Stream Del McCoury Band’s Streets of Baltimore; Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named; The Band Perry Announces World Tour Dates

Juli Thanki | September 11th, 2013

  • Johnny Cash, Albert King, Memphis Jug Band, and Sid Selvidge are among the new inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame; the induction ceremony will be held November 7.
  • The Del McCoury Band’s Streets of Baltimore is streaming online before its September 17 release. In true McCoury fashion, it is quite good.
  • Peter Cooper recapped last night’s ACM Honors, which included salutes to this year’s recipients of the Poet’s Award: Hank Williams and Guy Clark.
  • Toby Keith’s Twister Relief Concert, held in Oklahoma earlier this summer, raised $2 million.
  • 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.
  • Matt Bonham of American Songwriter wrote a lengthy feature on Black Prairie that’s worth reading.
  • Brian Mansfield (USA Today) asks, “Why doesn’t country radio love women as much as the CMAs?”
  • Mike Ragogna (The Huffington Post) chats with Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie, and others.
  • Download David Ramirez’s “The Bad Days” and Amanda Shires’ “Bulletproof.”
  • Radney Foster talks about remaking Del Rio, TX 1959 and the time he sang “Silver Wings” with Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens.
  • Zack O’Malley Greenburg of Forbes goes “Inside Sheryl Crow’s Rebirth as a Country Singer.”
  • Justin Moore talks about his new album in these videos posted by The 615’s Chuck Dauphin.
  • 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.

  1. bob
    September 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Why doesn’t Brian Mansfield mention more female solo artists besides the 5 nominees for female vocalist plus Sheryl Crow and Jana Kramer? Not much research went into his article. Who are these women who get no love from country radio? Maybe he could have mentioned Maggie Rose, Ashley Monroe, LeAnn Rimes, Brandy Clark, Kellie Pickler, Sunny Sweeney, Kristen Kelly, Ashton Shepherd, Emily West, etc.

  2. Janice Brooks
    September 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Brian is missing a bunch of gals from texas. I’m sure Tx Jim will concur.

  3. Barry Mazor
    September 11, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Well, a lot of us could list dozens and dozens and dozens of women who DON’T get played on chart radio. That’s an endless list; who they do play is very short and could fit in any article. Mr. Mansfield was doing a piece in response to the CMA nominations, so he focused on the names who WERE raised there. (I can promise ya that he’s well aware of the others raised in these comments. Heck, I’ve sometimes been in the same venue when he was seeing them. There are always other articles when you’ve got it going regularly; he has many.

  4. TX Music Jim
    September 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I gotta tell you I love Sunny Sweeny it is ashamed she couldn’t get more traction after a table away. She has it, musical chops and one sassy atitude. If you like a truly hard tradtional honky tonk sound check out some Amber Digby. Oh and a off the radar pick for a roots rock sound check out Buster Jiggs Kristin Minceck as the lead singer and on guitar they are criminally underrated. My favorite from my home state is Leann Womack it simply does not get much better than her for me.

  5. Rick
    September 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Music City Roots Alert! Speaking of Peter Cooper he will be performing on MCR tonight along with Donna the Buffalo, River Whyless(?), and Korby Lenker(?). Last Friday night I saw the new Americana/Folk couple The Grahams perform live (who released their “Riverman’s Daughter” album last Tuesday) and afterwards asked them if they had ever performed on Music City Roots? To my surprise neither of them had ever even heard of it! Crikey! (lol)

    To ask rational questions about the machinations of Top 40 AirHead Country Radio programming is pointless! If Brian Mansfield wants real answers he needs to attend the programming related sessions at an annual CRS Country Radio Seminar to hear about focus groups and targeted demographics…

    Enjoyed the Radney Foster article. I wish he’d do another solo acoustic tour for the re-done Del Rio Texas album. His show at LA’s Mint Club awhile back was awesome!

  6. Dave D.
    September 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    @TX MUSIC JIM: If you are mentioning Buster Jiggs in the same conversation with Sunny Sweeney and Amber Digby, I’ll have to check them out. We saw Amber last week at Arkey’s in Bandera and that may have been the epitome of honky tonk heaven.

  7. TX Music Jim
    September 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Totally diferent thing very much roots rock oriented but extreme talent much like Amber’s that has been totally underated.

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