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- The Eagles’ Joe Walsh is releasing his first solo album in two decades called Analog Man on June 5; it’s produced by Jeff Lynne. You can listen to the title track here.
- Fellow Eagles member Glenn Frey talked with Rolling Stone about his May 8 album release of After Hours in addition to an Eagles DVD project.
- From Dan Navarro: “At 5:13 pm Pacific time today, March 23, 2012, Eric Lowen peacefully ended his nine-year standoff with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease), surrounded by family and awash in love, gratitude and beautiful music. We all appreciate the support and well wishes that have come his way these many years, and will always hold dear the shining example he was, and still is, to us all.” The duo of Lowen and Navarro put out 12 albums together and wrote a number of hits across several genres for other artists from Pat Benatar to The Temptations.
- Gregg Allman has a new autobiography coming out May 1 called My Cross to Bear. You can check out a video interview with Allman here.
- Former Hee Haw actor George “Goober” Lindsey suffered a stroke last week and has been recovering in ICU. (via William Lee Golden’s Facebook wall.)
- Fans can pick their favorite version of Dolly Parton’s new roller coaster song for her new Dollywood attraction, The Wild Eagle.
- Dolly Parton gave the Tennessean some info about her plans to write her life story as a musical.
- Rolling Stone profiled the upcoming June release of Neil Young and Crazy Horse album Americana: “The emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what’s going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written.”
- Jim Harrington of the Oakland Tribune caught a Lady Antebellum concert and wasn’t impressed.
- Chris Luquette has been named as a permanent member of bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.
- People Magazine’s cover story this week is all about Blake Shelton and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine’s bromance.
- Kix Brooks has been sidelined by a burst vocal cord that will keep him off the stage for at least two weeks. Kix tweeted, “Doc asked if I ever got excited or yelled haha – doesn’t know me very well huh?” As a result of Kix’s vocal issues, his former duo partner Ronnie Dunn stepped in to perform in his place Friday night in Jacksonville, FL.
Shannon LaBrie – “I Remember a Boy”
Lionel Richie & Shania Twain – “Endless Love”
Busby Marou – “5 Rocks”
Matraca Berg – “Dreaming Fields”
Thomas Rhett – “Something To Do With My Hands”
Josh Turner – “Time is Love”
Shane Nicholson – “Whistling Cannonballs”
Stephanie Jansen – “Risky”
The Wolfe Brothers – “Wake Up”
Wade Bowen – “Saturday Night”
The Secret Sisters – “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder” (live on The Tonight Show)
Three Tall Pines – “Black Sunday Blues”
Chelsea Bain – “Rockin’ That Trailer”
The Kentucky Waterfalls – “The Real Me”
Landon Michael – “Might As Well Be Me”
The White Buffalo – “Wish It Was True”
Kingston (formerly The Carter Twins) – “Someone”
Gord Bamford – “Is It Friday Yet?”
New Heir Bluegrass – “Illinois”