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.
- bob: Enjoyed the articles on the story behind "When She Cries" and the dearth of women on Canadian Country radio. Thanks. …
- Saving Country Music: Everything that came out in Friday's assessment of Studio 'A' by the developer was stuff we already knew. The only …
- bob: Thanks Barry. Just reserved the Adam Gussow book. Sounds interesting.
- Barry Mazor: It may be over-stated, in arriving at practically a single explanation of everything, but Adam Gussow's book on lynching and …
- Leeann: Wow! Heavy topic and horrifying indeed! "Beer for My Horses" was all fun and games until that reference, I'll have …
- Barry Mazor: Everything else aside, the way that reporter fills us in, with must-have, pointless generational snark included, about who this "Little …
- luckyoldsun: "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" seems to be about a lynching--even if there's something about a judge …
- Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
- Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
- bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …