Posted on 06 May 2013
The Pistol Annies aren’t just content with collaborating on their own music — they want to write songs for other people, too.
Actually, one person: Patty Loveless.
The trio is on a mission to get Loveless back into the recording studio. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley consider Loveless their hero and when the “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am” singer came to one of Lambert’s shows, the women pounced on the opportunity to persuade her to make new music.
Loveless’ last album, “Mountain Soul II,” won a Grammy Award in 2010 for Best Bluegrass Album.
“We were like, ‘Are you going to do anything anytime soon?’ ” Presley recalls. “She was like, ‘I don’t know, I might be done.’ We were like, ‘No! We will write you a record and when we do, you better cut it.’ ”
“I still want to do that,” Lambert says. “It gives me chills.”
The women ended up in the bathroom at the BMI Awards last year with songwriter Matraca Berg and Morgan Stapleton and started texting Loveless.
“We literally had someone guarding a door,” Lambert says. “(The text) said, ‘These girls in this bathroom are going to come get you, kidnap you, take you to the Smoky Mountains for a week and write your record. We’re going to listen to you talk and then write the songs.’ And she was like, ‘Well, I might think about doing that.’ ”
Posted on 01 May 2013
Patty will be one of the many artists performing at the funeral for George Jones this Thursday, May 2nd. The 2 hour service begins at 10:00am CST at the Grand Ole Opry House. If you wish to tune in & see artists honor George, you can watch it on: CMT, GAC, RFD-TV & Familynet. If you are located in Nashville, you can also tune into one of the local news stations.
The service will also be streaming video online at Opry.com
- both on their website and on their mobile app, or you can stream the audio on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch.56) or WSM 650, as well as on their website
Posted on 10 Apr 2013
One of the best things about going to a show at one of Nashville's many small clubs or intimate venues is that you never know who will show up.
When The Time Jumpers, whose members include Vince Gill and Riders in the Sky's Ranger Doug, hosted their annual Monday night show at 3rd & Lindsley last night (Apr. 8), the audience was a who's who of country and rock VIPs. And while Elton John's right-hand man, Bernie Taupin, producers Emory Gordy (Patty Loveless) and Tony Brown (Vince Gill), and Opry legend Jeannie Seely remained seated in the crowd, Patty Loveless and Rodney Crowell hopped up onto the stage to perform with the band of Nashville's finest musicians. The band played two hours of Western swing from Bob Wills to Ray Price, stopping for a few minutes between sets to visit with fans.
It was sure nice to see the band's Dawn Sears, who was recently diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, front and center with the band, sounding like an absolute angel.