Nickel Creek Reunites, Records New Album; George Strait Honored with Billboard Touring Award; American Country Awards Performers Announced
Juli Thanki | November 15th, 2013
A George Jones monument will be unveiled at the Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Nashville on Monday afternoon. The event will be open to the public.
George Strait was named the 2013 Legend of Live at last night’s Billboard Touring Awards in NYC. Taylor Swift’s Red Tour was named the Top Package Tour.
Get the story behind “Carrying Your Love with Me,” one of Strait’s umpteen hits, in this video interview with songwriters Steve Bogard and Jeff Stevens.
Nickel Creek is working on new music for tentative release on Nonesuch Records next spring. A handful of shows may be in their plans too. (The trio played together on Wednesday night as part of a celebration of the Coen Brothers’ new film, Inside Llewyn Davis).
Norah Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong’s version of “Silver Haired Daddy of Mine” from their forthcoming Everly Brothers tribute album is streaming on RollingStone.com. The unlikely duo also released a lyric video for “Long Time Gone.”
Kelly Dearmore wrote a lengthy profile of country-rockers Rodney Parker & Fifty Peso Reward.
Music Tomes posted a fascinating interview with Randy Poe, who talks about how he assembled Buck Owens’ autobiography out of audiotapes the late Bakersfield pioneer left behind.
The annual Charlie Foxtrot called the American Country Awards announced its first round of performers. It includes Florida Georgia Line and Sheryl Crow. This year’s hosts are Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick.
Brandy Clark chatted with the BBC’s Bob Harrisand played a couple songs for him. (h/t Grace)
Check out the track listing for the Legacy Edition of Uncle Tupelo’s No Depression (out January 28).
All the Labor, a documentary about The Gourds, comes out on DVD next week. Watch the trailer here.
Jerrod Niemann has teamed up with an online music service called FratMusic. In case the name didn’t tip you off, the service provides playlists for college parties, presumably to block out the sound of projectile vomiting.
Jana Kramer is working on her second album; she says this one will feature more of her own material.
Sometimes we get email that’s too good not to share. From our new friend Heider: I’ve been working on this web series where a Hispanic kid (me) is doing the best he can for meeting his idol, the country singer Taylor Swift, but he ends up falling in love with a Drag Queen who looks like Taylor.
Darius Rucker to Dan Patrick: “If ‘Wagon Wheel’ doesn’t get nominated for a GRAMMY, country music is screwed.”
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.