Miranda Lambert Cozies Up With Cotton
- Miranda Lambert, along with two other singers, is the new face of Cotton Inc.’s revived “The Touch, The Feel of Cotton” campaign, which was originally launched in 1989 and the melody of which was popularized by Richie Havens and Aaron Neville. The cotton website currently has a download of Lambert’s “The Fabric of Our Lives” and brief Q&A about her style. (via Yahoo! News)
- Music City TV posted John Rich‘s statement about his arrest and the arrest affidavits.
- Listen to Robert Earl Keen tell a couple of stories and play a game called “You’ve just been tapped for the Skull and Bones!” on NPR. (via Hickory Wind)
- After feeling underwhelmed with Steve Earle‘s Townes album upon his first listen, Kelly from The Gobblers Knob has since come around.
- Congrats to C.M. Wilcox and Country California for hitting 100,000 visitors (not physically). While you’re congratulating him, be sure to enter the contest for Ryan Bingham‘s new album, Roadhouse Sun — which Twang Nation rated 4/5.
- Listen to “If I Could Do It All Again,” the new single from Gretchen Wilson‘s upcoming album.
- The Wall Street Journal‘s music critic Jim Fusilli interviewed Steve Martin before his performance at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York last week.
Though the concert was billed as “A Tentative Evening of Bluegrass,” it presented Mr. Martin as a musician, not a comedian who plays around with music. “We’re not here for comedy,” he said gently. Which isn’t to say he fully suppressed his humor. “This is what I would play sitting around the living room by myself,” he announced at one point. “So would you all please leave.”
- This month, the crew at My Kind of Country will be shining the spotlight on Tanya Tucker.
- Edward Morris listed ten prime George Strait videos from throughout his career.
- And The New York Times‘ Jon Caramanica reviewed George Strait‘s restrained Friday night performance.
- Country California: Quotable Country – 05/31/09 Edition
- The town of Luckenbach, TX is looking for 2,000 guitar players to set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Guitar Ensemble, which is currently held by the Germans with 1,803 players. (via Music Fog)
- CMT’s Whitney Self says she’s seen several shows at the Ryman Auditorium, but Thursday night’s Traler Park Revival with Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser was the rowdiest. Jess from Girl In the Backwoods took a few pictures of the event, where numerous guest performers, including Lee Ann Womack, Bill Anderson, Mel Tillis, Buddy Cannon and Dean Dillon, took the stage.
- mrsandy: Also worth noting: Priscilla Mitchell was Jerry Reed's widow.
- Leeann Ward: Wow! My heart goes out to Allison Moorer. She's had so many terrible things happen in her life. It's too …
- Leeann Ward: I must have this audio book!
- Juli Thanki: Ha! Same thing happened at Sturgill Simpson's show I went to last month, only he was singing "I Never Go …
- Dave D.: On the topic of Lee Ann and dark songs, the funniest moment at this year's Americana Fest was during her …
- Jonathan Pappalardo: I love Lori McKenna. Coming from Massachusetts, she's our local girl. I've been fortunate to see her in concert a …
- bll: I suss her re-recording her hits for 'Gwendolen records' means she can stop MCA from releasing her hits against her.
- Greg Judy: Cooler festivals and marching bands at the football games!
- kevin ilinger: Fall colors bluegrass and apple cider
- luckyoldsun: If I was a "long-time fan" of Trisha, I'd probably spring for the CD.