Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam Hits the Field Sunday
The Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam takes place this Sunday, April 19. New Simmons Research data reports that
bluegrass listeners increased 15 percent from 2007 to 2008, and compared to average American consumer, bluegrass fans are 89 percent more likely to eat a Cracker Barrel.
The Gobblers Knob Awesome Song Alert: Paul Eason‘s “Mountains of Nuevo Leon.”
No Depression’s Buzz McClain declares Chuck Mead‘s new album, Journeyman’s Wager, a sure bet. CMT needs audience members tomorrow (April 18) for the taping of
Can You Duet in Nashville. The Wildhorse Saloon doors open at 5:30PM and taping begins at 8:00PM. (via press release)
Jason Isbell joined World Cafe host David Dye for an interview and live performance of songs from his second solo album, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. As the Old Settler’s Music Festival rolls through town this week, a few acts will be putting new music on display. One of those acts is
Sarah Jarosz ( MySpace), who will release her debut album, Song Up In Her Head, June 16 — weeks after she graduates from high school — on Sugar Hill Records. The album will feature top bluegrass players like Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Abigail Washburn, Mike Marshall, Darrell Scott, and Tim O’Brien. The Austin Chronicle‘s Jim Caligiuri predicts a promising year for Jarosz.
Drive-By Truckers leader Patterson Hood will release his second solo album, Murdering Oscar (and other love songs), on June 23.
What artists do you hope to see in concert before it’s too late?
The first, published yesterday, traced his coming of age in Nigeria during the late ’60s. The experience led to a song titled “East of Woodstock, West of Viet Nam.” Tom Russell plans to write a series of posts that deal with each song on his forthcoming album.
Watch video of the Be sure to stick around for the glory note at the end. Zac Brown Band performing “Georgia On My Mind.”
Cybergrass posted a list of recently released and forthcoming albums from Rounder Records, who will celebrate “May is Bluegrass Month” with releases from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Alecia Nugent.
Watch ( Keith Urban perform “Kiss a Girl,” “Sweet Thing,” “Til Summer Comes Around” and “Tonight I Wanna Cry” as part of AOL’s Sessions. via Country Music Tattle Tale) I fully expect Farce the Music’s XL edition of honest album covers — featuring
Martina McBride, Toby Keith and Billy Bob Thorton — to be the most visited link today.