Jim Ed Brown Releases New Single; Miranda Lambert Nominated for O Music Award; Omnivore Recordings to Release Don Rich, Buckaroos Albums

Juli Thanki | May 17th, 2013

  • Jewly Hight wrote a must-read feature on Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.
  • On July 23, Omnivore Recordings will release Don Rich’s That Fiddlin’ Man and the all-instrumental The Buckaroos Play Buck and Merle, which is a combination of The Buck Owens Songbook (1965) and The Songs of Merle Haggard (1971). (via press release)
  • On June 14, Haggard will be given an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Cal State Bakersfield and Owens will be posthumously awarded the university’s Presidential Medal of Honor. (via press release)
  • Also on June 14: John McEuen will receive the Charlie Poole Lifetime Achievement Award at the Charlie Poole Music Festival in North Carolina.
  • Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl in Town” was nominated for an O Music Award in the Best Interactive Music Video category. Fan voting  has begun; the results will be announced June 19.
  • The Blue Stocking Club, a women’s community service group in Bristol, Tenn., donated more than $76,000 to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, which is currently under construction.
  • Chris Young talks about his next album in this fine American Songwriter feature written by Craig Shelburne. An excerpt: “I know this adage gets used a lot by artists so I can only say it because it’s how I feel – this is more like what we do in our live show. So there still are some ballads that fit the framework of what I did with ‘Tomorrow.’ There are some mid-tempo things that fit, like ‘I Can Take It From There,’ but overall we haven’t released as many true up-tempo songs as I end up playing live. I think that’s naturally where my songwriting went.” Plus he’s broadening his scope sonically. “We’re doing a lot more with guitars, we’re doing some loop stuff, some vocal and doubling effects on this record,” he adds. “Feeling like I had a batch of songs that I was excited about early in the process took a lot of the pressure off. I’d be a little more nervous about doing all that if we didn’t have the songs.” 
  1. Janice Brooks
    May 17, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I have the Jim Ed Brown single in rotation.

  2. Bruce
    May 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I can’t access it for some reason. But I will tell you this. At 79 years of age, his voice is remarkable. Just listening at his live performances on the Opry will tell you that it is not only Pay Price that is a great singer in his later years.

  3. Luckyoldsun
    May 17, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Can’t say I personally want to hear anything he’s done since before the Watergate break-in–save for that duet album with Willie– but I’ve got to admire Ray Price for still doing it.

  4. BRUCE
    May 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Who the hell is “Pay Price”? Good grief.

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