Kenny Rogers to Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award; Free Alejandro Escovedo MP3; New Album Releases

Juli Thanki | October 29th, 2013

  • Bloodshot Records is offering a free download of Alejandro Escovedo’s version of The Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes” in remembrance of Lou Reed.
  • Robert Hilburn, author of Johnny Cash: A Life, was interviewed on NPR. Listen here.
  • An Indiana man was killed after he walked into the path of Jason Aldean’s tour bus.
  • David Serby has a new double album available on his site.
  • The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum have been added to the CMA Awards’ lineup of performers. Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker, and Rascal Flatts will take part in a tribute to new Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers, who will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award that evening.
  • Seth and Scott Avett talk about their new album, bird imagery, and more in this interview with Grady Smith of Entertainment Weekly.
  • Bluegrass band NewTown will release their next album, Time Machine, on November 12.
  • This week’s album releases:

Julie Roberts Good Wine and Bad Decisions

Jim Lauderdale – Old Time Angels

Possessed By Paul James There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely

W.B. Givens Locomotion

Dave Van Ronk Down in Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Sam Riggs & The Night People Outrun the Sun

The Devil Makes Three I’m a Stranger Here

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks –  The Love I Have for You

Toby Keith Drinks After Work

Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This

Tompall & The Glaser Brothers Lovin’ Her Was Easier/After All These Years

George Ducas 4340

Kelly Clarkson Wrapped in Red

Restless Heart A Restless Heart Christmas

John Fahey Christmas Guitar Soli with John Fahey

Mindy Smith Snowed In

Trace Adkins The King’s Gift

 

  1. Janice Busgal Brooks
    October 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    The followup for Miss Tess sounds decent. I like the opening track on the Restless Heart album.

  2. Rick
    October 29, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I love the fact David Serby has named his band “The Latest Scam”! At last we have an LA music artist who is telling it like it is! (lol) David is an acquaintance of mine and is a great guy. Talk about an artist who just loves to get out there and perform live. Sheesh!

    I wasn’t planning on watching either the CMA Awards or the ridiculous “American Country Awards” on TV, but after reading the above I really, really don’t plan on tuning in now! (lol)

    It appears Lou Reed took far too many real walks on the wild side during his life. He apparently wasn’t joking! Crikey mate!

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, TG Sheppard, Montgomery Gentry, Larry Gatlin, Maggie Rose, Dustin Lynch, and Barry Gibb with TG Sheppard’s wife Kelly Lang! Hey, this is getting kind of kinky! (lol) And Best of All NO Opry Legends!!!! WooHoo!!!! Grade: A
    Opry Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  3. A.B.
    October 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Only reason I’m voting for the ACAs is that the songwriter gets the award for Song of the Year. Brandy Clark is a co-writer on two of them.

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