News Round Up: Ferlin Husky and Billy Sherrill Inducted Into the Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Ferlin Husky (84) and Billy Sherrill  (73) have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Don Williams and Jimmy Dean will be inducted in a ceremony in September.
  • Austin’s Izzy Cox will take her bathtub gin hillbilly vibe on the road to open for Hank Williams III this summer.
  • HBO’s Southern Gothic (in the truest sense) vampire series True Blood volume 2 soundtrack features a nice sampling of Americana artists – M. Ward, Robbie Robertson, Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello, Buddy & Julie Miller and Chuck Prophet.
  • No Depression founder, and current farmer, Grant Alden writes on the talent of Elizabeth Cook and her new Don Was produced  album Welder.
  • The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the many looks of Neil Young through his storied career in the bookNeil Young: Long May You Run: The Illustrated History.
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