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Townes, Hurd release music

Friday, June 26, 2020 – Canadian singer Tenille Townes, who released an EP earlier this year, is out with her major label debut, "The Lemonade Stand," today. Townes is part of a resurgence of female singer/songwriters releasing music. Townes has gained airplay with "Somebody's Daughter." Produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town), the album consists of 12 songs all co-written by Townes. She is nominated for two awards at the 55th ACM Awards: New Female Artist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack and Elle King.

Ryan Hurd debuts his new "EOM" EP today. The disc features an acoustic version of his latest single "Every Other Memory." The project showcases new takes on his co-penned hits such as double-Platinum "Heartless" (Diplo featuring Morgan Wallen), Platinum number one "What If I Never Get Over You" (Lady A), Gold number one "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" (Luke Bryan), and "Payback" (Rascal Flatts), which features The Cadillac Three. Other tracks include his cover of Taylor Swift's "False God" and a live performance of "Wish for the World" from Hurd's sold-out show at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom.

Americana recording artist, Rich O'Toole, releases his seventh album, "New York," on Buffalo Roam Records, a division of Average Joes Entertainment. The 11-track album was produced by O'Toole. A Houston, native, O'Toole has earned three number one singles and 23 Top 10 singles on the Texas Music Chart since releasing his debut album, "Seventeen," in 2007.

"On The Road: A Tribute To John Hartford"is out with the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush and Railroad Earth. Hartford passed away in 2001.

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Memories Of John CD review - Memories Of John
It's ironic but somehow fitting that the song that made John Hartford famous is omitted from this tribute CD. Gentle On My Mind was released with limited success by Hartford, but then covered by Glen Campbell (one of more than 300 covers). Campbell's version became a giant hit, and Hartford was a regular guest on Campbell's TV show. Hartford followed his whimsy and never let the boundaries of genre influence his music. This tribute album by friends and his last band reflects that »»»
Good Old Boys
Long considered a national musical treasure for his championing of traditional old-time music, John Hartford has written his fair share of classics, too. His best known composition, "Gentle On My Mind," was a big hit for Glen Campbell. The breezy locomotion of that tune is echoed faintly in the title track to this collection of all new originals, and Hartford is so obviously at ease with the material and his fellow players that it takes a lot less than the song's 6 1/2 minutes for »»»
Steam Powered Aereo-Takes
Much like country rock of the late '60s and early '70s, it's nearly impossible to pinpoint an album that defined the progressive bluegrass movement of the same era. But among them must be the late John Hartford's "Aereo-Plain." Rounder Records has re-released a new collection of out-takes as well as originals from the 1971 classic. Several lost tapes from the sessions, which included Aereoplane Band members Vassar Clements, Norman Blake, Tut Taylor and Gary Scruggs, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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