Listen to country music by the legendary Glen Campbell on his final (64th) studio album Adios after a career that spanned 50 years including six Grammy awards. Last week he died from Alzheimer’s in Nashville at age 81 where he had been receiving care at a memory care facility since 2011.
His diagnosis was followed by an extended “Goodbye Tour” during 2012-13 along with its accompanying documentary film and soundtrack album in 2014, the latter of which featured “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” his last moment in a recording studio.
This was recorded in 2012 at Nashville following his “Goodbye Tour”.
Adios (2017) – 12 songs, 37 min
Arkansas Farmboy on Adios – Recorded In-Studio – 1 min 54 sec
Adiós on Adios (2017) – 3 min 9 sec
I’m Not Gonna Miss You on I’ll Be Me Soundtrack (2015) – 2 min 56 sec
I’ll Be Me – Movie Trailer (2014) – 3 min 0 sec
Remembering (Single Version) by Ashley Campbell (2016) – 3 min 46 sec
Watch the five videos at The Tennessean about his Alzheimer’s shared by his wife Kim Campbell.
I initially created a post about love, memory, and music as I was thinking about my Mom who has Alzheimer’s. With Glen Campbell receiving the Grammy award for his last song I’m Not Gonna Miss You, from the documentary I’ll Be Me filmed during his Goodbye Tour, it made me also think about his similar struggle with Alzheimers over the previous four years. I also created another related music post on The Band Perry which features Glen Campbell’s song Gentle On My Mind.
There are reviews at Rolling Stone. Here’s a Rolling Stone interview with his daughter Ashley Campbell, and another article from last year.
Photo Credit: Adios @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to country music by Lady Antebellum on their new (6th) album Heart Break.
Heart Break (2017) – 13 songs, 43 min
Here is a video from the new album.
You Look Good – 3 min 8 sec
See my Lady Antebellum music post if you want to listen to more of their music.
Photo credit: Heart Break @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to Americana music by Bruce Robison on his new album Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band, his first solo album in 8 years, which he describes like this:
Recorded on analog tape with no digital shenanigans. Just like back when music was good…
Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band (2017) – 9 songs, 33 min
Read more about Bruce, band, and this album at his web site. He is currently on tour from May – Jul. Bruce was the writer of three #1 country hits, “Wrapped,” by George Strait, “Angry All the Time,” recorded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier”. There are some interesting articles at RFD-TV and Rolling Stone.
Here is a video from the new album with his wife, Kelly Willis.
Sweet Dreams – with Kelly Willis – 4 min 27 sec
More music by Bruce Robison: albums and links
Listen to bluegrass music by Old Crow Medicine Show on their new (6th) album 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde. This is an amazing Old Crow remaking of Bob Dylan’s classic 1966 double album recorded live 50 years later over 2 nights in May 2016 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (2017) – 14 songs, 1 hr 4 min
They are currently on tour performing the entire album in the US, UK, and Netherlands from May – Aug. There are interesting articless at Rolling Stone with How Old Crow Medicine Show Reimagined Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and Inside Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’: Rock’s First Great Double Album. Also you might enjoy this recent collection album with their best songs.
Best of Old Crow Medicine Show (2017) – 14 songs, 45 min
These are some videos of songs from their new album.
50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Album Trailer) – 3 min 10 sec
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Live) – 3 min 36 sec
Obviously 5 Believers (Live) – 2 min 41 sec
Just Like a Woman (Live) – 3 min 59 sec
Listen to more of his music at my Old Crow Medicine Show post with additional albums, videos, and links. These recent albums have been included there as well.
Photo credit: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to country music by Willie Nelson on his new album God’s Problem Child. Today is Willie’s 84th birthday, and he just keeps making wonderful music.
God’s Problem Child (2017) – 13 songs, 44 min
There are interesting reviews at Wide Open Country, Paste, and Rolling Stone, along with their Track-by-Track Guide.
These are some videos of songs from his new album.
Old Timer – 3 min 36 sec
Still Not Dead – 2 min 34 sec
It Gets Easier – 2 min 53 sec
A Woman’s Love – 3 min 22 sec
He Won’t Ever Be Gone – 3 min 17 sec
Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) – Willie Nelson & Full Ensemble – 3 min 54 sec
Listen to more of his music at my Willie Nelson post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.
Photo credit: God’s Problem Child @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to classic country music by Alison Krauss on her new album Windy City. She is the most awarded female artist in Grammy history (27 awards including Album of the Year in 2009). Her first solo album in 18 years is a collection of older covers from artists Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee, Eddy Arnold, Bill Monroe, Roger Miller, The Osborne Brothers, and Ray Charles.
Enjoy her new album just released today.
Windy City (Deluxe) (2017) – 14 songs, 47 min
For more of her music, listen to this playlist created by Spotify with the essential tracks.
This Is: Alison Krauss (Playlist) – 48 songs, 2 hr 58 min
Watch these videos for her new album.
Losing You – 2 min 54 sec
Windy City Trailer – 4 min 21 sec
Listen to more of her music at my Alison Krauss post for more of her albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.
Photo credit: Windy City @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.
SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and it will happen again from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.
Bearded Sunshine 19 – Banger (2/8/2017) – 58 min
Bearded Sunshine Episode 19 is a banger! More of your favorite SXSW Americana hits come your way. We dive into a story behind a song AND the football season is over, now what!?
This mix includes the following artists and songs.
- The Lonely Forest – Warm/Happy
- Jenny Lewis – Just One of the Guys
- Vance Joy – Fire and the Flood (Acoustic)
- Maps & Atlases – The Charm
- Ra Ra Riot – Suspended In Gaffa
- Sad Brad Smith – Help Yourself
- Ben Howard – The Fear
- Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
- Andrew Combs – Foolin’
- Blind Pilot – Go On, Say It
- The Staves – Mexico
- Luke Sital-Singh – Benediction
- The Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart
- Califone – The Orchids