Tag: Rodney Crowell

New: Mavericks, Rodney Crowell, Drew Holcomb

“Brand New Day,” first Mavericks @MavericksMusic studio CD on own label, stands with their best, particularly title track. https://t.co/Sqfz4GhNOe — Americana Music News (@KenPaulson7) February 27, 2017 “Close Ties” from @RodneyJCrowell due March 31. Fine album, esp. nod to @GuyClarkKCA and “Nashville 1972”. https://t.co/M8S3TYQBaQ — Americana Music News (@KenPaulson7) February 27, 2017 New @drewholcomb “Souvenir” due March 24. Our favorite…

Americana Music Grammy award nominees announced

The Recording Academy has announced this year’s nominees for Grammy Awards and the roster of Americana artists is rich and familiar. The nominees for both Best Americana Album and Best American Roots song are almost identical, with Jason Isbell, the Mavericks, Punch Brothers and Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell appearing in both categories.

Americana Music Festival releases 2012 line-up

Americana Music News – The Americana Music Association has announced an impressive line-up for the Americana Music Festival & Conference September 12-15 in Nashville , with more performers to be named later. As usual, the roster includes a good mix of accomplished veterans and emerging artists. Among the biggest names: Billy Joe Shaver, the Punch Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Richard Thompson, Sara Watkins,…

New to chart: John Fullbright, Brandi Carlile

Americana Music News – The top two slots in this week’s Americana Music Association radio chart hold steady, with JD McPherson’s Signs and Signifiers and Willie Nelson’s Heroes running 1-2. New to the chart this week are John Fullbright’s From the Ground Up at #33 and Brandi Carlile’s Bear Creek at #40. Most added this week to Americana music radio:…

JD McPherson, Willie Nelson top Americana music chart

JD McPherson’s Signs and Signifiers moves to the top spot on the Americana music radio chart, followed closely by Willie Nelson’s Heroes.  Justin Townes Earle,  on top of the chart for many weeks, drops to third with Nothing’s Going to Change The Way You Feel About Me. New to the chart: Kin: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell at…

New to Americana chart: Grant Peeples, Jerry Douglas, Rhett Miller

Justin Townes Earle remains at the top position in Americana music radio with Nothing’s Going to Change The Way You Feel About Me, with JD McPherson’s Signs and Signifiers in the second slot. New to the Americana music chart: Grant Peeples’ Prior Convictions at #37, Jerry Douglas’ Traveler at #39 and Rhett Miller’s The Dreamer at #40. Most added on…

30A Songwriting Festival: Rodney Crowell, Steve Forbert and the Bangles

By Ken Paulson Seaside, Florida – The third annual 30A Songwriters Festival, closed out its three-day run today, wrapping up an ambitious and entertaining celebration of songs. Very similar in scope and approach to Nashville’s’ Tin Pan South Festival, run by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, 30A showcases a wide range of artists and genres in both open-air and intimate…

Bangles, Crowell, Ray headline 30A Songwriters Festival

The Bangles, Rodney Crowell and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls are among the headliners at next week’s 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. While some songwriters festivals feature writers who have composed for others, the 30A festival features a wide range of performers with recording careers, who also happen to write their own material. Artists scheduled to…

Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, John Hiatt and a new generation

One of those only-in-Nashville evenings: On Dec. 19, 3rd and Lindsley will host the Generations Against the Death Penalty benefit concert. The idea is to pair famous parents with their talented kids in support of the cause. The line-up includes: – Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell and their daughter Chelsea Crowell – John Hiatt and daughter Lilly Hiatt – Gail Davies…

“Imagine No Gun Violence:” Nashville Lennon tribute

One of the best annual music events in Nashville each year has been the “Imagine No Handguns” concert, a celebration of the music of John Lennon and an effort to build awareness about gun violence. The show ran in Nashville from the mid-’90s through 2005, and is now back after a six-year break with the updated “Imagine No Gun Violence”…

Review: This One’s For Him, A Tribute to Guy Clark

by Terry Roland – Released on November 8, two days after veteran Texas songwriter Guy Clark’s 70th birthday, This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark, succeeds beyond expectations as a tribute to a much- loved songwriter and a well-produced album of finely crafted country-folk music. It may be the mark of a great songwriter that a diverse group…

Hank Williams’ “Notebooks” enters Americana chart

The highest entry on this week’s Americana music chart (# 17) is “The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams,” a collection of songs built around handwritten lyrics found on the day he died. The mix of artists is remarkable, and includes Bob Dylan, Alan Jackson, Lucinda Williams, Jack White, Norah Jones, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Levon Helm, Jakob Dylan, Sheryl Crow,…

Del McCoury featured in new in-studio video series

Three years ago, Steve Fishell, a one-time member of Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band and later a producer of a number of cool country and Americana acts, launched the Music Producers Institute in Nashville. It was a studio with a twist. Fishell’s business model gave artists an economical way to record a new album, while inviting recording students and fans to…

Guy Clark’s 70th birthday: A concert and album

Some of the biggest names in roots, folk and Americana music will be on hand to celebrate Guy Clark’s musical legacy on Nov. 2 in Austin. “Wish I Was In Austin: A 70th Birthday Tribute to Guy Clark,” which benefits the Center for Texas Music History, will feature performances by Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, Joe Ely, Rosie Flores, Radney Foster,…