1/11/19 New Music

New albums include Randy Houser, Rob Baird, Kentucky Headhunters, Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles, The Delines, Chatham Rabbits, Five Letter Word, James McCoy Taylor,  Hannah Harber & The Lionhearts, Chelsea Sorrell, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Hot Club of Cowtown, Angela Easson, Melody Den, Andrew Chastain Band,  Redwood Honey, Caleb and Kelsey, Jake Dodds, Jason Michael Carroll, Ryan Fritz (western fans will like this), Vanessa Lynn Bird, and The Detentions.

Kris Jones has a new video about dogs: You Rescued Me

Dierks Bentley released a funny tour promo video with Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes

Kevin Fowler is releasing a song called “Country Song To Sing.” I heard him record a version of this one at the Texas Music Scene taping a few weeks back.

Ray Scott has a song debut at Cowboys & Indians magazine.

We’re just eleven days into the year, and I already have 20+ songs on my 2019 Country Plus Showcase

I need to decide whether to start changing songs out, or if I keep collecting songs at this rate, maybe change the list to just the first quarter of the year, then start a new list for each quarter. Last year’s gigantic list of 570 was a whole lot of fun to put together, but it was very unwieldy, especially since YouTube allows one to see just 200 at a time.

Tonight is Mark Wills’ official induction into the Grand Ole Opry. He had appeared as an Opry guest 256 times !

I don’t know how many other guests have appeared that many times, but I have read that Elizabeth Cook has made the most Opry appearances of any non-member at over 400. The Grascals passed 200 last year.

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