Kristofferson to Receive Lifetime Grammy; Randy Travis to Star in Lifetime Christmas Movie; New Ralph Stanley Album Due in February

Juli Thanki | December 12th, 2013

  • Ralph Stanley and Ralph Stanley II are releasing new album Side by Side on February 18. The tracklisting includes “Wild Bill Jones,” “Are You Waiting Just for Me,” and a dozen other songs. (via press release)
  • The night before the Grammys, Kris Kristofferson, Rick Hall, and Enrico Morricone will receive the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Fiddler Tex Logan, who composed “Christmas Time’s A-Comin’” is spending the holidays in a rehabilitation center recovering from various health issues. Send him a Christmas card to help lift his spirits.
  • On December 14, Lifetime is airing Christmas on the Bayou, starring Randy Travis, Ed Asner, and Hilarie Burton (the blonde girl from One Tree Hill).
  • Steep Canyon Rangers played “Stand and Deliver” for Relix. Graham Sharp, the Rangers’ banjo player, talks about appearing on Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble and recording with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell in this interview posted on Kentucky.com.  
  • Listen to “Mesi Bondye” from Leyla McCalla’s (Carolina Chocolate Drops) forthcoming tribute to Langston Hughes, Vari-Colored Songs (out February 11).
  • Valerie June, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and Phosphorescent all appear on this year’s Sweetheart album, available at a Starbucks near you this February. Check out the tracklisting.
  • Here’s a sneak peek of upcoming Showtime concert special Another Day/Another Time, featuring Punch Brothers and Marcus Mumford.
  • Randy Fox (Nashville Scene) wrote a feature on the new Nashboro Records box set.

 

  1. Rick
    December 12, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    After watching last night’s episode of ABC’s Nashville, all I can say to Juliette is Home Wrecker!!!! (lol)

    That live Sweetback Sisters Christmas concert streamed online by Concert Window on Tuesday night was a blast! That is one of the best single dollars I’ve ever spent!

    Tonight Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay are performing here in Los Angeles at a place in Silverlake named El Cid(?). It’s been awhile so I am very glad they are back in town! I’ve been meaning to purchase their duets album and now I can buy one and get it autographed too! Go Brennen and Noel!

    Per above: “A recent study suggests that there are “no cognitive benefits to music lessons.” They better not say that to the face of “Chord Buddy” pitchman John Rich or he’d try to punch them out! (lol)

  2. Both Kinds of Music
    December 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I thought the Sweetback show was awesome. They should be playing bigger venues for a holiday show of that calibre? How was the Brennen/Noel show? I had a different thing going on otherwise I would have been there.

Tagged In This Article

// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

Current Discussion

  • Dave W.: Just read the news here. Will miss E145 very much - love this site. All the best to you Juli …
  • Leeann Ward: Oh, dang! This is real. Farewell to the most generous, informative, quality, intelligent, consistent, ethical country music blog! You …
  • bll: Thanks Juli for all the great articles and information; you'll be missed by me and I suss several others. Best …
  • Both Kinds of Music: I hope people appreciate the irony that one of the best "Americana" albums is titled Metamodern Sounds in COUNTRY Music.
  • Barry Mazor: I would not rule out that possibility..There's a different set of voters involved..
  • Dana M: Does anyone else think that Brandy Clark actually has a good chance of winning since this isn't a country awards …
  • Juli Thanki: UPDATE: Brandy Clark got a Best New Artist nom. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM: Rosanne Cash -- The River & The Thread John Hiatt -- Terms …
  • luckyoldsun: Glenn Campbell is great and I'd love to see him get an award, but the words of that song may …
  • Casey Penn: Juli, it was an honor to write for you here on Engine145.com. You're good at what you do, and The …
  • bob: Go Brandy FGL - Just go away.

Recently Reviewed Albums

  • walkerandthetexasdangers3
  • deadmanstown
  • tom t hall storytellers
  • paulthorntooblessed
  • duhksbeyondtheblue
  • kelleymickwee
  • sandrarhodes
  • candi staton