Jukebox Music Festival Shut Down; Old Crow Medicine Show’s Merch Van Stolen; New Music Videos
- There were a lot of disappointed and angry country music fans in Northern California yesterday when the three-day Jukebox Music Festival was abruptly shut down by the promoter on the final day.
- From Alan Jackson’s Facebook page: Following early morning e-mails from the promoter of the Jukebox Music Festival, Alan Jackson will not be performing as planned this evening in Anderson, CA. Jackson, his band and crew were on-site this morning, ready to load in and prepare for the show, but he will regretfully not be performing. Citing the postponement of Jackson’s Friday show in Los Angeles, the promoter felt that this impacted ticket sales, even though Jackson played a sold-out show in Salinas, CA Saturday night.
- The Pam Tillis Trio refused to acknowledge the festival’s closing, playing for the crowd even after the sound was turned off.
- Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus had a rascal of his own with his wife, Allison. Dylan Jay DeMarcus was born on 7/20 and both mother and baby are both doing well.
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s merchandise van was stolen out of a parking lot during a show in St. Louis.
- David Nail would like to make an album of all covers.
- Alan Jackson had to cancel a show in Los Angeles due to “a bacterial sinus, respiratory and bronchial infection.”
- Jerrod Niemann announced that he’ll be releasing his sophomore album, called Free the Music, on 10/2.
- A video was found on the web of a young Eric Church being decidedly un-outlaw.
- Josh Abbott has signed a record deal with Warner Nashville as well as a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell.
- Honeyhoney started a Kickstarter fundraising effort to buy a new touring van.
- CMT has approved a new television series called Country Love Story, “a biography-type series on [famous country music couples] that would integrate the love songs they wrote for each other.”
- New music videos from the last week or so:
Tin Cup Gypsy – “Bury Me”
Belle Starr – “This Must Be the Place”
Paul Costa – “Tractors and Bikes”
Shandell – “Baby, You Broke It”
Mustered Courage – “Madeline”
Amber Joy Poulton – “Show Me”
Jason Hastie – “’Til She Don’t”
Parmalee – “Musta Had a Good Time”
The Farm – “Be Grateful”
Colt Ford featuring Jake Owen– “Back”
Casey Donahew Band – “One Star Flag”