New Music From Sara Watkins and Peter Cooper; Cracker Barrel Sponsors Josh Turner’s Tour; Dirt Daubers on BBC Radio

Juli Thanki | March 28th, 2012

  • Peter Cooper is offering two free, new songs for you to download.
  • Saving Country Music’s Triggerman takes on country-rap group Jawga Boys and their song “Mud Jugs.”
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are nominated for Americana/Bluegrass Band of the Year at the Georgia Music Awards, which will be held June 16.
  • Cracker Barrel is sponsoring Josh Turner’s tour.
  • Justin Townes Earle performs on Letterman tonight. Check local listings. JTE is also the subject of a lengthy Paste feature (warning: autoplay).
  • Kenny Chesney recruited fans to help make a video montage that’ll play during “Out Last Night” on his Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw.
  • The new Steep Canyon Rangers CD isn’t due out for a couple more weeks, but the digital download is available now.
  • Aaron Lewis will release new album The Road on June 26. The full track listing is here.
  • Congratulations to the winner of our Marty Stuart giveaway, chosen from the pool of entries via random number generator: Ben Foster.  Thanks to Sugar Hill for hooking us up with a prize pack and to everyone who entered; hope you’ll stick around for a bit. (Also, here’s where you can pre-order a signed CD and poster.)
  • Here’s some Infamous Stringdusters footage from their St. Patrick’s Day show in DC.

  1. Jon
    March 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    The ‘dusters song is “Don”t Mean Nothin’,” one of my favorite co-writes with fiddler/vocalist Jeremy Garrett.

  2. Rick
    March 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    All of those people enter the Marty Stuart giveaway and Ben Foster wins? I’m sure he really needs another CD to add to his collection…(lol)

    Trailer’s re-touched album covers are up to his usual standards except who in the hell are some of those people? Hmm…

    As I’ve said before recently, I hope the songs on the new Sara Watkins album are more interesting than her last effort. Sara’s got a lot of talent, but a synergistic co-writing partner would be appreciated!

    When are we going to see a review of the new Davy Jay Sparrow CD at Engine145? I ordered a copy sound unheard based upon Triggerman’s review down at Saving Country Music and am anxiously waiting to see if it lives up to the praise. I sure hope it does because top quality modern western swing albums are about as rare as hen’s teeth these days, and especially outside of Texas…

    Music City Roots returns to the airwaves next week and just in the nick of time! I’ve started to go through Americana withdrawals. (lol)

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