Jody Rosen of Vulture hops on the Brandy Clark love train.
There’s going to be a second Alabama tribute album released this year. High Cotton is full of Americana acts like Jason Boland, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Shonna Tucker.
Chicago-based bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers will release their fourth album, the Greg Cahill-produced Breaking Ground, on August 24.
Garden & Gun premieredAmanda Shires’ “Wasted and Rollin’.”
Out August 13: LIFE Unseen: Johnny Cash – An Illustrated Biography and LIFE Unheard, a collection that will include “solo acoustic recordings made at the House of Cash studio at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn, as well as live concerts taped at the Newport Folk Festival and at the White House. The project will include a previously unreleased studio version of Ben Dewberry’s “Final Run,” along with “Movin’ Up,” recorded for Cash’s 1981 made-for-television special, The Pride of Jesse Hallam.”
Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” marks its 21st week at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, tying the record shared by Eddy Arnold’s “I’ll Hold You in My Heart,” Hank Snow’s “I’m Moving On,” and Webb Pierce’s version of “In the Jailhouse Now.”
Kacey Musgraves is scheduled to sing “Blowin’ Smoke” on Leno tomorrow. (via press release)
Jewly Hight interviewed Patrick Sweany for CMT Edge.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.