John Anderson reunited with James Stroud, who collaborated with Anderson on “Seminole Wind” and “Straight Tequila Night,” to release a new album, Bigger Hands, on Country Crossing Records, a division of Stroud’s recently launched Stroudavarious Records. The album will be released on June 9th and will be preceded by a single and video, “Cold Coffee & Hot Beer.” (via press release)
Jake Owen took one of his fans out to dinner last night after she responded to his tweet, but what I find interesting is the Red Headed Stranger shirt he’s wearing. If I recall correctly, he had an Eddie Rabbit shirt on for the cover of his first album and Waylon Jennings on his second–makes you wonder how many classic country shirts he owns.
Chet Flippo commented on the new divide between country music fans, or societies, in his latest “Nashville Skyline column.” He says it’s not a divide between traditionalists and modernists or Americana and mainstream country radio anymore, but between fans who appreciate the music for what it’s always been and the new mentally adolescent, short attention span fan who flits between acts, whether the act is country or not.