September 23, 2016
Jim Lauderdale, a longtime ambassador of the Americana genre, received the WagonMaster Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by George Strait, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, as part of the 15th annual Americana Honors & Awards.
“I am delighted to give the WagonMaster award to my good friend Jim Lauderdale,” Strait said.
The Texas superstar presented Lauderdale with the WagonMaster award, which recognizes an Americana pioneer whose career continues to roll ahead, leaving a large legacy in its wake. Strait and Lauderdale performed “The King of Broken Hearts” together, which Strait recorded on 1992’s Pure Country soundtrack. A documentary of the same name, Jim Lauderdale: The King Of The Broken Hearts, was also released in 2014, celebrating Jim’s unconventional career.
“Receiving the WagonMaster award presented by George Strait is probably one of the greatest experiences of my life,” Lauderdale said. “Having George sing ‘The King of Broken Hearts’ and standing next to him singing harmony
PopMatters premieres Driftwood’s new video and title track for their new album out November 4th, “City Lights.” You can watch the new video here.
September 19, 2016
Premier jazz magazine All About Jazz gave Seth Walker four out of five stars for his new album, Gotta Get Back. Read the full review here.
September 16, 2016
Baby Baby’s independently released record, Semifamous, is available today. You can listen on Spotify here.
Jakubi’s new EP, 61 Barkly is out on Epic Records today! You can listen on Spotify here.
September 15, 2016
The Wall Street Journal spoke with Carleigh Aikins of Paper Bird about her new video, “Don’t Want Half.” You can read the full article and watch the beautiful video here.
September 14, 2016
Former Paramore guitarist Josh Farro releases a new music video for his single, “Walkways,” filmed entirely using GoPro cameras. Check out the video and read more here.
Seth Walker’s new album, Gotta Get Back, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart this week. For more info on Seth Walker, including tour dates, click here.
September 9, 2016
On September 23rd, Reckless Kelly will celebrate their 20th anniversay with the release of Sunset Motel, their first album with Thirty Tigers and follow up their Grammy Award winning 2013 release Long Night Moon.
The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes or Amazon and comes with two tracks for immediate download, “How Can You Love Him (You Don’t Even Like Him)” and “Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby”.
You can listen to Blue Healer’s self-titled album here!