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.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …
- nm: Agreed. A good job by three very smart women.
- Deremy Jylan: The Hight piece is tremendous reading.
- Juli Thanki: Much like the music of Aldean and FGL, Michelob Ultra is favored by college kids and too much exposure will …
- Tom: ...michelob ultra seems to be a brew from hell.