On December 11, there will be a screening of Jeremy Dylan’s Jim Lauderdale documentary, The King of Broken Hearts, at the Grammy Museum, followed by a Q&A session.
Coming in March: “Southern Gothic supernatural musical” Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, created by T-Bone Burnett, Stephen King, and John Mellencamp. Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Taj Mahal, and Ryan Bingham are a few of the artists who’ll be on the album. You can hear one of the tracks, Elvis Costello singing “That’s Me,” here.
Here’s Mumford and Sons performing “I Will Wait” on Letterman. And here’s American Songwriter’s cover story on the band.
Emmylou Harris talks about her animal rescue charity, Bonaparte’s Retreat, with Lisa Zhito of CMT Edge.
The Legendary Shack Shakers are going to take at least a year off, but they’re playing one more show—a benefit concert to help raise funds for drummer Brett Whitacre’s medical bills–in Nashville before their break.
Shania Twain has arrived in Vegas, parading down the Strip yesterday on horseback; her two-year residency at Caesars Palace starts December 1.
Kelly Clarkson to The Huffington Post: “I’m not ever gonna be one thing…I want great music. I don’t care what it is. I’m not gonna record a country song just to be on country radio. I want it to be something I’d legitimately have on my album, if I’m having a pop, R&B, whatever album. I guess it’s hard for people to wrap their heads around. I don’t want to be pigeonholed.”
Keith Urban announced a string of summer tour dates.
Lee Brice talks about “I Drive Your Truck” in a post on Billboard country blog The 615.
Jamey Johnson’s Hank Cochran tribute record was reviewed on NPR.
Ticketmaster and Walmart have teamed up: A pre-determined pool of tickets will be available to Walmart customers for major league sporting events, FELD Entertainment family events, arts & theatre performances and more. The new “Walmart Ticket Values” program featuring “Tickets under $30” is available in approximately 1,200 Walmart stores or online for in-store pickup or delivery by mail.
Nashville actor Clare Bowen talks with Entertainment Weekly about the show in this video.
Congratulations to the winner of our Barstool Monologues giveaway: Cody. Check your email.
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.