Lorrie Morgan Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Opry
- Lorrie Morgan celebrates her 25th anniversary as an Opry member tonight.
- On the subject of songs that got away, John Anderson admits that he turned down “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On,” not knowing that it was Conway Twitty who originally sent the song his way. It was a missed opportunity, but he hopes to have a few classics on his new album, Bigger Hands.
New releases for the week of June 9, 2009 include:
- Nathan Rabin announced that his former weekly Nashville or Bust column is moving to a bi-weekly format, but not without publishing a new article this week on Tom T. Hall, who he says he’s proud to put high in his personal pantheon of good country artists.
- Listen to “Tear Stained Eyed” by Son Volt on Groover’s Paradise.
- “Today,” the first single from Gary Allan‘s upcoming album, will be released on Friday, June 12. Watch video of a live performance on NashvilleGab.
- Leave a comment at Country California to win an autographed copy of Chuck Mead‘s new album Journeyman’s Wager.
- Michael Corcoran provides a glimpse behind the relationship between Charlie Robison and his Dixie Chick ex-wife and how their split influenced his new album, Beautiful Day, which Robison compares to side one of Willie Nelson‘s Phases and Stages.
“It was intense and it was every day,” Robison says of the media glare [following the Bush comments]. The couple had seen a marriage counselor who noted that in the Dixie Chicks’ documentary “Shut Up and Sing,” Charlie Robison was off to the side while Maines and Maguire were bedside when Emily Robison was about to give birth to twins in 2005. “He was wondering what that meant and I said, ‘They were filming a documentary!’ They were making a movie that I didn’t feel a part of.”
- Gretchen Wilson‘s new single, “If I Could Do It All Again,” is available for digital download. (Amazon | iTunes)
- In terms of satisfaction, how does having your first child compare to meeting/dating Kellie Pickler? Find out on Farce the Music’s “The Best Days of Your Life” graph.
- Now that is a nice rack.
- Starting today, Brad Paisley will digitally release one song a week from his new album, American Saturday Night, until its release on June 30. Today’s song is “Water” (iTunes).
- Paul W Dennis: Tom T & Dixie Hall are good people and I wish them all the best through this difficult time
- Paul W Dennis: Actually , it is not. We have so thoroughly debased our language that it is no longer possible to praise …
- Leeann Ward: Sheesh, Paul, that's a random/strange dig!
- Jack Williams: After reading that New Yorker article, I canceled my pre-order of the Basement Tapes box set. I love Bob …
- Leeann Ward: Wow! How terrible for Dixie Hall and Tom.
- Ken Morton, Jr.: Another twisted collection of songs to put into the Friday Five Hall of Fame, Juli.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …