Little Big Town will perform their new single, “Sober,” on Leno tonight. (via press release)
If you weren’t at Golf & Guitars last May, check out this video recap, which features Joe Nichols, Joey Martin Feek, and a few other performers who attended the charity concert/golf tournament.
Willie Nelson is recovering from a shoulder injury; he had to cancel several shows, but should be back onstage October 15 in Louisville.
Noam Pikelny gave the keynote address at IBMA. From Bluegrass Today: Pikelny said IBMA has more work to do, starting with expanding the awards show to accommodate contemporary pickers. Without continuing to encourage a broader approach to bluegrass, he said, IBMA will end up some day “preaching to the choir.”
Chris Young discusses his new album, A.M., track-by-track in this video interview.
Robert Ellis will release his next album, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, on February 14. The singer-songwriter says that on this record, he moves away from country/folk and incorporates his pop influences.
DownloadAmos Lee’s new single, “Chill in the Air,” featuring Alison Krauss.
Town Mountain and Chris Luquette (Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen) were among the winners of this year’s IBMA Momentum Awards. Tonight’s IBMA Awards will be broadcast on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, BluegrassNation.org, and Music City Roots beginning at 7:30 Eastern.
If The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records hasn’t drained your music budget, Columbia/Legacy will release the Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1 on November 5.
Rolling Stone published an interview with Robert Hunter.
Check out Della Mae’s new video:
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.