The Miller Tells Her Tale 513

It's Grammy nomination season, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to feature a few of the roots & bluegrass related artists who have received nominations for 2015.  An admission here - I don't own the albums by Sturgill Simpson, Rosanne Cash or Nickel Creek - I really should though...  Anyway I have found songs from all three to play on the show as well as as excellent bluegrass from Jerry Douglas' two nominated albums, Jesse Winchester, Rhonda Vincent and a few more.  I also pay tribute to the late Bob Montgomery who was friend, and co-writer with, Buddy Holly.

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  • Sturgill Simpson: Life of Sin (Metamodern Sounds in Country Music,Loose)
  • Steve Martin and Edie Brickell: Pretty Little One (LIVE,Rounder)
  • Earls of Leicester: I'll Go Stepping Too (The Earls of Leicester,Rounder)
  • Noam Pikelny: Road To Columbus (Noam Pikelny plays Kenny Baker plays Bill Monroe,Compass)
  • Augie Meyers: Dreaming On (Santa Fe,El Sendero Records)
  • Jesse Winchester: Just So Much (A Reasonable Amount of Time,Appleseed)
  • Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley: When My Last Song Is Sung (Before The Sun Goes Down,Compass)
  • Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt: Took It Like A Man (For Keeps,Red House Records)
  • Esther Sparks & The Whiskey Remedy: Madelaine's Man (Love Songs,Round Bard Recordings)
  • Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion: First Snow (Bright Examples,Rocket Science)
  • Tom Petty: Full Grown Boy (Hypnotic Eye,Reprise Records)
  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives: Keep On The Firing Line (Saturday Night / Sunday Morning,Thirty Tigers)
  • Mike Farris: Something Keeps Telling Me (Shine For All The People,Compass)
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter & Kevin Montgomery: Wishing (Not Fade Away,MCA)
  • Kevin Montgomery: Fear Nothing (Fear Nothing,A&M)
  • Sean McConnell: Rock and Roll (Mementos and Fortunes,Noisetrade)
  • Rosanne Cash: A Feather's Not Bad (The River and The Thread,Decca)
  • Eliza Gilkyson: Where No Monument Stands (Nocturnal Diaries,Red House Records)
  • Rhonda Vincent: I Need Somebody Bad Tonight (Only Me,Upper Managment Music)
  • Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes and Mike Auldridge: Panhandle Rag (Three Bells,Rounder)
  • Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen: No Life In This Town (Cold Spell,Compass)
  • Nickel Creek: Love of Mine (A Dotted Line,Nonesuch Records)
  • John Cowan: Miss The Mississippi (and You) (Sixty,Compass)
  • Bobby Bare: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Darker Than Light,Plowboy Records)
  • Larry Cordle: Lonesome Dove (feat. Trisha Yearwood) (All-Star Duets,MightyCord Records)
  • Boo Hewerdine: Patience of Angels (My Name In The Brackets,Reveal Records)
  • The Ruby Brunettes: Lies (Woodshed Session Vol 1,self-released)
  • Honeyhoney: Father's Daughter (Songs For A Nashville Kitchen,Noisetrade)
  • Front Country: Old Country (Sake Of The Sound,self-released)
  • The Thompson Family: Long For Lonely (Family,Concord Music Group)
  • Blind Willies: Steal Away (Every Day Is Judgement Day,Diggory)