Josh Thompson Signs with Show Dog-Universal; William Blake Goes Country; New Album Releases
- Sam McDonald interviewed Emmylou Harris for the Daily Press.
- The Wall Street Journal also featured an article on the Americana compilation Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe, which comes out today.
- Big & Rich say their four-year break was beneficial. For them, specifically, though a few country fans probably enjoyed the duo’s hiatus as well.
- Speaking of CMT Edge, a new Infamous Stringdusters video will premiere on that site later today.
- Kenny Rogers’ Facebook fans can read an excerpt of his upcoming biography, Luck or Something Like It.
- Here’s video of Tom T. Hall, Lee Ann Womack, and Peter Cooper performing “I Love” at last week’s Americana Music Awards.
- And a couple clips of Womack singing with Buddy Miller. You can read Holly Gleason’s account of the duo’s show here.
- Blair Daly, whose songs have been cut by Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts and Big & Rich, is the newest subject of American Songwriter’s Nashville Songwriter Series.
- Out October 22: The Essential Martina McBride, a 40-song compilation.
- This is pretty cool: Martha Redbone put the words of William Blake to Americana music on an album produced by John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). Listen here.
- World Café recommends roots rockers Holy Ghost Tent Revival.
- Michael Berick of American Songwriter interviewed Ben Sollee, whose record Half-Made Man comes out next week.
- Ring in 2013 at the Ryman with Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three.
- Jerrod Niemann sat down for five questions with CM Wilcox of Country California.
- This week’s album releases:
Dwight Yoakam – 3 Pears
Easton Corbin – All Over the Road
Catherine Irwin – Little Heater
Big & Rich – Hillbilly Jedi
Janis Martin – The Blanco Sessions
Ryan Bingham – Tomorrowland
Jimmy LaFave – Depending on the Distance
Bart Crow – Dandelion
The Coal Porters – Find the One
Black Prairie – A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart
Cornell Hurd Band – Drop In on My Dream
Carolyn Mark – The Queen of Vancouver Island
Whispering Pines – Whispering Pines
Various Artists – Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe
Various Artists – Quiet About It: A Tribute to Jesse Winchester