Mark Johnson Wins Steve Martin Banjo Prize; Gary Louris Announces Solo Tour; Vince Gill Gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Juli Thanki | September 7th, 2012
Garden & Gun pulled together a playlist for the Mountain Song at Sea bluegrass cruise.
Chet Flippo’s written a new Nashville Skyline column about Hall of Fame inductions in response to Peter Cooper’s recent Tennessean feature about the HoF. An excerpt: The annual roll call of new members of the Country Music Hall of Fame has been a bone of spirited contention among both country fans and country artists for many years. Everyone agrees there are a number of extremely worthy country artists who aren’t members of the Hall and who should be. And I can’t argue with that. But there are limits that should be imposed, and there are checks and balances that should be respected.
Peter Cooper and Jewly Hight both wrote features on The Time Jumpers, the former for the Tennessean and the latter for the Nashville Scene.
CMT’s Chris Parton interviewed rock ‘n’ roller JD McPherson, whose album Signs & Signifiers is one of my favorites.
Chris Young’s first headlining show will be at the Ryman. (warning: autoplay)
Lee Brice co-wrote “Orange Empire,” a new fight song for his alma mater, Clemson University.
The “Women Who Rock” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit is moving to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC, where it will run through January 6, 2013, at which point it’ll travel the country for three years. The exhibit spans “eight eras, including ‘Suffragettes to Juke-Joint Mamas: The Foremothers/Roots of Rock,’ about blues and country singers of the 1920s.”
Television critic Ellen Gray calls Nashville, which premieres October 10 on ABC,the “best new show of the fall” and a “top-of-the-line soap, set to some pretty good music.”
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.