Rounder to Release Douglas, Ickes & Auldridge Album; USPS to Issue Janis Joplin Stamp; New Album Releases
- 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.
- The postage stamp saluting Janis Joplin will be issued in August; the design looks pretty sweet.
- Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua talked about Old Crow Medicine Show’s new record for a Rolling Stone Country interview.
- Here’s the music video for Paul Thorn’s take on Jackson Browne’s “Doctor My Eyes.”
- 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
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:
- Ken Morton, Jr.: The inferiority complex of the CMA never ceases to amaze me.
- Barry Mazor: Thanks for explaining that to me, Luckyol.
- luckyoldsun: Barry, I think you're taking it a bit too seriously. CMT has to keep coming up with new lists to make. …
- Barry Mazor: Thi is a world in which the "top 40 most influential country artists of all time" do not include, for …
- luckyoldsun: I just noticed that Garth and King George are still to come. So unless I'm missing something else, the remaining seven …
- Leeann Ward: I hate it when people pronounce the days of the week with a "dy" ending instead of "day." It's like …
- luckyoldsun: Looking at that bizarre CMT Artists' list with Johnny Cash coming in at #8, it raises the question--Who are the …
- Leeann Ward: I'd have to agree with LOS here. The song was fair game to be released. It's no surprised that it …
- luckyoldsun: "'Brotherly Love,' IS a Keith Whitley song. Trying to take advantage of the impact sales, and the tragedy of Keith’s …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, we know that it's technically a Keith Whitley song, as Juli noted above.