Larry Gatlin Debuts ‘Johnny Cash’ Video; New Releases List; Charlie Robison Winners
- Watch the new video from Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, “Johnny Cash Is Dead And His House Burned Down.”
New releases for the week of June 23, 2009 include:
Charlie Rich – Once a Drifter (Reissue)
- Richard Skanse has a lengthy, but good, interview with Charlie Robison all about his new divorce record and why he chose to cover the songs he did. On the Bruce Springsteen cover, “Racing In the Street,” he says:
One of the stories behind that song is, 15 years ago, I was in Nashville making this terrible record for Warner Bros. that thank God never came out, and I was kind of miserable. But I did get to hang out with Townes [Van Zandt] and Guy [Clark] while I was out there. We’d hang out and get hammered at Guy’s house, just sitting around and singing songs. I’d do that Springsteen song, and Guy always made me promise that someday I would record it. And I said, “OK, I will.” But it never seemed to fit anywhere until I got to this record.
- And congrats to the winners of our giveaway for Charlie Robison‘s new album: Maureen, Drew, agent713, Mike Parker and Ryan. Country California has a couple of chances for you to win an album if you didn’t pick one up here, plus C.M. claims that his autographed copies are better than ours.
- Mike Severson shared a few highlights from a report released by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) in association with Nielsen SoundScan on the current state of the recording industry. Visit the link at the bottom of his post for the full report.
- Farce the Music presents songwriting tip #10 from John Rich: Leave your politics at the door of the writing room.
- For week 14 in his Nashville or Bust series, Nathan Rabin tackled The Louvin Brothers and their “fire-and-brimstone theology of bottomless torment and endless grace.”
- Michael Corcoran reviewed the first of Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson‘s two sold-out shows at the Cactus Cafe last night and mentioned three of the moments that brought out the most goosebumps.
- To honor Jerry Douglas for his 25th year at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, he was presented with a sheep.
- GAC partnered with Original Signal Recordings to digitally release Lane Turner‘s new self-titled EP on June 9. (Amazon | iTunes | MySpace)
- About 250 extras showed up yesterday to take part in the filming for the Hank Williams Jr. intro to this season’s Monday Night Football. Twice as many extras are expected to show up for round two today, but that doesn’t mean everyone is enthusiastic. Rich Eisen of the NFL Network posted the following to his Twitter feed Saturday night: “Is it complete heresy of me to say that I’m totally over the whole Hank Williams Jr. thing? Holy smokes is that PLAYED.”
- Download “Red Light Love” from the forthcoming self-titled album from Those Darlins.
- Jack Hanford: For those who are interested, there is a new 90-minute documentary video about Tompall & the Glaser Brothers on DVD ...
- joe morris: how come nobody mentions his fan club which started 1950 and was called the " the penny pushers " which ...
- jane: I'm reading this article in 2013 and I've yet to hear anything from the album played on the radio.....
- Catwandy: I guess Matt C. is eating his well-deserved crow 'bout now. Critics....gotta love 'em , bless their little hearts.
- Ed McClendon: Saw the brothers in Greeley CO on the occasion of Tompall's 50th birthday. The show wasn't well promoted and there ...
- Roby Fox: I'm sure no one else will know, or even care about this little tidbit of trivia. "Keep Your Change" was ...
- kate wonders: Roni Stoneman is still on Hee Haw every Sunday night on RFD channel.
- Marsha Blades: Tommy, You were so kind to me during a tough time in my life and I don't think I ever ...
- Leona Jones: I seen Chris at the Grand Ole Opry last week.. First time I have heard of him.. He rocked the ...
- Sonicjar Music: Agree with Lucas, But one thing is certain, for a song to come to existence, so many things have to ...