Patty Griffin Announces Fall Tour; Alan Jackson to Play Carnegie Hall; Musicians Hall of Fame Reopens This Week

Juli Thanki | August 28th, 2013

  • On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, USA Today put together a playlist of songs with ties to that historic day.
  • Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is reopening for the first time in more than three years. It’s in a new location now: the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
  • Steven Hyden wrote a Grantland feature on “country radio host, Johnny Cash pal, cue-card man extraordinaire, and secret musical genius Chance Martin.” It’s a long read that’s well worth your time.
  • 8.3 million viewers tuned in to CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.
  • Stream Mike Mangione & The Union’s new record, Red-Winged Blackbird Man.
  • Turnpike Troubadours filmed an episode of CMT’s Concrete Country.
  • Neon Boots, Texas’ biggest LGBT country bar, recently opened in Houston. It’s located in “the same historical building that was once known as the Esquire Ballroom, a place where country legends like Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline got their start in music. It was also the first known country bar where an African American musician performed, when Faron Young threatened to pull out of his performance if his touring support, Charley Pride, wasn’t kept on the bill.”
  • On October 8, Legacy will release holiday records by Johnny Cash, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Alabama, and Martina McBride as part of their “Classic Christmas Albums” series. (via press release)
  • Alan Jackson played the Station Inn last night. Barry Mazor took these photos (click to enlarge). In late October, Jackson will play Carnegie Hall.
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Alan Jackson and his bluegrass band.

Jackson and Adam Steffey.

Jackson and Adam Steffey.

  1. Rick
    August 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I really enjoyed the live audio stream of Alan Jackson’s Station Inn show last night via WSM! Alan said more during that one show that all of the other concert footage I’ve ever seen of him combined and his gentle sense of humor came shining through. It was great when he brought his niece-in-law Shannon Wright on stage to join him on her song “Guess I Knew All Along” that was on the Wright’s fantastic debut album “Down This Road”. Eddie Stubbs kept describing it afterwards as an “annointed evening”, so I’m guessing Eddie had a spiritual experience last night! (lol)

    Music City Roots Alert! Tonight’s episode features Amy Speace, Hannah Aldridge, Lulu Mae, Iron Horse Bluegrass, and MidDay Farm Report(?). MCR is never lacking for variety! (lol)
    Link: http://musiccityroots.com/shows

    It’s too bad they haven’t perfected human cloning yet. I’d place an order for a current spec Nicki Bluhm clone for sure! (lol) Go Nicki!

  2. Leeann Ward
    August 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I wish I’d been able to catch that Alan Jackson show.

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