Musgraves Tops Scene Poll; Detour Signs with Mountain Fever; Stream Uncle Tupelo’s No Depression: Legacy Edition
- Kacey Musgraves topped the Nashville Scene Country Critics Poll. Read the full results here and the comments (which include quotes by Blake, David, Karlie, Ken, and Sam) here.
- Jesse McReynolds is recuperating after undergoing a minor cardiac procedure last week.
- In June, the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association will honor Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, and K.T. Oslin at its annual Hall of Fame Awards Show.
- Stream the Legacy Edition of Uncle Tupelo’s seminal alt-country album, No Depression.
- Robbie Fulks was on World Café. Listen here.
- Carolina Story played “Gold” in the WAMU Bluegrass Country studio.
- Neil Young’s A Letter Home is coming out in March on Third Man Records. In other Young news, here’s the transcript of his speech after being honored with the President’s Merit Award from the Producers & Engineers Wing at a pre-Grammy party earlier this week.
- Country Weekly is going to be reconfigured into Nash Magazine to go along with the country stations that Cumulus has rebranded as Nash channels. The broadcasting company has also registered domain names that suggest the Nash brand will expand into the restaurant business. If the menu is anything like their playlists, expect lots of white bread and lukewarm tap water.
- Joe Henry played “Swayed” for KEXP.
- Dave Alvin talked about Merle Haggard and The Grapes of Wrath for a Bakersfield Californian article.
- Take Chris Jones’ 2014 Bluegrass Knowledge Test.
- Know what sounds fun? A January bluegrass festival in Ithaca. This year’s lineup includes Claire Lynch and Balsam Range.
- Jason Eady was featured in the Houston Chronicle.
- Zac Brown, LeAnn Rimes, Stuart Duncan, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Jakob Dylan, Jennifer Nettles, and Martina McBride are scheduled to perform at tomorrow’s MusiCares event honoring Carole King.
- Michigan-based bluegrass band Detour has signed with Mountain Fever Records. The group’s new single will hit radio in February.
- Jon Byrd appears on Otis Gibbs’ new podcast.
- Moot Davis is working on a new album that’ll be released in the spring.
- Song premieres:
Scott H. Biram – “Slow & Easy”
Leyla McCalla – “Heart of Gold”
Robby Hecht – “New York City”
The Sea The Sea – “Love We Are We Love”
Phosphorescent – “Tomorrow is a Long Time”
- luckyoldsun: Jim Z-- I get the feeling Barry was this close to calling you what Kinky Friedman called his guy from El …
- Leeann Ward: Thanks, NM. I like a good pop hook, to be honest. So, maybe I need to try it again.
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
- Barry Mazor: Matter of fact, as always--I did. The notes say the album was recorded & mixed by and at "The …
- Roger: Looking forward to picking up the Jamey Johnson Christmas EP - love all of those songs and can't wait for …
- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I can always use more dobro in my life! Thanks for the Phil Leadbetter tip! I haven't been able to …
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim. The record's more or less out of Austin. But I'm sure they're also good in El Paso...