New Kenny Rogers Record Due in October; Stream Jimmy Webb, Drive-By Truckers Albums; Dirty River Boys on Concrete Country

Juli Thanki | September 4th, 2013

  • Kenny Rogers’ You Can’t Make Old Friends will be released October 8. The title track is a duet with Dolly Parton.
  • This is nice: 84-year old Fred Chaffee is donating 300 record albums to the International Bluegrass Music Museum at the end of the month.
  • Molly Lambert of Grantland grades the current Americana Top 10 list, which includes songs by Jason Isbell, Mavis Staples, Slaid Cleaves, and Guy Clark.
  • Check out the track listing for Willie Nelson’s forthcoming duets record, To All the Girls…, which comes out October 15.
  • Brian T. Atkinson of CMT Edge interviewed Robbie Fulks about his new album, Gone Away Backward.
  • Paul Brewster (Kentucky Thunder) will release solo album 3 Minute Heartache on September 10.
  • Marty Raybon talks bluegrass with Chuck Dauphin of Billboard.
  • Listen to Karen Elson’s take on “Dixie” from forthcoming Civil War-themed compilation Divided & United. That’s The Secret Sisters singing harmony on the song.
  • Stephen Deusner interviewed Avicii, the Swedish electronic dance music artist who’s incorporating elements of Americana in his music.
  • Ronnie Dunn appears on Sammy Hagar’s new album. Listen to “Bad on Fords and Chevrolets” here.
  • EW.com premiered Jesse Woods’ video for “Tumbleweeds.”

 

 

  1. Michael A.
    September 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I was able to download the title track (the duet with Dolly) from Rogers’ upcoming album last night on iTunes.

  2. Saving Country Music
    September 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Really enjoying the new Robbie Fulks. It deserves everyone’s attention.

  3. Rick
    September 4, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Music City Roots Alert! Tonight’s MCR features a performance by Jim Lauderdale (in addition to his hosting duties), Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run, Scott Miller, Adam Burrows, and Water Liars. Sounds like the usual mixed bag!
    Link: http://www.musiccityroots.com/shows

    Can’t say any of the above article links interest me enough to even make a snarky comment! Crikey! (lol)

  4. Leeann Ward
    September 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I heartily agree regarding the Robbie Fulks album.

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