Friday, October 17, 2014

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 10-17-2014

You can hear me live on two radio stations here in Kentucky for the Nashville News Roundup on Friday mornings.  I try to give you a little piece of news, some history, and a download of the week to check out.  Tune in at 8:15 am on WKFC and 9:20 AM on WFKY.

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Vince Gill honored by Nancy Jones:  During the National Funeral Directors Association meeting in Nashville this week, Nancy Jones, wife of the late country legend George Jones, presents Vince Gill with a token of affection for his friendship and singing Go Rest High on That Mountain at her husband’s funeral last year.

Jamey Johnson in Studio: Just got the exclusive info that Jamey Johnson and his band, the Kent Hardly Playboys, have been busy working in the studio on some new material.  You can also sign up for his newsletter over at and get the latest news.

The Nominees Are….Toby Keith and Vince Gill are among the nominees for possible induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.  Other nominated non-performing writers include Bobby Braddock, who wrote George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Billy Currington’s “People Are Crazy,” and Bob McDill, who wrote Alan Jackson’s “Gone Country” and Alabama’s “Song of the South.”  

The Songwriters Hall of Fame honors composers and lyricists whose work has had an impact around the world. Voting among the Hall of Fame’s members is underway now through December 15. The inductees will be announced following the vote, and they’ll be honored at the 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Gala on Thursday, June 18 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: On this date in 1958, Alan Jackson was born in Newnan, Georgia. The first artist signed to Arista Records' country division in 1989, he becomes a traditional icon thanks to such hits as "Don't Rock The Jukebox," "Chattahoochee," "Gone Country" and "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)".

Handpicked Download of the Week:  Josh Turner – Lay Low

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