Lots to talk about today, folks, so let’s get to it.
COUNTRY LEGEND MERLE HAGGARD PASSES AWAY AT AGE 79
After a short battle with pneumonia, the music world lost a man who has helped shape and influence many of today’s popular musicians.
Social media sites like Twitter and Instagram were flooded with condolences and heartfelt messages about the life and loss of Haggard, with singer-songwriters like Jason Isbell tweeting: “Merle Haggard was the best country songwriter there ever was.” Truly, if he lived it, he wrote about it- drinking, crime, prison and loss are common themes in his lengthy repertoire.
So tonight, take a listen through songs like “Today I Started Loving You Again” and “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”, and be sure raise a glass in salute of one of country music’s most legendary outlaws.
BRIAN FALLON ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER TOUR DATES
Technically, these dates were released yesterday but today fans were treated with an opportunity to get pre-sale tickets in advance.
Nice to see that a lot of smaller cities or cities that weren’t included on the last tour were able to be accommodated this time around. I for one am greatly looking forward to the Detroit date and I know Ashleigh plans to check out the London show, so stay tuned for those show reviews! Check out the listed dates below and be sure to check out Brian Fallon and the Crowes in a city near you!
FRESH MUSIC VIDEO: “I’LL BE THE MOON” BY DIERKS BENTLEY
Country singer Dierks Bentley releases a steamy new music video to accompany his song “I’ll Be The Moon”, featuring Maren Morris. This is the first in a four part series of videos that he’ll be releasing in conjunction with his upcoming album, “Black”, and I can’t wait to see how the story plays out. Check out the video below:
FRESH MUSIC: “WHEN I’M WITH YOU” BY HURRY
Finally, head on over to the AV Club website for an exclusive premiere of new music by Philadelphia rock band Hurry. We’ve talked about them here before, but it bears repeating: “Guided Meditation”, up for release on April 29th, is one that you won’t want to miss!
You can listen to “When I’m With You” at http://www.avclub.com/article/hurry-channels-brian-wilson-when-im-you-234848 where you will also find information on how to go about pre-ordering “Guided Meditation”.
In the meantime, check out the recently released video for “Nothing to Say”, their first single from the album below: