Stream Tracks from Kristofferson’s Feeling Mortal; Music City Roots Heads Down Under; Swift to Perform at Grammys

Juli Thanki | January 10th, 2013

  • Stream tracks from Kris Kristofferson’s Feeling Mortal and enter Performing Songwriter’s CD giveaway.
  • In case it aired past your bedtime last night, here’s video of Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Letterman performance.
  • NPR’s Ken Tucker praises the Nashville soundtrack.
  • Also in the Nashville Scene: a feature on Claire Lynch, who talks about her next record, tentatively titled Dear Sister: The title is taken from a co-write with Louisa Branscombs [sic] based on recovered Civil War letters sent to Branscombs’ great-great aunt. The 10-song LP is due out in the spring and represents Lynch’s first for Compass Records after 18 years with Rounder. “We’re taking a fresh approach,” says Lynch. “Rounder was interested in marketing me to the bluegrass audience — which is fine and dandy; I made my place there — but we just wanted to lean a little more Americana. I have a couple of young guys in the band, and their idea of bluegrass is a bit more edgy than what I grew up with.”
  • More than 300 people paid their respects to Patti Page when she was laid to rest on Wednesday.
  • Veteran music executive Skip Bishop launched a new label, HitShop Records. HitShop releases will be distributed by Warner Music Nashville.
  • MtAiryNews.com featured a story on young fiddle maker Chris Testerman.
  • The January 24 edition of Music City Roots will be broadcast from Australia during the 41st Tamworth Country Music Festival.
  • Paste posted videos of Sarah Jarosz and Brian Wright performing at the Americana Music Festival and Conference.
  • The release date for The Mavericks’ In Time has been pushed back to February 26.
  1. Sam G.
    January 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I’m not familiar with The Deadly Gentlemen, but that was a pretty cool cover of “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance.”

  2. Rick
    January 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Well, you’ve got me beat Sam as I’ve never heard of either of the bans mentioned or the song itself…

    That is so cool that the January 24th Music City Roots will be from the Tamworth Festival down under! If they air at the normal time that would be happening sometime in the morning on Thursday the 25th in New South Wales. There will be soooo many talented Aussie country artists there I hope they pick some good ones! My top picks would be Catherine Britt, Bill Chambers (who have both been on MCR in the past), Kasey Chambers and hubby Shane Nicholson, Ashleigh Dallas, Harmony James ,and of course The Hillbilly Killers! I guess I’ll have to read the link and see! (lol)

    Leon Russell was a blast on last night’s MCR but my feed kept getting interrupted! ARGH! ABC’s “Nashville” was also pleasing due to the high “Scarlett Factor” in last night’s episode! Keep it up!

    That Dualtone Records article was interesting indeed. It sounds to me like they have gotten back to the “roots” of how to properly support the music acts they sign. I’d expect them to be around long after the (formerly) Major Nashville Labels have become as extinct as the dinosaurs.

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