Perry Baggs Passes Away; “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” Goes Platinum, Video Premieres from Alejandro Escovedo, Chatham County Line

Juli Thanki | July 13th, 2012

  • Perry Baggs, longtime drummer for Jason & The Scorchers (he left the band in 2003), passed away at the age of 50.
  • Peter Cooper talks with Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor for a Tennessean feature. The band’s new album, Carry Me Back, is due out next week.
  • A new Eric Church t-shirt is causing a bit of a stir among his fans. Rita Ballou has the scoop.
  • Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” has been certified double platinum, while the Taylor Swift/Civil Wars collaboration “Safe and Sound” and Kip Moore’s “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” have both gone platinum.
  • If you didn’t see it when it aired last year on PBS, documentary Give Me the Banjo is now available on Netflix.
  • Dierks Bentley and Steve Martin will both sing the Weeds theme song, Malvina Reynolds’ “Little Boxes,” this season. Martin’s version, with Kevin Nealon, will air on the third episode, and Bentley’s will air with the ninth episode.
  • Chet Flippo talks about naming rights and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
  • Listen to “One Down” from The Trishas’ upcoming album, High, Wide & Handsome.
  • Rodney Crowell comes in at #47 on Country Universe’s 100 Greatest Men Countdown.
  • Celebrate Rhonda Vincent’s birthday today by reading Occasional Hope’s review of her album, Trouble Free.
  • If you’re planning a road trip, try the new webapp RoadTrip Mixtape, which gets driving directions, then builds a playlist for your trip filled with artists from each town you drive through on your journey.
  • Thanks to UK reader Andy for pointing us toward this offer of seven free songs from Scottish pop-country band Ashton Lane. Give a listen to their song “One Kiss Later” here. Recommended for fans of Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry.
  • UK Andy also pointed us toward this interview of Emmylou Harris by Catherine Britt.
  • Nominees for this year’s Teen Choice Awards include Jason Aldean, Hunter Hayes, Eli Young Band, and Kellie Pickler.
  • Congratulations to the winners of our Two Dog Media giveaway: Dan and Adam Sheets.
  1. Rick
    July 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will include Brett Eldredge, Jimmy Wayne, Sarah darling, Will Hoge, and Randy Travis. Grade: B- The Saturday Night Opry ups the ante by a big margin by including Sunny Sweeney. Other Saturday performers include Chuck Wicks, Holly Williams (Yay!), Casey James, Larry Gatlin, and the Sam Bush Noodlegrass Band! Grade: A- due to the “Sunny Factor”!
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    Thanks for the link to the interview of Emmylou by Catherine Britt. I tell you Catherine is carrying this whole “Sweet Emmylou” thing much too far! (lol)

    First it was news about a Brantley Gilbert Headline Tour, and now we find out Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” has gone double platinum! I am truly convinced the end is near for the entire Top 40 AirHead Country movement! Crikey!

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