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...]

Touring Band’s Van and Gear Not Stolen

A popular roots rock band is not starting a Kickstarter page to defray the costs of a white 1998 Ford E-350 van and Pro-Line trailer with the band's logo on the side and $1700 in musical gear, which were quite shockingly not stolen after a recent Houston area gig. The Whiskey Hawks, of High Point, North Carolina, had just finished up their supporting set for Jason Boland at Dosey Doe in The Woodlands and ducked out a bit early. "We'd seen Jason and the guys a few times before and hung out … [Read more...]