New Label Imprint Includes Brad Paisley; Country Music Hall of Fame Redesigns; Full Album Concerts
- Songwriter Chris DuBois, producer Frank Rogers, and Brad Paisley are launching a new Sony Nashville record label imprint called Sea Gayle Records. The label’s debut artist is Jerrod Niemann (MySpace). (via All About Country)
- The Country Music Hall of Fame website got a makeover. (via Country Music Tattle Tale)
- Nashville At Nite attended last week’s BMI Country Awards and published video interviews with country singers Jimmy Wayne, Sarah Buxton, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Trent Tomlinson, Little Big Town, Keith Anderson, Jason Michael Carroll, Joey + Rory, and faux country singer Danny Gokey (to be fair to Gokey, a few of the other could probably fit in this category, too).
- In an interview with American Songwriter, Chase Heard — one of the primary songwriters of the Wrinkle Neck Mules (MySpace) — talked about his band’s recent release:
Let the Lead Fly was created in the same vein as our previous record The Wicks Have Met, but it skews towards the rootsier end of the Mules spectrum. When we sat down to record this album we actually had about 30 songs we were really excited about putting out. We ultimately decided to split them up and release this batch of songs first. The heavier songs were held back for next project which should make its way to the surface in the near future.
- The Judds may or may not be reuniting in 2010.
- New album reviews from Country Weekly‘s Chris Neal: Joe Nichols‘ Old Things New, Kris Kristofferson‘s Closer to the Bone, Veronica Ballestrini‘s What I’m All About, and Sam Bush‘s Circles Around Me.
Music Fog videos:
- You know you’ve made it in country music when…
- This week in country music history, according to Country California.
2004 – Sugarland performs “Baby Girl” during its Grand Ole Opry debut. Backstage after the performance, Kristian Bush comments on what a huge honor this must be for the Opry.
- @ashleymonroe: I’m worried sick about the future of country music.. that’s all I’ll say.
- Country Haiku:
I really prefer
When you say nothing at all
- Post Rock’s David Malitz and Chris Richards ponder the point of full album concerts — those concerts where an entire album is played, start-to-finish, in order. Still, there are at least ten albums they’d love to hear recreated by the original players. What are your thoughts on full album concerts, and what country albums would you like to hear in concert from beginning to end?
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- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
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- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
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- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim. The record's more or less out of Austin. But I'm sure they're also good in El Paso...