Isbell Plays Conan; London Cowboys Stage Line Dance Protest; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | September 17th, 2013

  • Get the story behind Curly Putnam’s Green Green Grass of Home.” Is there a sadder twist ending in country music than the one in this song?
  • Here’s your first look at Carrie Underwood as Maria in The Sound of Music.
  • Henry Carrigan did a fine interview with Linda Ronstadt.
  • Roger Cook will be celebrated by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as part of their Poets & Prophets series. Cook co-wrote songs like “I Just Want to Dance with You” and the insanely catchy jingle “Buy the World a Coke.”
  • Starting next Tuesday, a trio of bluegrass e-books will be available for $2.99 for a limited time.
  • Brian Mansfield wrote a feature on Chris Young for USA Today. (warning: autoplay)
  • The 615 premiered Billy Currington’s new video.
  • A group of protesters dressed as cowboys and cowgirls danced outside a few London radio stations in an attempt to get more country music on UK radio.
  • Senator Lamar Alexander donated the original “Tennessee Waltz” manuscript to the University of Tennessee.
  • Tim McGraw is about to start shooting a Disney film; Tomorrowland will also star George Clooney.
  • This week’s album releases (thanks for buying your music through our affiliate links; it doesn’t cost you extra, but helps us keep the lights on):

Band of Heathens Sunday Morning Record

Del McCoury Band The Streets of Baltimore

Chris Young A.M.

Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott Memories and Moments

Tony Joe White Hoodoo

Kellye Gray And, They Call Us Cowboys: The Texas Music Project

Garland Jeffreys Truth Serum

Pete Anderson Birds Above Guitarland

Audrey Auld Tonk

Fats Kaplin The Fatman Cometh & World of Wonder

Justin Moore Off the Beaten Path

Billy Currington We Are Tonight

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Flying

Zachary Lucky The Ballad of Losing You

Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands Tess

Mike Beck Tribute

Left Lane Cruiser Rock Them Back to Hell

Twin Forks Twin Forks EP

Kendall Beard All Around Girl

Kenny Feinstein Loveless: Hurts to Love (My Bloody Valentine tribute record)

Various Artists High Cotton: A Tribute to Alabama

 

  1. Howard
    September 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Not as sad as green green grass but I always like the twist in ‘See the Big Man Cry’

  2. Janice Brooks
    September 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Recomends the Del McCoury and the Audry Auld albums.

  3. bob
    September 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Enjoyed reading the Ronstadt interview. Thanks. Good job by Mr. Carrigan. I was lucky to finally see Linda in concert the summer of ’06 and she was still great.

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