Miranda’s Platinum Gets Release Date; “Country Roads” Named West Virginia’s State Song; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | March 10th, 2014

  • Mark your calendars. Miranda Lambert’s new album, Platinum, will be released on June 3.  Take a peek at the cover art.
  • Bluegrass songstress Becky Schlegel will celebrate the release of her new album, Opry Lullaby, with a record release show in Albert Lea, Minnesota, on March 28. (I’ve heard the title track and it’s a killer.)
  • Marty Stuart will be releasing a new collection of gospel songs appropriately called The Gospel Songs of Marty Stuart on April 15.
  • When our friend Stephen Deusner recommends ten Americana albums coming out this spring, you should take notice.
  • Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay says Jean Shepard’s autobiography will be released on April 15.
  • John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” became an official West Virginia state song.
  • Tony Rice benefit events will be held in Nashville and Connecticut in the next few weeks.
  • Hunter Hayes will unveil his music video for “Invisible” on Good Morning America this Wednesday.
  • The bluegrass duo Feller and Hill will release their Blue Circle Records release Here Comes Feller and Hill… Again!!! on March 25. (via press release)
  • New music videos and live performances from the past week or so:

The Iveys“Jenna’s Song”

Amy Rola“I Wish I Was Her”

Don Williams“I’ll Be Here in the Morning”

Brett Kissel“3-2-1”

Jess Taylor“Do You Feel It Too?”

Jason Blaine“Friends of Mine”

Ashleigh Dallas“Sail Away”

Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic“Counting Stars” 

Eli Young Band“Dust”

Eric Church“A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young”

Danielle Bradbery“My Day”

Steep Canyon Rangers“Stand and Deliver”

Natalie Stovall & The Drive“Baby, Come On With It”

Sarah Jarosz“Build Me Up from Bones”

Arielle“California”

Florida Georgia Line (featuring Luke Bryan)“This is How We Roll”

Josh Thompson“Cold Beer with Your Name on It”

Nu-Blu“Trains I Didn’t Take”

Susan Toney “The Trail of Light and Dark”

Leyla McCalla “Heart of Gold”

  1. CraigR.
    March 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I beg everyone to watch the music( if you can call it that)video for Florida Georgia Line with Luke Bryan. The video speaks volumes about the state of country music and its listeners. These guys think that their fans are dumb, that style has it way over content, that stealing moves from rap and hip-hop singers is cool, and finally that whatever trash they can sell they will sell it. None of them respect country music, or music for that matter, in any manner. They are in it for a buck. And many country listeners are Babbits if they buy this crap.

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