In the 80th anniversary issue of Esquire, Tim McGraw shares the best advice he ever received. Johnny Paycheck told him: “Son, always go hard and fast, so when you hit the ditch, you can come out on the other side.” The best advice Willie Nelson ever got was from an ex-father-in-law: “Take my advice and do what you want.” (via press release)
Speaking of Esquire, they’re hosting Old Crow Medicine Show’s take on “Marching Through Georgia” from the upcoming Civil War compilation, Divided & United.
On October 22, Rebel Records will release gospel compilation Memories of That Old Country Church, featuring songs by Ralph Stanley, Paul Williams & The Victory Trio, and others.
Out November 5: Trent Dabbs’ The Way We Look at Horses. (via press release)
The Howlin’ Brothers will release The Sun Studios EP on October 15.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.