Jerry Lee Lewis, Kasey Chambers Announce New Albums; Dolly Parton Wows Glastonbury; Music Videos
- 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.
- Get a hick-hop history lesson from Jewly Hight.
- Dolly Parton played in front of a crowd of 100,000 at Glastonbury. Watch her hour-long set here. Parton was honored on Sunday for selling 100 million albums worldwide over the course of her career.
- C.M. Wilcox posted a new Quotable Country.
- Del McCoury and Doyle Lawson’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame plaques were unveiled at ROMP late last week.
- Give a listen to Ryan Adams’ new single, “Gimme Something Good.”
- 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”
- A.B.: I think I understand why the eating disorder facility wants to be located there besides it being the former Cash …
- Janice Brooks: Hopes somebody gets those memos about drinking songs. Meanwhile I'm feeling a lot of slots with Bluegrass.
- Leeann: Great news about Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White's duet album! Absolutely appalling about the Keith Urban concert!! Both the rape and …
- bob: I found the Billboard article about country music radio needing an alcohol intervention interesting. Songwriter Adam Wright is quoted as …
- Matt: Definitely agree with C.M. about Maddie & Tae. Certainly not the tidal wave of change some claimed it is or …
- Dave D.: Good stuff, as always. My copy of Producing Country arrived yesterday, and it looks to be as good as …
- Scooter: I agree Holly Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a good album and great to see live …
- Carrie Mclaughlin: Your my Hero Mr. Jim Lauderdale!!! Come to Alaska Please? hehehehe
- Jeremy Dylan: You should check it out Dave D. It's from the first (and strongest) season.
- Leeann: Wow! I love that Holly William's cover of "No Surrender"! She's gotten to be so good.