Stuart, Shaver Plan Album Releases; John Fahey Biography Due in June; Trampled By Turtles Debut New Song
Juli Thanki | May 23rd, 2014
Billy Joe Shaver will release Long in the Tooth on Lightning Rod Records August 5. Give a listen to “Hard to be an Outlaw,” Shaver’s new duet with Willie Nelson, here.
On September 30, Marty Stuart is going to release the double album Saturday Night & Sunday Morning. As the title suggests, one disc will be full of honky tonk, the other will feature gospel. Listen to one of his new Saturday night songs, “Rough Around the Edges,” at The 615.
Paste premiered the title track to Trampled By Turtles’ forthcoming release, Wild Animals (out July 15).
George Strait is on the cover of the June issue of Texas Monthly.
Crystal Gayle tells Jewly Hight the story behind The Hair: “When I started recording, that was easy on the road. My sister Loretta would tell me, ‘Why don’t you cut your hair? Style it. Do something.’ … And I said, ‘Well, I can’t fix hair.’ And I definitely couldn’t afford someone to do it. It wasn’t something where I said, ‘OK, I’m gonna have long hair, and I’m gonna have people know me by long hair.’ It was just something that I could deal with.”
CMT posted video of Amos Lee performing at last weekend’s Hangout Festival.
Jennifer Nettles played “This Angel” on Conan. (warning: autoplay)
Keith Urban sold 22,000 guitars during an appearance on the Home Shopping Network last week. That’ll keep the Kidman-Urban household in beauty products for approximately three months.
On June 24, Capitol will release a vinyl-only 25th anniversary edition of Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time. (via press release)
Steve Lowenthal wrote a biography of John Fahey that’ll be released next month.
On this date in 1981, Rosanne Cash netted her first No. 1 single.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.
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