Tom T. Hall to Receive BMI Icon Award; Keith Urban Reportedly Inks American Idol Deal; New Music Videos
- It looks like Keith Urban will be joining Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as an American Idol judge.
- Randy Travis can’t seem to stay out of the news lately. A truck of his was found smashed up and overturned not far from his Frisco, Texas ranch. In other news, his current girlfriend’s ex has filed paperwork to seek a restraining order against Travis.
- Texas artist Bart Crow will release a new album called Dandelion on 9/18. From the press release: “I surrounded myself with a great team and whittled 78 songs to 12, along with two covers,” he says. “We went into the studio and the whole thing just clicked.” Recorded with producer (and Pat Green drummer/co-producer) Justin Pollard and members of Green’s band, along with keyboardist Michael Ramos and guitarist David Grissom, Dandelion captures Bart’s music at its edgy and intelligent best in a truly defining collection.”
- The fiddle scares Hunter Hayes.
- Lamon Records, longtime home of George Hamilton IV, celebrated its 50th anniversary over weekend.
- Tom T. Hall will receive the BMI Icon Award during the organization’s 60th annual BMI Country Awards, which will be held at its Music Row offices.
- New Dale Watson music is forthcoming. “Daughter’s Wedding Song” will be the first single released off of his upcoming album I Lie When I Drink, due in early 2013.
- Neil Young and Crazy Horse will release a 2-CD album called Psychedelic Pill in October.
- “A decade after his death, Waylon’s music is nowhere near as respected as it should be.”
- In case you missed it last week, here’s Lisa Marie Presley’s Grand Ole Opry debut with “Storm of Nails.” She’s now tied with her father for number of Opry appearances.
John Berry – “Give Me Back My America”
Corb Lund – “September”
Dylan LeBlanc – “Part One: The End”
Aaron Watson – “Raise Your Bottle”
Levi Riggs – “There’s Still a Place for That”
Taylor Made – “Things You Don’t Grow Out Of”
Brand & Dean – “Your Ol’ Lady’s Gone”
Jason Aldean – “Take a Little Ride”
Eric Paslay – “Amarillo Rain”
Beth Cayhall – “Boys, Eat Your Heart Out”
Blackberry Smoke – “Six Ways to Sunday”
Ali Dee – “Sweet Southern Song”
Moonshine Bandits – “Super Goggles”
SHEL – “Freckles”
Steve Richard – “Toothbrush”
Drew Kennedy – “Stars in California”
Jon Pardi – “Missin’ You Crazy”
Troy Cassar-Daley – “Home”
Chelsea Batham – “Laugh It Off”
Tamara Stewart – “Sisterhood (of Feeling Good)”
Roo Arcus – “This Here Cowboy”
Troubadour Kings – “Get Lucky”