New Dwight Yoakam Album Out 9/18; Glen Campbell Cancels Australia and New Zealand Shows; Free Paul Thorn EP

Juli Thanki | July 19th, 2012

  • Dwight Yoakam’s got some big news: a new album, 3 Pears, coming out on Warner Bros. Records September 18. Yoakam worked on the album with Beck, and recorded a few songs at Beck’s home studio.
  • Glen Campbell canceled his Australia and New Zealand tour dates.
  • So Robert Plant and Patty Griffin didn’t actually elope; his manager says Plant was “being cheeky” when he made those remarks to The Independent.
  • Laura Cantrell wrote a piece for The Daily Beast about Kitty Wells’ impact on country music. Cantrell also stopped by The Daily Beast’s offices for an interview and performance.
  • Jewly Hight wrote a Nashville Scene feature on country veterans — like Kathy Mattea, Don Williams, and Bobby Bare – who are teaming up with indie labels.
  • There’s a free Paul Thorn EP available for download on NoiseTrade.
  • Coming August 17-18 in Live Oak, Florida: the Suwannee Valley Flood Jam, which boasts a lineup featuring Peter Rowan, Donna the Buffalo, and many more. 100% of the net profits will go to local charities to help those affected by last month’s floods.
  • CM Wilcox of Country California picks out his favorite tracks from albums released in May.
  • Later this month, Jayme Stone will premiere a new Concerto for Banjo and Chamber Symphony. The piece, called This County Is My Home, [is] composed by Andrew Downing for Stone to perform. Downing will also conduct the premiere, which will take place on July 22 at the Home County Music & Art Festival. In addition to the new composition, other works by both Stone and Downing will be performed with members of Orchestra London, arranged for a chamber orchestra.”
  • Watch The Damn Quails play “Fool’s Gold” over at Music Fog.
  • Sunny Sweeney celebrated her 30th Opry performance.
  • Jason Aldean talked with CBC Music about his collaborations with Kelly Clarkson and Ludacris, the Canadian country music scene, and Nickelback.
  • The Americana Music Association added The Wallflowers to the Festival lineup. The Wallflowers will headline a free outdoor showcase on September 13. (via press release)
  • Watch a clip from Craig Morgan’s recent appearance on Rizzoli & Isles.
  • Ricky Skaggs is and his musical and spiritual journeys are the subject of Peter Cooper’s newest Tennessean feature.
  • The Roys’ new album, New Day Dawning, will be released August 28 on Rural Rhythm Records. (via press release)

 

  1. Rick
    July 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I listened to Sunny Sweeney on the Saturday Night Opry and she was having a blast as usual. She described “Drink Myself Single” as her Daddy’s favorite song on her latest album. Normally she introduces it by saying “Here’s a song that makes my Daddy proud!”. (lol)

    If I watch a clip from “Rizzoli and Isles”, it won’t be to watch Craig Morgan! Angie Harmon is a strong conservative, which makes her even more attractive in my eyes, not that she needs any help.

    Its nice to see The Roys doing well on Rural Rhythm as they are fine artists. Its amazing how Lee can sound almost exactly like Ricky Skaggs did back during the 1980′s. Its about time they started performing “Highway 40 Blues” as part of their live set! (lol)

  2. Jon
    July 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Its amazing how Lee can sound almost exactly like Ricky Skaggs did back during the 1980′s.

    Wha? Huh? I think not.

    Peter’s Skaggs piece is mighty fine, and Barry Mazor can always be counted on for thoughtful writing, but in the world of music journalism right now, I think
    Jewly Hight is flat *killing* it.

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