Whitey Morgan Has “Waymore’s Blues”

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If this doesn't get you hankering for upcoming album Sonic Ranch (out May 19), I don't know what will: Whitey Morgan and the gang covering Waylon during some downtime at the studio. http://youtu.be/5VrDvHeh9sA Per the track list, "Waymore's Blues" isn't on Sonic Ranch. Rolling Stone has the music video for the project's lead single, a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Waiting 'Round to Die." … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/08/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Albright & O'Malley & Brenner's Becky Brenner later commented that many of the new breed of Country programmers who have migrated from the pop and Top 40 worlds are not historians of the format and may not, in fact, be huge Country fans at the end of the day. ● --- No kidding? From R.J. Curtis' All Access write-up on the Country Radio Seminar. I felt like sometimes in the early days — and you live and you learn as you get more … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/01/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I don't think decision makers on Music Row, in private, think that country radio is going to continue to matter in 10 or 20 years. ● --- Richard Lloyd, Associate Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, to Rolling Stone. "If those three chains don't play your records, you won't have a hit," Curb Records chief Mike Curb tells Rolling Stone Country. "And today there isn't any real firewall between radio and [major labels] . . . … [Read more...]

March 2015 Show Calendar

From the Northern California Concert Calendar, a listing of shows for the month ahead. If you have friends in the area, please invite them to receive monthly roundups by email. Don’t forget that you can always check the calendar on our site to see shows further out and get your tickets in advance. I just added most of the big mainstream country shows coming our way this summer, the full Stagecoach lineup (not Northern California, but worth traveling for), a few other festivals, and plenty of … [Read more...]

Who knew dogs could clap?

Bonapartes Retreat letter

Six years ago this month, I lost my best friend. He was 16, well beyond life expectancy for a dog of his size and breed. It still sucked. I'll probably have another dog someday, but I'm not ready yet. Thankfully, you don't have to host a dog to help a dog. Today, I'm thrilled to be able to forward $22.77 in Amazon proceeds from stuff you bought in November/December 2014 to Emmylou Harris' dog rescue, Bonaparte's Retreat. If you're feeling especially charitable, you can (of course) support … [Read more...]