Alt Country Artist Jiggley Jones Releases Music Video for Single Baby Blue. Jiggley Jones has a unique sound that is reminiscent of the alt rock we heard come out of the nineties with just a little bit of twang mixed in here and there. His music isn’t exactly what I would call easily classified, and current single “Baby Blue” is featured on Jones’ EP No Spring Chicken which features four tracks that all seem to offer a different side of this new on the scene artist. While I am not over the moon crazy about the new video, shaky editing and overly dramatic effects detract from the quality of the song, I think there is some real potential in the honesty and heartfelt, almost raw, emotion in the lyrics on his tracks. Take a couple minutes to check out the video below, listen to the single, and let us know what you think. If you want more, you can find Jiggley Jones on Twitter! Watch Jiggley Jones New Video for “Baby Blue.”
Blackberry Smoke Release Video for Pretty Little Lie from Current Album The Whippoorwill. There is no doubt that Blackberry Smoke hit an absolute home run with their current album, The Whippoorwill, their first release on Zac Brown‘s Southern Ground Artists label. One of my favorite songs on the record is their current single, “Pretty Little Lie” which the band is prepping to hit country radio on January 28th. Blackberry Smoke recently released a video for the single…so get a peek at it below before it even hits radio! Watch: Blackberry Smoke Pretty Little Lie Music Video. Want more? Read my review of The Whippoorwill!
Atlanta Based Connor Christian & Southern Gothic Release Video for Single Sheets Down! The talented Atlanta, GA based Connor Christian & Southern Gothic (CCSG for short!) have a new album titled New Hometown coming out February 12th, and they’re giving country music fans a little taste of what’s to come with single, “Sheets Down.” The song expresses roots and Americana influences that give this band a full bodied sound accompanied by lyrical themes that are simultaneously upbeat and slightly bittersweet. We’re currently working on a full review of the new record (spoiler alert: it’s fantastic), but in the meantime watch the brand new video for “Sheets Down” below! Watch Now: Connor Christian & Southern Gothic Sheets Down Music Video.
Complete List of Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Folk Grammy Nominations for 2013. Last night the recording industry through a shindig to announce the nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Below you’ll find the complete list of country, bluegrass, american and folk nominations! Be sure to tell us what you think about those being who earned noms. The awards show will air live on CBS on February 10th at 8/7c. In the meantime, the album featuring the music of all the nominees will be available on January 22nd. 55th Grammy Nominations: Best Country Solo Performance “Home“: Dierks Bentley “Springsteen“: Eric Church “Cost Of Livin’“:Ronnie Dunn “Wanted“: Hunter Hayes “Over“: Blake Shelton “Blown Away“: Carrie Underwood Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Even If It Breaks Your Heart“: Eli Young Band “Pontoon“: Little Big Town “Safe & Sound“: Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars “On The Outskirts Of Town“: The Time Jumpers “I Just Come Here For The Music“: Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss Best Country Song “Blown Away”:Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood) “Cost Of Livin’”: Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn) “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”: Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band) “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore”: Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson) “Springsteen”: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church) Best Country Album Uncaged: Zac Brown Band Hunter Hayes: Hunter Hayes Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran: Jamey Johnson Four The Record: Miranda Lambert The Time Jumpers: The Time Jumpers Best Americana Album The Carpenter: The Avett Brothers From The Ground Up: John Fullbright The Lumineers: The Lumineers Babel: Mumford & Sons Slipstream: Bonnie Raitt Best Bluegrass Album The Gospel Side Of: Dailey & Vincent Life Finds A Way: The Grascals Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail: Noam Pikelny Scratch Gravel Road: Special Consensus Nobody Knows You: Steep Canyon Rangers Best Folk Album Leaving Eden: Carolina Chocolate Drops Election Special: Ry Cooder Hambone’s Meditations: Luther Dickinson The Goat Rodeo Sessions: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark: (Various Artists) Shawn Camp & Tamara Saviano (producers) Noteworthy: Taylor Swift got a nod in the multi-genre Record of the Year category for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together“ To see the complete list of nominations head to the official page.