Susanna Clark Passes Away; Iris DeMent Returns; Kenny Chesney Debuts at No. 1
Juli Thanki | June 29th, 2012
Susanna Clark, songwriter, artist, and wife of Guy Clark, passed away at the age of 73. Here’s a lovely remembrance from Terry Roland posted on No Depression.
Iris DeMent talks about her new album, Sing the Delta (out Oct. 2), with Billboard, where you can also hear the title track.
Kenny Chesney’s Welcome to the Fishbowl debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, selling over 193,000 units.
Chelle Rose is featured in the Tennessean: “I wrote some pretty dark songs,” she says. “I was working through some really intense emotional pain, from my childhood, and there was a lot of healing involved. Sometimes you write these songs and play them live, and sometimes you keep them to yourself, but it’s good any time you put down whatever you’re feeling. It helps me more than a psychiatrist can.”
Wes Anderson’s new filmMoonrise Kingdom features half a dozen Hank Williams songs; no Anderson film has featured as many songs by a single artist before this.
On August 7, Legacy is releasing We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash, a CD/DVD set of the tribute concert – which featured performances from Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and others – held earlier this year. The special will debut on PBS on August 10 as part of the network’s pledge drive.
The Curb Records-Tim McGraw battle continues. A Nashville court granted Curb’s request “to postpone the trial that had been expected to begin next month until it has the opportunity to take additional evidence surrounding Big Machine Records’ signing of Tim, which was announced last month.”
Here’s a fine Tennesseanarticle about Jerry Douglas.
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.