60,200 Pandora streams of “I’ll Sing About Mine” netted Adam Hood $1.10 in mailbox money. Pandora’s in the middle of a battle over royalty rates (they want to pay even less), but TheVerge.com reports that formal settlement negotiations are expected to start soon.
Bassist Blake Pitney has joined Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.
This is nice: 9-year old Jaylynn Hiler, who was hit by a drunk driver, will get to meet her favorite singer, Lee Brice; his manager reached out to her and gave her backstage passes to Brice’s next closest concert.
TheColorado Springs Independent posted a feature on Emily Earle, singer-songwriter/The Voice contestant/niece of Steve Earle. Emily’s debut EP, News from Colorado, was released a couple weeks ago.
Listen to Bela Fleck and the Jerry Garcia Band tackle Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come.” The song can be found on the recently released GarciaLive: Volume Two.
Carrie Underwood has been added to Toby Keith’s benefit concert lineup.
Kacey Musgraves took home Breakthrough Songwriter and Breakthrough Artist honors at the MusicRow Awards. “Merry Go ‘Round” tied “I Drive Your Truck” for Song of the Year. Check out the full list of winners here.
EW.com premiered White Buffalo’s “Joey White” from upcoming album Shadows, Greys, and Evil Ways, due out this September.
Ryan Bingham’s “Until I’m One with You” is the theme song for forthcoming FX drama The Bridge.
A while back, we posted a news item about the Del McCoury Band setting some of Woody Guthrie’s previously unheard lyrics to music. Here’s a video with some more information on the project:
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.