Friday, August 13, 2004

Steve Earle has a blog. Posting promised "every few days."

John Carter Cash Gets Role in Walk the Line

John Carter Cash will have an acting role in Walk the Line, a film biography focusing on the early careers of his parents, Johnny and June Carter Cash. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. In one scene, John Carter Cash will portray Bob Neal, a disc jockey at WMPS in Memphis, who first provided radio airplay for Johnny Cash's debut recordings, "Hey Porter" and "Cry, Cry, Cry." Noting that he has already visited the film set, Cash told CMT News, "It's going great. I really feel comfortable with it. It's a movie. It's not a documentary, but I truly believe that Joaquin is doing an excellent job. He sounds great. He's not doing a caricature of Johnny Cash. He is acting and doing a wonderful performance, very believable as my father. Reese is adorable. She's great. I got to spend some time with her, and she's just a wonderful angel. I believe that she's doing an excellent job as my mother."

Photos of the filming of the Folsom Prison concert scenes. There are some extras and insiders posting at the IMDB message boards, all reports are good.

Travis, Jones Split Time on Stage

UNCASVILLE - Randy Travis and George Jones co-headlined a double bill at the Mohegan Sun Arena Friday night, joining to provide country music fans with nearly three hours of music.

Unfortunately, the singers did so by contributing separate, 75-minute sets, never once stepping on stage together to offer what may have been an interesting pairing of traditional and new traditional country music.

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