Freddy Fender, Gene Autry Recordings Among 2012 GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame collection. The 2012 class highlights diversity and musical excellence and includes both singles and albums. Among the new inductees are Gene Autry’s “Deep In The Heart of Texas,” Freddy Fender’s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” and Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ [...] Read More

Keith Urban Targets New Approach

For years, the standard album has included 10-12 songs, but in today’s music industry, nothing is standard. That’s particularly true for the new Keith Urban album, Get Closer, which gets released on Tuesday. The basic version of the CD features just eight songs — including his current single, “Put You In A Song” — but Target is also offering a deluxe edition with seven extra tracks. It features three additional studio cuts plus live versions of four of his previous hits. It’s a bit of an experiment on Keith’s part as the entire music industry tries new ideas to stabilize the marketplace. Read More