Stream Valerie June’s Pushin’ Against a Stone; Ashleigh Dallas Debuts New Single; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | August 5th, 2013

  • Lonestar has a new single called “Party All Day.”
  • George Ducas will release 4340 in late October. The album includes some co-writes with the likes of Radney Foster and Keifer Thompson.
  • The couple that got married at the 2012 ACM Awards is naming their baby after Martina McBride.
  • Sue Zalokar of Street Roots News interviewed the always-entertaining Todd Snider.
  • Jimmy Dean keeps on giving even after his passing: his foundation just gave $100,000 to the Henricus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that looks over Henricus Historical Park, which “tells the story of the second successful English settlement in North America.”
  • Giovanni Russonello of The Atlantic asks, “Why Is a Music Genre Called ‘Americana’ So Overwhelmingly White and Male?”
  • A list of reasons why Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” shouldn’t be thought of as the top Billboard country single of all time.
  • Listen to “Me,” the first single from Australian singer-songwriter Ashleigh Dallas’ Dancing with a Ghost.
  • Neal McCoy and Trace Adkins performed “Roll on Mississippi” together on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
  • Emily West posted a video of her covering Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me).”
  • “Don’t Ya,” Brett Eldredge’s current radio single, has been certified gold.
  • Rolling Stone photographer Drew Reynolds shadowed Jason Aldean on the day the singer played Wrigley Field.
  • Not to be outdone by the crosstown Cubs, the White Sox are hosting a Country Music Night that will feature fireworks set to Grand Ole Opry recordings.
  • Kenny Chesney announced that he will not tour in 2014.
  • Jennifer Nettles shared a clip of her upcoming single, “That Girl.”
  • Kellie Pickler’s next single will be “Little Bit Gypsy.” You can listen to it here.
  • Lucero’s Ben Nichols was interviewed for a piece on CMT Edge.
  • New music videos:

North 40“Hey Girl Hey”

Thomas White“I Need a Honky Tonk” 

Jiggley Jones“Ain’t That Alright”

Antigone Rising“That Was the Whiskey”

Cassadee Pope“Wasting All These Tears” (live on the Opry)

Chris Cavanaugh“I’m All About That”

Lowland Hum“Albatross”

John Fogerty and Keith Urban“Almost Saturday Night”

Della Mae “Paper Prince”

Curtis Grimes“Home to Me”

Shooter Jennings “Wild and Lonesome”

  1. bob
    August 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I doubt that holding a Country Music Night will do much for the White Sox attendance problems. They have the second worst record in baseball and the almost as bad Cubs outdraw them by 10,000 fans a game.

  2. CraigR.
    August 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Jason Aldean’s comments with his photo stream are very interesting. He seems very limited in the way he expresses himself. And when you look at his music set you have to wonder will any of those song last past the next frat party singer.

    Also I wonder if all the negative attention paid to Kenny Chensey’s concerts this year played a factor in his taking a year off from touring?

  3. Luckyoldsun
    August 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    What do you want–the Gettysburg Address?

  4. BRUCE
    August 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm


    Good point. When Hank Jr. was putting out his rebel-rousing songs few others were doing the same thing. However, now with the Aldean and Bryan movement, I think your question is very relevant. And my answer would be no, or at least not much. Classic material they are not.

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