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:
- Janice Brooks: Hopes somebody gets those memos about drinking songs. Meanwhile I'm feeling a lot of slots with Bluegrass.
- Leeann: Great news about Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White's duet album! Absolutely appalling about the Keith Urban concert!! Both the rape and …
- bob: I found the Billboard article about country music radio needing an alcohol intervention interesting. Songwriter Adam Wright is quoted as …
- Matt: Definitely agree with C.M. about Maddie & Tae. Certainly not the tidal wave of change some claimed it is or …
- Dave D.: Good stuff, as always. My copy of Producing Country arrived yesterday, and it looks to be as good as …
- Scooter: I agree Holly Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a good album and great to see live …
- Carrie Mclaughlin: Your my Hero Mr. Jim Lauderdale!!! Come to Alaska Please? hehehehe
- Jeremy Dylan: You should check it out Dave D. It's from the first (and strongest) season.
- Leeann: Wow! I love that Holly William's cover of "No Surrender"! She's gotten to be so good.
- luckyoldsun: I made it through a minute of that "Girl In a Country Song Video." Man, that sucks.