Quotable Country – 05/29/12 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Country music makes me happy. ● - - Kristen Bell's only apparent qualification for co-hosting the CMT Music Awards with Toby Keith. I can't sit here and say that it's a different day as far as how I approach music. I've always approached my music in one way -- and that is to make the best music I can make and to make music that moves me. But certainly the sense of enthusiasm and sense of freedom and rebirth that I have, there will be … [Read more...]

Prime Cuts: March 2012

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As we approach the end of May here in real time, Prime Cuts is just rounding the corner of March. Hopefully, you've already found time to explore some of our January and February song picks, because March was an even busier release month with an even greater number of recommendable tracks. No sense in dilly-dallying, then. Go ahead and check out our favorite country album tracks of March below, then comment on any of the recommendations (or make some of your own!) in the comments. Shooter … [Read more...]

Five Questions with Etta Britt

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Guest contribution by Hallie Pritts, on behalf of Wrinkled Records. Nashville is teeming with ludicrously talented, hard-working musicians. Of course, you know the usual suspects – the pop country stars, the classic country heroes. But there's a whole other set of musicians who work quietly in the background. Their job – adding the finishing touches to the records of their more famous counterparts – is a holy pursuit. Often it is their talent that provides the je ne sais quoi that skyrockets … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 05/20/12 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I'm like a shark. I've got to be constantly moving. ● - - Kenny Chesney's identification with all things islandy has officially gone too far. Still, if I was offered a night of riding around listening to ’80s rock and drinking Tickle Pink now, I would not turn it down! ● - - Martina McBride, interviewed by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Perfect. I'm a small-town girl. When you're famous, whoever you were before comes out more. So if … [Read more...]

Let’s Shuffle, Shall We?

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Bad news: You're overdue for your seasonal music check-up. Don't worry, though. We'll make this as quick and painless as possible. Simply grab your media player of choice, turn your head to the left, shuffle 20 times, and you'll be out of here before you can say "Are you sure my insurance will cover this?" Be sure not to disguise any embarrassing results. We have to see the good and the bad to make an accurate diagnosis. Just to show I'm a sport, I'll go first: 1. Terri Clark - … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 05/14/12 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I am so impressed Lady A have given band members an opportunity to co-write with them. It means more money for those who don't earn as much as the big stars. Who else does that? Nobody! ● - - Pretty sure Hazel Smith is correct that no band in the history of music has ever written songs with their touring band. Good catch, Hazel. I’m going to do everything I can to keep from being mainstream. I hate it. I want to be the guy out there … [Read more...]