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’ upcomingalbum, 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.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.