Oklahoma red dirt standouts Stoney LaRue and Turnpike Troubadours will be featured on the new season of CMT’s “Concrete Country,” which started last week.
“Concrete Country” launched on CMT.com in March 2012 and is dedicated to music discovery with an emphasis on artists who write their own songs. So far, the online series has featured outdoor performances by Harrah native Jason Boland, the Lumineers, First Aid Kit and Trampled by Turtles, as well as Caitlin Rose, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Green River Ordinance, Lydia Loveless, Robert Ellis, the Farewell Drifters, the Infamous Stringdusters, Will Hoge and Yarn.
The live, outdoor sessions will spotlight independent artists performing in the cities that helped establish their musical careers. The series launched last week with Brian Davis. The other seven artists chosen for the series’ new run are LaRue, the Troubadours, Casey Donahew Band, the Dirty River Boys, Nikki Lane, the Black Lillies and Whiskey Myers.
The first of the 10-minute segments will air at 10:50 p.m. Tuesdays. In addition, one video from each artist will be included in CMT music blocks, as well as CMT Pure, for the week following the premiere. Additional content will be available at Concrete.CMT.com.
In last week’s premiere episode, Davis performed a four-song set from downtown Nashville’s honky-tonk-lined Lower Broadway, delivering acoustic versions of the songs “Dirty,” “Bang,” “Hurt Like Hell Yeah” and “Against the World.”
Additional episodes of “Concrete Country” will premiere weekly as follows:
• Whiskey Myers — Today (Tyler, Texas)
• The Black Lillies — July 30 (Knoxville, Tenn.)
• Stoney LaRue — Aug. 6 (Oklahoma City)
• Nikki Lane — Aug. 13 (Nashville)
• Casey Donahew Band — Aug. 20 (Fort Worth, Texas)
• Turnpike Troubadours — Aug. 27 (Tulsa, Okla.)
• The Dirty River Boys — Sept. 3 (Austin, Texas)