Quotable Country – 04/19/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I love Dierks, and I’ve known Kip for a long time as well. ● --- Ashley Monroe, unintentionally slighting Kip Moore. I carry all of my yesterdays into my co-writes. I carry my hometown, I carry everything bad that ever happened to me. So when I’m writing, I’m giving everything I have just like an entertainer would if he was performing for an audience. I’m not trying to be nobody but me. Even later in life, I’ve battled demons with … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 04/12/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. It took everything I had not to go kick that guy’s teeth in. ● --- Jason Aldean, after having security eject a guy who threw a cup of beer at his face during a concert. As a genre, we've forgotten who loves our music, and for the most part that's middle America, just regular people. I think in an effort to be cool, the fashionable thing, the hip thing, we've kind of forgotten that that's our bread and butter. We're country music; we … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 04/06/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I'm just an old jock, and I approach this [music] business the same way that I did the game. I'm going to run down the field on the kickoff and I'm going to knock somebody's head off. When I can't do that anymore, I'll go home. ● --- Trace Adkins is terrifying. We went through an era of big hit songs that no one is going to listen to 10 years from now. And we're about to hit a decade of country that I think is going to be played for a … [Read more...]

April 2015 Show Calendar

From the Northern California Concert Calendar, a listing of shows for the month ahead. If you have friends in the area, please invite them to receive monthly roundups by email. And don’t forget that you can always check the calendar on the website to see shows further out and get your tickets in advance. Right now, our listings extend all the way into November. 04/02/15 - Lilly Hiatt - City Winery - Napa, CA 04/02/15 - The Calamity Cubes!, The Naked Bootleggers, Willy Tea Taylor - Don … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/29/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Every song I've written in the last couple of years, I was always thinking of who's recording now, or who's looking for songs, or what I could do to write for somebody else and get another 'Truck Yeah.' ● --- Actual thing said by "Buy Me a Boat" singer Chris Janson. Dear God. I really do believe the music should be first. That's what people come to see and hear, their favorite songs. If we get that music first, then the other stuff is … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/22/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. This is the best day ever – I’ve got my girl here, my friends, my family – it’s the best day ever! ● --- Jason Aldean at his Mexican wedding to 'girl' Brittany Kerr. If you look at her career, she’s in a space that, historically, I don’t know that anybody’s ever been in. Everybody always compares her to Madonna, but I don’t know, man. Madonna at 25, was she at this spot? No, I don’t think so, especially if you look at what she’s done … [Read more...]