New and loaded
up with talent the Cluttered Corner gets to
say howdy to Mark Jones & Twenty Paces.
Find out more about Mark in our interview
shows up in the "in" box. Thanks for the
song, Jeff Jones. Pure greatness in the
Cluttered Corner. Give a listen here:
A big old Texas
thank you to our good friends at Freedom
Jeep Chrysler for being our initial sponsor
of the Cluttered Corner the past year! We
couldn’t have done it without them!
Good news from
Kent Finlay’s family! Cheatham Street
Warehouse’s favorite owner is recovering
slowly following his bone marrow transplant
that took place last month. And the one and
only King George Strait has written the
forward of the new book by Kent’s daughter
Jenni Finlay and co–writer Brian T.
Atkinson: Kent Finlay: Dreamer! Will
let you know when it comes out.
LONG IN THE
Billy Joe Shaver’s Long in
the Tooth and no, I’m not talking about
his age! He has a new project coming out
August 5 and you know it will be good! It’s
his first studio album in six years.
The album will be
release just before his 75th birthday on
August 16. Of the album Shaver says it’s
“the best album I’ve ever done.” Let’s make
his birthday a happy day by all going out
and buying a copy of this new project!
My friend Sunny
Sweeney has a new release that I’m
definitely looking forward to! It’s called
Provoked and will also be out August
5. One of the tunes, "My Bed," which
Sweeney co-wrote with Angaleena Presley and
Ashley Monroe, is performed as a duet with
Will Hoge. And as she told Rolling Stone
Country that writing this tune was
written during a tough time, "I was married
to someone else and there were obvious
issues and stuff and it just didn't work,"
Sweeney admits. "I was the one who didn't
want to stay married anymore. Even being the
one that wanted the divorce, I was still so
torn up over it. I still did my shows and I
still wrote a bunch of songs during that
time, but it was the most emotionally
draining thing I've ever been through."
there’s another new project coming out
August 5 to put on your “MUST BUY” list:
Shooter Jennings is releasing
Don’t Wait Up (for George),
a tribute to the late great George Jones!
Moved by his friendship with Jones, Shooter
decided to put out a heartfelt, yet
experimental tribute in his honor. “When
people ask me about who I remember hanging
around as a kid, I always say that I
remember Tony Joe White and George Jones
being the most frequent and consistent
around the house. Very few people can look
at a child and sees the full grown human
inside them and make them feel important.
George was always this way with me, making
me feel like he took me seriously, no matter
what age I was.” says Jennings.
Harris has made a big change in her life!
She’s decided to move to Nashville where she
will pursue the dream many
singer/songwriters chase. Here is a note
from Kylie Rae on her move.
“Moving to chase
something, instead of moving to run from
something brings on a whole new set of
emotions. Happy, nervous, excited, scared, a
little sad. In just a few short hours, the
Kelly girls will be pulling up to load the
trailer and spend our last night in TX
together with my family. I feel a good cry
or five in the near future.”