Shelton, Bryan to Return as ACM Awards Hosts; Music City Roots Hits Public Television; Download Noam Pikelny NoiseTrade Sampler

Juli Thanki | September 12th, 2013

  • Jewly Hight visited Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s graves.
  • Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host next year’s ACM Awards. Because they did such a great job last time?
  • Going to Farm Aid? Download the app.
  • If you were a 16-year old girl at any point in the past decade or so, you know sad emo-popster Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional). Now he’s got a new folkish band called Twin Forks; download their take on “I Saw the Light” here.  
  • Larry Gatlin will host his own weekly radio show on WSM beginning in January.
  • Here’s a New York Times article on Jens Kruger, recipient of this year’s Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music.
  • Keith Urban played “Good Thing” on Letterman last night.
  • Laura Bell Bundy and radio host Bobby Bones are holding a dance marathon to raise money for 30 Abes, an organization that feeds orphans in Haiti. On September 18, Bundy, Bones, and others will “gather at Nashville’s aVenue and attempt to dance for 24 consecutive hours while listening to Bundy’s single “Two Step” on repeat.” Fans can attend the dance marathon as well as stream the event online. Or you can donate directly to 30 Abes if you don’t want to hear “Two Step” ever again.
  • Vinyl box set Eagles: The Studio Albums (1972-1979) will be released October 29.
  • Dennis Shin of PopMatters wrote a feature on Shelby Lynne.
  • Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors’ “The Wine We Drink” video has been posted on CMT Edge.
  • Henry Carrigan did a fine interview with Peter Cooper for Country Standard Time.
  • Car dealer Cal Worthington passed away earlier this week. He hosted Cal’s Corral on KTLA from 1959-1972. The weekly television program included appearances by artists like Spade Cooley, Roger Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buck Owens.
  • The 13-episode season of Music City Roots will begin tomorrow night on Nashville Public Television. See if and when the show will air on your local public TV station here.

 

  1. Janice Brooks
    September 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Alright My local PBS station is getting Music City Roots

  2. Bruce
    September 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Shelton & Bryan, country’s version of frick & frack.

    Gatlin’s radio show will be a good fit for him. He is definitely long-in-the-mouth. And by the way, the guy can still flat-out sing.

  3. Rick
    September 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I have no idea when that Cal Worthington music show was on KTLA (Channel 5) as I don’t recall ever having seen it! We had one TV back then and my parents had complete control over what we watched in those pre-VCR days. Darn, now I regret missing it for all those years.

    Is that “Two Step” dance marathon some sort of psychological torture test? There is no song on the planet I would want to hear for 24 straight hours!!!! Rotating two songs would be so much more bearable. I’d recommend “Achy Breaky Heart” and “My Sharona” with Ram Jam’s version of “Black Betty” tossed in once per hour!…(lol)

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