The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame has announced its 2008 inductees. Contemporary country star Joe Nichols joins rock legend Ronnie Hawkins; Oscar nominee Tess Harper; Memphis horn and Stax Records great Wayne Jackson; president of Tribune Broadcasting and former president of Fox News Ed Wilson; the late, pioneering country duo the Wilburn Brothers, and late blues hero Sonny Boy Williamson. The eight entertainers will be inducted on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Horner Hall in the Hot Springs Convention Center. Tickets are $60 each. For more info, call 501-321-2027.
Lite rock favorites the Eagles are bringing their “Long Road Out of Eden Tour” to Alltel on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Tickets run $151.75, $96.75, $66.75 and $41.75. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, via the arena box office and Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.com). If you have an American Express Card, you can get pre-sale tix, through Sunday, Aug. 17, via Ticketmaster.
Next up for “AETN Presents: Front Row”: North Little Rock's own swamp rock legend, Dale Hawkins (“Suzy Q”). The “Austin City Limits”-style live performance TV show will tape on Wednesday, Aug. 20. To reserve a seat at the free taping, call 1-800-662-2386 or go to www.aetn.org.
CMT will be the exclusive sponsor of the Oxford American's 10th annual Southern Music Issue. This year's edition, scheduled to come out in November, will include a double CD of Southern music, with one disc introducing artists the magazine has never covered and the other revisiting songs from musicians featured in past music issues.
Also: In October, the UA Press will release “The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing,” an anthology of the best from past Southern music issues that includes contributions from R. Crumb, Steve Martin, Roseanne Cash and others and an introduction by Van Dyke Parks.
The American Princes are the latest Arkansas act to record live for daytrotter.com, an online music site that's become the nexus for live recordings of indie bands of all stripes. The songs, available for download or streaming, are “Watch as They Go,” “Real Love,” “Son of California” and “Still Not Sick of You.”