New Gibson Brothers Album Due in March; ROMP Lineup Announced; Rolling Stone Premieres New Son Volt Song

Juli Thanki | February 15th, 2013

  • The Gibson Brothers’ next album, They Called It Music, will be released on Compass Records March 26.
  • Merle Haggard, The Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Town Mountain, Della Mae and The SteelDrivers are a few of the acts booked for this year’s ROMP, which will be held in late June. Check out the full lineup here.
  • Here’s a brief teaser for the upcoming Son Volt release, Honky Tonk (out March 5 on Rounder Records). And here’s a cut from that record, “Hearts and Minds.”
  • Other vinyl reissues coming out March 12: Merle Haggard’s Swinging Doors, Glen Campbell’s By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and Wanda Jackson’s Rockin’ with Wanda.
  • The Band Perry’s next album (out April 2) will be called Pioneer. You can check out the cover art at
  • Give a listen to a new Great Peacock song from their upcoming, self-titled EP.
  • Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune profiled Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale.
  • LeAnn Rimes is suing her dentist, alleging that his botched work left her with a “permanent cosmetic deficiency” and has impeded her ability to perform.
  • Kacey Musgraves was on Fallon last night. Watch here.
  • Edward Morris wrote a feature on Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out for CMT Edge.
  • The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band released a new video for the song “Big Blue Chevy ’72.”
  • Blake Shelton’s Red River Blue went platinum, the first of his records to do so.
  • Next month marks the Old 97s’ 20th anniversary. According to this article, the band is looking for a new record deal, though they don’t anticipate their next record dropping until 2014.
  • Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are featured in Billboard and The Australian. Their new record, Old Yellow Moon, comes out on February 26.
  1. Ken Morton, Jr.
    February 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

    With all of his publicity and profile in country music right now, I was shocked to learn that Shelton hadn’t had a platinum album before this one.

  2. Dave D.
    February 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Leave it to Peter Cooper to succinctly define Phil Lee: “He’s like the love child of Bob Dylan and Joan Rivers.”

  3. Janice Brooks
    February 15, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Listen to the Gibson Brothers album ASAP. Attention IBMA voting members.

  4. Ben Foster
    February 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

    That’s exciting to hear about the Kenny Rogers reissue. I’ll have to pick that one up.

  5. Rick
    February 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features Chris Janson(?), Josh Turner, Craig Morgan, and The Black Lillies. Grade: B
    The Saturday Night Opry will feature a cute gal who’s been making some waves in the Nashville songwriting community named Jenn Bostic. Other artists include Greg Bates, The Grascals, and Collin Raye. Grade: A

    I’m looking forward to hearing the tracks off the new Gibson Brothers album. Hopefully there will be a handful of keepers like their last release.

    The first thing Lera Lynn needs to do to raise money is change her first name to “Leretta”! (lol)

    Thanks for the Kacey Musgraves link. It’s nice to see her getting some late night face time.

    I wish that ROMP Festival was a lot closer to Los Angeles than Owensboro Kentucky! Crikey!

  6. Mike Wimmer
    February 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    That Band Perry album cover is awful.

    Ken–I think a large reason for that is that since Shelton has emerged, he really has only put out one full album. When he first went on The Voice he was doing those two EP’s as a bit of an experiment and while he had massive radio hits with some of the songs on them, they didnt seem to do much for sales.

  7. BRUCE
    February 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    The Marty Stuart show is an absolute modern-day treasure. One of many things I like about it is his variety of artists. He is very inclusive in that area. It seems like many other artists like his show as he has had a who’s-who list of guests.

    And the few shows where it is just him, his band, and Connie Smith delight just as much.

  8. Barry Mazor
    February 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Not sure if I mentioned it here, may have, but I was there for the taping of this season’s last Marty Stuart show, with Merle Haggard, and it truly was a privilege. Watch for it in the Spring, as that schedule says..

  9. Ken Morton, Jr.
    February 17, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    BREAKING NEWS- Mindy McCready lost her tragic battle with her personal demons today, taking her own life with a gun.

  10. Barry Mazor
    February 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Ken; I’ve gotta say–and this is one more reason why… I’ve come to hate the music industry’s euphemism “has demons” (often soon to be “had demons”) for drug addiction.

  11. Luckyoldsun
    February 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    The devil made me do it the first time.
    The second time I dunnit on my own.

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