Ray Price Hospitalized for Severe Dehydration; New Dierks Bentley Record Due in Fall; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | May 14th, 2013

  • Dierks Bentley’s next album, Riser, will be released this fall.
  • Lee Ann Womack, Matraca Berg, and Rodney Crowell are among the artists appearing on Let Us In Americana (out June 25), an album that showcases songs by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Proceeds will go to the Women and Cancer Fund.
  • Brian Mansfield gives George Strait’s new record four out of four stars, while Chuck Dauphin goes through the album track-by-track for The 615.
  • Taylor Swift will guest on the New Girl season finale on Fox tonight.
  • Peter Cooper wrote a fine article on Kris Kristofferson, who plays the Ryman tomorrow night.
  • Ronnie Bowman will be playing with The Likely Culprits. He’s filling in for Ashby Frank, who signed a six month deal to perform on Carnival cruise ships.
  • Brad Paisley’s Chicago concert “felt more like a rock show than anything else, with some pedal steel, fiddle and country iconography added to it,” writes the Chicago Tribune’s Claudia Perry.
  • Stream Dillon Hodges’ debut album, Rumspringa.
  • Marissa R. Moss wrote a lengthy feature on Kacey Musgraves for the May/June issue of American Songwriter.
  • Bobby Bare’s recording of the Shel Silverstein-penned “Drunk and Crazy” is the newest installment of The A.V. Club’s “Hear This” series.
  • Tomorrow at 10 p.m. Eastern, Yahoo Music is streaming a one hour Pistol Annies performance. (warning: autoplay)
  • This week’s album releases:

The Del-Lords Elvis Club

George Strait Love is Everything

Trace Adkins Love Will…

Ashleigh Flynn A Million Stars

Randall Bramblett The Bright Spots

The Expedition Show Stormy Horizons

Glenn Jones My Garden State

Jason Boland and the Stragglers Dark & Dirty Mile

Dillon Hodges Rumspringa

Chip Taylor – Block Out the Sirens of This Lonely World

Flatt and Scruggs with Doc Watson Strictly Instrumental (MP3)

Waylon Jennings Good Hearted Woman (MP3)

Tammy Wynette The Ways to Love a Man (MP3)

Various Artists – Everybody Has a Story

Various Artists You Don’t Know Me: Remembering Eddy Arnold

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