Peter Cooper’s new Tennessean article is all about the Hall of Fame: Thus far, the hall has 115 members. And that’s not nearly enough… It’s not that [the] electors are misguided, or that they’ve stuck people in the hall who don’t deserve to be there. It’s that the committee is charged with electing three individuals (duos and groups count as individuals, in this case) each year, and at that rate there’s no way to catch up, no way to properly honor the people who sang, wrote, recorded, played and promoted the music that has helped define the city of Nashville and is an indelible part of American culture.
Here’s “SEC Bound,” a country song about Mizzou football. It’s, um, interesting.
LeAnn Rimes is suing two women who allegedly taped one of her phone conversations and posted clips online.
Jewly Hight profiledOld Crow Medicine Show for American Songwriter.
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.