Shovels & Rope, Jason D. Williams Plan Summer Releases; CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced; New Album Releases

Juli Thanki | May 6th, 2014

  • Shovels & Rope will release their sophomore album, Swimmin’ Time, on August 26 via Dualtone Records. (via press release)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • PopMatters premiered Collin Herring’s forthcoming record, Some Knives.
  • 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:

A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert

 

  1. Leeann Ward
    May 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I’m super excited that Shovels and Rope are releasing a new album!! We just watched the documentary of the making of their current album, Oh Be Joyful, and it was very good. They deserve a ton of success!

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