1) What That Song Means Now - Songwriting Video Series - Every other Tuesday
Hello, welcome to ‘What That Song Means Now,’ my video series. Each episode we take one of my songs and more closely examine it. Where, why and how I wrote it, what it does or doesn’t mean, further discussion on the topic that inspired me to write it, and maybe a little bit of guitar lesson thrown in. Nothing too structured or organized; just me rambling about the tunes and seeing where it takes us.
2. Under the Hood (Text Blog) - - Every other Tuesday
Welcome to ‘Under the Hood’, my online journal. (I try to resist the word ‘blog’). People that like my songs tell me they’d like to know what’s going on in my weirdo brain day to day so I’ll try to give you a glimpse. I may piss everyone off eventually, on one topic or another, because my opinions are all over the place and I like talking about the volatile stuff sometimes. It’s the most fun. Religion, politics, cattle breeds, petroleum, games of chance, books, guns, space travel. Not many answers, mostly questions. Come on in.
A hour long, live Q&A with Corb Lund on Corb's ustream channel: www.ustream.tv/channel/corblund. Starting Wednesday June 22, 6pm PST. Prepare your questions for Corb and ask them in the Social Stream!
Tune in to www.ustream.tv/channel/corblund on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 6:00pm PST, 7:00pm MST, 8:00pm CST, 9:00 EST for the premiere of 'Not on the Record' with Corb Lund.
The final nominations for the 2010 CCMA’s were announced today in Edmonton, AB. Here’s a big salute to Corb Lund for his impressive list of 2010 Canadian Country Music Association Nominations. His latest album, “Losin’ Lately Gambler” is up for Album of the Year. Corb has also been nominated as Male Artist of the Year, as well as Roots Artist of the Year. "Devil's Best Dress", Corb's latest video, is considered for CMT Video of the Year and Christopher Mills, the director of "Devil's Best Dress", is nominated for Video Director of the Year. Corb's website mastered by Paul Bellows from Yellow Pencil is up for Website of the Year and Grant Siemens, (steel guitar) is nominated for the All Star Band award.
The CCMA Awards will be broadcast nationally on CBC and CMT at 8pm on September 12th from Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB. Tickets for the awards show are $35, $70, and $95 and are available at all Ticketmaster locations.
Each year, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member voted annual awards and with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Presented by the Gibson Foundation, the Honors & Awards are attended by over 2000 artists, music loving fans and entertainment industry executives in one of America's musical shrines, the historic Ryman Auditorium. The event has been broadcast internationally via Sirius/XM Radio, BBC2, WSM and Voice of America. The Honors & Awards have featured many amazing moments over the years including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash's last live performance together, as well as show-stopping appearances by John Fogerty, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash, Solomon Burke, Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, the Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples, Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Guy Clark, Levon Helm, and so many more.
This year, the 9th annual Awards show has confirmed Emmylou Harris, Avett Brothers, Rodney Crowell, Wanda Jackson, Roseanne Cash, Patty Griffin, Sam Bush, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ryan Bingham, Corb Lund, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Joe Pug, and Will Kimbrough as it’s performers with many more being announced in the coming months. The event will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9th.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 24. Individual tickets are $55 and will be available online via Ticketmaster, ryman.com, Americana Music Online Store and in person at the Ryman Box office.
On Sunday, July 11th, Corb Lund and those involved in the Medicine Hat Flood Relief Show raised an astounding $68,000 for all those affected by the disastrous flooding in the local community. The money raised has been given to the Canadian Red Cross 2010 Flood Relief and is being filtered back into the city of Medicine Hat and the surrounding areas. A big thank you goes out to everyone involved who reached out to the people in need and made this event a success.
Corb Lund is raising spirits and raising awareness for flood relief in the areas of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Including CHAT 94.5, CHAT TV, and MY96, local organizations like The Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede, Shooting Star Events, Als Audio, Kara Security, BMO and the Medicine Hat Mall have banned together to produce a flood relief show to reach out to the community in need. The concert will take place at the Cypress Centre on Sunday, July 11th, 2010. Fresh off a performance in Saint John, New Brunswick the night before, Corb Lund is ready to rock for a good cause. Help is coming from all angles. Stan Sakamoto from Shooting Star Events will be hosting a tailgate barbeque at 5pm with all profits given to the Flood Relief Fund. When the doors open at 6pm, a silent auction for items donated by local businesses with take place for further flood relief. Then, at 7pm, the concert will begin and Corb Lund will take the stage. This is an 18 and over event, and all liquor sales will go towards the relief effort. Partnering up with the Canadian Red Cross, a bank account with BMO Bank of Montreal has been set up in order to manage all profits made from this benefit show. If you would like to donate, please do so to the CHAT-CFMY Flood Relief Fund at the BMO Branch in Medicine Hat. All proceeds collected from this exciting event will go to the Canadian Red Cross 2010 Flood Relief for Medicine Hat, Irvine and Walsh.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 8:30am and are $35.00 a person (GST Included). They can be purchased at mhstampede.com, the Medicine Hat Mall, or the Stampede ticket office. You may also charge by phone at 403-527-1234.
So, I'm leaving Vegas in a week. I've been here six or seven weeks and have thoroughly explored the town. From Red Rock Canyon, to Drai's Afterhours hipster joint, to the Pawn Stars Shop, to the Sin City Sinners, to Dave Navarro's new bar, to the Wayne Brady Show, to the World Series of Poker. Lots of Omaha Pot Limit at the Venetian and the Rio. Hard to find at first, but lots of wild action once the WSOP started. I played in the $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha WSOP event, and it was fun. And instructive. At least six or eight of the television poker stars were in the tourney, so that was kind of groovy, I suppose. I saw Greg Raymer, Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, TJ Cloutier, Chris Ferguson, and Sammy Farha. All the usual suspects. Mike Matusow was bitching behind me about how bad he was running. I placed about 200 of 600, so I didn't make the money but it wasn't an embarrassment either. I made a few moves. Heh.
Been picking away at songs, too, of course, the whole time. I have a bunch of stuff, but I'm finding it really hard to decide what's good. I've got a few that I really like, but it's strange. I've found that the ones I really like are mostly lukewarm at best for other people. Well, it's not true all the time, but often. Sometimes, me and everyone else agree. But often it's the ones I think are dumb that everyone else digs. "Horse Soldier" was a notable exception. I'm proud of that one, and it seems to have found an audience. But ya, I've got a bunch of new stuff that I'm gonna work on this summer with the boys and see how she hangs. Alright. I gotta go watch a show. Keep your power dry.
The nominees for the 2010 Americana Awards were announced today by Emmylou Harris and Todd Snider at the W. O. Smith School of Music in Nashville, TN. As read by Emmylou Harris, Corb Lund has been nominated in the Emerging Artist of the Year category.
The Americana Honors & Awards Show will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 9th. Also, the Americana Music Festival and Conference will take place September 8th through the 11th in various venues throughout the Nashville area.
Check out the live footage from Corb's show in Plano, TX recorded on Ustream by clicking on the following link. http://bit.ly/djCBfb
Earlier this year, Corb Lund hosted a podcast in which he shared some of his favorite music and told listeners how these songs influenced his career. Click the link to listen or download the podcast. http://bit.ly/9YfY6b