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.
- Leeann Ward: Sheesh, Paul, that's a random/strange dig!
- Jack Williams: After reading that New Yorker article, I canceled my pre-order of the Basement Tapes box set. I love Bob …
- Leeann Ward: Wow! How terrible for Dixie Hall and Tom.
- Ken Morton, Jr.: Another twisted collection of songs to put into the Friday Five Hall of Fame, Juli.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …