Martina McBride Won’t Stop Cracking Dead Baby Jokes

CMT's Katie Cook was recently forced to cut short her interview with amiable country hitmaker Martina McBride when the singer showed up drunk and would not stop cracking wildly inappropriate dead baby jokes. The interview got off to an unusual start when McBride refused to answer Cook's first question, instead insisting on inverting the familiar interview format by asking Cook questions of her own. When a startled Cook had no adequate response to McBride's first query - "Why did the baby … [Read more...]

Live Blogging GAC Music Videos

12:29 AM: Hello! I'm writing from the wee hours of Monday morning. 12:30 AM: Backstory: We don't get GAC, but Dish is giving us a free preview of it through July in an effort to entice us to upgrade from the 100 channel (5 I watch) plan to the 150 channel (6 I watch) plan. 12:30 AM: First video is "Boots On" by Randy Houser, in which they've clipped shots of Houser together with shots from that viral video of the little boy playing along in the backseat. 12:32 AM: I get that they wanted … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/12/09 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the original source. Usually George never does a track for arts [sic] sake, but this is a piece of art. ● - - Tony Brown on "Arkansas Dave" from George Strait's upcoming album. Hmm... The song was co-written by Bobby Braddock, who has penned such works as "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Golden Ring" and "I Wanna Talk About Me." ● - - One of those songs doesn't fit. Never let it be said that Braddock is incapable of penning a bum … [Read more...]

Oddball Songwriter Pens Song By Himself

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The Nashville songwriting community is reeling after the arrival of a peculiar man with a bold new approach to songwriting that does not involve conferences, coffee shop chats, or slumber parties. In fact, Stan Hill claims that he writes best when left to quiet self-reflection. Word around town is that he's up to something, though nobody knows what it is just yet. Hill first came to the attention of the community when he auditioned for one of the Sunday Writers' Nights at the famous Bluebird … [Read more...]

A Kinder, Gentler David Allan Coe

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David Allan Coe is a scary guy. While he has clearly deliberately cultivated his hell-raising image, it's hard to tell where the myth ends and the man begins. On the CMT Outlaws show of a few years ago, in which he took the stage with Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, and Toby Keith (among others), he was the only whose presence seemed unsettling even to the other performers. Perhaps because they could never be sure what the guy was going to do at any given moment. Coe is also, of course, an … [Read more...]

First Anniversary: The Aftermath

Thanks to all who entered the First Anniversary Giveaway. I was pleasantly surprised by the response (free stuff... shoulda figured) and even more pleasantly surprised by some of the nice things you guys took the time to say. I didn't let your flattery impact the drawing, though; the winners were chosen by random number generator. If you can learn anything from the list, it's that you probably should have gone for the bonus social networking point, as most of the people who did ended up on the … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/06/09 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the original source. There are a couple of blonde gals now signed at Universal South Records. One is Bailey Brown and the other is Ashley Ray. I don't know these girls. I've never even seen their picture. ● - - That much is obvious from the fact that Ashley Ray is a brunette, Hazel. (Brody beat me to this one.) Yadda yadda yadda ● - - Hundreds of comments on a CMT article about Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. Yawn. I get really restless … [Read more...]