Kathy Mattea on Mountain Stage; Randy Houser Signs with Stoney Creek; New Tom Waits Video

Juli Thanki | November 9th, 2011

  • We’ll be live-blogging the CMA Awards starting at 8pm Eastern. Stop by if you can, and cross your fingers that the server holds up. (If it doesn’t, we’ll head over to Twitter—you don’t have to have a Twitter account to read our tweets.)
  • Jim Lauderdale, Seth Avett, Hillary Scott, and others took home SESAC Nashville Music Awards. Check out the entire list here.
  • The McClymonts won this year’s CMA Global Country Artist Award.
  • Check out Kathy Mattea’s Mountain Stage performance.
  • HD video of Kenny Vaughan’s album release shindig at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop is now available. If you’re pressed for time, pick one of the clips at random; you won’t be disappointed.
  • On November 19, highlights from the Americana Music Awards (including performances from Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, and several others) will air on Austin City Limits.
  • Here’s the new video (directed by Bob Dylan’s son, Jesse) for Tom Waits’ “Satisfied.”
  • How big of an effect does the CMA Awards Show have on record sales and the Nashville economy? Pretty big.
  • Songs by Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Guy Clark, and Garth Brooks inspire Miranda Lambert.
  • Buffalo Killers, an alt-country band out of Cincinnati, are offering a free download of their song “Oh My Word.”
  • With the help of a random number generator, the winners of Julie Roberts’ Who Needs Mistletoe have been chosen: congratulations, Andrew Smith and Andrew. Check your email, fellas.
  • The Louvin Brothers and Dale Watson made this week’s USA Today playlist.

 

  1. Matt Bjorke
    November 9, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I’m downright excited to see Randy signed to that label. It’s a strong team and he’ll get priority there which he wasn’t getting with the Show Dog-Universal merger. I’d expect him to get a radio comeback too.

  2. Rick
    November 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations to the lovely McClymont sisters for their CMA award! Its nice to actually see any artist who’s music I like win a CMA award ever as it happens so rarely! I never thought I’d say this, but good on ya’s CMA! (lol)

    I hope the live blog comes off without a hitch. I’m just so glad the CMA Awards show will be over and done with soon! I’m tired of the incessant ads on TV and the related articles over at The Boot are mind numbing piffle! Enough of this balderdash already! Crikey mate.

    Music City Roots will feature some of the “10 Out of Tenn” tour artists tonight. Guests include Aussie Jedd Hughes (1/2 of Buxton-Hughes), Amy Stroup, KS Rhoads, Matthew Perryman Jones, and former Ashley Monroe cohort Trent Dabbs. Should be interesting at least and far more musically adventurous than the CMA Awards debacle..
    Link: http://www.musiccityroots.com/

    I hope Randy Houser fares better at Stoney Creek than Megan Mullins ever did…

  3. Ken Morton, Jr.
    November 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Matt, I totally agree with you about the Randy Houser signing. His last album was terrific and it just didn’t seem to get a worthwhile push at all at radio.

  4. Leeann Ward
    November 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Ditto to Matt and Ken.

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