Jason Michael Carroll Leaves Record Label; Dove Awards Nominees Announced; Johnny Bush Celebrates 75 Years
- Jason Michael Carroll updated his Twitter account to let fans know that his label gave him the boot: “Unfortunately, Arista & I have decided to go our seperate ways! They called & said that they would be moving forward without me!”
- DFW.com’s Preston Jones and DC9 at Night’s Noah W. Bailey reviewed a recent Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson concert at Bass Hall.
- Chet Flippo refers to the new Johnny Cash album due out next week as “almost a document of death” and a “very incomplete snapshot of Johnny Cash as a great artist.”
To be sure, it was Cash’s decision to spend his final days recording, rather than waiting for death to come and claim him. But. The question lingers: Should these recordings — recorded by a man who was racing against time — represent his last recorded work ever? Or would he be better served by having these recordings be represented in a larger perspective, as part of an overall retrospective?
- In an interview with Reuters’ Dean Goodman, Rick Rubin claims he hadn’t heard about Bob Dylan‘s dismissal of Cash’s American series as “notorious low-grade stuff.”
- Meanwhile, EW.com’s Chris Willman believes Rubin saved the best for last.
- Peter Cooper gave a little history lesson about the church where Patty Griffin recorded her latest gospel album, Downtown Church, and some of the background info behind the recording of the album.
- Nominees for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards have been announced.
- Texas honky tonker Johnny Bush will celebrate his 75th birthday at Carl’s Corner on Saturday night with Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Lyons, Leona Williams, and Heather Myles.
- Nashville At Nite teamed up with Honky Tonk TV.
- John Rich has no part in the acquisition of the former Seanachie Irish Pub on Lower Broadway, as was erroneously relayed here yesterday.
- The Detroit Free Press has five questions with Trace Adkins. (via CMT Blog)
- Country California Fake News: Kristian Bush, Others Record Anniversary Edition of “We Are the World” to Benefit Haiti
- The quotable Todd Snider told The Tennessean that he might “study songwriting under some other people for a few years, and then re-approach it.”
“Whatever argument I was in, I feel like I’m not in it anymore,” he says. “Songwriting is traditionally for the unhappy, and most of them spend a good deal of time with their head in the oven. I wouldn’t mind trying sanity out for a few years.”
- Alt-512 Music Musings recommends the new self-titled record from the punk-gone-honky tonk band The Shivering Denizens. (MySpace)
- The Boot shared behind-the-scenes video of The Court Yard Hounds.
- Ken Morton, Jr.: The inferiority complex of the CMA never ceases to amaze me.
- Barry Mazor: Thanks for explaining that to me, Luckyol.
- luckyoldsun: Barry, I think you're taking it a bit too seriously. CMT has to keep coming up with new lists to make. …
- Barry Mazor: Thi is a world in which the "top 40 most influential country artists of all time" do not include, for …
- luckyoldsun: I just noticed that Garth and King George are still to come. So unless I'm missing something else, the remaining seven …
- Leeann Ward: I hate it when people pronounce the days of the week with a "dy" ending instead of "day." It's like …
- luckyoldsun: Looking at that bizarre CMT Artists' list with Johnny Cash coming in at #8, it raises the question--Who are the …
- Leeann Ward: I'd have to agree with LOS here. The song was fair game to be released. It's no surprised that it …
- luckyoldsun: "'Brotherly Love,' IS a Keith Whitley song. Trying to take advantage of the impact sales, and the tragedy of Keith’s …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, we know that it's technically a Keith Whitley song, as Juli noted above.