NEws on SHeDAISY, Jammys, Alejandro Escovedo
Sibling country trio SHeDAISY was on hand to perform at last night's (Sept. 23) New York premiere party for the Touchstone film "Sweet Home Alabama." While the group struggled to hold the attention of the schmoozing stars during its five-song set, it was warmly received by a handful of attendees for its performance of "Little Good-byes," "Man Goin' Down," "I Will But...," "Mine All Mine," and "Repent."
SheDaisy covers the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic that serves as the film's title on the Hollywood Records soundtrack, due out today. The set also features the group's "Mine All Mine," the Calling's cover of the Georgia Satellites' "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" and Norah Jones' cover of Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart." It also boasts songs by Avril Lavigne, Dolly Parton, Ryan Adams, and Uncle Kracker.
"Sweet Home Alabama," which stars Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, and Candice Bergen, opens Friday in U.S. theaters. For a preview, visit the film's official Web site.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.