Merle Haggard Named Kennedy Center Honoree; Alan Jackson Celebrates Career with Release of ’34 Number Ones’

Brody Vercher | September 8th, 2010

  1. Jon
    September 8, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Also in the breaking news department (i.e, I think you guys need to TOTALLY REWRITE THIS PAGE!!!! RIGHT NOW!!!!!): Steve Martin’s announced the first recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass: Punch Brothers’ Noam Pikelny. For details on the prize, which carries a $50,000 check, see http://www.stevemartin.com . Congratulations to Noam!

  2. Stormy
    September 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Trailer Choir’s Mark “Butter” Fortney married Emily Robertson from Carter’s Chord in a secret wedding on Monday.

    Its not going to stay a secret long if you keep telling people.

    When fans attend a Zac Brown Band show, lead singer Zac Brown wants them to tear their clothes off and start eating each other like zombies
    Ah-Hah! That’s why they don’t sell out shows.

  3. Michael A.
    September 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    The Jackson compilation looks pretty solid although there are always a few favorites that are going to be left off (Mercury Blues, Song for the Life, Monday Morning Church, The Blues Man, Like Red on a Rose, Little Man), any of which I would have happily substituted for #1s like “Good Time” and “Country Boy”.

  4. Rick
    September 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks for the link to the McClymont’s article in “American Songwriter”, although as Aussies they really don’t qualify! (lol)

    My respect for Butter’s tastes in general has risen dramatically with his marrying one of the Robertson sisters! I guess looks can be deceiving…(lol)

    The biggest difference between Bobby Bare Jr. and both Jakob Dylan and Justin Townes Earle is the the latter two are extremely talented singer songwriters in their own right. I would say a direct comparison to Shooter Jennings is more realistic, and I don’t give a crap about Shooter or his music.

    Sounds like I’d enjoy some of those Dierks Bentley shows in New York even if Dierks got stuck in the subway and missed the concerts.

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