Rhonda Vincent Fights Crime; Old Crow Medicine Show Announces Album, Tour; New Record Releases
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Remedy will be released on ATO Records July 1. Here’s a teaser.
- The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas will be opened to the public on August 16.
- Singer-songwriter-overachiever Donna Hughes is putting out two albums this year: bluegrass record From the Heart and Fly, which will be an Americana release. You can get more info on Hughes’ fundraising page.
- I adore these photos of black belt and badass octogenarian Willie Nelson in his karate gi.
- Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis visited KOKE-FM to sing “Hangin’ On” from their forthcoming record, Our Year.
- Yep Roc Records compiled a free sampler that features performances by Dave and Phil Alvin, Mandolin Orange, Tony Joe White, and several other Yep Roc acts.
- Blues Music Magazine is also offering a sampler; this one includes music by The Nick Moss Band, John Nemeth, and more.
- Remember BlackHawk? They’re back as a duo; here’s their new song, “Brothers of the Southland.”
- The Seldom Scene released a video for their new collaboration with Emmylou Harris, “Body and Soul.”
- GLAAD has invited Kacey Musgraves to sing at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York this weekend. Musgraves will be the first country singer to perform at the
- Drew Kennedy was featured on Jack Ingram’s Acoustic Motel series.
- Mark Hodges, founder of bluegrass label Mountain Fever Records, has formed a new Americana-focused imprint called Travianna Records.
- Alan Jackson recorded the theme song for Seth McFarlane’s new movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West.
- Stream the new Nashville soundtrack before its May 6 release.
- Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will release an EP on June 24.
- Those Darlins paid tribute to Dolly Parton by covering “Jolene” for The A.V. Club’s “Pioneering” video series.
- This week’s album releases (thanks for helping to support E145 by purchasing your music through our affiliate links):
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – Riding Your Way: The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music, 1946-1947
Bryan Sutton – Into My Own
Ernest Troost – O Love
Josh Grider – Luck & Desire
North of Nashville – North of Nashville
Edward David Anderson – Lies & Wishes
Mason Jar Fireflies – Mason Jar Fireflies
Old 97s – Most Messed Up
James House – Broken Glass Twisted Steel
Eli Cook – Primitive Son
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Jake London – Runaway Heart
Michelle Lewis – The Parts of Us That Still Remain
Tommy Malone – Poor Boy
Bridgette DeMeyer – Savannah Road
- And a couple DVDs:
The Allman Brothers Band: March 26, 2009, 40th Anniversary Show, Beacon Theatre
The Milk Carton Kids: Live from Lincoln Theatre
- Janice Brooks: Hopes somebody gets those memos about drinking songs. Meanwhile I'm feeling a lot of slots with Bluegrass.
- Leeann: Great news about Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White's duet album! Absolutely appalling about the Keith Urban concert!! Both the rape and …
- bob: I found the Billboard article about country music radio needing an alcohol intervention interesting. Songwriter Adam Wright is quoted as …
- Matt: Definitely agree with C.M. about Maddie & Tae. Certainly not the tidal wave of change some claimed it is or …
- Dave D.: Good stuff, as always. My copy of Producing Country arrived yesterday, and it looks to be as good as …
- Scooter: I agree Holly Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a good album and great to see live …
- Carrie Mclaughlin: Your my Hero Mr. Jim Lauderdale!!! Come to Alaska Please? hehehehe
- Jeremy Dylan: You should check it out Dave D. It's from the first (and strongest) season.
- Leeann: Wow! I love that Holly William's cover of "No Surrender"! She's gotten to be so good.
- luckyoldsun: I made it through a minute of that "Girl In a Country Song Video." Man, that sucks.