Quotable Country – 03/01/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I don't think decision makers on Music Row, in private, think that country radio is going to continue to matter in 10 or 20 years. ● --- Richard Lloyd, Associate Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, to Rolling Stone. "If those three chains don't play your records, you won't have a hit," Curb Records chief Mike Curb tells Rolling Stone Country. "And today there isn't any real firewall between radio and [major labels] . . . … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 02/22/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. You can ask people in the building, and I can be quoted several times a day, "If you're not on country radio, you don't exist." Again I can't think of one star, much less superstar in country music, who wasn't broken by country radio. It's just a fact. That's where the active audience is. That's where they go to listen to it. People talk about, "It's a media act. It's a groundswell. We're going to build it virally." That's all nice, but I … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 02/16/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. You know, to the country traditionalists, if you do anything that’s not pure country, you’re the devil. For us, it’s just fun to step out. ● --- Jason Aldean. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I think I may not do any more Todd Snider. I might start over. I won’t pretend my name didn’t used to be Todd Snider, but I do want to put an end to that body of work. I feel it stands by itself. I want to put a period at the end of all those … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 02/08/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. a sub-genre of country music sung by young white men, featuring songs with macho themes such as trucks, drinking, and partying ● --- Cambridge Dictionaries Online definition of "bro-country." There so little of this left. At one time, there was so much gold it was falling off trees, and now we're down to a handful of doubloons. ● --- Marty Stuart, listening to Merle Haggard perform from backstage. This fine Garden & Gun feature on … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 02/01/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Though every now and then, unfortunately, I’m the guy who says what everybody else is thinking, but won’t say! I know for a fact that I can get away with a lot more than a lot of other people can, just because of whatever I’ve been — and the same with Jimmie Dickens. The beauty of his humor, to me, was that it was always kind of pointed at him. That gives you the freedom to cross lines a little bit, because it’s not mean-spirited. If I’m … [Read more...]