Stream John Fullbright, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Albums; Todd Snider Salutes Mick Jagger; B.B. King Documentary Premieres Today
- A few album premieres:
John Fullbright – Songs
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison – Our Year
Amy LaVere – Runaway’s Diary
Bronwynne Brent – Stardust
- Sturgill Simpson performs “Time After All” in the Nashville Scene’s “Live in the Morgue” video series.
- Todd Snider salutes Mick Jagger in an American Songwriter column.
- Alison Bonaguro picks a few girl on girl duets she’d like to see.
- Shovels & Rope played “Shank Hill” for KEXP. Watch here.
- Here’s the lyric video for Alan Jackson’s “A Million Ways to Die,” a song from the forthcoming film A Million Ways to Die in the West, starring Seth McFarlane, Charlize Theron, and Liam Neeson.
- The Charlie Daniels Band released a video for their version of “Tangled Up in Blue.” Daniels was one of several musicians on hand a few days ago to help Gibson launch their new Southern Rock Tribute 1959 Les Paul.
- Paste premiered Chatham County Line’s “Tightrope of Love” video.
- Nancy Dunham of Relix takes a look at “DelFest’s Distinctive Roots.”
- Blue Smoke came in at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Charts and No. 6 on the Top 200, making it Dolly Parton’s highest-charting solo album to date.
- The Secret Sisters talk to The 615’s Chuck Dauphin about their new album and tour with Nickel Creek.
- Kristen Bell is hosting the CMT Music Awards once again; this time, she’ll be solo, which is good, because even a sloth would have more charisma than last year’s wooden co-host, Jason Aldean.
- Martina McBride is raising money to provide classes and musical instruments for Covenant House, a Guatemalan home that provides care and housing to young girls who have been orphaned, abandoned, or abused. You can donate here.
- Alt-country Aussie Henry Wagons says his band’s new record “has a slight psychedelic twist.”
- Last year’s Americana Music Festival and Conference in Nashville brought in more than $5 million in “direct economic impact.”
- Producer/engineer/writer/Mary Chapin Carpenter band member John Jennings is battling metastatic kidney cancer. You can help offset the medical costs by contributing to this fundraising campaign.
- Blues fans might want to make a pilgrimage to Cleveland, Mississippi. A recent post on AmericanBluesScene.com takes a look at the town’s musical treasures.
- The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, Florida is launching its first bluegrass concert series this summer. The Roys, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass Band are among the acts slated to perform.
- A new BB King documentary called The Life of Riley came out today. Here’s the trailer.
- Janice Brooks: Hopes somebody gets those memos about drinking songs. Meanwhile I'm feeling a lot of slots with Bluegrass.
- Leeann: Great news about Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White's duet album! Absolutely appalling about the Keith Urban concert!! Both the rape and …
- bob: I found the Billboard article about country music radio needing an alcohol intervention interesting. Songwriter Adam Wright is quoted as …
- Matt: Definitely agree with C.M. about Maddie & Tae. Certainly not the tidal wave of change some claimed it is or …
- Dave D.: Good stuff, as always. My copy of Producing Country arrived yesterday, and it looks to be as good as …
- Scooter: I agree Holly Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a good album and great to see live …
- Carrie Mclaughlin: Your my Hero Mr. Jim Lauderdale!!! Come to Alaska Please? hehehehe
- Jeremy Dylan: You should check it out Dave D. It's from the first (and strongest) season.
- Leeann: Wow! I love that Holly William's cover of "No Surrender"! She's gotten to be so good.
- luckyoldsun: I made it through a minute of that "Girl In a Country Song Video." Man, that sucks.