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.
- A.B.: I think I understand why the eating disorder facility wants to be located there besides it being the former Cash …
- Janice Brooks: Hopes somebody gets those memos about drinking songs. Meanwhile I'm feeling a lot of slots with Bluegrass.
- Leeann: Great news about Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White's duet album! Absolutely appalling about the Keith Urban concert!! Both the rape and …
- bob: I found the Billboard article about country music radio needing an alcohol intervention interesting. Songwriter Adam Wright is quoted as …
- Matt: Definitely agree with C.M. about Maddie & Tae. Certainly not the tidal wave of change some claimed it is or …
- Dave D.: Good stuff, as always. My copy of Producing Country arrived yesterday, and it looks to be as good as …
- Scooter: I agree Holly Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a good album and great to see live …
- Carrie Mclaughlin: Your my Hero Mr. Jim Lauderdale!!! Come to Alaska Please? hehehehe
- Jeremy Dylan: You should check it out Dave D. It's from the first (and strongest) season.
- Leeann: Wow! I love that Holly William's cover of "No Surrender"! She's gotten to be so good.