Quotable Country – 06/29/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If I could just be a hair on her ass, I'd be happy. ● --- Miranda Lambert on Reba. I still write plenty of sad story songs. It’s just that a lot of people don’t really care for that—it’s not commercial anymore. When you get ready to do an album, I try to think about what the public likes and what they will accept me singing. People don’t like to hear me sing a lot of sad stuff anymore. They say, “I don’t think of you like that!” I … [Read more...]

Organizers Call Second Annual “Get Drunk and Wreck Pittsburgh” Concert an Overwhelming Success


Guest submission from friend of the site Sam Gazdziak. Thanks, Sam! As the clean-up crew at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field digs through the first strata of garbage left by fans at last weekend’s Luke Bryan concert, concert promoters are congratulating Bryan and his fans for banding together to just trash the living hell out of the venue. "Last year’s concert featuring Eric Church and Kenny Chesney left beer cans, garbage, blood, and human excrement all over Heinz Field and the surrounding area," … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/22/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. A lot of the greats are exceptional storytellers, as well as being awesome singers and musicians. That's something that's always stayed with me: 'How do I convey what I'm feeling with words and sounds? How do I tell a story that'll affect you?' There's a real power to an album of songs that casts a spell on you in that way. A great album isn't background music. ● --- Brandy Clark, on her way to picking 10 Essential Country Albums for … [Read more...]

Mary Gauthier & Friends Sing “Another Train”

When something is advertised as "CM and friends," that usually means me and the cat. When something is advertised as "Mary Gauthier and friends," there's a chance it could mean Mary Gauthier with Radney Foster, Kathy Mattea, and Marty Stuart. Here is a performance of Gauthier's hopeful "Another Train" (from her recent release Trouble and Love) live at the Grand Ole Opry. http://youtu.be/kKL87alUotk … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/15/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. It’s artists from LITTLE JIMMIE DICKENS and up, who are saying ‘Please! Enough with the Bro-Country,’ Let’s get back to what made NASHVILLE great and what built all those buildings down on MUSIC ROW in the first place, and is really what Country music fans want. We’ve abandoned those fans over the past few years just to play to one demographic -- the Bro-Country demographic. And that’s fine, they can have their own deal. They can have … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/08/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. She was sitting on the floor and her hair had streaks, a couple colors in it, and she had her nose ring and everything. And she was sitting there with her guitar open tuned, this neat tuning, and I thought, "Golly, if Matraca [Berg] and I had a baby it would be YOU!" ● --- Deana Carter on working with Kacey Musgraves. The duo co-wrote tracks 5 and 6 on Carter's Southern Way of Life. I think I am just figuring out the humorous side of … [Read more...]

Album Review: Eric Church – Carolina

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Originally published at The 9513 in the days preceding the March 2009 album release. The radio release of "Smoke a Little Smoke" - named here as a highlight - in 2010 would give Church his first platinum-selling single and catapult him to new levels of recognition. Now a curious historical artifact, the ranking of least favorite country artists referred to in the opening is here. With three Top 20 singles to his name, Eric Church still managed to score a spot between The Lost Trailers and Kid … [Read more...]