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Juli Thanki | August 29th, 2012

  • Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth will once again host the American Country Awards, which will be held in Vegas this December.
  • NoiseTrade is offering a Charlie Peacock sampler for download.
  • If you’ve got several thousand dollars lying around and absolutely nothing better to spend it on, you can own Elvis’ underpants.
  • Here’s an interview with Joe Bussard, the founder of Fonotone Records and a man with an extensive collection of 78s.
  • Tim McGraw wrapped up Operation HomeFront, which found him presenting 25 mortgage-free houses (one at each tour stop) to veterans.
  • Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Tour, which kicks off in mid-September, will feature “very dramatic costumes” and a duet with Hunter Hayes.
  • On September 5, Luke Bryan will appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
  • A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise funds for the documentary Making History with the Pioneers of Bluegrass Music, which features footage and interviews of Jimmy Martin, Kenny Baker, and more.
  • American Songwriter gives Americana singer-songwriter Ed Romanoff’s self-titled debut an impressive 4 ½ stars.
  • Taylor Swift talks with Rolling Stone about her new record, which will include a “U2-style epic,” an acoustic duet with Ed Sheeran, and a “dubstep-inspired bass breakdown.”
  • Jana Kramer’s “Why You Wanna” has gone gold.
  • Wynonna has resumed touring after her husband’s serious motorcycle accident.
  1. SamB
    August 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Pleased for Jana Kramer – really like that song :)

  2. luckyoldsun
    August 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Talk about low-rent trash.
    Whoever made the decision to auction off Elvis’s stained, unwashed underwear to perverts and fetishists must really be hard-up for cash.

  3. Barry Mazor
    August 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Don’t worry; it’s really Orion’s underwear..

  4. Rick
    August 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Music City Roots Alert! Kathy Mattea is featured tonight along with a bunch of artists I’ve never heard of (the usual). I’m looking forward to hearing Kathy and hope her set is not all from “Coal”.
    Link: http://musiccityroots.com/

  5. Barry Mazor
    August 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Ms. Mattea has a new one on the way out; you’ll no doubt hear some of that..

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