Stream New Music From Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson; Don Rigsby to Release Ralph Stanley Tribute Album in May; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | March 26th, 2013

  • Stream “Ohio,” a song from Patty Griffin’s American Kid (out 5/7), here.
  • Rolling Stone posted the title track of Willie Nelson’s upcoming album of standards, Let’s Face the Music and Dance.
  • Hellbound Glory played “Lost Cause” for CMT Edge.
  • Stream David Mayfield Parade’s new record at American Songwriter. Good Man Down, which includes guests Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Seth Avett, and Dierks Bentley, will be released April 1.
  • Jim VanCleve is set to return home from the hospital; he was admitted on Friday due to complications from Dengue Fever, which he contracted earlier this month.
  • Listen to Barry Mazor read from his book, Meeting Jimmie Rodgers, and Paul Burch’s perform some of the Singing Brakeman’s songs.
  • Stream John Denver tribute record, The Music is You (out 4/2), featuring Lucinda Williams, Kathleen Edwards, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and more, on NPR’s music blog.
  • Emmylou Harris was interviewed by the New York Times’ Joan Anderman.
  • Billboard’s The 615 blog premiered Amy Speace’s “The Fortunate Ones,” a collaboration with Mary Gauthier from Speace’s forthcoming record, How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat (release date: 4/16).
  • Dwight Yoakam’s “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere” is the American Songwriter Lyric of the Week.
  • CMT Edge premiered Trapper Schoepp & The Shades’ new video for their song, “Tracks.”
  • Don Rigsby’s excellent Ralph Stanley tribute record, Doctor’s Orders, will be released May 21.
  • George Strait and Trace Adkins will release their next albums on May 14.
  • The 615’s Chuck Dauphin wrote an article on Blake Shelton, whose new record comes out today.
  • Lindsay Lou of Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and husband Joshua Rilko were on Michigan public radio recently.
  • Richard Thompson of Bluegrass Today reviewed the book Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers.
  • Concord Music Group will be acquired by Wood Creek Capital Management. The terms have not been disclosed, but sources say that the deal is in the $115-125 million range.
  • UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection blog posted a cut from Herb Remington’s Pure Remington Steel LP.
  • Jim Myers wrote a lengthy feature on Kacey Musgraves for the Tennessean.
  • Album releases:

Alan Jackson Precious Memories: Volume II

Gibson Brothers They Called It Music

Thompson Square Just Feels Good

Black Lillies Runaway Freeway Blues

Semi-Twang The Why and the What For

Michael English Some People Change

Crystal Bowersox All That for This

Steve Forbert Alive on Arrival/Jackrabbit Slim

Lizanne Knott Standing in the English Rain

Marty Raybon & Full Circle The Back Forty

Blake Shelton Based on a True Story…

The Waterboys An Appointment with Mr. Yeats

Maggie Rose Cut to Impress

Gene Clark Here Tonight: The White Light Demos

Joe Bonamassa An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House

Various Artists Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies

  1. Rick
    March 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature Dierks Bentley (a rarity), The Steeldrivers, Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan (who tour as a team), Maggie Rose, Greg Bates, Jesse McReynolds, and Jeannie Seely as the token Opry Legend! Grade A!
    Schedule Link:
    PS – Thursday night kicks off the short spring season of the Classic Country Opry shows and Sunny Sweeney is booked! Go Sunny!

    I will definitely have to check out the new Gibson Brothers CD. They have emerged as a sort of modern day equivalent of the Louvin and McReynolds brothers bluegrass acts of yore.

    From Above: “From “Why Country Music is Like the Zombie Apocalypse.” What do they mean “like”? I think the crap that gets aired on Top 40 AirHead Country Radio is creating the zombies for the apocalypse! (lol)

    That Americana artist tribute to John Denver should be good for a few laughs anyway.

    So when will Kellie Pickler do a dance routine in a cheerleader’s outfit? It had better make it to YouTube if she does! (lol) I picture Wynonna wearing more of a LuLu Roman get up from Hee Haw…

  2. Leeann
    March 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I’m looking forward to the John Denver tribute album, especially the Emmylou Harris/Brandi Carlile cover of “Country Roads

  3. Jon
    March 27, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Biggest news of the day: the Concord acquisition.

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