Nineteen-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter Attacked by Coyotes; Ticket Brokers Call Foul Over Garth Concerts
- Nineteen-year-old Taylor Mitchell, who is described as a promising up-and-coming folk and country musician, was attacked by two coyotes on Tuesday while hiking alone in a national park in Canada. She died Wednesday morning from the resulting injuries. (MySpace)
Farce the Music Top 10s:
- Rolling Stone posted video of Jamey Johnson covering Kris Kristofferson‘s “Moment of Forever” in their studio.
- Watch Jason Isbell‘s video for “Cigarettes and Wine” at CMT.
- Country Haiku:
If you had told me
I would do 200 posts
I’d have laughed at you
- PopMatter’s Richard Elliott recommends the new Sam Bush album Circles Around Me to “hardcore bluegrass fans and to those desirous of a trip back to the progressive spirit of the 1970s.”
- Delbert McClinton on Nashville:
“You know, Nashville’s a good place with a lot of good people, but I think a whole lot of what goes on in Nashville is bullshit. Just like everybody else does,” he says. “A lot of people don’t want to admit it, but the whole industry is driven by false conceptions, in my opinion. I’m not going to name names or give examples, but it all sounds like it came out of the Mike Curb School of Music.” [In the '90s, McClinton recorded for Curb Records, a label founded by Mike Curb.]
“Texas will always be what Texas is to me — which is where I learned it all and where I’ve got roots,” he says. “But I’m quite comfortable living here, you know. It’s a great town. But the best part about it is that I don’t have to go out and play all the games. … I’m in a position where I can say no to things.”
- Music Fog videos:
- Taylor Swift explains the reasoning behind releasing a platinum edition of Fearless.
- The National Association of Ticket Brokers is pulling its annual summer conference and trade show from Steve Wynn’s hotel because of what it calls “hypocritical and disrespectful” actions toward ticket brokers in regards to requirements enforced by Wynn to attend Garth Brooks‘ upcoming residency concerts.
In an email statement to ticket buyers, Wynn admitted that the requirements were potentially difficult. “While we understand that this is an inconvenience, it is especially so for the unauthorized sellers. Our efforts, initiatives and communication with you may continue until such a point we are satisfied that all scalping activity has ceased.”
- Ken Morton, Jr.: Another twisted collection of songs to put into the Friday Five Hall of Fame, Juli.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …
- nm: Agreed. A good job by three very smart women.
- Deremy Jylan: The Hight piece is tremendous reading.
- Juli Thanki: Much like the music of Aldean and FGL, Michelob Ultra is favored by college kids and too much exposure will …