Rosanne Cash Takes Requests; Rodney Atkins Honors Troops; A Look Back at Uncle Tupelo

Juli Thanki | October 26th, 2011

  • Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” made TIME’s list of the Top 100 English language pop songs since the magazine’s inception in 1923.
  • Jewly Hight of American Songwriter chatted with Shelby Lynne. An excerpt: When I walked into Nashville at 18 years old, I wasn’t encouraged to write anything. It wasn’t top of my list of things I wanted to do. I wanted to be a singer; I wanted to be a famous star; I wanted to be Tammy Wynette … That’s what you do when you go to Nashville. You get a record deal and here’s what you cut: “This is the girl singer’s song this week. Here.” That’s kind of the way it was presented to me.
  • Give a listen to Miranda Lambert’s new song “Easy Living” on The Boot.
  • James Otto is filling in for Steel Magnolia’s Joshua Scott Jones, who is currently in rehab.
  • Rosanne Cash is inviting her Twitter followers to request songs for her “Live from Zone C” concert, which will be recorded in her living room in early November and aired on select radio stations later in the month.
  • Rodney Atkins is the new ambassador of Applebee’s Thank You Movement, which honors American troops and veterans.
  • Little Big Town covered Maroon 5 song “Moves Like Jagger.”
  • Rascal Flatts is working on their next album, to be released sometime in 2012. They’ll be producing some tracks entirely on their own, according to the article.
  • Here are Rosanne Cash and Chely Wright singing the Rodney Crowell and Mary Kerr song “Sister, Oh, Sister,” which will appear on Crowell and Kerr’s record Kin.

  1. Rick
    October 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    When I click on the Rosanne cash video it tells me its “private”! What’s up with that? I’d rather hear The Boswell Sisters sing “Shout Sister Shout” anyway…

    What’s with all the noise in the background of that new Miranda Lambert song “Easy Livin’”? My patience with it lasted about 30 seconds. It sounds okay but a song of the same title on Catherine Britt’s debut album was a much more enjoyable tune.

    Gee, I wonder why TIME magazine didn’t choose Merle’s “Okie From Muskogee” instead? (Conventional Wisdom=Political Correctness=Useful Idiocy)…(lol)

    Music City Roots is featuring another gaggle of mostly unknown artists on tonight’s installment. Featured artists include Tommy Womack, The Difibulators, Jerry Leger, Rayland Baxter and Valley Young. They should name this show “Celebrating Obscurity!”.
    Link: http://www.musiccityroots.com/

    • Juli Thanki
      October 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      When I click on the Rosanne cash video it tells me its “private”! What’s up with that?

      That’s weird; it worked this morning.

  2. Rick
    October 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I just went to that “Concert Window” website that will stream Della Mae’s show tomorrow night, and tonight they are streaming a live concert by Pokey Lafarge at 8 PM Eastern. Concert Window will be a pay/subscription service starting November 1st, but thankfully they are offering free shows through the end of October! Turns out it was perfect timing for Della Mae’s CD Release Party show after all! (lol)

    Link: http://concertwindow.com/folk

    I think Pokey will get the nod over Music City Roots tonight…

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