Railroad Revival Tour Lineup Announced; Chuck Mead Talks BR549 Reunion; Newport Folk Fest Previewed

Juli Thanki | July 25th, 2012

  • This year’s Railroad Revival Tour will feature Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, John Reilly, and Band of Horses. Early bird tickets go on sale Friday morning.
  • Laura Cantrell played a couple Kitty Wells songs and her original, “Kitty Wells Dresses,” for KDHX.
  • Chuck Mead talks about the upcoming one-show reunion of BR549’s original lineup: “Like the Bob Wills song says, time changes everything. We never ever thought it would happen, but it looks like it’s happening. And it all happened so quickly, too. It was like this rumor and then all the sudden Donnie [Herron] and I are talking on Skype. To be honest with you, I’m really not sure how it happened. But we’re all in a good spot for it. We’re all really looking forward to it. We’re actually gonna rehearse, which is something. It’ll be the first time in almost 11 years that all five of us have been in the same room together.”
  • Here’s a lengthy Billy Joe Shaver interview from Rolling Stone.
  • The concert special Celebrating the Music of Johnny Cash: We Walk the Line will premiere on PBS August 11. Check local listings. (via press release)
  • Jo Dee Messina tweeted some not-so-nice words about Chris Young.
  • Jason Aldean’s new single “Take a Little Ride” is the highest-charting debut of his career, coming in at No. 19.
  • Jack McManus of Relix compiled a Newport Folk Festival playlist.
  • Deadline reports that Brad Paisley is being considered for one of the open judge positions on American Idol.
  • There’s a new teaser for Randy Houser’s upcoming “How Country Feels” video.
  • Southern Living posted an interview with Zac Brown.

 

  1. Rick
    July 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Tonight it’s another another round of Opry vs. Music City Roots! Who will win this bout? Well I guess that’s up to you.
    Opry: Canaan Smith, Exile, T.G Sheppard, Steel Magnolia, Lauren Alaina, and sadly Rascal Flatts.
    MCR: Thad Cockrell, Phantom Farmer, Drivin n’ Cryin, The Carpenter Ants, and Dirty Bourbon River Show.
    If it weren’t for Rascal Flatts the Opry would win this round hands down.

    On last night’s Opry Eden’s Edge performed a killer version of “Pathway Of Teardrops”. Cheryll Green explained that her family bluegrass band played that song and when she first heard Hannah sing she just knew they had to cover it. I’d love to hear an Eden’s Edge album chock full of old bluegrass and country music standards. Oh well…

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