Rosetta Tharpe Honored; Della Mae Plans Webcast of CD Release Party; Stream New Miranda Lambert Song

Juli Thanki | October 25th, 2011

  • Billy Barton, who wrote “A Dear John Letter,” passed away earlier this month at the age of 81.
  • Loretta Lynn is out of the hospital and resting at home as she recovers from pneumonia. She plans to hit the road again on November 3.
  • Rosetta Tharpe will be honored by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with a marker outside her Philadelphia home.
  • On Thursday at 8pm Eastern, Della Mae will play their new album in its entirety in addition to other songs on a webcast airing on
  • Stream Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl in Town” here.
  • The Jayhawks “worked the terrain of melancholy romance” at a recent show in suburban Philly.
  • Dale Watson discusses The Sun Sessions and the loss of Gene Kurtz with the Triggerman of Saving Country Music.
  • Eddie Stubbs is one of six 2012 inductees into the Country Radio Hall of Fame.
  • Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes will collaborate on a record in the “very near future,” according to Buxton’s Twitter account.
  • Charlie Sizemore added Paul Kramer on fiddle to the Charlie Sizemore Band. Kramer began his career with Special Consensus and has played with folks like Lorrie Morgan and Gary Allan.
  • Luckily for the spouses and significant others of bluegrass musicians, the typical grass groupie is “a male 55-70 who is mainly interested in getting you to help him through page 3 of some tablature of ‘Wheel Hoss’ he downloaded off the internet.”
  • This week’s album releases:

Noam Pikelny Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail

Vince Gill Guitar Slinger

Toby Keith Clancy’s TavernBad As Me

Tom Waits Bad as Me

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Prime Tyme

The Damn Quails Down the Hatch

Stuart Duncan, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Honeyhoney Billy Jack

John Prine The Singing Mailman Delivers

Ray Charles The Complete Early Recordings 1949-1952


  1. Ken Morton, Jr.
    October 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I’m very excited about this Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes project. Buxton was just starting to get some measurable momentum behind her when Lyric Street closed- and much of that was done with homegrown marketing/PR techniques. She’s shown some serious songwriting chops with songs like “Stupid Boy” and the harmonies and interplay that she’s had with Hughes on previous live shows has been terrific. It should make a great album.

  2. bob
    October 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Buxton & Hughes are scheduled to appear at the Bluebird Cafe along with Tom Bukovac at the 9:30 show on Friday, November 18th.

  3. Rick
    October 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Although I like both Sarah and Jedd as people and solo artists, their collaborations on Sarah’s commercial release album didn’t do a whole lot for me. The pre-Jedd era Sarah Buxton advance album Lyric Street put out early in her career with that label was a far superior album. Its nice to see that Sarah’s new husband Tom is getting in on the act. That guarantees some hot guitar licks at The Bluebird.

    Thanks for the tip on the Della Mae CD release party concert being streamed online! Unfortunately it conflicts with the season finale Thursday Night Classic Country Opry show! Talk about bad timing…

    Wow, those demographics explain why I’m evolving into a bit of a grass groupie! Yikes! (lol)

    Opry Alert! Sunny Sweeney returns to the Opry tonight to sing her current radio single “Drink Myself Single” and who knows what else! Other artists featured include Kip Moore, Little Big Town, and some guy named Keith Urban gets the entire final half hour segment to himself! What’s up with that?(jk)

  4. Leeann Ward
    October 25, 2011 at 9:06 pm
  5. Jeremy Dylan
    October 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I was fortunate to see Buxton-Hughes perform at the CMC Rocks the Hunter festival this year (with Tom on bass). Spellbinding.

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