One Night Rodeo Voted First-Ever Next GAC Star
- The band One Night Rodeo came out on top of last night’s finale of the Next GAC Star, making them the first winners of the competition. Their first single will be released on iTunes next week. Here’s a little info on the band from a press release:
One Night Rodeo is composed of band members Duane Allison (bass), Mike Elrod (drums), Cory Hildreth (lead vocals) and Jack Tamburin (electric guitar). Currently rooted in Bradenton, Florida, the band was founded by Tamburin 13 years ago, and the current members have been performing together for seven years.
- In keeping with the “crazy” theme of her new record, Lee Ann Womack posted a list of her favorite crazy songs, appropriately topped by Willie Nelson’s “Crazy.” Crazy stuff.
- Daily Trivia: Country Music Hall of Fame member and former Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis was born on this day in 1899 (listen to “You Are My Sunshine”).
- PopWatch Blog‘s Chris Willman asks, “wasn’t [Taylor] Swift undeniably country’s Ambassador of the Year in 2008,” and makes a case for her being Entertainer of the Year, while the Tennessean‘s Peter Cooper waxes on about the snubbing of Rascal Flatts from the same category in yesterday’s announcement of the CMA Award nominees.
- The Austin Chronicle’s Jim Caligiuri says the new Rattlin’ Bones album from Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson is more acoustic bluegrass than anything either of them have done while Chambers adds that the new record is closer to the stuff the couple listens to at home than their past work. (watch videos for “Rattlin’ Bones” and “Monkey On A Wire”)
- Dierks Bentley‘s new album hits store on Feb. 3 and his first single from that album, “Feel That Fire,” was sent to radio this week.
- Brad Paisley also sent his first single from his upcoming mostly-instrumental album, Play, to radio this week. The single, titled “Start a Band,” is a duet with Keith Urban.
- The Front Porch Country Band posted “a tribute to police officers, firefighters, emergency response personnel, and all who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001″ in the form of a photo montage and accompanying song titled “Echoes of Your Love.”
- Before anyone says anything, yes, it’s a short news day. So if nothing strikes your fancy, feel free to discuss the brevity of today’s roundup.
- bob: Thanks Barry. Just reserved the Adam Gussow book. Sounds interesting.
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- Leeann: Wow! Heavy topic and horrifying indeed! "Beer for My Horses" was all fun and games until that reference, I'll have …
- Barry Mazor: Everything else aside, the way that reporter fills us in, with must-have, pointless generational snark included, about who this "Little …
- luckyoldsun: "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" seems to be about a lynching--even if there's something about a judge …
- Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
- Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
- bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …
- Ron: Sky Above, Mud Below by Tom Russell is another.
- Jack Williams: Another Othis Taylor song from White African is "My Soul's in Louisiana."