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Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal

Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal

Bob Dylan has signed a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to Crain’s New York Business, encompassing two sequels to his acclaimed 2004 book Chronicles: Volume One as well as another book based on dialogue from his Sirius/XM radio show Theme Time Radio Hour. It’s unclear what the other three books are going to […]

Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Canadian alt-country band Cowboy Junkies will release Demons (Proper Records), the second album in their four-volume Nomad Series (an idea the band had “born in the tumult of a perfect storm of ideas, influences, inspirations and timing”), on February 14. A collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt, Demons is described by Michael Timmins […]

Smith Westerns’ New LP Drops Jan. 18

Smith Westerns’ New LP Drops Jan. 18

Chicago’s Smith Westerns will release its sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum) on Jan. 18. Produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, TVOTR, Beach House) in NYC. The band perked ears with its self-titled debut, originally released in 2009 via the Chicago label HoZac while all of the band members were still enrolled […]

THOSE DARLINS – New Album “Screws Get Loose” Out March 29

THOSE DARLINS – New Album “Screws Get Loose” Out March 29

A longtime favorite of ours, Those Darlins are the Ramones without the OCD, the lovechild of The Cramps and Dead Milkmen if copulation between two bands were possible. Read our Q&A with Those Darlins and a review of their live show at The Loft in Atlanta. Formed in 2006 Those Darlins swaggered onto the scene […]

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Via her Facebook page, Lucinda Williams announced Blessed, her followup to 2008’s Little Honey, will be released March 1, 2011. The record is produced by Don Was, and, according to American Songwriter, “features some of Williams’ strongest writing to date.” Blessed will also be available in a deluxe edition, which will include a bonus disc […]

Matthew McConaughey Directs Debut Music Video for Jamey Johnson’s “Playing the Part”

Matthew McConaughey Directs Debut Music Video for Jamey Johnson’s “Playing the Part”

Alright alright alright. We were dazed — and a bit confused — when we learned McConaughey directed a music video for his bud Jamey Johnson. Shot in Los Angeles in late September, it’s the first music video ever directed by McConaughey and the first video from Johnson’s 25-song double album, The Guitar Song, which debuted […]

New Release: The Band Perry

New Release: The Band Perry

The Band Perry is having a great start this release week! Their self-titled debut album is #10 on iTunes Overall Albums Chart and #2 on iTunes Country Albums Chart! TBP are also on an amazing in-store run –- so peep the dates below, as well as their dates opening for Alan Jackson. So it will […]

My Morning Jacket to Appear on Letterman, Fallon – Tonight & Tomorrow!

My Morning Jacket to Appear on Letterman, Fallon – Tonight & Tomorrow!

My Morning Jacket Hit Fallon & Letterman Plus Bonus Live At Letterman Webcast My Morning Jacket will be taking over New York the next two weeks with multiple late night TV appearances leading up to their historic five-night stand at Terminal 5. Last night (Oct. 11), guitarist Carl Broemel sat in with The Roots on […]

News: Details of Justin Townes Earle’s Arrest in Indy

News: Details of Justin Townes Earle’s Arrest in Indy

Various sources have uncovered more details on JTE’s JAIL time after a show on Sept. 16, 2010 at Radio Radio in Indianapolis, IN. According to SavingCountryMusic.com “[the performance] apparently went horribly wrong, with Earle getting in verbal altercations with the audience and venue staff, reportedly trying to start fights and breaking things, and eventually taking […]

Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry Set to Collaborate on New Album

Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry Set to Collaborate on New Album

With all the buzz about Rosanne Cash’s modern-day classic The List, and her memoir, Composed, we’re delighted to hear about her next project with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry. We adored Bragg’s work with Wilco on the Mermaid Avenue CDs, as well as Henry’s collaboration with Loudon Wainwright III on Strange Weirdos. The three artists […]

Can Anyone Please Tell Us Where The Dixie Chicks Are?

Can Anyone Please Tell Us Where The Dixie Chicks Are?

Unlike most of Middle America, we here at Country Music Pride refuse to give up on The Dixie Chicks, even though we haven’t heard from the girls since 2007, when their last album, Taking the Long Way, scored a couple of big Grammy Awards, including an unexpected Album of the Year. But they’re not touring […]