News Roundup for July 12, 2011
- In yesterday’s roundup we forgot to list a new edition of Country California’s always excellent Quotable Country.
- Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are returning as CMA Awards hosts. This year’s awards show will be held November 9.
- Rural Rhythm Records is packing up and moving from the Los Angeles area to Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Says label president Sam Passamano, Jr.: “I think one of the most compelling reason for us to relocate our business to the Southeastern area has to do with being a lot closer to our artists and having the ability to meet and have creative conversations that can go much further than one or two hour phone calls.”
- Rural Rhythm also formed a partnership with BlueHighways TV to bring the label’s artists to the network’s viewers via HD television specials, guest appearances, and more.
- Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys are on their first international trip: they’re playing the Second Annual Russian Bluegrass Festival in Vologda tonight before heading to Yekaterinburg in what is “the first introduction of bluegrass to locals ever in this region.” Go get ‘em, guys.
- Kip Moore made his Opry debut Saturday, performing two songs.
- The Blue Moon Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Prestonburg, Kentucky, released the official lineup for the July 27-31 festival. It includes Chris Knight, JD Crowe, Dailey & Vincent, The Roys, Dale Ann Bradley, and lots more. 5% of ticket sales go to a number of local charities including the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky.
David Bromberg — Use Me
Kasey Chambers — Little Bird
Blake Shelton — Red River Blue
Ashton Shepherd — Where Country Grows
William Elliott Whitmore — Field Songs
Chris Young — Neon