In this piece penned by Jewly Hight for the Nashville Scene, Dierks Bentley reflects on his arrival in Nashville as a teenager: “I was so green. But I still moved here anyway, because I was so drawn to this town and country music. So I really moved here in a search for it, and I thought I’d find it, and the second I got here I kind of found something different was going on. I discovered Music Row first, in a way, through working with the CMA and working jobs on Music Row. I kind of found the business side of it first and kind of saw, you know, just a little bit of the package before actually seeing how it was made. It just wasn’t what I was looking for, and it didn’t look like it was as genuine as what I was hoping to find.”
A new Boxcars album will be out in March, says Adam Steffey.
Compilation record Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us, is slated for release on April 10. Artists featured on the album include Emmylou Harris, Dan Tyminski, Buddy Miller, and more. Here’s the full track listing.
Country California digs recent Guy Clark and Merle Haggard tributes.
This summer, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Edens Edge, and the Eli Young Band are hitting the road together on RF’s American Band Tour.
Banjo whiz Jim Mills was recently featured on UNC-TV talking about (and picking) the five-string.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.