Willie’s Roadhouse Plans Ray Price Tribute; Joe Henry to Re-Create Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears; Dailey & Vincent to Play Carnegie Hall

Juli Thanki | December 18th, 2013

  • SiriusXM channel Willie’s Roadhouse will pay tribute to Ray Price with a three-hour show airing Saturday at noon.
  • Merle Haggard on Price: “He was probably the first outlaw…I think Willie (Nelson) will agree. He was out there fighting for what he believed and doing it his way, and being criticized and all that. I remember when he laid the guitar down and started hiring violin players and all that, and everybody thought he was crazy. Crazy like a fox. He knew what he was doing.”
  • Billboard reports that producer Joe Henry has signed on to re-create Johnny Cash’s 1964 album Bitter Tears, a “conceptual set about the plight of Native Americans.”
  • Out February 4 on Real Gone: a Jim Reeves compilation called A Beautiful Life – Songs of Inspiration. (via press release)
  • The Tony Rice Foundation has received over $17,000 in donations so far to help support Rice, who’s suffering from arthritis and has had to cancel all of his shows because it’s too painful to play guitar. (via press release)
  • Here’s Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new version of “Come On, Come On,” on which she’s backed by an orchestra.
  • Another Carnegie Hall, this one in Lewisburg, West Virginia, received a $10,000 NEA grant to help stage an Americana festival.
  • Check out the track listing for Side By Side, the forthcoming album from Ralph Stanley and Ralph II.
  • DJ Bobby Bones was profiled on CBS This Morning.
  • Mindy Smith’s “Auld Lang Syne” video premiered on USAToday.com.
  • Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) talks about his new band, Hard Working Americans, in this American Songwriter Q&A.
  • Restless Heart’s working on a new record for release in the first half of 2014.
  • Over the Rhine’s planning on releasing a record next year, too. This one will be another Christmas album.
  • Chris Young will debut his new single, “Who I Am with You,” on Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion tonight (8 p.m. Eastern, CBS).

 

 

  1. Janice Brooks
    December 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Calvin Gilbert sounds too good to be associated with CMT

  2. Saving Country Music
    December 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    This Bobby Bones DJ is going to be a very important personality in country music moving forward.

  3. Rick
    December 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Music City Roots Alert! Tonight’s MCR is the “Electric Western Holiday Show”! WooHoo! (lol) Artists featured included Derek Hoke, Andrew Combs, Escondido, Steelism, Los Colognes, and Ricky Young and Joel King of the Wild Feathers(?). It also says a “Special Guest” is slated! I’m expecting Santa Claus with a bag full of Vietti Chile cans!
    Link: http://musiccityroots.com/shows

    So does this DJ Bobby Jones person wear Spooky Boots?…(lol)

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