Category Archives: News Round Up

News Round Up: Country for Our Country Supports the Troops

The Country for Our Country benefit concert will occur  in Tyler, Texas this Saturday night (10/24). The event will celebrate the troops and benefit wounded soldiers by providing them with counseling and support during a…

News Round Up: Country for Our Country Supports the Troops

The Country for Our Country benefit concert will occur  in Tyler, Texas this Saturday night (10/24). The event will celebrate the troops and benefit wounded soldiers by providing them with counseling and support during a…

News Round Up: Welcome Back Garth

Terry Clark follows Gretchen Wilson and Tim McGraw with frustration with the management and distribution practices of the Nashville big label system. I keep hoping this new found independence will result in these undeniably talented…

New Round Up: Austin’s Rusty Wier Dies

Austin singer-songwriter Rusty Weir died October 9, after two years of struggling with cancer. Wier was considered a country legend and he was inducted into the Austin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. The New…

News Round Up: Re-releases from Waylon Jennings / New Release from Hank Williams

Country music legend George Jones seems to be popping up on all the TV shows recently to promote his new Cracker Barrel exclusive album, A Collection of My Best Recollection. This Sunday morning the Possum…

News Round Up:Jim Lauderdale Will Help Push Your Car

Birmingham Weekly sits down with Mr. Americana himself – Jim Lauderdale. Jim discusses hosting the Americana Awards ceremony at the Ryman auditorium, having the first single off the George Strait new album Twang and at…

News Round Up: Jamey Johnson Pays Respect

Country Music Neo-Outlaw Jamey Johnson shows his respect for the classics by covering Vern Gosdin, George Jones, George Strait and, his most obvious influence, Waylon Jennings, at the Chicago Country Music Festival. Break out a…

News Round Up:Billy Joe Shaver / Ray Wylie Hubbard’s The last Rites of Ransom Pride

L.A. Times Pop & Hiss holds court with Texas songwriting royalty Billy Joe Shaver. Shaver discusses Bob Dylan, how after all life has thrown at him he still stays optimistic and voices frustration over somewhat…

News Round Up: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Begins

The winners of the 20th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards went to: Dailey & Vincent : Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper : Instrumental Group of the…