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.
- luckyoldsun: Jim Z-- I get the feeling Barry was this close to calling you what Kinky Friedman called his guy from El …
- Leeann Ward: Thanks, NM. I like a good pop hook, to be honest. So, maybe I need to try it again.
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
- Barry Mazor: Matter of fact, as always--I did. The notes say the album was recorded & mixed by and at "The …
- Roger: Looking forward to picking up the Jamey Johnson Christmas EP - love all of those songs and can't wait for …
- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I can always use more dobro in my life! Thanks for the Phil Leadbetter tip! I haven't been able to …
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim. The record's more or less out of Austin. But I'm sure they're also good in El Paso...