“Love for Levon” Benefit Concert Planned; Loretta Lynn Works on New Music; The Real Cost of Free Downloads
Juli Thanki | August 24th, 2012
Singer-songwriter Heather Roberts is missing. She was last seen in the Dallas area.
Loretta Lynn talks about the new music she’s been working on: Well, I’ve got 60-something things cut already. I’ve got a Christmas album, two religious albums. I’m gonna put ‘em out and get ‘em on the radio.
Coming to the East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center on October 3: the “Love for Levon” benefit concert, featuring Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Dierks Bentley, and many more.
Quiet About It: A Tribute to Jesse Winchester, which features Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and many more,sounds like a mighty fine album according to Chet Flippo’s new Nashville Skyline column.
The Flatlanders and their new-old album, The Odessa Tapes, are the subject of a Wall Street Journal feature.
Randy Travis allegedly got into a fight in a church parking lot: “‘We got a phone call at around 10 or 10:30 [Thursday] night about a personal family issue occurring between an estranged husband and wife. The wife was reportedly the girlfriend of Randy Travis,’ Officer David Tilley, of the Plano, Texas, Police Department, told PEOPLE on Friday morning… The beleaguered country singer was cited for a Class C simple assault.”
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.