New Releases (April 5): Anna Wilson, The Bellamy Brothers and More; Harley Allen, Mel McDaniel and Jake Jenkins Remembered

Brody Vercher | April 5th, 2011

  1. MR. ROBERTS
    April 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    R.I.P. for Mel. A unique voice that was much underappreciated.

    Who couldn’t have seen the CIA solo thing coming? I will miss Cherryholmes tremendously. Unbelievably talented entertainers.

    Kudo’s to Craig Morgan. He is one of the good guys. I would assume he is in early career sunset due to the label he is joining; however hope he has continued success.

    As for Blake Shleton, a very opaque and bland song. Sounds like he made it for modern pop/country radio. Oh, wait a minute, he did. What was I thinkin’.

    “Reformed Waynoe”

  2. Alison
    April 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Listened to the entire Alison Krauss and Union Station album on NPR and it is fantastic. I am so excited to pick this one up. Totally worth the wait.

  3. Barry Mazor
    April 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Ms. Krauss, you’re not supposed to post about your own CD.

  4. Matt B
    April 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Blake’s song is on iTunes now too.

  5. Noeller
    April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Interested to see how that Craig Campbell does. We’ve been spinning “Family Man” for awhile now, and it is really good! Hoping the album takes off for him!!

  6. Rick
    April 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I’ll miss hearing Mel singing “Stand Up” and “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” on the Opry. R.I.P. Mel.

    Wow, Harley Allen was the same age as me! That does it, I’m scheduling a check up. Harley was a very gifted songwriter and I’m sorry to read of his premature death due to cancer. The only time I ever saw him perform (apart from YouTube) was on the special Grand Ole Opry show featuring the artists and songs from the “Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’” Louvin Brothers tribute album. His vocals were more of a “high, mournful sound” with a haunting quality as Jon mentioned.

    Its good to see that Cia Leigh Cherryholmes is ready to strike out on her own. I wish her well and will be interested to hear what her first album sounds like.

    Music City Roots Alert! Tonight’s MCR show will be a Nature Conservancy special and will be featuring relatively unknown artists such as: Mojo Gurus, Blue Mother Tupelo, Frank Solivan & The Dirty Kitchen, Brian Wright, & Allen Thompson. These shows make me apprecaiate the bluegrass focused MCR shows even more than I already do! (lol)
    Link: http://www.musiccityroots.com/

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