Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum to Reopen Aug. 29; Lindi Ortega Debuts New Song; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | August 20th, 2013

  • Chris Parton of CMT reviewed Jason Isbell’s recent sold-out show at the Ryman.
  • Brian T. Atkinson of CMT Edge interviewed Kym Warner of The Greencards about the band’s new record.
  • Corey Hensley has left Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. No word yet on who’ll replace him as the band’s bassist.
  • Kye Fleming, co-writer of “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” talks about that tune in the new edition of Story Behind the Song.
  • This week’s album releases (thanks for buying your music through our affiliate links; it doesn’t cost you extra, but helps us keep the lights on):

Charlie Worsham Rubberband

Tim Easton Not Cool

Willie Sugarcapps Willie Sugarcapps

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby Cluck Ol’ Hen

The Greencards Sweetheart of the Sun

Terry Baucom Never Thought of Looking Back

Tracy Lawrence Headlights, Taillights and Radios

Kim Lenz & The Jaguars Follow Me

Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Mind

Henhouse Prowlers Breaking Ground (out 8/24)

Ben Rector The Walking in Between

Jimmy Buffett Songs from St. Somewhere

Pete Huttlinger McGuire’s Landing

The Hickoids Hairy Chafin’ Ape Suit

The Horse’s Ha Waterdrawn

Brandon Rhyder – That’s Just Me

The Staple Singers featuring Mavis Staples This Time Around (remastered, first time on CD)

Various Artists The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons

Various Artists Black Smoke: Gems from the Starday Vaults 1961-1962

 

  1. TexasVet
    August 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm
  2. Leeann Ward
    August 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I’m enjoying the Buddy Emmons tribute album.

  3. Rick
    August 20, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry should be a wee bit of fun! Artists include Sunny Sweeney (who has raised 25% of her PledgeMuisc goal thus far), Dailey & Vincent, Craig Campbell, Tracy Lawrence, Greg Bates, Lee Greenwood, The noodlegrass specialist John Cowan Band, and sadly Bill Anderson (who needs to take a loooong vacation!). Grade: B+
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    Is that “Black Smoke” album original recordings? Starday label albums were known for being cheaply produced and sounding like crap! Crikey!

    Leeann, based upon your recommendation I will have to check out the Buddy Emmons tribute album! Well, as long as it’s drenched in steel guitar that is…

    I know the perfect producer for Shania Twain! It’s Mutt Lange of course!…(lol)

    It’s too bad half of the new Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers CD isn’t their twangin’ alter egos Brokedown in Bakersfield. Oh well…

  4. Leeann Ward
    August 21, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I also enjoy the Charlie Worsham album. The first single didn’t grab me, so I almost didn’t really give it a chance past the track with Vince Gill and Marty Stuart, but I’m glad I did. It’s a good sounding mainstream release that I hope won’t get lost amongst the louder bland stuff.

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