Steve Earle to Launch New Season of His Show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Wednesday June 3, 2009
--"The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio" to launch new season on SIRIUS’ Outlaw Country channel
TORONTO, June 3, 2009 -- SIRIUS Canada announced today that it will launch the highly-anticipated second season of Steve Earle's SIRIUS Radio show, The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio Saturday, June 6 at 9:00 pm ET on Outlaw Country, SIRIUS channel 63.
Earle brings his notoriously outspoken attitude to satellite radio as he joins the other misfits, outcasts, rebels and renegades of country music also featured on SIRIUS’ Outlaw Country channel, created and executive produced by "Little Steven" Van Zandt. The weekly, hour-long show provides a forum for the legendary rebel troubadour to discuss great songs and the songwriting process.
The season's first show will be a tribute to his friend and mentor Townes Van Zandt, including tracks from Earle's new album, Townes, a collection of Townes Van Zandt songs. The season launch will feature covers of Van Zandt's songs by Lyle Lovett, Cowboy Junkies, Gillian Welch, Robert Earl Keen, Emmylou Harris and others.
Steve Earle's new album, Townes was released May 12 via New West Records. It debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart (Earle's highest debut on that chart) as well as #6 on the Billboard Country Chart. It is the highly-anticipated follow-up to his Grammy Award(R)-winning album, Washington Square Serenade, which was the follow-up to the Grammy-winning The Revolution Starts...Now. Steve Earle is also recognized as an actor on HBO's distinguished series The Wire, as well as the author of the critically acclaimed collection of short stories, Doghouse Roses. Steve Earle began his national tour in support of Townes on Thursday, May 28.
Outlaw Country SIRIUS channel 63, created and executive produced by E Street Band member "Little Steven" Van Zandt, is home to the freaks, misfits, outcasts, rebels and renegades of country music. The channel features shows hosted by Cowboy Jack Clement, Mojo Nixon, Johnny Knoxville, Steve Earle, Shooter Jennings, Hillbilly Jim, Marty Stuart and Fred Imus. Outlaw Country listeners will hear all three generations of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, David Allan Coe., Emmylou Harris, Dale Watson, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, and The Byrds and many others.
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