Friday, March 14, 2014

Nashville News Roundup for Week Ending 3/14/2014

Waylon & Shooter Jennings - Fenixon Album Cover
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Waylon & Shooter Rare Recording
On April 19th, as part of Record Store Day, there will be a special album released featuring Waylon and Shooter Jennings.  The album, Fenixon, was recorded in 1995 and it blended the music influences of Waylon and the modern influences of Shooter.  From Waylon's Facebook page: Composed mostly by Shooter himself, “Fenixon” includes originals, as well as covers of some of the elder Jennings’ catalog of music, and some unexpected covers as well. This was the only time the two collaborated together, and for the first time the album will be released in it’s entirety on beautiful white vinyl, with incredible packaging and illustrations by the great Keith Neltner. Listeners be warned: This is an Industrial type album and is not intended for Waylon fans who may be expecting a country album. This is the most experimental Waylon ever got in his entire career and showcases his fearlessness previously left unturned. This is a BCR Los Angeles release."

Get Well Soon Mel
Get-well wishes are extended to Mel Tillis following heart surgery. "He's doing fantastic and is expected to make a full recovery," says daughter Pam Tillis. "In typical Mel Tillis fashion, he's already cutting up and cracking jokes with the nurses. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated."

Hunting Down a Record
Hunter Hayes will break a Guiness world record and promote awareness of child hunger by playing 10 shows in 10 cities in fewer than 24 hours. Hunter Hayes' 24-Hour Road Race To End Child Hunger starts with a performance on Good Morning America May 9 and wraps in Philadelphia at 5am May 10. The current world record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period is held by The Flaming Lips.

Handpicked Download of the Week: Kip Moore - Young Love

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: Two years after his song "The Fightin Side of Me" goes #1 on Billboard, Merle Haggard was pardoned by California Governor Ronald Reagan for a 1957 attempted robbery that landed the singer in prison.