Waylon Jennings’ Family Plans To Release His Last Recordings; Bonnaroo Lineup Revealed; Arnold Schultz Honored

Juli Thanki | February 15th, 2012

  • Sarah Jarosz, Punch Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, The Avett Brothers, and several other Americana/roots acts are on this year’s Bonnaroo roster.
  • The A.V. Club has an exclusive stream of “In Between Jobs” from Todd Snider’s upcoming album, Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables.
  • Pierce Greenberg of Nashville’s City Paper has some more information about the Johnny Cash museum scheduled to open this summer: it’ll be a “two-floor, 18,000-square-foot museum, including a 250-seat music venue,” and the average admission price will be about $13.
  • Scotty McCreery’s “The Trouble with Girls” has gone gold.
  • Waylon Jennings’ family is planning to release his last recordings on an album tentatively titled  Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Final Recordings; plans for a clothing line, biopic, and community-based website are also in the works.
  • Here’s Kathleen Edwards’ World Café session.
  • The International Bluegrass Music Museum is teaming up with the H.L. Neblett Community Center to honor Arnold Schultz, who influenced Bill Monroe, with a program designed to teach kids how to play bluegrass instruments.
  • The newest Taproot Radio Podcast features folk trio Red Molly.
  • Next week Tracy Lawrence will play a show in Nashville to benefit Operation Troop Aid, an organization that sends care packages to deployed troops.
  • Here’s the EPK for Shooter Jennings’ upcoming album, Family Man.
  • Ariat is giving away a guitar autographed by Toby Keith.
  • Writer and musician Scott Alarik talks with Minnesota Public Radio about his folk music novel, Revival.
  1. Rick
    February 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Music City Roots is featuring a good number of female artists tonight! Good on ya MCR! (lol) Artists include: The Cleverlys, Samantha Crain, Dala, Loves It, Angel Snow, and LA transplant Dave Gleason. As usual it should be interesting!
    Link: http://www.musiccityroots.com/

    Hey Ken, did you watch the Rebecca Lynn Howard “pajama concert” last night? I was just wondering what she was wearing…(lol)

    If a person wins that Ariat guitar, can they specifically request that Toby Keith not autograph it? (lol)

    Gosh, it seems the marketing types are making the ghost of Waylon Jennings dance more than ever these days! Crikey!

  2. luckyoldsun
    February 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    If a person wins that Ariat guitar, can they specifically request that Toby Keith not autograph it? (lol)

    No, they’ll give you the Japanese guitar that Toby uses to perform “Made In America.”

  3. Ben Foster
    February 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I’m looking forward to hearing that new Shooter Jennings record.

  4. Rick
    February 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    It’s quite rare that acts I’ve never heard of which perform on Music City Roots impress me. Tonight was one of those rare times with the Canadian acoustic folk duo Dala, featuring two very pretty and very talented young gals (mid 20’s) named Amanda and Sheila. The gals can both sing well and play guitars and Sheila is proficient on keyboards too. They are definitely an act to catch live if they ever come your way. If they had hooked up with T. Bone Burnette, they’d be as big as the Secret Sisters these days…

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