Quotable Country – 11/02/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re not Ricky Gervais. ● --- Brad Paisley on his and Carrie's approach to hosting the CMA Awards. But as far as the Christians, if people want to pass judgment, they're already sinning. The sin of judging is just as bad as any other sin they might say somebody else is committing. I try to love everybody. [...] I've struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood. I've had to go against all kinds of people through the … [Read more...]

November 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 May of 2015. 11/01/14 - Nell Robinson & The Rose of No Man’s Land featuring Ramblin’ Jack Elliott - Center for the … [Read more...]

Album Review: Cale Tyson – Cheater’s Wine

Cheaters Wine cover

Sounding like a young graduate of the Gary Stewart School of Honky Tonk Heartache, Cale Tyson offers up a potent 21 minutes of the good stuff on his six-song Cheater's Wine EP. Texas-born and Nashville-based, the singer-songwriter - who also produces - easily masters the '70s country aesthetic suggested by his album cover, with a studio band highlighted by rising star Robert Ellis on guitar and liberal application of Brett Resnick's pedal steel. As a songwriter, Tyson favors emotional directness … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 10/26/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I love Brandy's songwriting. There's a song on her album [12 Stories] "In Some Corner" that I thought about covering on the new album. I really studied it. It's written from a girl's perspective, and I couldn't figure out a clean way to make it come from a guy. She's really a talented singer. She sounds new and old at the same time. ● --- Alan Jackson on Brandy Clark, who will be a supporting act on his 2015 tour. Perfect. I don’t … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 10/19/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re songwriters at heart, first and foremost. ● --- Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard. All I want to do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned. ● --- Brian Kelley statement that prompted Florida Georgia Line's "Sun Daze." I just wanted to go kind of retro. It sounds like ‘I Love This Bar’ and ‘American Ride’ had a child, and ‘Beers Ago’ is their drunk uncle. ● --- Toby Keith on new single "Drunk … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 10/12/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The first time we ever wrote together, we were finishing each other's sentences. No record label, no one other than the man upstairs, can put something like that together. ● --- Tyler Hubbard says Florida Georgia Line is God's gift to humankind. 'Dirt' is our favorite song we've ever heard, or one of them. Even if you're not a songwriter, everyone wished they wrote it. We got to the end of that hook, and it was chill-bump city is what … [Read more...]