Rounder to Release Douglas, Ickes & Auldridge Album; USPS to Issue Janis Joplin Stamp; New Album Releases

Juli Thanki | July 1st, 2014

  • Dolly Parton has denied accusations that she lip-synched at Glastonbury, saying “My boobs are fake, my hair’s fake but what is real is my voice and my heart.”
  • Let’s watch Parton do “Yakety Sax” for a bunch of drug-addled festivalgoers again.
  • Mac Wiseman’s got a new project in the works. He also has a new Facebook page, though it doesn’t have nearly enough fans. Get on it, folks.
  • Shortly before Mike Auldridge passed away in 2012, he and fellow Dobro greats Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes recorded a new album together. Yesterday Rounder Records announced that they will release this album, Three Bells, on September 16. (via press release)
  • Check out Marty Stuart’s new version of “Uncloudy Day,” featuring guest vocals from Mavis Staples. This will be on Stuart’s forthcoming double-disc release, Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, due out September 30.
  • Nu-Blu will release their next record, All the Way, September 16 on Rural Rhythm Records. (via press release)
  • A week later, Kenny Chesney is going to release The Big Revival. Guests on that record will include Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski.
  • The Tennessean put together a photo gallery of Jim Reeves recording his Christmas album at Studio A in 1962.
  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen played a song from their forthcoming record, Cold Spell, during a recent visit to WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. Watch here.
  • Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua talked about Old Crow Medicine Show’s new record for a Rolling Stone Country interview.
  • Blake Shelton’s “My Eyes” is his fifth chart-topper from Based on a True Story. Billboard reports that this ties Brad Paisley’s record for “most No. 1s from a single set,” which Paisley set in 2007-2008.
  • Kristian Bush will release his solo single, “Trailer Hitch,” later this month.
  • Bassist Billy Talbot suffered a mild stroke right before he was scheduled to hit the road with Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Rick Rosas will take his place while Talbot recovers.
  • Donate to Phil Leadbetter’s medical fund to help his battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and receive the quiet satisfaction that comes from helping others in need. Also, a cool bracelet.
  • This week’s album releases:

Old Crow Medicine Show Remedy

Jim Lauderdale I’m a Song

Missy Werner Turn This Heart Around

Corb Lund Counterfeit Blues

Sean Watkins All I Do is Lie

The Jayhawks Rainy Day Music / Smile / Sound of Lies (reissues)

Levon Helm Band The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3

Nathan Bell Blood Like a River

Nigel Egg The Blues is Personal

Jonah Tolchin – Clover Lane

Ryan Adams Gimme Something Good (7”)

Taylor Swift Unreleased

  • And a book:

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart

  1. Leeann Ward
    July 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Well, Dolly’s always innocent unless proven guilty in my book. Case closed!

  2. numberonecountryfan
    July 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    What about Rodney Crowell’s Diamonds & Dirt quintet? Those are:
    1. It’s Such A Small World-with Rosanne Cash-1988
    2. I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried-1988
    3. She’s Crazy For Leavin’-1989
    4. After All This Time-1989
    5. Above And Beyond-1989

  3. Bruce
    July 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Lip-syncing equates into older Hollywood divas still trying to look young. Fans know that their artist is getting older, but they still want to hear them, even if the voice isn’t what it used to be.

    Unfortunately even younger artists lip-sync which is unforgiveable.

    Don’t know if ole Dolly did or not, but is so, sad.

  4. Country Fan2002
    July 1, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    watch the concert on you tube…she was clearly singing live.
    Long live Dolly

  5. luckyoldsun
    July 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    1CF–
    And Crowell’s achievement is noteworthy because those are the only #1′s that he ever had. It’s like he had mainstream acceptance for about a year or two and that’s it.

    I remember Crowell seemed to be everywhere doing “After All This Time–I think he did it with just his guitar while sitting alongside Johnny Carson.

  6. Michael A.
    July 2, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I think they didn’t mention Crowell because they were only looking at the BDS era (1990 to present). Still, I think it’s more impressive than Paisley’s achievement since Paisley’s 5th #1 was from a re-release of the album only.

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