New Whitney Duncan Album In Works; Miley Cyrus Has Death Threats and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Announce Gospel Album
Ken Morton, Jr. | February 28th, 2012
Whitney Duncan, fresh off her Survivor experience, has taken to Kickstarter to help raise funds for a new album called Where The Back Roads Run. “This is so fun for me, because I can make the record I want to make! I really hope ya’ll are as excited about this project as I am…it was 2 years ago that Warner Brothers released “Right Road Now” and 4 years ago since I was in the studio making it.”
The family of Johnny Cashgathered together this past Sunday in Arkansas to kick off the restoration of the old family home. Arkansas State University and Arkansas Heritage Sites are behind the project. “My sister Joanne and I are the last two siblings, and we’re just overjoyed about what’s going on, and the restoration of our old home place is very exciting for all of us,” said Tommy Cash. “My parents would really be proud that we’re being honored this way and I couldn’t help but think about them all day today and how much they would’ve enjoyed being here.”
Jim Lauderdale, 18 South, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Nanci Griffith, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, Scott Miller, Caitlin Rose, Charlie Louvin, The Black Lillies,Mike Farris with the McCrary Sisters and Sam Bush make up the artist list on Roots Moments: Special Live Cuts From Season One. It is a brand new album featuring live performances shot in the Loveless Café from the radio show, Music City Roots.
Actress Lily Tomlin will be cast as Reba McEntire’s mom in the upcoming television series Malibu Country.
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilverwill release a brand new bluegrass gospel album called Sing Me a Song About Jesus on March 20. “I have several good Gospel song writers that I have looked to in the past, and now I also have two really good writers in my band, Corey Hensley and Mike Rogers.”
Songwriter Roy Bahampassed away at the age of 74. His biggest hit was Billy Walker’s “Charlie’s Shoes,” but he wrote songs for Carl Smith, Ray Price, Anita Carter, Lucille Starr, Burl Ives, Dave Dudley, Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely, Charlie Walker, Skeeter Davis, Bobby Bare and Justin Tubb.
Despite going through extensive treatments for his stage IV colon cancer, Wade Hayeswill be making an appearance for a fundraising concert to raise funds and awareness about the disease at the Country Music Hall of Fame on March 6. Trace Adkins and Exile will also be making an appearance.