Rosanne Cash Takes Requests; Rodney Atkins Honors Troops; A Look Back at Uncle Tupelo
- 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.
- Jason Aldean is slated to perform at the Grammy nominations concert special, which will be held in L.A. on November 30.
- Ryan Adams stopped by WFUV to chat and play a couple songs.
- Give a listen to Miranda Lambert’s new song “Easy Living” on The Boot.
- Chris Stuart offers up eight myths about bluegrass songwriting, like “uptempo bluegrass songs are easy.”
- There was a lengthy feature on Scott H. Biram in the Austin Chronicle.
- 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.”
- John Fogerty talks with Rolling Stone about the possibility of a Creedence Clearwater Revival reunion.
- 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.
- Check out a live performance of The Gourds’ “Two Sparrows.”
- World Café takes a look back at Uncle Tupelo.
- 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.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …
- nm: Agreed. A good job by three very smart women.
- Deremy Jylan: The Hight piece is tremendous reading.
- Juli Thanki: Much like the music of Aldean and FGL, Michelob Ultra is favored by college kids and too much exposure will …
- Tom: ...michelob ultra seems to be a brew from hell.