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 setBob 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.”
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.
StreamEliza Gilkyson’s new record, The Nocturne Diaries, before its March 18 release.
The Del McCoury Band visited the WAMU Bluegrass Country Studios to play a few. Here’s “Big Blue Raindrops.”
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.
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.