OCMS Invited to Join Opry; Asleep at the Wheel Documentary to Premiere Next Month; New Music Videos
- Old Crow Medicine Show was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry by Marty Stuart. They’ll be inducted on September 17.
- Joey + Rory announced on their RFD-TV television show that they will release their next album, Made to Last, in the fall.
- Thompson Square brought computers to a school in Honduras.
- Martina McBride is no longer on the main artist page on Republic Nashville’s website, fueling the rumor that she’s parted ways with the label.
- Disney is rumored to be interested in getting back into the country music business. They closed their Lyric Street Records label in 2010.
- Country Music is Love posted a five question interview with Charlie Worsham.
- Toby Keith got a street and a day named after him in Illinois.
- Trisha Yearwood will be featured on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? on September 3.
- Bear Grylls the adventurer has signed Jody Direen, a New Zealand country singer, to his U.S.-based talent management company.
- Sony and the G2 Entertainment Group are reportedly working on a joint bid for Elvis Presley’s estate.
- Darryl Worley is working on new music and a new live show.
- Hayes Carll did not check himself into a mental hospital despite rumors to the contrary.
- The new Asleep at the Wheel documentary Then and Now will make its debut on September 8 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.
- Plans are underway to open an Outlaw Country Music Hall of Fame in Lynchburg, Tenn.
- Chuck Dauphin reviewed the Third Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival.
- Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party is predicted to sell more than 500,000 albums in its first week.
- Peter Cooper looks at The Louvin Brothers’ last day performing together as a duo.
- The Evening Sun has a cool photo gallery of The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival through the years.
- Michael Hodges of The Detroit News interviewed Yo-Yo Ma about his love of bluegrass.
- The Dixie Chicks are playing in nine Canadian cities for their Long Time Gone Tour 2013.
- New music videos from the past week or so:
Donna Ulisse – “I Am a Child of God”
Steven Lee Olsen – “Never Done It Like This”
Tiffany Houghton – “High”
Kelly Clarkson – “Tie It Up”
Miranda Lambert – “All Kinds of Kinds”
John & Jacob – “Be My Girl”
Deryl Dodd – “Loveletters”
Rayland Baxter – “Ghost, Again”
Lora Faye – “All Night”
Belles & Whistles – “Boy Like You”
Craig Morgan – “Wake Up Lovin’ You”
Brandon Rhyder – “That’s Just Me”
Joy Kills Sorrow – “Such Great Heights”
Jordan McIntosh – “Grew Up in a Country Song”
- Joe Mekler: Not only is this a fun tune with an unusual form but it is politically appropriate for the present times!
- Paul W Dennis: Moot Davis deserves much wider success than he's had thus far. I have a couple of his albums and they …
- Ron Estepp: Great toe tapper, dance song and straight lyrics. I need more!
- Arlene: Another loss. Here's one of my favorite Jesse Winchester performances: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uKGWpqnS8E
- bob: I like that Wendy Colonna song. I'll have to check out more of her music. I have the 2 Delbert & …
- Ken Morton, Jr.: Holy moly, that Peter Cooper article on Ray Price is a doozy. I haven't yet had a chance to listen …
- Juli Thanki: Update from The Commercial Appeal: One of music’s sweetest voices and most incisive songwriters, Jesse Winchester, has died. The 69 …
- Barry Mazor: A very good case could be made that the Newport "Folk" festival is now an Americana festival--the two not …
- TexasVet: Here's Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris & Carrie Underwood singing "Blue Bayou" Last night at the Rock and Roll Hall of …
- Jeff Miller: That Peter Cooper double shot is powerful!