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When we interviewed Angel Mary & the Tennessee Werewolves earlier this year, they were emphatic about their love for all things Johnny Cash. The band, who was recently featured on Billboard.com, released their video for a rockin’ cover of Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” which was directed by the Man-In-Black’s son, John Carter Cash. The song was also recorded at Cash Cabin and features a guitar solo from Rob Caggiano, formerly of the band Anthrax.
Watch the video here:
When I spoke to Angel Mary & the Tennessee Werewolves, they were amidst a radio tour in Paris, Texas. They were also in search of the Eiffel Tower wearing a cowboy hat. Believe it or not, shortly after our interview, they Tweeted a pic that they had found it.
Although this may sound silly, it’s a perfect anecdote about this family band, a determined, but fun-loving group determined to make their dreams come true. Whether those dreams involve finding the Texan Eiffel Tower or making great music, they’re well on their way.
Austin City Limits has just announced plans to celebrate the life of country music legend Johnny Cash on Friday, April 20th in Austin, Texas. The special, “We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music of Johnny Cash,” will feature a superstar line-up including Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Chris Cornell, Brandi Carlile, Ronnie Dunn, Amy Lee, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ray Lamontagne, Lucinda Williams and Shooter Jennings.
Tickets for the event go on-sale tomorrow, February 29th at 10 am CST. More superstars are expected to be announced as the date comes closer. For ticket information, or to check out the full line-up, visit ACLlive.com.
Mayor Karl Dean, the Cash family, and friends and founders Bill and Shannon Miller gathered today at the future home of the Johnny Cash Museum located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway in Nashville. The museum will be located between the famous Broadway strip and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
“It has been a lifelong dream of mine to showcase Johnny Cash’s life and career in a world-class exhibit for all his fans from around the world to enjoy,” says found Bill Miller. “Today we take the first step in making that dream a reality by announcing the birth of the Johnny Cash Museum, a world-class attraction opening in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This venue will feature the world’s largest, most comprehensive and important collection of Cash artifacts and memorabilia anywhere in the world. I am honored that Johnny’s children and family have joined us in enthusiastically supporting our project by sharing their precious artifacts with his fans.”
The force behind BMG Music is about to take in the home of Johnny Cash. Bug Music, whose clients include the estates of Johnny Cash, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, Del Shannon and Stevie Ray Vaughan has been purchased by the company for an undisclosed amount of money, Allaccess is reporting this morning. The purchase also includes the subsidiary Bug Music, an independent music publishing company. The move will effect current artists on Bug’s roster which include The Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Wilco, The National and Iggy Pop.
“With the acquisition of BUG MUSIC and its vast collection of evergreen and contemporary compositions, BMG further establishes itself as a leading music rights management company,” said CEO of BMG HARTWIG MASUCH. “We look forward to working with BUG MUSIC’s exceptional roster of artists and songwriters.”
The deal is expected to finalize in October. Bug currently owns the copyrights to major hits “I Walk The Line,” “Fever,” “What A Wonderful World,” “Summer In The City,” “The Real Slim Shady,” “Under The Boardwalk,” and “Passenger.”
Houston-based recording company Compadre Records is facing a lawsuit from Sun Entertainment Corporation over their use of Johnny Cash’s music in a movie trailer. According to the Tennesssean, the company used a remixed version of “Country Boy” in a preview for their movie “Zombieland.”
The lawsuit claims that Compadre breached their agreement with Sun Entertainment and copyright infringement. The Sun accuses Compadre of avoiding making the payments that they had agreed to in 2007, which allowed the label to remix Cash songs for an album. The Sun says they have not received their share of $40,000 that movie producers had paid Compadre to use the song for the movie.
The lawsuit is sitting in front of the U.S. District Court in Nashville. Compadre has not yet responded to the lawsuit.