New Gretchen Peters Album; Willie Nelson to Agricultural Hall of Fame; Bucky Covington Accused of Theft

Juli Thanki | July 26th, 2011

  • Hello Cruel World, Gretchen Peters’ first solo record in four years, will be released in early 2012. The album features a duet with Rodney Crowell and guest appearances by Kim Richey, Viktor Krauss, and Will Kimbrough. It contains 11 original songs written by Peters, including collaborations with Matraca Berg, Suzy Bogguss, and Tom Russell.
  • Jason Boland & The Stragglers have a new album, Rancho Alto, coming out October 4.
  • Joey + Rory will be releasing A Farmhouse Christmas on October 11. Merle Haggard will guest on their version of “If We Make It Through December.”
  • Colt Ford and special guests Rhett Akins, Jason Aldean, Dallas Davidson, Mike Dekel, Edwin McCain, and James Otto are playing a benefit show on Tuesday, August 16 in Athens, GA. Proceeds go to the family of deceased police officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian and injured officer Tony Howard.
  • Guitarist and Fabulous Superlative Kenny Vaughan will be releasing solo debut V on September 13.
  • Album Releases

Jason Michael CarrollNumbers (a Cracker Barrel exclusive)

Eric ChurchChief

Randy MontanaRandy Montana

Dex Romweber DuoIs That You in the Blue?

Cumberland RiverLife We Live

Dean BrodyTrail in Life

Ray Wylie HubbardRay Wylie Hubbard & The Cowboy Twinkies

Brandon RhyderLive at Billy Bob’s Texas

Jim Ford Harlan County

Ronnie MilsapCountry Again

  • If the Preservation Hall Jazz Band/Del McCoury Band performance on Letterman last week was past your bedtime, check it out now.

  1. Andrew
    July 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Terri Clark also released a new album today that I’m really enjoying.

  2. Sam G.
    July 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame next month.

    Is it for his Farm Aid concerts or his support of marijuana growers across the country?

  3. Rick
    July 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Darn, I was really hoping Del McCoury and the PHJB would sing “You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry”. Oh well.

    Can’t say any of the album releases spark my interest. On the other hand the album title “Harlan County” reminds me of a strange musical experience I had last Sunday! I was at the weekly free “Grand Ole Echo” Americana show and LA based eclectic Americana artist Ruby Friedman and her orchestra (?) did a sort of hard rock version of “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive”! Once I recovered from the shock I actually quite enjoyed it! (lol) Reminded me of the Cactus Brothers’ hard rockin’ version of “Sixteen Tons” that I also like. Count them as guilty pleasures…

    Bucky was with his twin brother when the money went missing, so its actually quite difficult to figure out which person to point the finger at! (lol)

  4. Leeann Ward
    July 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    That Bucky Covington blurb totally sounds like one of Country California’s Fake News articles, especially Bucky’s quote.:)

  5. plain_jo
    July 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    psyched for the Joey + Rory Christmas album. Can’t wait to check out Terri’s new one too.

  6. J.R. Journey
    July 26, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I thought so too, Leeann. I first saw it on Farce the Music earlier today, and I had to double check it to be sure it wasn’t made up. What a mess!

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