Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Relief Concert Scheduled for 7/6; Ray Price Hospitalized Again; Farm Aid Heads to Saratoga Springs

Juli Thanki | June 14th, 2013

  • Ray Price has been hospitalized again; this time to treat the kidney stones that developed due to the severe dehydration he was hospitalized for not too long ago. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  • Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert will be held July 6 in Norman. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, and Ronnie Dunn have already signed on; more artists will be announced at a later date.
  • This year’s Farm Aid will be held in Saratoga Springs, New York, on September 21.
  • There’s a fine interview with Diane Pecknold posted on Music Tomes.
  • Brad Paisley will join The Rolling Stones onstage at one of their Philadelphia shows next week.
  • For any Vancouverites out there: Nettwerk Records is holding a garage sale on June 22 in the alley behind their offices.
  • Our friend Jewly Hight interviewed Delbert McClinton for CMT Edge.
  • The Medicine Stone Music Festival is coming to Tahlequah, Oklahoma this September. Artists slated to perform include Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Todd Snider, Turnpike Troubadours, and Jason Eady. Check out the full schedule here.
  • Mountain Fever Records recently released Sideline’s (Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes, Darrell Webb, Justen Haynes, and Jason Moore) Session 1.
  • The full lineup for this year’s Ellnora Guitar Festival has been announced: Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams, Del McCoury and Sam Bush are among the performers.
  • Darius Rucker is featured in this weekend’s Parade.
  • The Northern California Bluegrass Society is looking for documentaries to screen at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Museum Film Festival.
  • Lindi Ortega, Corb Lund, and Daniel Romano made the Polaris Music Prize long list; the short list will be announced next month, and the winners will be named in September.
  • Stephen Stills is part of the new “blues supergroup” The Rides; check out the trio’s new music video.
  • Saving Country Music looks back at “1952: Country Music’s Original ‘Year of the Woman.'”
  • There’s a Q&A with Warren Hood posted on No Depression.

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