Miranda’s Platinum Gets Release Date; “Country Roads” Named West Virginia’s State Song; New Music Videos
- Mark your calendars. Miranda Lambert’s new album, Platinum, will be released on June 3. Take a peek at the cover art.
- Jason Michael Carroll has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund his upcoming fourth album.
- 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.
- The Tennessean’s Cindy Watts looked at Kix Brooks’ new film, Ambush at Dark Canyon.
- Holly Dunn is the March spotlight artist at My Kind of Country. (I interviewed the now-retired artist a little while back.)
- John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” became an official West Virginia state song.
- The engaging C.M. Wilcox has a new Quotable Country column up over at CountryCalifornia.com.
- Lady Antebellum are going to be honored with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award next month.
- 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”
- Jack: "I got turned off a not so new guy’s music after he started recording songs like “Get Drunk and Be …
- A.B.: I think I understand why the eating disorder facility wants to be located there besides it being the former Cash …
- Janice Brooks: Hopes somebody gets those memos about drinking songs. Meanwhile I'm feeling a lot of slots with Bluegrass.
- Leeann: Great news about Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White's duet album! Absolutely appalling about the Keith Urban concert!! Both the rape and …
- bob: I found the Billboard article about country music radio needing an alcohol intervention interesting. Songwriter Adam Wright is quoted as …
- Matt: Definitely agree with C.M. about Maddie & Tae. Certainly not the tidal wave of change some claimed it is or …
- Dave D.: Good stuff, as always. My copy of Producing Country arrived yesterday, and it looks to be as good as …
- Scooter: I agree Holly Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a good album and great to see live …
- Carrie Mclaughlin: Your my Hero Mr. Jim Lauderdale!!! Come to Alaska Please? hehehehe
- Jeremy Dylan: You should check it out Dave D. It's from the first (and strongest) season.