Quotable Country – 05/24/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I'm relevant right now because I was just on last night, but I'm only relevant for a few more weeks, because people forget. I really think you have to move quickly. ● --- Meghan Linsey, second-place finisher on "The Voice." I like some of [the new music]. And I’m glad to see the other people involved. I remember when I started playing country music, I was the only cat in the whole place, the only young person, almost. And, back then, … [Read more...]

Bobby Bones Gets Fined; Whitey Morgan Gets Kudos; Lee Greenwood, Professional Patriot?

Country Universe wants your Top Five Title Tracks. Saving Country Music has provoked a hearty discussion (155 comments and counting) with an explanation of why Luke Bryan’s "Kick The Dust Up" is more than just a bad song. View a photo of Luke Bryan with his mom at the private opening of a new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit to see where he gets his glistening white toothiness from. Farce the Music and Saving Country Music agree that Whitey Morgan's new Sonic Ranch is pretty … [Read more...]

Chris Stapleton’s Big First Week; Iris DeMent, Luke Bryan Set Release Dates; Celebrating Johnny Gimble

Chris Stapleton's Traveller moved 27,000 copies in its first week for the best sales start by a country artist's first full-length album in 2015. Rolling Stone Country rounded up some of B.B. King's greatest country music moments, but omitted this one. Iris DeMent's next album, The Trackless Woods, will be out August 7 on FlariElla Records. Also out August 7: Luke Bryan's next album, Kill the Lights. So if you're a big fan of Luke Bryan and Iris DeMent - hello? anyone? - you'll want to … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 05/17/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Somebody booked us together. And we couldn't figure out who was gonna open the show and who was gonna close it. We didn't really care, and he didn't care. He said, ‘If it doesn’t matter to you, I’ll go on first because I can catch a late flight home after the show.’ We thought we had snookered this guy and we were gonna be the headliners. He did about an hour and a-half of ‘The Thrill Is Gone,’ and we felt like the Partridge Family when … [Read more...]

A Few Notes on ‘ACM Presents: Superstar Duets’

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With his flat-brimmed cap, camo leggings, and visible/audible unease, Sam Hunt destroyed "Fast As You." Not in a good way. At all. Dwight's still got it. Someone should let Alan Jackson do fast songs other than "Chattahoochee" sometime. Cole Swindell is passable but unnecessary. He really likes that cap. "Swingin'" or any other way, John Anderson still sounds great. I wouldn't mind if Miranda and Patty Loveless recorded a duets album. Their two performances ("Blame It On Your Heart" and … [Read more...]