Julie Roberts Music Video; Kenny Chesney Album in June; New Marty Robbins Book and Mark Collie Has Live Prison Album Coming

Ken Morton, Jr. | March 2nd, 2012

  • Miranda Lambert’s new music video for “Over You” is a stunning visual. Lambert also revealed that she is working on a television series based on her own childhood.
  • Another one of country’s pretty faces released a new music video yesterday as well. Julie Roberts unveiled her new music video for “Whiskey and You” on CMT.
  • Lady Antebellum pulls back the curtain on their live concerts (just a bit) on their new black and white music video for “Dancin’ Away with My Heart.”
  • Although it does not yet have a name, Kenny Chesney has announced he will release the follow-up to Hemingway’s Whiskey in June.
  • Sunny Sweeney is the NRA Country Music Artist of the Month for March.
  • The Hollywood to Dollywood documentary about Dolly Parton will make its debut at the Nashville Film Festival in late April.
  • Kip Moore revealed that he popped his vocal cords a few weeks back and had to go on vocal rest to avoid surgery. Ouch.
  • A brand new biography chronicling the life of country singer Marty Robbins is being told with the new release of Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins.
  • Mark Collie’s Alive at Brushy Mountain, an album recorded at Tennessee’s Brushy Mountain Correctional Facility, will finally see the light of day on May 1 after sitting around a decade without being released.
  • Pete Seeger will see the release of his The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960 album on April 17.
  • North Carolina-based bluegrass act Sweet Potato Pie released the new album Brand New Day on Mountain Fever Records.
  • My Kind of Country will be highlighting Nanci Griffiths, Matraca Berg, Gretchen Peters and Lori McKenna during the month of March.
  • Peter Cooper’s newest column for The Tennessean is on Tommy Womack.
  • The Boston-based Americana band Highway Ghosts has released a new album called Beyond All Help.
  • Terri Clark is magical covering Patsy Cline for Ram Country on Yahoo! Music.
  • Nashville Scene has a short feature on Little Jimmy Dickens this week. “Not many of us wear rhinestones anymore,” Dickens says, drumming his hand on the side of a glass tabletop as he prepares for his entrance. Maybe it’s because so few today know how to carry it off so well.
  1. Rick
    March 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features Rhonda Vincent, Mel Tillis, Montgomery Gentry, Gloriana, and Dustin Lynch. Grade B+. Saturday night’s Opry will feature Exile, Mel Tillis, Darryl Worley, Holly Williams, and Mark Wills. Grade: B+. The best opry news is that staring next week the Tuesday Night Opry’s are starting the 2012 season! YeeHaw!
    Link: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    Good on the NRA for having the good taste to pick Sunny Sweeney as their country artist of the month! Does this mean that Sunny is a pistol packin’ mama? Hmm…

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