Doug Freeman of the Austin Chronicle wrote a fantastic article on Ruthie Foster. Here’s a quote where Foster talks about the choice of covers (including Adele and The Black Keys) on her upcoming album, Let It Burn: “Ray Benson told me a few years ago, ‘You’re a great songwriter and a singer, and everyone in town knows that, but being a great song interpreter, too – that’s something that people need to discover about you.'”
Saving Country Music reports that Curb Records is planning to releaseHank Williams III outtakes from 1999-2002.
Photographer Jason Lombard got some cool shots of The Infamous Stringdusters at their recent Jackson Hole, Wyoming gig.
Give a listen or read the transcript of Jewly Hight’s fine WPLN feature on Bill Anderson.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is unveiling a spotlight exhibit called Something in Red in support of the American Heart Association and to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The exhibit will feature red dresses worn by Lorrie Morgan, Naomi Judd, Sara Evans, and others.
Julie Lee is working on a new album with her band The Baby-Daddies. The record will also feature guests including Alison Krauss, Ron Block, and Tim O’Brien.
Here’s another sneak peek into the upcoming Lucero album Women & Work, out March 13.
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.