Stream Dave & Phil Alvin’s Big Bill Broonzy Tribute; CMHOF to Salute “Nashville Cat” Steve Gibson; Elizabeth Cook Returns to Letterman

Juli Thanki | May 30th, 2014

  • The New Yorker is streaming Dave and Phil Alvin’s salute to Big Bill Broonzy, Common Ground, which comes out next week on Yep Roc.
  • Here’s a photo gallery of Waylon Jennings taping a show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in 1984.
  • Esquire premiered Dom Flemons’ “But They Got It Fixed Right On,” a track from his forthcoming solo album, Prospect Hill (out July 22).
  • Charlie Daniels shows off his home in the new issue of Closer Weekly.
  • On June 28, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will salute guitarist Steve Gibson as part of their “Nashville Cats” series. The event will be streamed live on the CMHOF website.
  • Elizabeth Cook will appear on Letterman June 2.
  • You might have to sell a kidney to afford tickets to George Strait’s final show.
  • Peter Cooper’s new column takes a look at the sons and daughters of Opry stars.
  • My current favorite person is 96-year-old fiddler/tap-dancer/fiddle-maker Violet Hensley. In addition to making musical instruments and dancing up a storm, the Arkansas native has also nicknamed her fists “danger” and “death.” Hensley is featured in a new short film; watch a clip here. (warning: autoplay)
  • Julie Roberts talks frankly about her multiple sclerosis in this CNN clip. (warning: autoplay)
  • The list of CMT Music Awards presenters includes James “Dawson Leery” Van Der Beek. Here’s what Dawson thinks of most of this year’s nominees.
  • I really hope Lydia Loveless isn’t joking about writing a Jane Eyre-influenced song called “Mr. Rochester.”
  • Franklin, Tennessee hosts The Cross-Country Lines Festival tomorrow. Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Parker Millsap, and Luther Dickinson are just a few of the acts slated to perform during the event.
  • The 615 aimed their spotlight on sister duo Jill & Julia.
  • TheFader.com continues their country and roots coverage with a look at Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys.
  • USA Today ran an article about the country music photo exhibit that opens at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A. this weekend.
  1. Both Kinds of Music
    June 1, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    That Alvin Bros rekkid does not disappoint.

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