Vince Gill to Appear on QVC; Ryan Bingham Gets Psychoanalyzed; Bach on the Banjo

Juli Thanki | October 7th, 2011

  • Our Canadian radio friend Dave Woods chatted with Oak Ridge Boy Joe Bonsall about the band’s Opry induction and new album It’s Only Natural.
  • Vince Gill will appear on QVC Tuesday, October 11 at noon (Eastern) to perform and allow viewers to order his upcoming CD.
  • Farce the Music whipped up some fragrance names for a few country singers who might want to hop on the perfume band wagon.
  • The Waylon Fund, an organization to help support diabetes research, has been formed in honor of Waylon Jennings.
  • Sugarland will return to Indiana to perform a free concert on October 28.
  • Here’s an excerpt from Chet Flippo’s newest Nashville Skyline column about country music and the common man: What troubles me these days is that I’m not hearing much in the way of a sincere common man theme in country music. What I’m still hearing is a lot of long-tail-chasing of mainstream radio-friendly back-road, pickup-truck, and pseudo-small-town, hick-friendly, beer-drinking, hell-raising songs that get big radio play. With some babalicious babes thrown into the song and the video wherever possible.
  • Faith Hill will perform a new song at the CMA Awards; this will be her first time performing at the awards show in five years.
  • You probably like free things and Dolly Parton. Check out this Opry contest and enter to win a guitar autographed by Dolly, a tour of RCA Studio B, and more.
  • Country Universe looks back at Shania Twain’s “No One Needs to Know.”
  • The Everly Brothers come in at #80 on Country Universe’s list of country music’s 100 greatest men.
  • Ryan Adams made a video for his song “Invisible Riverside.”
  • Then watch this video of Jens Kruger playing Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 on the banjo, brought to our attention by our friends at Bluegrass Today. Unless you’re on an elevator with Jon Hamm and Kate Winslet, it’ll probably be the most beautiful two minutes of your day.

  1. Rick
    October 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    That “Mens Health” article would be a lot more interesting if they had chosen someone like David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, Hank III, or even Jamey Johnson. Oh well…

    Does Chet Flippo really think that all those soccer moms want “common man” themed pop-rock country songs? The more shallow and superficial the better, just like in all of the pop culture realm. On the other hand I see nothing wrong with the common usage of babalicious babes in anything! (lol)

    OPRY Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature Charley Pride, Crystal Bowersox, Jason Michael Carroll and Ricky Skaggs. Saturday night’s Opry will include Charley Pride, Ronnie Dunn, Chuck Mead, Craig Morgan, and Rascal Flatts. Both earn a B+.

    Opry Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    PS – Last night’s Classic Country Opry was a fine show indeed. Rebecca Lynn Howard sounds more like the early 60′s Connie Smith while singing “Once a Day” than Connie does these days! (lol)

    Shania Twain’s “No One Needs To Know” is the only Shania song I ever purchased via the “Twister” film soundtrack. What a great little folk-pop song that is.

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