Radney Foster Revisits Del Rio, Texas 1959; AKUS to Play Hometown Benefit Shows; Album Releases
- On January 27-28, Radney Foster will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his album Del Rio, Texas 1959 by performing the album from top to bottom with his band, along with other hits and a new song. The subsequent live album, Del Rio Revisited: Live At the Paul Poag Theater, will be released in Spring 2012. Tickets go on sale at Foster’s site on November 13.
- The members of Alison Krauss & Union Station are playing benefit shows in their hometowns to raise money for local organizations. Jerry Douglas explains how this idea came about: “We sat down as a band at the beginning of this tour and Alison said, ‘How would you guys feel about doing some shows for our hometowns and giving them the money?’ I was all over that.”
- Hank Jr. recorded a song about his recent Fox and Friends/Monday Night Football controversy and posted it on his website yesterday as a free download for 48 hours.
- Drive-By Truckers Patterson Hood, Brad Morgan, and Jay Gonzalez have been added to the lineup for a benefit concert to save music store Criminal Records.
- Reba, Ricky Skaggs, Little Big Town, and Lonestar are heading across the pond to headline the International Festival of Country Music, which will be held during late February in London.
- Saving Country Music stands up for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum after the cover of the latest XXX compilation depicts a tank on HoF grounds.
- Martina McBride embarked on her whistle-stop tour to promote a new album; she’s keeping fans updated on her journey with a series of blog posts.
Johnny Cash – Bootleg III: Live Around the World
Dale Watson & The Texas Two – The Sun Sessions
Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
Martina McBride – Eleven
Lauren Alaina – Wildflower
Crowe Brothers – Bridging the Gap
Joe Henry – Reverie
Scott Biram – Bad Ingredients
Carolina Road – Back to My Roots
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Clarence “Tater” Tate – 20 Bluegrass Fiddle Classics
John Fahey – Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You (Box Set)
Joey + Rory – A Farmhouse Christmas
Gill Landry – Piety & Desire