Trisha Yearwood Films Cooking Show; Patterson Hood Protests Athens, Georgia Walmart; Bearfoot Brings Bluegrass to Schools

Juli Thanki | February 1st, 2012

  • Trisha Yearwood has begun filming a cooking show for the Food Network. The show, slated to premiere in April, will also feature some of her new music.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame set an attendance record with over 507,000 visitors in 2011. That’s nearly a 30% jump over 2010.
  • Here’s the trailer for the Chely Wright documentary Wish Me Away.
  • And a trailer for Americana group Band of Heathens’ double CD/double DVD live project.
  • Listen to the Carolina Chocolate Drops collaborate with the Chieftains on the song “Pretty Little Girl,” which will be found on upcoming Chieftains record Voice of Ages.
  • Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood and the Downtown 13 have released the song “After It’s Gone” to protest a Walmart in downtown Athens, Georgia. Check out the song and the Protect Downtown Athens movement here.
  • Due out March 27: Amy Dalley’s second full-length record, Coming Out of the Pain. The press release says the album “combines classic pop-country with the edge of heartland rock, as well as Dalley’s intimate lyrics and dulcet vocals.” The title track can be found on her Facebook page.
  • Randy Travis announced the first string of dates for his 25th Anniversary tour, which will start on February 10 and hit over 30 cities.
  • Bearfoot’s been bringing bluegrass to schools for a while now. Bluegrass Today has photos and a pretty cute video of a recent school visit.
  • Southern rockers Alabama Shakes were on the World Café. Give a listen here.

 

  1. bll
    February 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Trisha’s show was put on hold due to her mother’s illness and death; I’m glad to see she’s still going to do it and look forward to new music from her.

  2. Rick
    February 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Gosh, I was kind of expecting Trisha to show up on TV first in “The Biggest Loser”, just like Vinny from Trailer Choir….

    Is Chely Wright directing the title of her new documentary towards evangelical Christians or Tea Party members, or both?

    Amy Dalley’s “Coming Out Of The Pain” was initially released directly by Amy in the middle of 2011 as an indie release. Afterwards a small label approached her about re-issuing it on their label after recording an additional track or two. It’s the revised version that is now coming out. What I really want to hear is all the tracks Amy recorded for CURB that were never released as DJ CD singles! Crikey!

    Now that Nora Jane Struthers fronts Bearfoot, I think the adjectives “pretty” and “cute” apply to just about anything they do! (lol)

    Before tonight’s Music City Roots I wasn’t aware of Darin and Brooke Aldrich, but now I am! Brooke has a fine female voice for bluegrass that rings out clear and true. I wonder if she practiced as a little girl hollerin’ across the holler? Hmm….

  3. Jon
    February 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Aldridge, Darin & Brooke Aldridge.

  4. bll
    February 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Wow, Rick, what a rude statement about Trisha. You obviously haven’t seen her lately as both her and her husband are quite slim and trim.

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