New Marty Stuart Album Due April 24; DelFest Lineup Announced; Keith Urban Sets San Antonio Rodeo Attendance Record

Juli Thanki | February 17th, 2012

  • On March 27, reissue label Real Gone Music will release B.J. Thomas’ The Complete Scepter Singles. Coming out on the same date is Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites.
  • Out March 6: Luke Bryan’s Spring Break 4 EP.
  • In his newest Tennessean column, Peter Cooper talks about his experience at last week’s Grammys, where, sadly, I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow didn’t win.
  • Here’s some video of Dierks Bentley’s recent appearance on Ellen.
  • Rascal Flatts released the track listing for their upcoming album, Changed.
  • Photographer Kirk Stauffer took a few shots at a recent Jayhawks show in Seattle.
  • Geoffrey Himes wrote a piece for the Nashville Scene about Kevin Gordon and his new, deeply personal album Gloryland. Here’s an excerpt where Gordon talks about the song “Don’t Stop Me This Time:” “That entire song is uncomfortably autobiographical,” Gordon confesses. “That’s the challenge that most people in my line of work face: How do you do your work and survive? Some years ago, I came to the conclusion, ‘I’m tied to this, regardless of what the world wants for me. This is what I do; I would write songs even if no one were listening.’ But when you have a family, it’s a weird position to be in. So you take deep breaths and push the plow forward.”
  • Justified music supervisor Greg Sill was recently interviewed about the music on the FX show, which has featured Cumberland River, Dave Alvin, and many other roots acts.
  • Keith Urban’s appearance at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo set an attendance record, with 16,799 people attending the performance.
  • Here’s a feature on Angela Easterling, an Americana singer who sings in French on her new album Mon Secret.

 

 

  1. Rick
    February 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature Sarah Darling, Steve Wariner, Mark Wills, Ricky Skaggs, and Diamond Rio. Grade B-. Looks like I will be tuning in to “Ricky The K” and his 50’s and 60’s rock oldies tonight at http://www.60sradio.com instead starting a 8 PM CST. Oh well…

    Thanks for that link to that interview with the guy that picks music for “Justified”. I love that show because of all those amazingly creepy hillbilly characters they dream up, and the good music featured is just a bonus.

    Peter Cooper’s reporting of his Grammy Awards experience was a good read, but then again Peter is normally quite entertaining.

    When I read that Ruthie Foster was raising a child with a female “partner” after being divorced from a man, the word “Obamavoter” began flashing brightly before me eyes! Congratulations Ruthie for making my artist blacklist in record time! Sheesh….

  2. luckyoldsun
    February 21, 2012 at 1:53 am

    “…the word “Obamavoter” began flashing brightly before me eyes!…”

    Maybe try laying off the hooch for awhile.

  3. nm
    February 21, 2012 at 11:03 am

    There will be another Dave Alvin song on Justified tonight, so I hear.

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