Jason Isbell vs. Dierks Bentley; Miranda Lambert to Appear on SVU; New Music Videos
- Did Dierks Bentley rip off Jason Isbell’s “In a Razor Town” with “Home,” his most recent single? Isbell accused him of doing so on Twitter this weekend, while Dierks fired back with a link to an interview with one of the co-writers, Dan Wilson, that talks about the creation of “Home.”
- Emily West will be making her acting debut on the ABC crime drama Body of Proof this Tuesday night playing a singer/bartender/drug user who is involved in a murder.
- Alec Solomita of the Wall Street Journal reviewed the brand new Charlie Louvin memoir Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers that has been published posthumously.
- Kenny Chesney opened up his Malibu home for a pictorial you can see here.
- Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson will be musical advisers to Blake Shelton on NBC’s The Voice.
- Miranda Lambert will also be making her acting debut on a springtime episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
- New Stoney Creek Records artist Randy Houser will be performing on CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight.
- The Times-Picayune profiled Louisiana native Jim McCormick, a songwriter with two songs currently on the country charts (“When I Get It” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”). His work has also been recorded by the likes of Jamey Johnson, Trisha Yearwood and Randy Travis.
- Saving Country Music reports that the estate of Waylon Jennings is distancing itself from the upcoming tribute album coming out in February.
- Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin starts the Country Music Hall of Fame debate for 2012 in an article from last week: There’s no word as to the exact date of the announcement of the 2012 class, but it usually happens CRS week – which is in February. There has been quite a bit of speculation as far as this years’ inductees. In the pre-1980 class, strong arguments have been made for acts such as Ronnie Milsap (who could also be included in the post-1980 class) and Jerry Reed. Post 1980, could it be Garth? Alan? Or maybe Ricky Skaggs? We’ll find out soon. I’m working on an article with my thoughts on this, but I do hope that in the Musician category, the voters go outside of Nashville and induct the man who put the “Bakersfield Sound” on the map, the legendary Don Rich!
- New music videos from the past week or so:
Hannah Ellis – “Here Right Now”
Madison Cain – “She Talks To Angels”
Dale Watson & The Texas Two – “I’ve Done That Before”
Craig Campbell – “When I Get It”
Melinda Schneider – “Wish You Were Here”
Troy Cassar-Daley – “Country Is”
Bob Wayne – “2012”
Kathleen Edwards – “Change the Sheets”
Foster and Lloyd – “It’s Already Tomorrow” (Music Fog)
Kimberly Kelly – “Tell It To My Heart”