Mel Tillis Plans Book Release; Gregg Lohman, Kellie Pickler’s Drummer, Injured in Car Crash; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | March 5th, 2013

  • T Bone Burnett shares his musical influences with Vulture.
  • Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music, a collection edited by Diane Pecknold, will be released in June through Duke University Press.
  • Here are a few videos from Teea Goans’ recent visit to WZTV. (warning: autoplay)
  • Rolling Stone premiered Ashley Monroe’s new album.
  • On Sunday, CMT will briefly pause from airing My Big Redneck Vacation and Swamp Pawn to air the hour-long program Mindy McCready: Fallen Angel.
  • Trace Adkins’ next record, Love Will…, will be released on Show Dog-Universal this spring.
  • Craig Hlavaty of the Houston Press reviewed Zac Brown Band’s recent show (which included a “Southern-stank” version of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”) at Reliant Stadium.
  • Stephen Deusner gives five stars to Alan Greenberg’s book Love in Vain: A Vision of Robert Johnson.
  • An interview with Daniel Rodriguez of “indie-folk” band Elephant Revival, was posted on Jambands.com.
  • Singer-songwriter Coles Whalen and Loren Ellis (lead guitarist for Easton Corbin) have collaborated “to create a catchy new album to help children learn math.”
  • Peter Cooper wrote a feature on Ashley Monroe for the Tennessean.
  • This week’s album releases:

Ashley Monroe Like a Rose

The Howlin’ Brothers Howl

Bruce Molsky If It Ain’t Here When I Get Back

Son Volt Honky Tonk

Nakia Drown in the Crimson Tide

Old Man Markley Down Side Up

Poco All Fired Up

Great Peacock Great Peacock (EP)

Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck Eden

Caitlin Rose The Stand-In

Luke Bryan Spring Break…Here to Party

Shannon Whitworth High Tide

Gurf Morlix Gurf Morlix Finds the Present Tense

Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks – Ghost Ballads

The Danberrys – The Danberrys

Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers – The Broken Pavement of Avondale

Various Artists The Sun Country Box: Country Music Recorded by Sam Phillips 1950-1959

 

  1. Rick
    March 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Emmylou and Rodney Crowell were on last weekend’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and it was okay I guess. I’ve never really cared much for either of their voices solo or together. They should have sung “If I Could Only Win Your Love” to redeem themselves. Oh well.

    Opry Alert! Tonight kicks off the 2013 Season of the Tuesday Night Opry’s! These Opry shows are superior to the Friday and Saturday Night versions as they give 15 minute time slots to each artist and the percentage of “Opry Legends” is thankfully reduced. Tonight’s show honors the people who died in the Patsy Cline plane crash and should be a barn burner! Artists include Terri Clark, Chuck Mead, Daryl Worley, and Mandy Barnett (gee, I wonder who she will cover? lol). Grade: A+
    http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    I’ve heard some of the new Holly Williams songs and haven’t been impressed thus far. I need to dig a little deeper.

    I see the captivating Suzanne Santo of HoneyHoney has caught the attention of the folks at CMT’s EDGE. That gal is the emerging Deborah Harry of Americana music! They should cover “The Tide Is High” come to think of it….

  2. BRUCE
    March 6, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Speaking of legends, I listened to a replay of Eddie Stubbs Intimate Evening featuring Don Williams. It was great. Don spoke little and said much. Stubbs spoke and spoke.

    Rick, you spoke of Opry legends on the weekend shows. Though not a lover of most new country, I can see where you are coming from.

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