Live Corb Lund DVD Coming Soon; Garth Brooks’ Lone Top 40 Hit
- Corb Lund is scheduled to release his first live DVD sometime this month. Until then, audio from the sold-out show featured in the DVD — which took place at Rexall Place in Alberta last year — can be streamed from CBC Radio 2. (via A Truer Sound)
- Despite his status as the second biggest selling artist of all time in the United States, Garth Brooks only had one single reach the Top 40.
- Sam Bush has nimble fingers.
- Violinist Mark O’Connor holds Johnny Cash‘s “Big River” in high regard, citing it as one of his favorites in NPR’s “You Must Hear This” feature.
- Celebrate Farce the Music’s One-Year Annifarcery and enter the giveaway for some free tunes.
- Before Willie Nelson moved to Texas and ignited the Outlaw movement, there was Michael Martin Murphey, who helped create the burgeoning Austin scene and coined the term “Cosmic Cowboy” to describe the environment during the early ’70s. In a recent article, Saving Country Music recapped his debut album, Geronimo’s Cadillac.
- Random Tweet: Tom and Augie Meyers http://twitpic.com/9fzff (@ThomasRussell)
- Chuck Mead played Washington D.C. on Saturday, where Juli Thanki says barstools outnumbered patrons.
If Mead was disappointed at the paltry turnout, he never let on, performing each song like he was in front of a packed house…
Mead and the Boys ripped though nearly three dozen songs in two hours, mixing tracks from his new record with BR549 originals and a wide variety of covers, including songs by 50 percent of The Beatles (George’s “Old Brown Shoe” and Paul’s “Sally G”), a revved up version of Johnny Horton’s “The Battle of New Orleans”,” and Ernest Tubb’s “Waltz Across Texas,” dedicated to a couple celebrating their first anniversary.
- In honor of his 50th birthday later this month, Lone Star Music appointed Radney Foster their artist of the month.
- That Nashville Sound kicked off a week of Grand Ole Opry coverage with an introduction to George Dewey Hay, the man who founded the original Opry radio program on WSM, and a countdown of the top ten all-time notable Opry performers.
- Kevin Skinner lowered the judges’ and audiences’ expectations with his talk of being a chicken catcher on a recent episode of Americas Got Talent, then wowed them with his rendition of the Garth Brooks song “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”
- James Reed on Brad Paisley: “He’s quickly becoming his generation’s George Strait.”
- Scooter: Thanks Jonathon. Downloaded "Last Chance for a thousand years" and love it. Was unaware of that album.
- Donald: The correct answer is of course, "Bury Me."
- Leeann Ward: As far as I know, I have all of Dwight's albums. It's truly impossible to choose a favorite song, but …
- Michael: I wonder if Kasey Chambers will be visiting Dr. Gwen Korovin for treatment of her vocal cords...
- Dave D.: Just about any song off of Dwight's first three albums would qualify as a favorite; forced to pick one I'd …
- Jack Williams: No. Not Owner of a Lonely Heart. I was hoping for better when I saw the article title …
- Russ Morris: My introduction to Dwight was This Time. Every song on that album is my favorite. I'm playing 3 Pears in …
- Jonathan Pappalardo: Favorite Dwight Yoakam song? Too darn tough to choose! I do love his second Greatest Hits album, though, featuring his …
- Ken Morton, Jr.: The inferiority complex of the CMA never ceases to amaze me.
- Barry Mazor: Thanks for explaining that to me, Luckyol.