Tim McGraw Ejects Fan; Trace Adkins & Gene Watson Answer ‘Murder On Music Row’
- Tim McGraw stopped his concert at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles on Sunday to have a man ejected by security for his perceived mistreatment of a woman. In other McGraw news, his next album, Southern Voice, will be released Oct. 20.
New releases for the week of July 28, 2009 include:
- Listen to “Michael” by Jamie Wilson and find out the back story at The Eye of the Hurricane.
“I wrote that song on the day that I realized that my brother was going to prison. We had been really trying to get him off with just probation, but I called him one day and just asked him what he wanted to do. He said that he’d rather we just stopped trying and let him do his time. …”
- Randy Khors and his band had more than $50,000 worth of instruments and gear stolen from their van in Obetz, OH.
- The Recording Academy plans to host its first-ever GRAMMY Salute To Country Music and honor Vince Gill on Sept. 9 in Nashville with a lineup that features Amy Grant, Alison Krauss, Steve Martin, Michael McDonald, and Brad Paisley.
- Watch new music videos for Jason Aldean‘s “Big Green Tractor” and Brooks & Dunn‘s “Indian Summer” at the CMT Blog.
- Farce the Music says “anything but country” guy deserves a sackpunch.
You’re an idiot, “anything but country” guy/girl. However, the fact that I know with 100% certainty that you’re lying, renders your opinion null and void. Do you like industrial indie jazz metal? Do you like didjeridoo ballads? Do you like Brooke Hogan? Didn’t think so. Have you ever heard a Steven Seagal album? Didn’t think so. I think we can now agree that you DO NOT in fact, like anything but country.
- If these five essential Willie albums aren’t already in your collection, you must be from up north (from the December 2001 issue of Maxim magazine).
- Add Brandi Carlile (Give Up The Ghost) and Band of Heathens (One Foot in the Ether) to the list of artists/bands with new album releases this fall.
- Trace Adkins joined Gene Watson to record “We’ve Got a Pulse,” an answer song to “Murder on Music Row.” The song will appear on Watson’s next album, A Taste of the Truth (Aug. 25).
“This is a unique album for me because we stepped out a bit to include some more modern instrumentation but still keeping my style,” says Gene, who topped the charts in 1981 with the song “Fourteen Carat Mind.” “We’ve got plenty of fiddle and steel but some beautiful orchestration on one song and some contemporary songs by today’s hottest writers.”
- While we’re on the subject of new albums, Kris Kristofferson considers his next, Closer to the Bone (Sept. 29), a sequel of sorts to This Old Road. The record marks some of the last recordings by his friend Stephen Bruton and features songs inspired by Johnny Cash and Eddie Rabbitt‘s son, Timmy.
- Watch Ashley Monroe performing “Deep Water” with Jewel during a recent concert.
- Kenny Chesney is set to launch No Shoes Radio, a web-based radio station where he’ll share his eclectic tastes, on August 6.
“People ask me what I do and, obviously, because of the way I sing and where I come from, I’m a country singer, but really, what I do draws on so much more than that,” Kenny explains. “Growing up, I don’t think anybody listened to any one kind of thing — and what I think of as country, well, that’s not really what we do …”
- The Texas Music Matters song of the day is “Highway Eyes” from Frank Smith, which is a band, not a man.
- Ken Morton, Jr.: The inferiority complex of the CMA never ceases to amaze me.
- Barry Mazor: Thanks for explaining that to me, Luckyol.
- luckyoldsun: Barry, I think you're taking it a bit too seriously. CMT has to keep coming up with new lists to make. …
- Barry Mazor: Thi is a world in which the "top 40 most influential country artists of all time" do not include, for …
- luckyoldsun: I just noticed that Garth and King George are still to come. So unless I'm missing something else, the remaining seven …
- Leeann Ward: I hate it when people pronounce the days of the week with a "dy" ending instead of "day." It's like …
- luckyoldsun: Looking at that bizarre CMT Artists' list with Johnny Cash coming in at #8, it raises the question--Who are the …
- Leeann Ward: I'd have to agree with LOS here. The song was fair game to be released. It's no surprised that it …
- luckyoldsun: "'Brotherly Love,' IS a Keith Whitley song. Trying to take advantage of the impact sales, and the tragedy of Keith’s …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, we know that it's technically a Keith Whitley song, as Juli noted above.