News Round-up: Jesse McReynolds Works on Grateful Dead Tribute

  • Jesse Lester McReynolds – mandolin trailblazer,  inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame’s “Walkway of Stars”, the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Honor, Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame, long-time Grand Ole Opry member and multiple Grammy nominee and award winner is currently recording a thirteen -song tribute to The Grateful Dead. Jesse McReynolds & Friends – Songs Of  The Grateful Dead – A Tribute to Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter will be released on Woodstock Records on October 5, 2010.
  • Julie Roberts will bring attention to the gradual resurgence of  Nashville since the devastating flood of May 2010. The four-part series, “Road to Recovery” will air on ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday, August 24 through Friday, August 27, and will also include reporting on Haiti, five months after their devastating earthquake, and from the gulf region, five years after Hurricane Katrina. For more information, visit www.julieroberts.com.
  • Nathan Rabin’s excellent series, Nashville Or Bust, covers the legendary honky-tonk hero Hank Thompson.
  • No news on Taylor Swift’s new video, album or hair style. Thanks!

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