Sarah Jarosz, Bruce Robison Honored at Austin Music Awards; Shelby Lynne, Julie Roberts Working On New Albums
- I’m still playing catch up after last week’s hiatus, so big thanks to Ken for shooting over the majority of the bullets below.
- The Austin Chronicle‘s Jim Caligiuri reviewed solid sets from Sara Jarosz and The Trishas, a buzzworthy group that he compares to the Dixie Chicks. Jarosz is not undeserving of her own buzz though, which was underscored by her wins for Country/Bluegrass and Folk in the Best Performing Bands category at the Austin Music Awards along with Best Female Vocals.
- Bruce Robison is among the Hall of Fame inductees for the previously mentioned Austin Music Awards.
- Brad Paisley just finished his last tour with a bang and already announced plans for his summer: the 75-city H2O World Tour presented by Chevy. Openers include Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson.
RodeoHouston wrap ups:
- Brooks & Dunn has played every RodeoHouston since 1992 and even though Saturday night’s gig was the duo’s last, it wasn’t much different than previous appearances.
- Blake Shelton compared his RodeoHouston appearance to playing the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.
- And Toby Keith could have given his audience “a little less commercial and a lot more concert.”
- Chris Knight isn’t a practitioner of the “write on a regular basis” school of thought:
“I’m the type of guy who only writes when I get the idea,” he says. “If I try to sit there and force it, all it’s going to do is make me hate whatever I’m trying to do or say. I can kind of tell right away whether something’s happening there, and if it is, I’ll sit there and get it down no matter how long it takes. But you really can’t rush or force anything, and I’ve found that if you let it come and the time is right you can really get it right.”
- Faith Hill covered ABBA’s hit of “Winner Takes All” with original band member Benny Andersson on the piano at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction earlier this week.
- Julie Roberts announced on her MySpace page that she’s beginning work on a new album.
- On April 20th, Shelby Lynne will release her next album, Tears, Lies, And Alibis, through her own newly-founded label.
- Grand Ole Opry and country star Pam Tillis has joined the Board of Directors of the Wheeling Jamboree, Inc., a non-profit corporation established to preserve the nation’s second oldest radio and live performance program, the Wheeling Jamboree.
- Esquire magazine asked five musicians, including Dierks Bentley and Griffin House, to take part in a two-day fashion shoot for the magazine in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and to take the Esquire Songwriting Challenge: write, perform, and record an original song with lyrics that include the phrase “Somewhere in Mississippi.” Snippets of the resulting songs can be previewed and downloaded on the Esquire website beginning March 29.
- When Gary Allan was 15, his father refused to sign his first record contract because he thought his son was an imitator.
- Here’s a video Music Fog captured of The Stone River Boys, and offshoot of the Hacienda Brothers, performing “Love On The Dial” at SXSW.
- 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 ...