New Dates Announced for Garth Brooks’ Vegas Shows; Laura Cantrell on Johnnie Wright; Marty Raybon and Bucky Covington Ink New Deals;

Juli Thanki | October 5th, 2011

  • Marty Raybon signed with Rural Rhythm Records.
  • Bucky Covington signed a deal with eOne (Entertainment One Music Group).
  • If you’ve got a few hundred bucks to spare, new dates for Garth Brooks’ Vegas shows have been announced. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, October 8.
  • The Skip Cherryholmes Quintet debuted at IBMA World of Bluegrass last week. Daniel Mullins of Bluegrass Today reports on the band’s performance and offers up a clip of a song.
  • Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, and Lady Antebellum have all been added to the list of performers for the CMA Awards (November 9).
  • Infamous Stringduster Jeremy Garrett spoke with Caine O’Rear of American Songwriter about the ‘Dusters’ music/outdoors/beer festival, The Festy. Sounds like a good time.
  • Craig Havighurst penned a lovely, must-read piece on Del McCoury.
  • Here’s an interesting profile of Steve Earle, in which he mentions that he’s got a play in the works about Pete Seeger’s testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
  • Gene Watson had some bus trouble on the way to a recent show that forced him and his band to climb out the window.
  • Tom Hambridge, who’s had his songs recorded by legends B.B King and Buddy Guy and country artists like Gretchen Wilson, is the newest entry in American Songwriter’s “Nashville Songwriter Series.”
  • Entertainment Tonight will premiere Blake Shelton’s “Footloose” video on Thursday. Check your local listings.
  • Here’s footage of Tim McGraw appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly.
  • The Central Texas fires hit close to home for Lucky Tubb and road manager/best friend Brian Kelly.

 

  1. Paul W Dennis
    October 5, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Can you imagine a modern Nashville band crawling out the bus windows, sans instruments and costumes and hitching a ride to a show date ?

    Kudos to Gene Watson and his band for being the pros they are

  2. nm
    October 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Bert Jansch and Pentangle was one of my favorites, back in the day. Sad.

  3. Dave W.
    October 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Just a general comment right now – I LOVE this site!! Great place to find so much news & interesting reviews. It’s a daily habit to check out! Keep up the great work.

  4. Rick
    October 5, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    It appears there isn’t a Music City Roots show tonight, BUT I did notice that October 19th is an Australian artists show! Catherine Britt will be among the artists featured, which will be a treat for us Yankee fans from her time with the RCA Nashville label. Ange Boxall is an Aussie who has been living in England the last few years, and the Aussie married couple O’Shea has been based in Nashville for a few years. James Blundell started off country back in the 1980′s but nowadays would be considered an Americana artist. I would like to say a big Thank You to whomever booked that show. Too right!

    It was wise of Skip Cherryholmes to stay closely associated with the bluegrass realm. I think Cia Leigh and Molly Kate will also wind up squarely back in bluegrass zone once they start getting hungry and need some money for rent! (lol)

    That Steve Earle play should be a real piece of sh…, er work knowing his political leanings.

  5. Jon
    October 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    “Can you imagine a modern Nashville band crawling out the bus windows, sans instruments and costumes and hitching a ride to a show date ?”

    Yes.

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