Kenny Rogers Undergoes Surgery; Hunter Hayes Debuts Atop Billboard Charts; Delaware to Welcome Country Music Fest

Juli Thanki | May 16th, 2014

  • Kenny Rogers underwent a minor surgical procedure to remove skin cancer from his face.
  • Stream folksinger Sam Lee’s new EP, More for to Rise, on his YouTube page.
  • Peter Cooper’s new Tennessean column focuses on singer-songwriter Hannah Aldridge.
  • Jewly Hight interviewed The Secret Sisters about their new, T Bone Burnett-produced album.
  • The Del McCoury Band ripped through a version of “Uncle Pen” that’s as sharp as the creases on Del’s perfectly pressed blue jeans.
  • Fox News compiled a list of 11 shocking moments in country music history, including Hank Williams’ death, Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells’ controversial songs and…the Luke Bryan-Zac Brown feud.
  • Rolling Stone took a peek at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s new Miranda Lambert exhibit.
  • Hunter Hayes’ new album, Storyline, debuted atop Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, selling 69, 000 copies in its first week.
  • NPR describes Juan Cierol as the Mexican Johnny Cash.
  • Rodney Crowell played “Fever on the Bayou” at the AARP studio.
  • CMT Edge premiered a new Scott H. Biram video.
  • The Fader has been stepping up their country music coverage lately, posting interviews with Zoe Muth (the article also includes a song from her fine new record, due out May 27) and Sturgill Simpson.

 

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