Quotable Country – 09/14/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. In the last several years, a lot of the songs about women have been written in kind of an objectifying way. If you didn’t wear cut-off jeans or a bikini top, or sit on a tailgate and drink, then you really weren’t worthy, you didn’t really add up. But ‘Wild Child’ is telling some girl out there that’s got dreams, that’s a free spirit, who’s smart and interesting, that she has a chance, that she is worthy. ● --- Kenny Chesney, in a nice, … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 09/08/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. For some expectant moms, the concept of "eating for two" can result in too much. Twice the French fries, twice the bacon, twice the Oreos. (My rationale for that was that the more Oreos I ate, the more milk I drank.) But Underwood will most likely stick with her vegetarian diet the whole time. ● --- Alison Bonaguro on the long-awaited (by Alison Bonaguro) pregnancy of Carrie Underwood. The problem with country music today is not the … [Read more...]

September 2014 Show Calendar

From our Northern California Concert Calendar, a listing of shows for the month ahead. If you have friends in the area, be sure to have them subscribe to receive our monthly roundups by email. Don't forget that you can always check the calendar on our site to see shows further out and get your tickets in advance. Believe it or not, we already have details on shows through March of 2015. Finally, thanks to the folks who supported the site by donating last month. 09/02/14 - Elvis Costello & … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 08/31/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We wanted to make a conscious effort to re-evolve. You want to push yourself and do something outside your limits for a new project. ● --- Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood thinks 're-evolve' is a word that means something. "You know that continual, gradual process of development that never ends? We wanted to do it again." The worst thing that could happen in a Nashville writing is to write a song that everyone loves, or try to write the … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 08/24/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The thing about Nashville is: Nashville is not Nashville any longer. When I was a kid, there were 400,000 people here. Over two million now. People who are moving here have no regard for the history of this city. They have no regard for our landmarks or anything. They’re just tearing everything down and throwing up these terrible glass buildings everywhere. The thing is, because of that stupid television show—it makes us looks like … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 08/17/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I just kind of side in with whoever I’m with on things. Call it two-faced, or whatever, but if you show your true face every time, you’re in trouble, you know? People cause me to project a different personality, and the effect of their personality on me causes me to halter somewhat. I’ve tried to have a personality that goes along with the saying ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ You go down there to Rome and act like a gung-ho Texan, … [Read more...]