Stream Glen Campbell’s See You There; Country Dance Remixes Soar in Popularity; New Album Releases

Juli Thanki | August 6th, 2013

  • Download a version of “Rambling Hobo” recorded by Doc Watson in 1976. (The song can be found on new Folkways compilation, Classic Banjo.)
  • Peter Cooper’s new Tennessean article: “How a Happy Accident Revolutionized Guitar Sound.”
  • There’s a New York Times article on Mark Seliger, a photographer—he’s shot everyone from the Dalai Lama to JayZ—who moonlights as the frontman of country band Rusty Truck.
  • Take a sneak peek at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s new Reba exhibit.
  • Get the story behind Leslie Satcher and Monty Holmes’ “Troubadour,” recorded by George Strait.
  • Stream Glen Campbell’s See You There before its August 13 release date.
  • Claudia Perry of the Chicago Tribune reviewed Blake Shelton’s Saturday night show.
  • Paste caught up with Eric Church for an interview at Lollapalooza.
  • Emily Yahr of The Washington Post writes about country music’s incorporation of electronic dance music“While pop versions of country songs have been around for years, producers say that blending elements together for a remix presents a different challenge. It’s about adding more accelerated dance beats, drums, maybe keyboard and electronic sounds — every process is different, and sometimes it’s critical to keep the original guitar track and melody to maintain the country root of the song. The dance mix concept is expanding from country nightclubs to bigger concerts. These days, the Rascal Flatts tour features a group called the ‘Dance Y’All’ country crew consisting of dancers who get down to amped-up songs between acts; Miranda Lambert enlists a trio, Jukebox Mafia, to entertain the crowd with beatboxed remixes of country hits before she goes on stage.” In a different corner of the internet, there’s streaming audio of Swedish DJ Avicii’s “Hey Brother,” featuring Dan Tyminski.
  • Tom Petty isn’t a fan of modern country,though he also admits  he “[doesn't] really know much about it.” Read the Rolling Stone interview that kicked up a fair amount of discussion last night on social media and Saving Country Music.
  • This week’s album releases (as always, thanks for purchasing through our affiliate links — it doesn’t cost you extra, but helps us keep the lights on):

Cale Tyson High on Lonesome (EP)

Amanda Shires Down Fell the Doves

Sara Petite Circus Comes to Town

Clint Black When I Said I Do

Two Tons of Steel Unraveled

The Civil Wars The Civil Wars

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion Wassaic Way

Brett Eldredge Bring You Back

Elvis Presley Elvis at Stax: 40th Anniversary

Chris Thile – Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1

Various Artists Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists I Got a Woman: Gems from the Decca Vaults 

  1. Barry Mazor
    August 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Late breaking alert: Tonight’s all-star salute to bluegrass talent (and excellent gentleman) Jim Van Cleve will be streamed on the Web. It’s a fundraiser to cover some of the bills Jim suddenly accumulated after contracting a serious virus while on tour some months

    back:http://bluegrasstoday.com/jimmy-jam-to-be-broadcast-live-online/

  2. Ken Morton, Jr.
    August 6, 2013 at 11:15 am

    •What do you think of Alabama’s new song, “All American”?
    It’s vintage Alabama. They have never been afraid to push social agenda programs through heavy message-driven songs and this one lines up with what they’ve done well over their career. (They’ve always championed the farming community.) It’s been too long since we’ve had new material from the band. Hopefully, this receives a similar reception that Lionel Richie’s all-star collaboration had and it encourages the trio to keep recording new material.

  3. Dave D.
    August 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    My opinion of the new (and old) Alabama music is best summed up by Robbie Fulks: “Alabama’s grand, the State not the band.”

  4. Luckyoldsun
    August 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    The lyrics are fine and uplifting, but that “wall of noise” is too much. I can’t tell if Randy Owen (Is that Randy Owen?) can still sing or not.

  5. Rick
    August 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Barry, thanks for the heads up on that benefit concert and I’m glad it’s being streamed by the Music City Roots people. I guess the Opry is getting bumped on my list of priorities tonight! (lol)

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features Aaron Tippin, Exile, Striking Matches, Justin Moore, Sarah Darling, Frankie Ballard, and Opry legends John Conlee and Jeannie Seely. Grade: B+
    That’s a good line-up but I’d still rather listen to the Jim Van Cleve bluegrass benefit shindig on the MCR website!
    Opry Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    I think Tom Petty’s take on modern country is more informed than that of most of the programmers at AirHead Country Radio stations…(lol)

    I just love that fuzzy guitar sound on Marty Robbins “Don’t Worry Bout Me”, and to think it started the whole “fuzz box” movement! Crikey mate!

    Amos Lee should become a staple on country radio just to reduce the overall mediocrity factor by a couple of notches!

  6. Janice Brooks
    August 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    El Comino was on my playlist 2 years ago and I’m currently programing Amo’s track from the John Denver tribute.

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