July 24, 2013

Vince Gill, Paul Franklin chat up historic 'Bakersfield' release with WSM's Eddie Stubbs

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin spend a special evening with 650 AM WSM’s Eddie Stubbs at the Ford Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame for historical tribute album, "Bakersfield."  From left, Mike Dungan (UMG Nashville), Eddie Stubbs, Cindy Mabe (UMGN), Paul Franklin, Katie Dean (UMGN), Vince Gill, Annie Ortmeier (UMGN), Brad Clark (UMGN), Tom Lord (UMGN). (Photo courtesy of WSM)

(NASHVILLE)--MCA Recording and 20-time Grammy winner Vince Gill and famed steel guitarist Paul Franklin held an intimate evening with Eddie Stubbs on Monday night, July 22, at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame, where they discussed Gill and Franklin’s historical tribute album, "Bakersfield," that will be released July 30. 
Guests had the unique opportunity to hear and see WSM’s Eddie Stubbs' interview both Gill, who recently produced Ashley Monroe's new disc, and Franklin as part of a special “Bakersfield” broadcast that's scheduled to air Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m.(CT) on 650 AM/WSM and www.wsmonline.com.
Gill and Franklin pay tribute to the “Bakersfield” sound by performing songs from two of Bakersfield’s sons, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, on the release. Both musicians shared the producing duties on the 10-song set that makes up the album.

Joe Diffie visits 'GAC Daily Countdown' in honor of his new single

Joe Diffie with host Suzanne Alexander of "GAC Daily Countdown."

(NASHVILLE)--Joe Diffie stopped by the GAC Studios in Music City to chat with “GAC Daily Countdown" host Suzanne Alexander about his brand-new single, “Girl Ridin’ Shotgun,” and catch up on his touring schedule and life in general.
The new single, co-written by Diffie, Phil O’Donnell and Derek Thrasher of The Jawga Boyz is a fun, up-tempo song that's an answer tune to Jason Aldean's recent "1994" hit.  Diffie's performance features D. Thrash (Derek Thrasher) of The Jawga Boyz complementing Diffie’s signature vocals.
The clip, directed by Blake Judd and produced by Judd and Cory B. Clay of JuddFilms and Bigger Picture Group, was shot in Greensburg, Ky., and features scenes depicting summertime fun with the best of them. Joe is even driving a sporty orange convertible with his wife and daughters, who are along for the ride.

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Country music's David Frizzell welcomes a new family member to the fold

David Frizzell and Clawson

(NASHVILLE)--Country music's David Frizzell and his missus, Jo, have welcomed a new addition to the family; namely, Clawson Frizzell, a Corgi/Dachshund mix, who joins older sister, Chili, a Chow mix.

While appearing recently at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention in Nashville, along with guitar virtuoso and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nokie Edwards, the award-winning singer-turned-author Frizzell reportedly was sporting numerous scratches and bite marks on his arms, thanks to the new pup.

Regarding the rambunctious and lovable pup, Frizzell told a fan, “Man, that guy’s a fireball and he’s got a mouthful of needles for teeth!”

From left, David Frizzell, Nokie Edwards (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, former member of The Ventures), and Fred Gretsch (president of Gretsch Guitars) at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention in Nashville 
Photos courtesy of Laughing Penguin Publicity