Little Jimmy Dickens Out of Hospital; Anticipates Short Stay in Rehab
- Music City TV is reporting that Little Jimmy Dickens moved from the hospital to a nearby rehabilitation center yesterday.
- Ashley Monroe, Jack White and Brendan Benson talk about the chemistry behind the bluegrass inspired recording of “Old Enough” in a video for CMT.
- Pitchfork‘s Stephen M. Deusner on the Johnny Cash Remixed album:
I’ve been scouring the book of Revelation for some mention of this album, figuring it had to be the soundtrack to the Four Horsemen’s scourge or maybe the eight-track in the seven-headed beast’s ’66 Camaro. But no, Johnny Cash Remixed is nothing quite so earth shattering or notable. It’s more like a small, remote geyser through which a little bit of hell bubbles up into our world.
He goes on to note that the album’s lone saving grace, if you can call it that, is Count De Money’s take on “Big River.” (via Twang Nation)
- Chris Neal dubs The Unreleased Recordings from Hank Williams essential listening.
- A writer for the Eagle’s Roost blog opines: Carrie Underwood releasing a cover of Randy Travis‘ “I Told You So” as a single is like Keith Urban aiming for a number one hit with “He Stopped Loving her Today.”
- The bluegrass family band Cherryholmes released a country remix of “This Is My Son” to radio. The band’s patriarch, Jere Cherryholmes, gave a few details about the song and in his review, Country Universe‘s Dan Milliken dives into the meaning behind the words.
- The WCRS Live! songwriter event at CRS-40 will feature acoustic performances by Bobby Pinson, Paul Overstreet, Josh Turner and Jamey Johnson. (via press release)
- Country California wants to know your favorite novelty song.
- Martina McBride took a turn performing her songs on Walmart’s Soundcheck. (via Country Music Is Love)
- Elvis Costello hosts Spectacle, a show on Sundance that features conversations and performances with legendary performers and notable newcomers, and tonight’s episode features a “guitar-pull” with Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones (who will perform a new song co-written by Hank Williams) and John Mellencamp.
- Watch Randy Houser‘s Unplugged at Studio 330 session. He performs “Anything Goes,” “Boots On,” “Back to God” and “Lie” and reveals his all-time favorite record.
- Farce the Music took a stab at the Rascal Flatts album cover design contest for their upcoming album, Unstoppable. Just a warning, it’s not for the queasy and possibly not safe for work.
- Walmart and Nashville-based merchandising and marketing company Richards & Southern have teamed up to launch a non-exclusive eight act Country Legends T-shirt pallet display program. (via press release)
This program features cool, nostalgic style designs featuring The Oak Ridge Boys, Conway Twitty, Alabama, Charlie Daniels, George Jones, and Kenny Rogers and will be available for $7.99 in 1500 stores across America through May 2009.
- My Kind of Country‘s J.R. Journey published an interview with Miss Leslie in which she discusses her introduction to country music, the themes of her songs, and the inspiration of Dale Watson.
- Jack Williams: Fair enough, Stuart. My own purely personal view is that the term Americana is the successor term to Alt.Country …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I do like the warmth to Jack's voice. It's too bad that he didn't record more of his own …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, Juli, I agree! "King of the Road" is superior to "Portland, Maine." I also like Waylon Jennings' "Mental Revenge", …
- Paul W Dennis: I finally picked up a copy of Jack Clement's last album and while I enjoyed it, it felt as if …
- dottie: It was great & you all look wonderful. oxoxox Grandma
- Stuart Munro: I think this just moves the location of the discussion, Jack. If I named a bunch of rock artists who …
- Leeann Ward: Um, that's too much geekery for me to follow, Sam! My husband would understand you though.:)
- Jack Williams: Alabama Shakes won the AMA Emerging artist award couple of years ago. Also, classic soul influenced artists like Bettye Lavette, …
- Applejack: It certainly seems to me like the inclusion of St. Paul and the Broken Bones stretches the limits of how …
- Stuart Munro: Yes, that's the issue: is the tent so big as to have no boundaries? What *isn't* Americana? Is jazz? Is …