazer. Does anyone else remember him??

  7. Paul W Dennis
    August 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    You mean Mister “On Top of Spaghetti” , Luckyoldsun ?

  8. Luckyoldsun
    August 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    I had his records–“Spagehetti” was the big hit. Also “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”
    I think his was the first concert I ever went to–I must’ve been about 5.

    I’d bet they must have met at some point, but Tom Glazer was 20 years older than Tompall.

  9. Fervor Coulee
    August 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    The Gibson Brothers ‘need’ to record a bluegrass version of “Cuba,” just to further confuse the internet search algorithms.

  10. Andy
    August 16, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Tompall Glaser was a popular act at the Wembley Country Festivals of old.

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