Upcoming Music Events Benefit Flood Relief; Gruene Hall Celebrates 35 Years; Ultimate Willie Nelson List

Brody Vercher | May 10th, 2010

  1. Lee S.
    May 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Is Luke singing “Rain is a Good Thing” at the Nashville Relief show? That might not go over well.

  2. Jon
    May 10, 2010 at 11:23 am

    The guy is in his mid-70s old but there’s something so punk rock about him and he still has the capacity to surprise.

    What a dumbass. Beach, I mean, not Jerry Lee.

    The Haggard note is a useful reminder that he wasn’t knocked off country radio in the 21st century, but rather at a time that a lot of folks who like to invoke his name around here consider to have been a great time in country music.

  3. Kelly
    May 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I really like the new Haggard album, and I especially like that its achieving some relative chart success without it being an “event” album, or worse, a posthumas release. It’s just Haggard doing what Haggard does.

  4. luckyoldsun
    May 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    All the legends–or old-timers–from Loretta Lynn to Willie to Porter to Johnny and even Rosanne Cash, and now Merle–seem to be charting higher in the last few years than they did in the ’90s or early 200’s.

    I’m not sure if it really means the old-timers are selling or if it’s just a sign that the hot newcomers are not selling like they used to.

    Everything’s relative.

  5. Stormy
    May 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I think its a combination of mainstream artists not selling as much and fans of artists like Merle figuring out how to find them.

  6. Noeller
    May 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Cool vid from Dierks – really diggin’ that vibe. Hope this song is just sort of a transitional song and the rest of the album will be ever harder-edge Bluegrass.

  7. Jon
    May 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Up On The Ridge has a variety of bluegrass and bluegrass-y material; the title track isn’t quite typical, but it’s not much of an outlier, either.

  8. Vicki
    May 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I like Dierks latest offering of bluegrass. Catchy.

  9. Steve Harvey
    May 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Very excited about the new Lauderdale record!

  10. J.R. Journey
    May 14, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I’m much more interested in attending Marty Stuart’s flood benefit than the McGraw/Hill show, though both sound like a great night of music. It’s also great to see so many stars offering their support during this natural disaster. Country music artists true colors always shine through during tragedies.

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