Jerry Lee Lewis, Kasey Chambers Announce New Albums; Dolly Parton Wows Glastonbury; Music Videos

Juli Thanki | June 30th, 2014

  • Soul singer Bobby Womack passed away on Friday. He was 70 years old.
  • On October 28, Jerry Lee Lewis will release Rock & Roll Time. Here’s the title track. The biography Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, penned by Pulitzer-winning writer Rick Bragg, will be released on the same date.
  • Developer Tim Reynolds, whose company may buy the building housing RCA’s legendary Studio A, tells The Nashville Scene that “if Bravo Development consummates its sale, it is our full intention to preserve and incorporate the studio into our design…We are now in the early stages of the engineer work and architectural work, but if that can be achieved, we will incorporate that studio and preserve it.” A “Save Studio A” rally is being held in Nashville this morning.
  • Kasey Chambers announced on Facebook that her new record, Bittersweet, will be released August 29.
  • Del McCoury and Doyle Lawson’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame plaques were unveiled at ROMP late last week.
  • 83-year-old Paul Eckhart, who hasn’t missed a weekend Opry show in 42 years, has “retired.”
  • Zac Brown Band played a couple shows at Fenway Park; check out Rolling Stone Country’s review of Sunday night’s concert.
  • Joe Henry was on NPR over the weekend.
  • Stream I Draw Slow’s new album at The Bluegrass Situation.
  • American Songwriter chose Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” as their Lyric of the Week.
  • A 2003 concert recording, John Mellencamp Performs Trouble No More Live at Town Hall, will be released on July 8. USA Today premiered Mellencamp’s take on “John the Revelator” this morning.
  • Here’s a neat feature on Kelsey Waldon.
  • The July issue of Cowboys & Indians includes an article about the country music photo exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A.
  • New music videos:

John Fullbright “Happy”

Nickel Creek “Hayloft”

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood “Somethin’ Bad”

Hard Working Americans “Blackland Farmer”

Trampled By Turtles “Wild Animals”

Whiskey Myers “Dogwood”

Randy Houser “Like a Cowboy”

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” 

 

  1. Leeann Ward
    June 30, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Great news about new Kasey Chambers music!

  2. Saving Country Music
    June 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Watched that Dolly Parton Glastonbury set, and I hate to say it, but it looks like some, if not all, was lip synced.

    That Zac Brown Band Fenway Park concert was a coming out for the new 102.5 WKLB. For 20 years they covered classic country. Now they’ve switched over to Top 40 country to keep up with Clear Channel which just added Bobby Bones to the market.

  3. Stuart Munro
    June 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    KLB has never been anything but a Top 40 station, so I’m not sure what you have in mind here.

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