New Corb Lund Album Due in August; Zac Brown Band to Play Home Run Derby; Stream The Last Ride Soundtrack

Juli Thanki | June 13th, 2012

  • Due out August 14: Cabin Fever from Corb Lund. The album will include “Bible on the Dash,” a co-write and duet with Hayes Carll. (via press release)
  • Check out the video for “Life Goes On,” a song on the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer compilation, featuring Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Randy Kohrs, and lots more.
  • Read an excerpt from Marc Dolan’s Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
  • American Songwriter premiered a Flatlanders song, “Shadow of the Moon,” from the upcoming album The Odessa Tapes (due out 8/28), which consists of “recently discovered recordings from 1972 that were believed lost for nearly 40 years.” 
  • Carrie Underwood’s next single will be “Blown Away.”
  • Jason Aldean got ticketed at the beach for swimming while there were warnings posted.
  • Loretta Lynn stage banter about the recent controversy over her age: “I don’t care how old I am, if I’m 90, I still look good don’t I?” she asked to the roar of a crowd. “That’s one thing that never did bother me, you know. That things age. But last year I was feeling so guilty because I was feeling so good.”
  • Today in Unholy Alliances: Colt Ford and Jake Owen have teamed up for Ford’s new single, “Back.”
  • Looks like a good time was had by all at Vince Gill’s fan club party.
  • If you haven’t seen the (highly recommended) Chet Atkins exhibit at the Hall of Fame, you should make plans to do so before it closes on July 15.
  • To celebrate Father’s Day, get a free download of Kevin Fowler’s “Daddies and Daughters.”

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