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6 Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductees Named

The Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct six new honorees at its 50th Annual Awards Dinner. The star-studded event is slated for Thursday, June 13, 2019 in New York City.   Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin & Yusuf / Cat Stevens were names in the first round of The Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 inductees. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, "The Boy Is Mine,” “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Angel From Montgomery,” “Ballad of Forty Do...
Tags: Music, New York City, Hall of Fame, Montgomery, Nile Rodgers, Music Business, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, John Prine, Missy Elliott, Dallas Austin, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Publishing & Songwriting, Jack Tempchin & Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Tom T. Hall, Dallas Austin Missy Elliott Tom T Hall

2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other inductees include Tom T. Hall, who Johnny Cash called […]
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Various Artists: Stax Country

Stax Records was the home of Southern soul music during the 1960s and early 1970s. While Motown had a reputation for producing safe, pop hits about love by black artists such as the Temptations, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, etc. that appealed to white and black audiences, Stax was the home for black artists like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Carla Thomas, etc. who were of more interest to black listeners. At the time, Stax was considered the more authentically black label whose songs addressed...
Tags: Music, Country, Soul, Willie Nelson, Nashville, Marvin Gaye, Stax Records, Martha, Otis Redding, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Stax, Tom T Hall, Concord Music Group, Colin Escott, Stax country

Trail Mix | Peter Cooper

John Prine and me. We both get it. As I was putting the finishing touches on this blog post, a message traveled across my Facebook feed. It was from John Prine, and it read “I really enjoyed this book; reading about Cowboy (Jack Clement) brought back many great memories . . . highly recommend!” The book Prine was referring to was Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music . I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Cooper a number of years ago. I once spen...
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Dave Adkins Trio Releases "Turn to Jesus"

Willis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records announces the release of Turn to Jesus, the latest album from Dave Adkins and the first from the Dave Adkins Trio. Last year, Adkins, who has released three chart-topping albums for Mountain Fever Records, partnered with two close friends, Richie Rose and David Taylor, to sing in a small local church. The result was something even Adkins could not have predicted. A cellphone video of the stripped-down, guitar and vocals-only performance was posted on social m...
Tags: Jesus, David Taylor, Dave Adkins, Gaither, Willis VA Mountain Fever Records, Adkins, Tom T Hall, Mountain Fever Records, Mark Brinkman, Sherri George, Mountain Fever Records Adkins, Richie Rose, Dave Adkins Trio

Do the Star Wars sway to this 1977 country song, "May the Force Be With You Always"

Tom T. Hall's "May the Force Be With You" always was the first single from his November 1977 album New Train Same Rider. The song hit number 13 on Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" chart and went to number 5 in Canada. Sing along with me now, sweetheart: There is a force that moves our lives from place to place There is a force exchanging smiles from face to face If we must go and we must go then we will be apart May the force be with you always sweetheart. There is a force th...
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Trail Mix: Visiting The Carter Family Fold

I have lived in the mountains of Southwest Virginia for thirteen years now. For much of that time, I have dabbled in both festival promotion and music writing, and a significant part of my focus in both has been on Appalachian folk music and bluegrass. So, you can imagine my shame when, as I was chatting with Rita Forrester, the granddaughter of A.P. Carter, best known as the patriarch of country music, that I confessed to never having been to the Carter Family Fold. Located in Hiltons, Virginia...
Tags: Nbc, Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Jones, Steve Harvey, Rachel Ray, Carter, Don, Sara, Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Carson, APPALACHIA, Rita, Hiltons Virginia

Rebel Releases Albums from Big Country Bluegrass and Larry Sparks

Charlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is excited to announce the release of two new albums: Big Country Bluegrass' Let Them Know I'm From Virginia and Larry Sparks' Lonesome And Blue: More Favorites. Big Country Bluegrass has been making music for 30 years, and Let Them Know I'm From Virginia is a celebration of the band's commitment to—and love of—traditional bluegrass music. Founded by husband and wife Tommy and Teresa Sells, Big Country Bluegrass performed its first show in January 1987 and s...
Tags: Virginia, Larry, Teresa, Hank Williams, Tommy, Ralph Stanley, Rebel Records, Stanley Brothers, Dixie, Tom T Hall, Larry Sparks, Charlottesville VA Rebel Records, Eric Marshall, Big Country Bluegrass, Bluefield West Virginia Blues, Tom T Dixie Hall

Tom T. Hall - May the Force Be With You Always

countryandwestern: Tom T. Hall - May The Force Be With You Always What the…? MP3 (in post countryandwestern: from Both Kinds of Music. More by this artist at )
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Bluegrass Pioneer Melvin Goins Dies at age 83

Bluegrass music lost another of the founders and pioneers of the music. Melvin Goins, 83, has passed on. Melvin played bluegrass and mountain string music for more six decades. The music he performed became known as bluegrass thanks to Bill Monroe at about the time Melvin and his brother, Ray, started playing professionally. The Goins Brothers performed together until Ray retired from touring in 1994. Melvin continued performing and was on the road when he died. Goins was once a member of Ralph...
Tags: Kentucky, Joe, Ray, Bill Monroe, APPALACHIA, Ralph, Ralph Stanley, Melvin, Paul Williams, Goins, Dancin, Franklin Tennessee, Melvin Goins, Tom T Hall, Carter Stanley, IBMA Hall of Fame

Rebekah Long is Here with “Here I Am”

Rebekah Long will be releasing her first project, Here I Am May 20th on LUK Records. Produced by singer, songwriter and producer, Donna Ulisse, the album contains 13 bluegrass tracks consisting of new material, some old classics done with a bluegrass twist. Long is joined by her producer, Donna Ulisse and her husband, Rick Stanley and many other award winning bluegrass artists. It is always a cool thing when an artist who has been in the music business for a long time is suddenly “discovered...
Tags: America, Georgia, Long, Tom, International Bluegrass Music Association, Dixie Hall, Merle, Stanley, Donna Ulisse, Ulisse, Rick Stanley, Rebekah, Haggard, Dixie, Tom T Hall, Mike Bub

Amanda Palmer releasing a covers LP made with her dad (listen to "1952 Vincent Black Lightning")

Earlier this year, Amanda Palmer shared her first full-band recording in two years, She hasn't announced a solo album yet, but in the meantime, she'll release a covers album with her dad, Jack, called You've Got Me Singing that'll be out in July and that's the cover art (an homage to Dylan's Bringing it All Back Home) above... Continue reading… [Author: Tatiana Tenreyro]
Tags: Music, Carly Simon, Amanda Palmer, Richard Thompson, Jack, Leonard Cohen, Music News, Dylan, Jack Palmer, Tatiana Tenreyro, Kimya Dawson, Tom T Hall, Dresden Dolls, Melanie Safka, Kathleen Edwards, Vincent Black Lightning

Book Notes - Brian Blanchfield "Proxies"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Brian Blanchfield's essay collection Proxies is a stunning work of creative nonfiction. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "The 25 essays in this collection from poet Blan...
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Josh Williams' "Modern Day Man" Due March 25th

For his first album in more than 6 years, singer and three-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year Josh Williams has returned with a powerful story to tell. Recorded at Nashville’s famed Hilltop Studios with the bluegrass Dream Team of producer J.D. Crowe and engineer Steve Chandler, Modern Day Man is partly a tribute to his idols Keith Whitley and Tony Rice, and the groundbreaking 1970s editions of Crowe’s New South that launched both men. From Rice, Williams gets his instrumental prowess and love of s...
Tags: Kentucky, Chicago, Williams, Ferguson, Nashville, Vincent, Benton, Josh, Crowe, IBMA, Jenny, Janet, Rhonda Vincent, Paducah, John Hartford, Jerry Douglas

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 24-30

May 24: Actor-comedian Tommy Chong is 77. Musician Bob Dylan is 74. Actor Gary Burghoff A S H") is 72. Singer Patti LaBelle is 71. Actress Priscilla Presley is 70. Country singer-songwriter Mike Reid is 68. Actor Jim Broadbent is 66. Actor Alfred Molina is 62. Singer Rosanne Cash is 60. Actress Kristin Scott Thomas is 55. Bassist Jimmy Ashhurst of Buckcherry is 52. Keyboardist Vivian Trimble is 52. Actor John C. Reilly is 50. Actor Eric Close is 48. Guitarist Rich Robinson is 46. Actor Billy L. ...
Tags: Bob Dylan, Jim Broadbent, Billy Gilman, Patti Labelle, Ian Mckellen, John C Reilly, Rosanne Cash, Priscilla Presley, Mark Ballas, Tommy Chong, Jessi Colter, Buckcherry, Alfred Molina, Kristin Scott Thomas, Gary Burghoff, Mike Reid