Steve Grand’s Video Goes Viral; Jason Eady’s Next Album Due in October; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | July 8th, 2013

  • Watch and listen as Steel Magnolia’s Meghan Linsey knocks “Natural Woman” out of the park.
  • Jason Eady’s Daylight and Dark album is scheduled for release on October 29.
  • 60,000+ people packed a Norman, Oklahoma stadium for Toby Keith’s Twister Relief benefit concert.
  • Johnny MacRae, the songwriter behind Conway Twitty’s “I’d Just Love to Lay You Down” and Reba McEntire’s “You Lift Me Up to Heaven” passed away last week at the age of 84.
  • Furman Roger Wilson, a founding member of the bluegrass band Primitive Quartet, passed away on July 2 at 71.
  • (Overly?) Devoted fan Patric Parkey has gotten permission to open a museum exhibit dedicated to Dolly Parton.
  • Trace Adkins is giving away a  download of  a new song called “Take It from Me” on his website.
  • Set your DVR for the Friday night episode of The Joey and Rory Show on RFD-TV.  The Engine 145-sponsored Golf & Guitars concert will be the main feature for the music duo’s half-hour variety show– and you just might see this writer somewhere in the episode. The show will also feature them giving a private concert for my California Eagles Special Olympics “kids” that will absolutely melt your heart.
  • Sugarland’s Kristian Bush has released a new song called “American Window.”
  • New music videos from the past week or so:

Aaron Lewis “Granddaddy’s Gun”

Creed Bratton “Unemployment Line”

Aoife O’Donovan “Red & White & Blue & Gold”

Taylor Swift“Red”

Kaylens Rain“Waiting on a Bus”

Monroeville“Gallorojo”

Brandy Clark“Stripes”

Laura Bell Bundy“Two Step”

Sarah Darling“Little Umbrellas”

Cornbred“Take My Breath”

Kellie Pickler“Someone Somewhere Tonight”

Gwen Sebastian“Suitcase”

Mindy Smith and Matthew Perryman Jones“Anymore of This”

Billy Currington“Hey Girl” 

Escondito“Cold October”

Langhorne Slim“The Way We Move”

 

 

  1. J.R. Journey
    July 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm
  2. Ken Morton, Jr.
    July 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    From the official press release: Country singer Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital and is listed in critical condition.  The Grammy winner is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy. 

  3. Jen
    July 8, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Love Meghan Linsey!! Her version of “Natural Woman” is absolutely amazing!!! :) Keep a look out for her own solo album to come out!! It’s going to be amazing!!! Everyone can follow her on twitter @meghanlinsey & on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meghanlinseymusic :)

  4. Rick
    July 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I enjoyed seeing Steel Magnolia perform recently in Thousand Oaks CA at the Oakheart Festival but Meghan is just too much of a belter for my tastes, although it works well on “Natural Woman”. Maybe Meghan should record an entire album of Aretha Franklin cover songs…

    Now that NBC’s “The Office” has wrapped Creed Bratton is writing and singing “Unemployemnt Line” straight from the heart! (lol) I’d rather hear a solo acoustic version of “Midnight Confessions” though.

    Monreoville’s instrumentation of a fiddle, mandolin, and electric bass is a bit unusual and probably for good reason. Maybe they need an accordion…

    I’m still trying to figure out if that Kaylen Rains video is serious or a put on, kind of like Colt Ford and Florida-Georgia Line for that matter.

    So what are the odds Danielle Bradbery will wind up singing her debut single on the “Hart of Dixie” TV series next season? Hmm…

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