Lucinda Williams Scheduled for Reissue; George Strait Adds Guests to Final Concert; BeauSoleil to Appear on Treme

Juli Thanki | November 20th, 2013

  • Nelson Larkin, a songwriter, producer, and music publisher, passed away on Monday at the age of 70.
  • Lucinda Williams’ self-titled, 1988 Rough Trade album will be reissued on January 14; the two-disc set will include remastered original recordings and a number of bonus tracks. There’s a new PledgeMusic campaign where contributors will be able to pre-order the album and get access to exclusive content about the making of the release.
  • Dailey & Vincent appear in Laura Bell Bundy’s “Kentucky Dirty;” thankfully they are not clad in the Daisy Dukes that the rest of the cast are wearing. Watch the video (you might be able to spot a few other familiar faces) here.
  • Kelly Clarkson announced her pregnancy on Twitter last night.
  • Jewly Hight recapped the first night of Ricky Skaggs’ Country Music Hall of Fame residency.
  • Listen to Shovels & Rope’s new take on “Mother’s Scorn,” a song originally found on Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent’s 2008 release, here. The vinyl reissue of the album comes out November 26 through Dualtone.
  • George Strait’s final show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. (scheduled for next June), will include special appearances by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack; these guests will perform three songs each. Asleep at the Wheel will open the show.
  • The nominees for the 2014 Radio 2 Folk Awards will be announced later today; the ceremony will be held in London on February 19. It’s already been announced that folklorist Cecil Sharp will be the first inductee into the Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of Fame.
  • Stephen Deusner interviewed Jocelyn Arem, director of The Caffe Lena History Project, which aims to preserve recordings and ephemera from one of folk music’s legendary venues.
  • The Bottle Rockets played “Every Kinda Everything” for CMT Edge.
  • To make the video for his new single, “Chill in the Air,” (a killer song which features Alison Krauss), Amos Lee set the song to 1950 “marriage training” film The Charming Couple.
  • The Irish Times published a profile of Patty Griffin.
  • Video of George Jones’ monument unveiling was posted to USAToday.com. (warning: autoplay)
  • Cajun group BeauSoleil avec Michel Doucet will appear in the December 1 episode of HBO’s Treme. (via press release)
  • On November 27, GAC will air Alabama & Friends, an hour-long concert special that will feature performances by Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Eli Young Band, and others.
  1. Rick
    November 20, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Music City Roots Alert! Tonight’s show is and I quote “Music City Roots and Plowboy Records Present A Tribute To Eddy Arnold!”. The artists featured include Chuck Mead, Paul Burch, Bobby Bare Jr., Cheetah Chrome, Jason Ringenberg, Pete Mroz, and Buzz Carson. Talk about a hodge-podge! Crikey mate! (lol)
    Link: http://musiccityroots.com/shows

    Speaking of Laura Bell Bundy, her character “Shelby” is back on the “Hart of Dixie” TV show and she’s pregnant! Shelby will now be able to torment both Brick and Lemon Breeland in untold new and creative ways!

    The final George Strait concert is going to be a long one what with all those other artists performing 3 song sets! If Sheryl Crow was replaced by Ashley Monroe, and Eric Church swapped out for Easton Corbin, you might have something there…

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