Keeping Up with the Cherryholmeses; Blake Shelton is Footloose; New Album Releases

Juli Thanki | August 9th, 2011

  • Wonder what those Cherryholmes kids are up to now that the family band is no longer together? BJ is now the fulltime fiddler for Dailey & Vincent, Cia has formed a roots duo with Stetson Adkisson (they’ve got an EP due out later this year), Skip’s got the Skip Cherryholmes Quintet, and Molly Kate (now known as MK) released an alt-pop EP as Corporation Insania in June.
  • Tracy Lawrence and a concert promoter were arrested after getting into a scuffle over the weekend.
  • Rob Ickes is the cover boy for the August issue of Guitar Player. No word on the centerfold.
  • Blake Shelton will be singing the title track for the remake of Footloose. Whitney Duncan, Zac Brown, Big & Rich, and Gretchen Wilson are also on the soundtrack.
  • If you’re at work/coffeeshop/library/etc. turn down your speakers before you check out this feature on John Hiatt from Paste.
  • Chris Isaak‘s upcoming album Beyond the Sun (out October 18) pays tribute to Sun Records’ glory days with covers of songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and more. He also wrote “Live It Up,” which is the record’s first single and is also currently available as a free download.
  • Canadian country singer Johnny Reid comes to the rescue after a woman was nearly scammed out of buying tickets to his concert.
  • In other news that will make you feel better about humanity for another minute or two, a Penn State student donated her Taylor Swift meet and greet tickets to a little girl with cancer.
  • The video for Scotty McCreery’s “I Love You This Big” premiered this morning on CMT. Missed it? No worries. It’ll be on in between all those awful reality shows.
  • New releases:

David SerbyPoor Man’s Poem

Luke BryanTailgates & Tanlines

Tom McBrideA Brief Head Spin

Micky & The MotorcarsRaise My Glass

Kevin FowlerChippin’ Away





  1. Jon
    August 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    That Nu-Blu album has the first song I ever wrote with Tim Stafford…

  2. Thomas
    August 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    …enjoyable reading that article on ashton shepherd in the wsj, mr. mazor.

  3. Rick
    August 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Being cooped up on that family tour bus for the last few years really impacted the Cherryholmes offspring! Their new musical ventures are an obvious celebration of personal freedom! It seems young Molly Kate was the most affected having spent the majority of her teen years on that bus. I mean really “Corporation Insania”? (lol)

    That “Footloose” soundtrack artist roster makes me want to run right out and take a nap. ZZZZZzzzzz….

    Gosh, Chris Issak’s new Sun Label tribute album better contain a cover of Earl Peterson’s “Boogie Blues” or I will have to tan his hide! (lol) A nice cover of The Miller Sisters song “There’s No Right Way To Do Me Wrong” would also be appreciated.

    Is “Elvis Week” kind of like “Shark Week” only with a lot more hair? Hmm…

    If ever there was an album title that would motivate me to take a pass its “Tailgates & Tanlines”. It just screams “AirHead Country”. Ugh.

    I’ll have to read Barry’s piece on Ashton Shepherd. It sure would be nice if she could get a song in the Top 10. Barry, if you really want to have a fun interview, I recommend Sunny Sweeney! That gal will speak whatever crosses her mind, and most of it is hilarious! Go Sunny!

  4. Barry Mazor
    August 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I first met Sunny years ago, Rick. Probably just a matter of time and the right moment for an interview.

    Thanks for the other comments. (And I still say, I’ve seen Dex R shows that were plain fun, rockabilly style..)

  5. Jon
    August 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Cherryholmes was hardly a stifling outfit.

  6. Jeremy Dylan
    August 10, 2011 at 7:49 am

    The John Hiatt record is really cool. You should all probably buy it.

  7. Paul W Dennis
    August 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Mazor’s article on Ashton Shepherd was quite interesting, but then I’ve found most of Barry’s articles to be worthwhile

  8. Noeller
    August 12, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Johnny Reid is, honest to goodness, one of the nicest people on the planet. It’s almost unfair that he’s also THAT talented. Great story.

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