Lori McKenna to Release Numbered Doors; Kacey Musgraves Announces Fall Tour Dates; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | August 11th, 2014

  • Lori McKenna will release a ten-song album called Numbered Doors on September 23.
  • Cindy Watts reported in The Tennessean that Johnny Cash’s boyhood home is fully renovated and ready for its grand opening on August 16 in Dyess, Arkansas.
  • We’d like to send some well wishes to Jessie Scott, the head-of-everything at Music Fog, who is recovering from a hip replacement surgery earlier this year.
  • The summer of bad behavior at country concerts continues: a man was arrested after stabbing three people at a campground near the WE Fest in Minnesota.
  • Longtime Grand Ole Opry fiddle player Earl White passed away last week at the age of 78.
  • Kris Kristofferson will perform at the Ryman on September 13; all proceeds are going to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Tickets go on sale Friday morning. (via press release)
  • Check out Taylor Swift in this clip from the upcoming film adaptation of The Giver.
  • Ray Stevens is playing it serious on a new gospel collection that comes out on August 19.
  • Joe Freeman wrote a piece for Country Weekly about Kelsey Weldon and her excellent new album, The Gold Mine.
  • Vince Gill is Number 19 on CMT’s All-Time Top 40: Artists’ Choice.
  • Trisha Yearwood is on the cover of the September issue of Woman’s Day.
  • Lamon Records signed Texan Cody Joe Hodges.
  • Kacey Musgraves has announced a ten-day fall tour that will begin September 25 in Tulsa. In other Musgraves news, she and pop star Katy Perry have written a song together that’s loosely based on The Wizard of Oz.
  • Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick have teamed up to celebrate their heroes Vern Williams and Ray Park on a new album.
  • On September 23, Saguaro Road Records will release a set of 40-year-old, previously unreleased recordings that Jerry Lee Lewis made for Knox Phillips in the 1970s.
  • Kix Brooks shot some mildly amusing new commercials for Zaxby’s restaurants.
  • New music videos from the past week or so:

Don Williams“Sing Me Back Home”

Israel Nash“Who in Time”

Ben Miller Band“The Outsider” (for CMT Edge Live)

Del Barber“Right Side of the Wrong” (Live at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country)

Amber Lawrence“Superhero”

Ray Benson“I Ain’t Lookin’ for No Trouble” (Live on The Texas Music Scene)

Pieta Brown“Before Gas and TV”

Neal Morse“Heaven Smiled”

Stephanie Lynn“Two Ships”

RaeLynn“God Made Girls”

  1. Dave D.
    August 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve been unable to take Kelsey Weldon’s The Gold Mine out of my music player lately. Refreshingly raw, with High in Heels possibly being by favorite song so far of 2014 (bonus points for rhyming “Mama tried” with suicide.)

  2. bruce
    August 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    It’s insane that Don Williams still sounds this good.

    It’s equally as insane to be as good as Marty and the Fab-Supers.

    If one searches for it, there is still some good stuff coming out of country music. So turn off the damn radio stations and put your searching shoes on and take a walk in the real countryside.

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