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.
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.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.