Stream Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s New Album; “Accidental Racist” Spoofed on Saturday Night Live; New Music Videos
- Matt Bjorke gives high praise to Chuck Wicks’ new EP, Rough: “It’s a powerful vocal showcase and once again showcases an artist that can sing circles around other artists currently on the charts. In many places Chuck reminds me of a younger Billy Dean as he’s a man who can sing passionate ballads with such ease and charm that it’s hard to realize the skill that is needed to sing (and write) such songs. Rough is the work of an artist who clearly knows who he is as an artist and where he wants his music to go.”
- In case you missed it last week, Kacey Musgraves performed “Blowin’ Smoke” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
- Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley covered Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” last week in concert.
- Brad Paisley’s “Accidental Racist” got spoofed by Saturday Night Live over the weekend.
- With no time table set on when Sugarland will reconnect following Jennifer Nettles’ maternity leave, Kristian Bush has launched a brand new solo website.
- The Boot gives us the world’s most obvious headline: “Taylor Swift Still Struggles with Insecurities.”
- Music Fog spotlights Over the Rhine and their song “Only God Can Save Us Now”
- Chicago blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins passed away on April 10 at the age of 76.
- The Tennessean’s Peter Cooper interviewed Amy Speace about her new album, How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat.
- The Ozark Opry sustained heavy smoke damage in a fire.
- Stream Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s new album, Love Has Come for You.
- If you’re like me, you wanted to know who was singing that divine harmony on Eric Church’s stripped down ACM performance of “Like Jesus Does.” It’s Valerie June.
- Meet The Weeks.
- Mandolin player Joe Walsh has left the Gibson Brothers after more than four years with the band. A replacement has not yet been named.
- New music videos from the past week or so:
Brad Paisley – “Beat This Summer”
Vandaveer – “Pretty Polly”
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers – “Some Kind of War”
Dillon Hodges – “Bullet for a Broken Heart”
Treetop Flyers – “Things Will Change”
Dawes – “From a Window Seat”
JD McPherson – “Scratching Circles”
Family of the Year – “Hero”
Morgan Evans – “Carry On”
Catherine Britt featuring Tim Rogers – “Troubled Man”
Jason Sturgeon – “Lost Our Minds”
Pompadoors – “Liberty”
Craig Wayne Boyd – “I Ain’t No Quitter”
Hillbilly Rawhide – “Lost and Found”
- Applejack: It's not just you, Andrew L. I just listened to the clips on Amazon, and the autotune effect is terrible.
- Andrew L.: Is it just me or does Strait sound horribly autotuned on the clips for the new live album? I can't …
- Juli Thanki: You'll get to hear it pretty soon: The Wall Street Journal is going to stream the album on their website …
- Leeann Ward: Way to go to David Cantwell for getting a name drop! Great interview, Juli! Womack's new album is awesome! I've not always …
- Jonathan Pappalardo: Great interview as always, Juli! The new album is fantastic. "Same Kind of Different" is my favorite cut although "Fly" is …
- Dave D.: Good interview. Looking forward to the new record, and particularly interested in hearing her version of Brennen Leigh's "Sleeping with …
- nm: I guess it's not surprising that a singer who gets her songs all over the place, the way Womack does, …
- SunsetPark: As a Pennsylvanian to this day, thanks for the list. I haven't heard the Quecreek song and so can't …
- Paul W Dennis: I would urge readers to check out the Billy Edd Wheeler salute on October 18, 2014. Billy Edd Wheeler is …
- Leeann Ward: I'm really liking Pink's folk duo song! I'm looking forward to the album!