Quotable Country – 04/26/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Miss America, a woman who is never at any point referred to by her human name, says that Miss America promotes womanhood. This nameless person, known only by the title of a contest she won that involves wearing swimsuits, introduces Martina McBride. ● --- From a Nashville Scene recap of last Sunday's ACM Awards. I had to talk myself down from the ledge before I sang ‘Girl Crush,’ because I was thinking about Trisha [Yearwood]. Trisha … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]