Taylor Swift Donates $50K to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Donna Ulisse Releases Book; NPR Premieres New Willie Nelson Album

Juli Thanki | June 6th, 2014

  • Stream Willie Nelson’s new record, Band of Brothers, on NPR’s site.
  • Sean Watkins will release a solo album called All I Do is Lie on July 1. (via press release)
  • Carrie Underwood says she’s been writing a lot of songs and will hopefully get back in the studio “pretty dang soon.”
  • The CMT Awards saw a 10% ratings bump, raking in 3 million viewers – a number that makes it the second most-watched telecast in franchise history.
  • Banjo player Jayme Stone launched a Kickstarter to help fund The Lomax Project, an album recorded by “a community of like-minded musicians coming together to rediscover their roots and collaborate.” The record will include Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Brittany Haas, and other “multi-generational multi-instrumentalists.”
  • Jewly Hight reviewed Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam for Rolling Stone Country.
  • Mary Gauthier: “I like story songs, where there’s tension. You know, a story is only a story when there’s tension. That’s my life experience. I don’t spend a lot of time in the first six months of love. I don’t live there. I like songs that take me to places where I live and talk to me about the life that I’ve experienced. I like real. I’ve always liked real.” 
  • Roots rocker Cory Branan will release his next record, The No-Hit Wonder, on Bloodshot August 19. Listen to the title track here.
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new video is a whole lot of fun.
  • The Tall Pines are releasing an EP on June 22. Listen to the title track, “Black Ribbons,” over at Relix.
  • The Chicago Sun-Times published a Q&A with Jon Langford. 
  • Download Jeff Whitehead’s new single, “Shine,” for free dollars.

 

 

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