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.
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.”
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.