The Dirt Drifters Give Away New Album; Hank3 on The Lost Notebooks; Dale Ann Bradley’s Video Shoot
- NPR on the origins of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. And on Jeff Bridges‘ new country record. And on the “new guard” of country music: most of the best-selling artists are neo-traditionalists who seamlessly integrate current styles and attitudes into classic approaches…[t]his new guard isn’t changing country so much as making the genre comfortable with the cultural shifts that have inevitably affected even the most traditional aspects of people’s lives.
- Country Universe reviewed, by reader request, Ronnie Milsap’s “If You Don’t Want Me To.”
- Check out some behind the scenes shots from Dale Ann Bradley’s video shoot for new single “Come Home Good Boy.”
- Adam Sheets interviewed Hank3. The pair discusses Hank3’s upcoming albums, his thoughts on The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, and the Reinstate Hank project.
- Lady Antebellum is slated to perform on Saturday Night Live this fall.
- The Dirt Drifters are giving away 30,000 copies of their new album at their shows. Each attendee gets two copies so that he or she can keep one and pass the other along.
- Dropping on October 11: Ryan Adams’ Ashes & Fire and Martina McBride’s Eleven. Coming out a week earlier: Scotty McCreery’s Clear As Day.
- Triggerman of Saving Country Music reviewed the Pickathon festival, held in the Portland area. Performers included Charlie Parr, Eilen Jewell, and Whitey Morgan & The 78s.
- Remember Luke Bryan’s broken face and Tweeted picture of said face? It was caused by a skateboarding accident in NYC.
- Chet Flippo, in his newest Nashville Skyline column, discusses Ronnie Dunn’s “Cost of Livin’.” An excerpt: “Dunn and co-writer Philip Coleman have created a modern classic.”
- Check out Kellie Pickler’s new song.
- Excited for Stetson Adkisson and Cia Cherryholmes’ upcoming EP? Here’s a sneak peek.
- Leeann Ward: Interesting! I just got an email from Amozon saying that they cancelled my preorder of Jamey Johnson's Christmas album due …
- luckyoldsun: Jim Z-- I get the feeling Barry was this close to calling you what Kinky Friedman called his guy from El …
- Leeann Ward: Thanks, NM. I like a good pop hook, to be honest. So, maybe I need to try it again.
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
- Barry Mazor: Matter of fact, as always--I did. The notes say the album was recorded & mixed by and at "The …
- Roger: Looking forward to picking up the Jamey Johnson Christmas EP - love all of those songs and can't wait for …
- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I can always use more dobro in my life! Thanks for the Phil Leadbetter tip! I haven't been able to …