Friday, June 19, 2015

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending June 20, 2015

You can catch me dishing the dirt from Nashville during my Nashville News Roundup radio segment on WFKY out of Frankfort, KY.  Tune in on Fridays at 9:15 am via the radio, online at, or the Tune-In App (search for WFKY). 

Waylon Movie
Waylon Jennings - An Intimate Portrait of an Outlaw is a movie that is being produced by Waylon's son, Buddy Jennings, alongside his wife, Kathy, and friend Larry Sands.  Fans can go to for complete details. It is set for a late 2015/early 2016 release. This documentary is a raw look into how the rise of a small town Texas dreamer became one of the most influential country music singers in the history of music. It tracks Waylon from his very poor beginnings in Littlefield, Texas growing up with his brothers; picking cotton and his guitar, to befriending and playing with Buddy Holly and his move to Phoenix that shot him to fame.

Stringbean's 100th

This weekend in Jackson County, the community is celebrating Stringbean Akemon's 100th birthday with a bluegrass festival. On hand are Ralph Stanley II and many more talented musicians. More details are here.

Little Big Town Silenced

From the band - “With heavy hearts, we want to let you guys know that Jimi will have to undergo surgery next week to remove a polyp on his vocal cord,” they said in a joint statement. “As a result, doctors have ordered him to rest his voice and completely recuperate before we continue touring. All shows through July 30 will be cancelled or rescheduled."

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: June 18th, 1941, Gene Autry recorded "You Are My Sunshine" at the CBS Studios in Hollywood.

Handpick Download of the Week: Kacey Musgraves' album "Pageant Material"