The iconic WSM radio tower turns 80. The station is celebrating tomorrow with an open house at the tower.
Chet Flippo’s new Nashville Skyline column is all about artists he thinks are deserving of Hall of Fame induction, including Ray Charles, Johnny Horton, and Dottie West. Who’s on your list?
There’s a new, free exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum called “The Guitar: An American Love Story.” The Tennessean has info and a photo gallery.
Michael Berick of The Bluegrass Situation interviewedCorb Lund.
The Deadly Gentlemen, currently touring in Alaska, were featured in the Daily News-Miner: The band is fronted by Dr. Greg Liszt, a banjo player with a doctorate from MIT who has toured with Bruce Springsteen and is a member of Crooked Still. The Deadly Gentlemen started as an experimental spoken word bluegrass band, but its latest album, “Carry Me to Home” consists of traditional folk songs taken to extremes. Bluegrass may be an ever-evolving genre, but The Deadly Gentlemen are way ahead of the curve.
The Americana Honors and Awards Ceremony episode of Austin City Limits ends with a performance of “The Weight” featuring Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and more. Watch that clip here.
Speaking of Raitt, in this Performing Songwriter feature, John Prine, Richard Thompson, Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin and others share how Raitt has affected their lives.
American Songwriter’s free, downloadable November sampler includes cuts from Chris Knight, The Mavericks, and more.
Miranda Lambert’s “Over You,” The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey,” Taylor Swift’s “Fearless,” and Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over” have all been certified platinum.
Kenny Chesney has announced his No Shoes Nation Tour, which will hit stadiums in 2013. Kacey Musgraves and The Eli Young Band will open all shows; Zac Brown Band and Eric Church will play select dates.
Listen to “Just a Fool,” the new Christina Aguilera-Blake Shelton duet.
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.