Jim Lauderdale, Duhks Prep Summer Releases; New Johnny Cash Book Due in September; Mundo Earwood Passes Away

Juli Thanki | April 23rd, 2014

  • Barry Mazor spoke with Mac Wiseman at yesterday’s Hall of Fame induction announcements. Check it out. We’ve also got a few exclusive photos from the event that you can see on our Facebook page.

  • Benjamin Whitmer, who co-wrote Charlie Louvin’s Satan is Real: The Ballad of The Louvin Brothers, talks about the experience in this interesting A.V. Club Q&A.
  • The Duhks will release Beyond the Blue June 24 on Compass Records. (via press release)
  • Jim Lauderdale’s next record, I’m a Song, comes out July 1. Lee Ann Womack is one of the guests who appear on the album. (via my ears)
  • 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.
  • Paste catches up with Muscle Shoals’ Rick Hall.
  • Geoffrey Himes takes a look at some classic baseball songs including Steve Goodman’s “A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Request” and Kinky Friedman’s “Catfish.”
  • 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.”
  1. A.B.
    April 23, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Anyone else think Marty Stuart might be part of Lakehouse Holdings that bought the Johnny Cash/Barry Gibb property?

  2. luckyoldsun
    April 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Well it probably wasn’t Larry Gatlin.

  3. bob
    April 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Enjoyed the Himes article on classic baseball songs. Thanks. Himes also mentioned some books. To those he noted I would add “One Shot at Forever” by Chris Ballard.

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