Train Songs, Rock And Roll Definitive 200, And Tillis Exhibit Honors Singers

Brody Vercher | March 7th, 2007

  • Cricket has a nice list of train songs going on over at Hardcore Troubadours. Check it out, you might find some you haven’t heard before.
  • Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and browse through what they consider the Definitive 200 albums of the rock era (a few country albums make the list). Afterwards drop by Country Universe and let them know how many of the albums you have in your collection.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened an exhibit to honor the careers of Mel and Pam Tillis (father and daughter). “It’s All Relative: Mel and Pam Tillis” will be open until June.

    Exhibit highlights include original stage costumes designed by Nashville couturier Manuel Cuevas, including Mel Tillis’ blue and orange suit inspired by his alma mater, the University of Florida, and its Gators football team; and Pam Tillis’ rhinestone-studded bolero jacket, a garment that she wore often onstage.

  • Randy Travis performed at Billy Bob’s for the first time in over fifteen years. Despite being drowned out by the band a few times and the audience at other times, he put on a great show.

    The final songs of the two-hour show were so well-known that Travis and company turned the segment into a big country sing-along, with the house lights up and everyone joining on his first hit, On The Other Hand.

    via Country Nation

  • Charlie Louvin has been getting a lot of lovin’ lately. I recently read an interview with Charlie in last month’s American Songwriter, then yesterday NPR posted an audio review of his newest album with a few samples from his songs intertwined, and today HickoryWind posted a piece about him.
  • The Miranda Lambert publicity train has been going full steam ahead as of late. She recently shot the video for the first single, “Famous in a Small Town,” off her latest album. The single will hit radio on March 19 with the video debut following right behind it. “The song reflects Lambert’s own experience growing up in the small town of Lindale, Texas.”
  • If you’re in Austin for SXSW you might want to consider stopping by Waterloo Ice House on the 17th for Americana Roots Showcase. It’s completely free, so you can’t complain that it costs too much. I’d like to go myself, but you know, I got tickets to see Willie, Merle, and Ray.
  • Check out Upstage’s writeup on the upcoming Todd Snider release.
    via Twang Nation
  1. Baron Lane
    March 7, 2007 at 9:13 am

    I have an extra ticket to see Charie Louvin in New York City tomorrow night if anyones interested and in that neck of the “woods” let me know.

  2. Linda Banks
    March 7, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Boy, that would be great to go to that show!

  3. Brody Vercher
    March 8, 2007 at 8:08 am

    I’m with Linda, I so would’ve been there if I lived just a tad closer to NY.

  4. Baron Lane
    March 9, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    It was! I’ll be reviewing it sometime this weekend.

Tagged In This Article

// // // // //

Current Discussion

  • bob: Enjoyed the articles on the story behind "When She Cries" and the dearth of women on Canadian Country radio. Thanks. …
  • Saving Country Music: Everything that came out in Friday's assessment of Studio 'A' by the developer was stuff we already knew. The only …
  • bob: Thanks Barry. Just reserved the Adam Gussow book. Sounds interesting.
  • Barry Mazor: It may be over-stated, in arriving at practically a single explanation of everything, but Adam Gussow's book on lynching and …
  • Leeann: Wow! Heavy topic and horrifying indeed! "Beer for My Horses" was all fun and games until that reference, I'll have …
  • Barry Mazor: Everything else aside, the way that reporter fills us in, with must-have, pointless generational snark included, about who this "Little …
  • luckyoldsun: "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" seems to be about a lynching--even if there's something about a judge …
  • Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
  • Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
  • bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …

Recently Reviewed Albums

  • paulthorntooblessed
  • duhksbeyondtheblue
  • kelleymickwee
  • sandrarhodes
  • candi staton
  • sturgillsimpsonmetamodern
  • raypricebeautyis
  • rodneycrowelltarpapersky