Real Gone to Release Bob Wills’ Tiffany Transcriptions; Secret Sisters’ Sophomore Album Due in April; Crazy Hearts: Nashville Canceled

Juli Thanki | March 12th, 2014

  • On April 29, Real Gone Music will release the two-CD set Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: Riding Your Way – The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music, 1946-47. The label will also release a limited edition Wills LP  on red vinyl for Record Store Day.
  • Don Williams: “I’ve never cut a single. I don’t believe in it. [Producer Garth Fundis] and I both feel the same way. Everything that we record, we give it all the attention and caress it and love it needs until we feel like we are complete with it. Every one of them gets the same treatment. Some of them takes longer and we have to work harder to pull it all together than others, but, we’ve never, we just don’t cut singles. We don’t say ‘that’s the single’ up front. No.” 
  • Aimee Mayo (co-writer of “Amazed,” “Drugs or Jesus,” “Backseat of a Greyhound Bus,” and a jillionty other hits) has signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music.
  • Lake City, Tennessee wants to change its name to Rocky Top. However, The House of Bryant Publications has filed a lawsuit against the town.
  • Hunter Hayes released his new video for “Invisible.” On May 29, Hayes will begin his attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most concerts played in multiple cities over a 24-hour period. Hayes is aiming for 10 shows in 10 cities; this event is an attempt to raise awareness and funds to combat child hunger. Other ways you can fight child hunger: donating to your local food bank, volunteering at a soup kitchen, buying Hunter Hayes a sandwich. (via press release)
  • Sara Evans talks about her new record – which includes another Radney Foster cover – in this interview posted on CMT.com.
  • Stream Eliza Gilkyson’s new record, The Nocturne Diaries, before its March 18 release.
  • Emily Kinney (who plays Beth, the girl who sings Tom Waits songs on The Walking Dead) is releasing an EP called Expired Love next week. Give a listen to one of the tracks here.
  • A&E has canceled reality series Crazy Hearts: Nashville. Hopefully TNT’s Private Lives of Nashville Wives will soon meet the same fate.
  • Dierks Bentley talks about his new record, Riser, with Chris Willman.
  • Neil Young’s Pono Kickstarter met its goal of $800,000 in one day, more than a month ahead of schedule. This might be the most successful Kickstarter campaign this side of the Veronica Mars movie.
  • The Steel Wheels are playing an all-request online show tonight.
  • The Secret Sisters will release their second T Bone Burnett-produced album, Put Your Needle Down, on April 15.
  1. Leeann Ward
    March 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    The Radney Foster song, “Revival”, and the song featuring Vince Gill, “Better Off”, are both good on the Sara Evans album. I wish the rest of the album was more like those songs.

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