Quotable Country – 11/09/14 Edition

As often seems to happen around awards shows, an extra long edition this week. Maybe grab some snacks before proceeding. Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Try not to look at the charts. It’s about the music. That’s what made you wanna come here and do this. It’s the songs. ● --- Alan Jackson to young ASCAP songwriters. If you're kind, life is going to be just great. I told somebody, I was joking, I said, 'Oh, great, they're going to put a statue up of me, and kids are … [Read more...]

CMA Awards 2014 Show Notes

48th annual cma awards

Here are some assorted notes on last night's 48th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Feel free to chime in with your own observations or highlights in the comments. Carrie and Brad Underwood and Paisley can usually be counted on to keep it pleasantly toothless, but they were on point with the feigned puzzlement at George Strait's continued presence (hadn't the cowboy ridden away?) and, especially, the line "Luke Bryan would be happy to buy you a faster horse." A reference to griping in … [Read more...]

This isn’t okay.

Vince Gill Moments ads

Right? We can all agree that this isn't okay? Upon clicking a link to see CountryWeekly.com's "Five Times Vince Gill Astonished Us With His Talent" and enduring a pop-up video ad I couldn't escape, I arrived at the page to find five embedded YouTube clips and 157 airy words of alleged 'content' followed by the below collection of irredeemably trashy, bottom-of-the-barrel ads disguised as related posts. A far cry from the astonishing, artful experience I had been promised. This sort of … [Read more...]

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...]