Waylon Jennings’ Last Recordings Due Out 9/11; We’re All for the Hall Raises $465,000; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | April 17th, 2012

  • Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings is due out September 11 on Saguaro Road Records. From the press release: Jennings wrote 11 of the 12 songs that appear on the new album, a testament to the personal nature of the recordings, and they reveal an artist in the midst of a final creative peak.  In addition to his own songs, the album includes Tony Joe White’s “Goin’ Down Rockin’” (on which White himself is a guest). In all, the album will feature eleven songs that have never been released before.
  • The We’re All for the Hall benefit concert raised $465,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the United Farm Workers (UFW) announced a California concert series that will have Kris Kristofferson teaming up with several Latin artists including Los Lobos this June.
  • Paste has “Sangria Wine,” a cut from Todd Snider’s new Jerry Jeff Walker tribute record. The song also features Kix Brooks.
  • Via press release: On May 22, reissue label Real Gone Music will release two albums that haven’t been on CD before: Jerry Reed’s The Unbelievable Voice and Guitar of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground.
  • 25 years after their debut, Baillie & The Boys are back together.
  • Country California chats with Jason Eady.
  • Craig Morgan sits down for a Q&A with Michael Rampa of American Songwriter.
  • Bluegrass Today’s John Lawless posted an article on Ashley Campbell, who’s playing the banjo in father Glen Campbell’s touring band.
  • Steve Martin announced some new summer tour dates.
  • There were multiple Bellamy Brothers flash mobs in Europe.
  • Dierks Bentley is playing an acoustic show at Seattle’s Easy Street Records for Record Store Day.
  • Here’s the album cover for Josh Turner’s upcoming release, Punching Bag.
  • This week’s album releases:

Lurrie Bell The Devil Ain’t Got No Music

Pete Seeger The Complete Bowdoin College Concert, 1960

Marvin Etzioni Marvin Country! (stream here)

Dar Williams In the Time of Gods

Cowboy Copas Complete Hit Singles A’s and B’s

Janis Joplin The Pearl Sessions

Little Richard Here’s Little Richard (remastered)

Pinetop Perkins Heaven

Loudon Wainwright III Older Than My Old Man Now

JD McPherson Signs & Signifiers

Lou Reid & Carolina Callin’ Me Back Home 

Various Artists Sun Record Company 60th Anniversary 

  1. Leeann Ward
    April 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    For the record, Ashley Monroe is featured on a Train song, “Bruises”, from their new album.

  2. Rick
    April 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the tip Leeann. Might have to give that one a listen.

    What would be shocking is if Caitlin Rose covered some vintage Connie Smith or Tammy Wynette…

    Missed the Opry tonight. Darn, I haven’t even checked to see who I missed.

    [This post has been edited.]

  3. Jack Williams
    April 18, 2012 at 12:01 am

    “Wow, a celebration of Cesar “just call me Che” Chavez and the United Farm Workers! A true “workers” celebration no doubt that will appeal to Occupy mindest libby-tards all over Mexifornia! Viva la Commies! That’s just frickin’ awesome…”

    Ugh.

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