Shovels & Rope, Jason D. Williams Plan Summer Releases; CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced; New Album Releases
- Shovels & Rope will release their sophomore album, Swimmin’ Time, on August 26 via Dualtone Records. (via press release)
- Watch Kacey Musgraves sing “Follow Your Arrow” at the GLAAD Media Awards.
- The 615 reports that country singer Julia Sheer is a viral phenomenon thanks in part to YouTube’s Country Now channel; she’s got 450,000+ subscribers.
- A different kind of viral phenomenon, the cast of CMT’s Party Down South, announced the nominees for the 2014 CMT Music Awards yesterday. Except for one nomination – Willie Nelson and Neil Young’s “Long May You Run” is up for CMT Performance of the Year – there are no surprises. The awards show will be broadcast on June 4. Fans can vote for the winners here.
- Nominees for this year’s Americana Music Awards will be announced May 12. Elizabeth Cook, Buddy Miller, and Jim Lauderdale will host the hour-long program, which will be broadcast on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel and streamed on Music City Roots. (via press release)
- Travelers: visit RecordShops.org and always know where the nearest record store is.
- Read an excerpt from Todd Snider’s book, I Never Met a Story I Didn’t Like.
- Check out Hellbound Glory’s new video for “Streets of Aberdeen,” a song on their new record, LV (out next week).
- Langhorne Slim’s got a new video, too. Watch “Animal” here.
- John Fullbright’s “High Road” is streaming on Country Weekly’s site.
- Music City Roots celebrates its 200th show tomorrow.
- The documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me won the grand jury prize at the Nashville Film Festival; director James Keach is working on a distribution deal that’ll hopefully bring the film to a theater near you.
- Here’s Nickel Creek playing “Destination.”
- Mary Sarah’s new album, Bridges, is streaming on USAToday.com before its May 13 release.
- Out June 10: piano pounder Jason D. Williams’ new, Dale Watson-produced album, Hillbillies and Holy Rollers. (via press release)
- Jewly Hight interviewed Willie Watson for The Nashville Scene.
- Bobby Osborne released another installment of his “Road to the Opry” video series.
- Band of Horses played a few for CMT Edge.
- The fifth “All 4 the Hall,” the benefit show spearheaded by Vince Gill and Keith Urban, is being held in Nashville tonight.
- Robby Hecht released a video for “The Light is Gone.”
- PopMatters premiered Collin Herring’s forthcoming record, Some Knives.
- Cole Swindell’s hometown uses quotation marks to hilarious effect.
- The Nashville Scene published a lengthy feature on Chuck Mead.
- This week’s album releases (if you dig the content on E145, we’d sure appreciate it if you’d purchase music through the below affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you extra, but we get a small percentage that goes toward our server costs):
Willie Watson – Folk Singer, Vol. 1
Eden Brent – Jigsaw Heart
Ben and Ellen Harper – Childhood Home
Hunter Hayes – Storyline
Suzie Brown – Almost There
Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time
Craig Bickhardt – The More I Wonder
Cyndi Harvell – Heartache and Revolution
Matrimony – Montibello Memories
Kat Edmonson – Way Down Low
Nikki Lane – All or Nothin’
Leah Turner – Leah Turner
Flying Burrito Brothers – Devils in Disguise: 1971 Live Broadcast
Various Artists – All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman
Various Artists – The Music of Nashville, Season 2, Volume 2
- And a DVD:
- Barry Mazor: What the "Americana" term brings to mind, by this point, is a matter of time and marketing. Like all …
- Paul W Dennis: I loved the Jerry Douglas interview and love the ideas behind his two concept albums Unfortunately I never had the opportunity …
- luckyoldsun: Barry, That's a good point, as far as country itself being a word that refers to a lot more than a …
- Six String Richie: Also, in regards to that article, Aldean's #2 complaint was "Nashville Copycats" and he gripes that people are copping Luke …
- Six String Richie: Billboard misprinted his new single as "Burnin' It Up" in that article! That goes to show how little even …
- CraigR.: Here are 5 things that piss me off about Jason Aldean: 1. He is a sore winner. Why complain when you …
- Barry Mazor: The words "country" and jazz (or "jass") and blues had been around for decades before they became genres (or formats) …
- Jeff Miller: Yeah, the first time I played Jimmie Rodgers for my wife & daughter- they were aghast that he was singing …
- David Cantwell: I think it more helpful to think of Americana not as a genre but as a format--and, perhaps better, and …
- Juli Thanki: That would definitely be better than Marvel's hilariously terrible Billy Ray Cyrus comic book, released in 1995. http://4thletter.net/2009/02/billy-ray-cyrus-the-marvel-comic-book-yes-really/