Pat Green KO-ed By Flying Beer Can
- Pat Green may think twice before asking for another beer from stage:
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that late in his show, he shouted, “Anyone got a beer?”
A can of suds suddenly soared from the audience onto the stage. Then a second can from the crowd hit Green between the eyes, knocking him out.
- Traditionalist country singer Amber Digby posted six new songs from her Passion, Pride & What I Might Have Been album to her MySpace.
- Original member of of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers co-founder Chris Hillman founded his own country band, Desert Rose Band, in 1985. The group split in 1993 after a couple of No. 1s, but in a phone conversation with the Bakersfield Californian earlier this month Hillman said the band would be reuniting to record a live album. They’ll play three dates later this month in California and Colorado, but are not planning a full tour. “My best analogy is remarrying four ex-spouses,” said Hillman, “either on the female or male side, sometimes baggage has accumulated.” (MySpace)
- Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes are among 15 female singers taking part in a televised special titled Stand Up to Cancer. The special will simultaneously air on NBC, ABC and CBS on Sept. 5. Both singers will also appear on a new single, “Just Stand Up,” being released on Sept. 2.
- Several churches across the country have adopted a “Live Like You Were Dying” campaign for their congregations, based on the Tim McGraw hit of the same name. Craig Wiseman, the song’s co-writer, helped design the new program for churches and says it’s not just for larger congregations.
- Ramblin Jack Elliott will release the follow-up to his 2006 Anti-Records debut next year. It’ll consist of pre-WWII blues songs.
- In her ongoing quest to become a country star Jessica Simpson signed on to be the spokeswoman for Stampede Light Plus, a beer made by Dallas’s Stampede Brewing Co.
- BluegrassJournal.com’s Rickey Lamb has nothing but praise for Darrell Scott‘s new album, Modern Hymns, claiming that it’s more than just a disc of tunes, it’s an experience.
- A video on People.com features Blake Shelton talking about his drink of choice before going on stage and his first time meeting Miranda Lambert. (via Country Music Is Love)
- The Boot has video of an exclusive live performance from Trisha Yearwood at Nashville’s Tracking Room. She performed four songs from her last album, Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love.
- Here’s the cover for Kellie Pickler‘s upcoming self-titled release.
- Russ Farmer announced that his recently completed 90-minute documentary on J.D. Crowe, titled A Kentucky Treasure: The J.D. Crowe Story, can be viewed for the first time by the public at the J.D. Crowe Bluegrass Festival on August 28 in Wilmore, KY. Plans are in the works to have the program air nationally sometime after November.
- Watch the new video for Rehab’s “Bartender Song,” a reworked version on their hit “Sittin’ at a Bar,” featuring Hank Williams Jr.
- C. Eric Banister reviewed the latest DVD releases, Legendary Performances: Tammy Wynette and Legendary Performances: Marty Robbins, from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Shout! Factory.
Both volumes are welcome releases for many reasons. For newer country music fans who haven’t had the chance to hear or see these two legends that are no longer with us, these DVDs make for excellent introductions to their contributions to the history of country music. For fans of either artists, or of country music in general, these are great additions to their library.
- Congratulations to the winners of our Heidi Newfield giveaway: MikeKY, Bobby and Mike.
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