Mindy McCready Commits Suicide; Vince Gill, Paul Franklin Record Duets Album; New Music Videos

Staff | February 18th, 2013

  • Pam Tillis took to Facebook to post a lovely remembrance of McCready. 
  • Vince Gill and Paul Franklin recorded a duets album, reports Chuck Dauphin of Billboard. Gill also says he’ll “probably” also make a bluegrass record this year.
  • Randy Lewis of The Los Angeles Times remembers Waylon Jennings: While Jennings scored some of his biggest hits with uptempo songs that oozed testosterone, such as “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” “I’ve Always Been Crazy” and “I’m a Ramblin’ Man,” many of his greatest performances were the ballads, which he delivered with uncommon sensitivity.
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver finished work on a new record that is expected to be released in March.
  • Stream the new Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside record.
  • Max Gomez was interviewed by Brian T. Atkinson of CMT Edge.
  • Tonight, Eddie Stubbs hosts Don Williams and Garth Fundis on WSM.
  • Chuck Wicks is releasing a new EP, Rough, on April 2.
  • Whitney Duncan released a new EP last week. Hers is titled One Shot and features a duet with Jonathan Singleton. 
  • Recent music videos:

Elizabeth South and Vince Gill “I Love You”

Thompson Square “If I Didn’t Have You”

Eric Church “Like Jesus Does” (acoustic)

Blake Shelton “Sure Be Cool If You Did”

Steep Canyon Rangers “Rescue Me”

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors “Good Light”

Artie Hemphill & The Iron Horse Band “Makin’ Hay”

 

  1. Leeann
    February 18, 2013 at 9:42 am

    So sad about Mindy McCready indeed.

    I’m very pleased that Vince Gill is making so music. I hope we get to hear it all this year.:)

    I love that Peter Cooper article.

  2. Rick
    February 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    So sad to hear about Mindy McCready. I hope Randy Travis stays clean or he might wind up with the same fate.

    Speaking of Whitney Duncan, she announced her engagement recently to a guy she met while competing on the CBS show “Survivor”. Umm, was that here at Engine145 where that I read that?

    I’m looking forward to that Don Williams interview tonight! Go Stubbs!

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