John Prine Plays Colbert; The Bankesters Release New Video; JD McPherson Covers Alabama

Juli Thanki | September 6th, 2013

  • Vince Gill and Paul Franklin were interviewed by Jewly Hight of CMT Edge.
  • Stream the new Wild Ponies album.
  • Here’s the new video for “Time and Love,” a cut from The Bankesters’ next album, Love Has Wheels (out September 24).
  • Willie Nelson’s new duets album, which is scheduled for a September 24th release, is available on QVC today.
  • NPR’s Ann Powers spent a few days in Nashville, checking out Alan Jackson’s Station Inn show and last week’s star-studded George Strait tribute. Here’s her take on everything.
  • Brad Paisley’s planning a feature-length film around his new single “I Can’t Change the World.”
  • Out October 29: Toby Keith’s Drinks After Work and Thomas Rhett’s It Goes Like This.
  • The first Owen Bradley Music Festival and Talent Search will be held tomorrow in Westmoreland, Tenn. Ralph Emery, Brenda Lee, and Mandy Barnett will be there.
  • Go behind the scenes of Kelly Clarkson’s “Tie It Up” with this in-studio video.
  • Here’s the Del McCoury Band playing the classic song, “Streets of Baltimore.” It’s the title track of their next album (out September 17).

  1. Arlene
    September 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Note to Peter Cooper– So why is “Opening Day” available on Amazon only as a download and not in CD form???

    Woot!!! Just scored 8th row center seats to see Alan Jackson play bluegrass at Carnegie Hall. (The password for the advance sale on the Carnegie Hall web site is LNP18093)

  2. Rick
    September 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I was channel surfing last night and stopped on “Later with Jools Holland” on the Palladia high def music channel. Guests included The Alabama Shakes and Norah Jones among others, and Secret Sisters with The Chieftains! Good stuff!

    I’m glad I listened to Alan Jackson’s Station Inn gig online as its sure a lot cheaper than Carnegie Hall!

    Gosh Todd Snider and Steve Earle should have joined John Prine on the Colbert Report show so they could have had a “left winger lib-a-thon love in” just like in the late 1960’s! Sheesh…

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features Striking Matches, Erin Enderlin, Jim Lauderdale (who is promoting a new bluegrass album), Mandy Barnett, Jimmy Wayne, James Wesley, and Opry Legends galore! Grade: B
    Schedule Link: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  3. BRUCE
    September 7, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Rick,

    One thing I wished they would cease doing at the Opry, and this may improve their “grades”, is those God-awful special birthday, anniversary, and visiting announcements. Is it just me or are these more in number now than they used to be? Hell, it takes Eddie Stubbs more time to meander through these than the stars their songs!

    It may be part of tradition, but in this instance tradition sucks.

  4. Arlene
    September 7, 2013 at 9:21 am

    John Prine performed “Paradise” as a duet again last night in NYC, this time with special guest Rosanne Cash singing the Stephen Colbert part…. It was a terrific double bill filled with humanity and humor, and the songs she performed from it made me eager to hear in its entirety Rosanne’s new album scheduled for release on January 14, 2014.

  5. Peter Cooper
    September 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Arlene, thanks for the question. “Opening Day” will be available in CD form beginning on the release date, Tuesday, Oct. 10.
    -Peter Cooper

  6. Janice Brooks
    September 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Bruce it would not be the opry without them.

  7. Peter Cooper
    September 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    And by Oct. 10, I mean Sept. 10. Argh.

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