Toby Covers Waylon; WSM Celebrates George Jones; Stream an Album from The Deadly Gentlemen

Juli Thanki | September 9th, 2011

  • George Jones turns 80 on Monday, and WSM has an on-air celebration planned. From the press release: “The party is set to include Jones classics every hour 12 midnight – 7 p.m., listener birthday greetings and requests throughout the day, and a special edition of “The Eddie Stubbs Show” 7 p.m. – midnight featuring nothing but George Jones recordings.”
  • Stream Nick Lowe’s upcoming album, The Old Magic, at the New York Times site.
  • Here’s a cool article on Stageit, a “Web-based concert experience” that allows performers and audience members to interact without being in the same room. Or state.
  • Missed this year’s Muddy Roots Festival? Check out Triggerman’s recap over at Saving Country Music.
  • With the proceeds from their concert and the help of Operation Finally Home, Gretchen Wilson and Big and Rich announced at their show that Air Force veteran Shaun Meadows (who lost both legs to an IED in 2008) and his family will receive a custom-built home in the Nashville area. Construction begins in November.
  • Stream Carry Me to Home, an album from The Deadly Gentlemen: an acoustic string band helmed by Crooked Still’s Greg Lizst.
  • Stream a track from guitar whiz/Fabulous Superlative Kenny Vaughan’s upcoming record, V.
  • The deluxe version of Toby Keith’s upcoming album Clancy’s Tavern will include covers of Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Chuck Berry, and Three Dog Night songs.
  • The Americana Music Festival lineup (October 12-15 in Nashville) looks insanely good: Marty Stuart, Elizabeth Cook, Lucinda Williams, Matraca Berg, Hayes Carll, and lots more.
  • On September 27, Those Darlins are releasing a 7″ that includes an extended version of “Screws Get Loose” and a new song named “Prank Call.”
  1. Rick
    September 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Kenny Vaughan was featured on this week’s Music City Roots Show along with Connie Smith and Marty Stuart. That concert was so far above and beyond the typical Opry show these days it was like an alternative universe experience!

    That Americana Music festival line-up is far more attractive to me than most of the acts featured at Fan Fair these days. Its sad that some of the best real country artists still working these days end up being taken in as radio airplay orphans under the Americana umbrella. I wish they would do live internet streaming of a whole bunch of the concert events. I’d be in hog heaven.

    When are Those Darlin’s going to record a song titled “Burning The Whorehouse Down”? What are they waiting for? Hmm…

  2. Barry Mazor
    September 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Well, you’ve probably heard, Rick (et al) that the Americana Awards will be televised this year–live in Nashville, then, edited,nationally on Austin City Limits…I’m sure the accent will be on the performances..

  3. Rick
    September 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Barry, while that is better than nothing I wish a lot of the Americana Festival concerts would be held at the Loveless Barn and they’d just leave the online feed live at Music City Roots website! Then I’d be in both biscuit and hog heaven! (lol)

    Does StageIt allow you to boo online via Skype or yell “off the stage”? If they set up an automated tomato throwing machine you could activate online, now that would be cool…

  4. idlewildsouth
    September 10, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Im curious if it will actually be the Waylon Jennings song thats on the label, or a different one as was the case with Bullets In The Gun

  5. Jeremy Dylan
    September 11, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Rick is right to praise this week’s MCR. It was a real barn burner. Y’all should check out the video archive.

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