News Roundup: Vacation Edition

Juli Thanki | August 13th, 2012

  • Engine 145 is on vacation this week, but we’ll be back with new content next Monday. Until then, here are some things to read about, listen to, and discuss.
  • There was a Ralph Stanley 78 rpm record released last Record Store Day. Are any of your favorite artists using one of these “alternatives to just putting out a boring old record”? Would you even want them to?
  • Miranda Lambert has launched a new app for her “Fastest Girl in Town” video.
  • Download Chris Knight’s new single, “In the Mean Time,” on his Facebook page. Knight’s Little Victories album will be released September 11.
  • Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” is the American Songwriter Lyric of the Week.
  • Check out the track listing for Jerrod Niemann’s next album, Free the Music, due out October 2.
  • On August 15, at 5 p.m. Central, you can watch the IBMA Award Nominee Announcement live at MusicCityRoots.com.
  • What was the first song you bought? The one you want played at your funeral? Six Songs of Me is compiling mini-playlists to “uncover the music that matters most.”
  • New and new-ish videos:

Willie Nelson – “A Horse Called Music”

Pert Near Sandstone – “Snake Charmer”

Kasey Chambers “Barricades and Brickwalls” and “The Captain” (Live at the Birchmere)

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – “Devils Look Like Angels”

Justin Moore – “‘Til My Last Day” 

Reckless Kelly – “Weatherbeaten Soul”

Lydia Loveless – “Back on the Bottle”

Jason Aldean – “Take a Little Ride”

 

 

  1. Adam Sheets
    August 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

    After reading that edition of “Quotable Country” I refuse to ever bad-mouth Toby Keith again. He clearly knows what he’s talking about when it comes to great songwriters.

  2. Ben Foster
    August 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Enjoy your vacation, Juli. You definitely deserve one.

  3. Jon
    August 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Here’s a really new video – a performance the day before yesterday by Chris Jones & The Night Drivers of what I believe to be one of the best songs ever written by Tom T. Hall, along with Miss Dixie Hall:

    http://youtu.be/bedKeUThztw

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