Speaking of Johnny Cash, Barry Gibb sold the Hendersonville, Tennessee property formerly belonging to Johnny and June for $2 million, approximately eight years after he purchased it. In 2007, a fire destroyed the 13,880 square foot home located on the property, which put an end to Gibb’s plan to restore it.
Houston-area country singer Mundo Earwood passed away at the age of 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. You might remember his highest charting hit, “Things I’d Do for You,” which cracked the Top 20 in the late ‘70s.
The Texas Crawfish & Music Festival in Old Springs is the Lone Star State’s most underrated festival, writes Chris Gray of The Houston Press. Alejandro Escovedo, Dale Watson, and Jason Boland & The Stragglers are just three of several acts who are slated to play the event this weekend.
Clinch Mountain Boy James Alan Shelton has been hospitalized to treat blood clots in his leg and lung.
Miranda Lambert has launched her own line of shoes and boots.
Check out the video of Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman playing “Statesboro Blues.”
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.