Keith Urban Announces 2009 Tour Stops; No Dates Yet
- Keith Urban‘s tour kicks off in May and he’s announced 58 dateless stops so far. (via ggcolumn)
- Texas Music Matters describes The Gourds‘ music as a “bawdry brand of Texas bluegrass” and Austin Music Source calls it “recombinant rocky-tonk jam-folk.” If that piques your interest, listen to a live recording of “Hey Thurman,” a song that appears on their newly released album Haymaker!.
- Whitney Self’s interview with Willy and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly kicked off CMT‘s week-long focus on the artists and sounds of Texas.
- That Nashville Sound published a brief Q&A with Cody Braun too, and he explains what exactly took the band to Nashville.
- Reckless Kelly also has three songs on the two-disc live album Undone: A Musicfest Tribute to Robert Earl Keen, which was released today. Among the other artists included are: Randy Rogers, Walt Wilkins, Jason Boland, Chris Knight, Cody Canada and Robert Earl Keen himself.
- And if you’re interested in following the events at MusicFest this year The Eye of the Hurricane compiled a feed of Twitter accounts of attendees.
- Dan Milliken put together a challenging, 20-question country music quiz at Country Universe. Leave your answers in the comments and he’ll publish the correct answers this afternoon.
- Craig Shelburne lists a handful of albums to make your housesitting duties more enjoyable.
- Cledus T. Judd shot the video for “Waitin’ On Obama,” a parody of Brad Paisley’s “Waitin’ On a Woman,” in downtown Franklin yesterday, the same spot Paisley recorded his video. Beverly Keel reports that his new album is titled Polyrically Correct and contains “Garth Must Be Busy,” a parody of Brooks & Dunn’s “God Must Be Busy,” and “I Saw Garth Today,” a parody of George Strait’s “I Saw God Today.”
- While we’re on the subject of parodies, Photocrap has a new one titled “Mother-in-Law,” which is a spinoff of Taylor Swift‘s “Tim McGraw.”
- Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent have a new DVD, Old Time Country Harmony, scheduled for release on Friday.
- Listen to Craig Havighurst’s profile of The Time Jumpers on NPR.
The Grand Ole Opry is where The Time Jumpers were born. Band members and Opry stars passed time between sets playing Western swing tunes in Dressing Room 6. A tentative Monday-night residency at the Station Inn took root, and a more formalized lineup started looking forward to the shows as the highlight of its week.
- The Infamous Stringdusters plan to release recordings of live shows every two to three months on their website, the first of which is available for purchase.
- Watch Lee Ann Womack perform a collection of songs, including “Last Call, “Solitary Thinkin'” and “Either Way,” on Walmart’s Soundcheck. (via CMT Blog)
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