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Compass Records to Release Jean Ritchie Tribute; Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers HoF Exhibits to Open in August; Ralph Stanley Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

An Evening With Al Pacino
Ralph Stanley, Al Pacino, Annie Proulx, Robert Reich, and Robert Ballard: the world’s most interesting dinner party or a few of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ newly elected fellows? (It’s the latter. Stanley, Pacino, et al. will be officially inducted into the Academy on October 11.) “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ it Country” will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 29 and run through March 2015. (via pres ...
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Album Review: Kelley Mickwee — You Used to Live Here

Though she’s resided in Austin for several years now, for her debut solo album, singer-songwriter Kelley Mickwee returned home to Memphis, not just physically (recording in a home studio set up in a midtown mansion that used to belong to the late historian Shelby Foote), but sonically as well. Mickwee quickly sets the scene on the soulful opening song “River Girl,” as she sings, “I come from the cotton, I come from the mud / And I know what this river can do when she floods.” You Used to Liv ...
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George Riddle Passes Away; Shel Silverstein Biopic in Development; Swift, Church to Play iHeartRadio Fest

George Riddle, one of George Jones’ Jones Boys and the writer of songs like “Hall of Shame,” passed away. He was 78 years old. Robert K. Oermann wrote an obituary for Riddle that’s published at Variety reports that there’s a Shel Silverstein biopic in the works. The film, currently under development by Wonderland Sound and Vision, will be based on Lisa Rogak’s biography A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein. Here’s Low covering “I’m on Fire” ...
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Hot Rize Announces New Album; Bloodshot Compiles 20th Anniversary Sampler; Record Releases

Grenada's Randy Lewis competes in the me
Hot Rize will release When I’m Free, their first studio album in 24 years, on September 30. Listen to one of their new songs, “Blue is Fallin’,” here. There’s a video interview with Rodney Crowell on Yahoo’s Ram Country. Paul Thorn is the American Songwriter Writer of the Week. Randy Lewis wrote a fine feature on country music’s international appeal. Reba’s got a new video for “Pray for Peace,” and she’s giving away the song on her website. Th ...
Full article at: The 9513 2 days ago, 6:47am CDT

Jerry Douglas Announces Flatt & Scruggs Tribute Album; SiriusXM Launches Y2Kountry; New Music Videos

Ali Lohan, younger sister of Lindsay, is reportedly getting ready to launch a country music career. The internet was abuzz over Tim McGraw’s intentional/unintentional swipe/slap of a fan that got a little too grabby at one of his concerts. JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams will release Standing Tall and Tough on Mountain Home Music August 19. Closer Weekly interviewed some of Randy Travis’s friends who sug ...
Full article at: The 9513 3 days ago, 9:03am CDT

The King of Broken Hearts Redivivus: An Interview with Jim Lauderdale

Sammy Kershaw's "Do You Know Me? A Tribute To George Jones" Album Release Party
If Gram Parsons and George Jones got together to name an heir to their throne, it would be Jim Lauderdale. There absolutely no question that Lauderdale and Marty Stuart—the other heir to the throne—have done more than any other musicians playing today to fill the shoes of Jones, Buck Owens, and Hank Williams, among others. Lauderdale works tirelessly—he’s one of the hardest working artists in Americana music today—as a guitarist, a songwrit ...
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Friday Five: Dom Flemons

Songster Dom Flemons rose to prominence in the American roots music scene as a founding member of The Carolina Chocolate Drops, where his charismatic stage presence was backed with an extensive knowledge of music history — nearly everyone who attended a Chocolate Drops concert left at the end of the evening having learned something new. Flemons, who left the group in 2013, displays the full spectrum of that knowledge on his fine new solo record, Pro ...
Full article at: The 9513 6 days ago, 12:22pm CDT

New Country Music Fest Comes to Vegas; CCMA Award Nominations Announced; Justin Townes Earle Covers “Glory Days”

Chuck Dauphin makes a case for Don Rich’s Hall of Fame induction. (h/t A.B.) Lucinda Williams’ forthcoming double album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone will include a song called “Compassion” that’s an expansion of this poem of the same name written by her father, poet Miller Williams: Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what ...
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Johnny Winter Passes Away; Hunter Hayes to Headline U.S. Open’s Kids’ Day; Sam Moore Goes Bluegrass

Blues guitarist Johnny Winter passed away yesterday in Zurich, four days after his last performance, which was at a music festival in Austria. He was 70 years old. Ralph Stanley, Carlene Carter, and Jim Lauderdale are among the artists who’ll play free concerts during The Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s opening weekend on August 2 in Bristol. Town Mountain will release their next record, Live at the Isis, on August 22. Documentary The Winding Stream: The Carters, ...
Full article at: The 9513 Jul 17 2014, 8:23am CDT

Fundraising Stalls for Grandpa Jones Historical Marker; Seeger Fest Begins Tomorrow; Drew Kennedy to Release Live Album

iHeartRadio Music Festival Village - Backstage
Fundraising attempts to put up a historical marker at Grandpa Jones’ Kentucky birthplace have stalled. So far only $700 has been raised, but the project will cost $2,500. Dolly Parton would like to make a LGBT dance record. There’s a LeAnn Rimes dance record due out out in August, featuring remixes of songs she’s recorded over the years. Thankfully, there’s no dance version of “Cattle Call.” Justin Townes Earle played his new single, “White Gardenias,” for CMT Edge. The Brother ...
Full article at: The 9513 Jul 16 2014, 9:33am CDT

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