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Juli Thanki | April 3rd, 2012

  • The April Trail Mix from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, featuring tracks from Sierra Hull, The Steel Wheels, Steep Canyon Rangers, Casey Driessen, and more is available for free download.
  • And Performing Songwriter has the new one from Nanci Griffith.
  • If you missed Eddie Stubbs’ on-air Earl Scruggs tribute or the celebration of Scruggs’ life at the Ryman last Sunday, you can listen to both here.
  • Peter Cooper wrote an article for the Tennessean on that memorial at the Ryman.
  • Listen to The Wood Brothers cover Mississippi John Hurt.
  • Brett Warren tells American Songwriter the story behind “Red Solo Cup:” Our songplugger Nathan Nicholson played “Red Solo Cup” for Trailer Choir. The singer of Trailer Choir said, “I love this song.” He called me and Brad and said, “This is the greatest song ever written. Can I play it for Toby?” And I said, “Sure, play it for him. He’ll love it. But he won’t cut it.” So two weeks later I get a call from Toby’s manager saying, “We’re cutting ‘Red Solo Cup.”
  • Jason Aldean has finished his next album, and expects to release the first single this summer, with the record coming out in the fall.
  • Terri Clark’s Roots and Wings took home Country Album of the Year at the Juno Awards, while The Wailin’ Jennys’ Bright Morning Stars won Roots and Traditional Album of the Year by a Group.
  • Check out the Tennessee Shines Radio Show, “celebrating Knoxville’s musical and broadcasting heritage” on Monday evenings from 7-8pm CST on WDVX.com.
  • This week’s album and book releases:

Dolly Parton An Evening with Dolly (Cracker Barrel exclusive)

Johnny Cash Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth

The Vespers The Fourth Wall

Rascal Flatts Changed

The Lumineers The Lumineers

Clarence Bucaro Walls of the World

Great Lake Swimmers New Wild Everywhere

Loretta Lynn Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics

  1. bob
    April 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Congrats to Terri Clark on her “Roots and Wings” Juno. I see on Wiki that it didn’t do well in the states and her last big hit here was “Girls Lie Too”, a #1 in ’04. Great singer.

  2. Rick
    April 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature The Steeldrivers, the Oak Ridge Boys, John Berry, Point of Grace, and Mandy (The Mangler) Barnett. Kind of an interesting mix. Grade: B-
    Schedule Link: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    Tonight I’m heading out to see a short live set from Eden’s Edge at LA’s The Mint club. Anyone who has heard them perform live knows what a fantastic group they are and I wasn’t going to miss it. There aren’t many Top 40 country acts going these days where I would pay $ 15 for a 50 minute set, but Eden’s Edge is worth it (as well as Sunny Sweeney, Elizabeth Cook, and Ashley Monroe).

    Just might have to listen to some of the numerous listening and download links listed today. Thankfully none of them are from Jason Aldean! (lol)

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