Lorene Mann Passes Away; New Mike Stinson Album Due in July; SteelDrivers Play Mountain Stage

Juli Thanki | May 29th, 2013

  • Lorene Mann passed away on May 24 at the age of 76. Mann was a co-founder of the Nashville Songwriters Association International; she also wrote “Left to Right,” “My Wife’s House,” and other hits.
  • Marshall Lytle, bassist for Bill Haley & His Comets, passed away on Saturday at the age of 79.
  • Out July 30: Mike Stinson’s Hell and Half of Georgia. (via press release)
  • Check out “Devastate,” a song from Amanda Shires’ forthcoming record, Down Fell the Doves (out August 6 on Lightning Rod Records).
  • Here’s a teaser for David Nail’s “Whatever She’s Got,” the first single from his forthcoming album, which will be released on MCA early next year.
  • Trace Adkins did a Q&A for CMT.com.
  • Sheryl Crow will release her country album, Feels Like Home, on September 10. In this AP article, she calls the album “the most organic thing [she’s] done in years.”
  • The Woody Guthrie Center, a 12,000 square foot facility that holds more than 10,000 items, opened in Tulsa.
  • In other Guthrie news, stream “Chairman Meow,” a song from Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion’s Wassaic Way, which will be released August 6.
  • Chuck Dauphin spotlights Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally for The 615. (Dauphin has been hospitalized for complications related to diabetes; a Paypal account has been set up for anyone who wishes to donate.)
  1. Dave D.
    May 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Looking forward to the Mike Stinson record, so much so that I already have it pre-ordered.

  2. Luckyoldsun
    May 29, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I never heard of Lorene Mann before, but after clicking on the links, she’s quite fascinating. Her song “Hide MY Sin” is quite a period piece. R.I.P.

  3. Paul W Dennis
    May 30, 2013 at 3:00 am

    I remember Lorene Mann having seen her on television several times. Her RCA 45 rpm of “Tell It Like It Is” with Archie Campbell was one of the first singles I ever purchased back in the summer of 1968

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