One Truck Still Doesn’t Have a Country Song Written About It

1974 dodge

A single 1974 Dodge Club Cab pickup in Oak Vale, Mississippi, has somehow escaped the gaze and thoughtful tune-smithing of country music songwriters. The sky blue four-speed vehicle resting beneath the spreading boughs of a 61-year-old magnolia tree to the side of retired farmer Clyde Henderson's modest home has never once been the lyrical setting of a tailgate party, mudding adventure, or late night tryst. Henderson says he feels bad for "Brenda" (his affectionate name for the Dodge) because … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/21/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Don’t be a difficult person to be around, whether you’re a songwriter or a business person. There’s just too much going on. There are too many people here that you don’t wanna rub the wrong way. It’s a small town in a lot of ways. You don’t have to hang out with everybody, or be friends with everybody, but people like to work with people they can get along with. ● --- Jim Lauderdale on survival in Nashville. Q: You typically write … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/13/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. [It's] very naked. You're just out there with you and your guitar and you depend on the people to kind of take care of you and they have my whole career and so Vegas was just a love-fest. ● --- Garth Brooks describes his Vegas residency as a naked love-fest, which wasn't necessarily an image I desired to have implanted in my head. Thanks for nothing, Garth. Our job is to whether you agree with bro country or hick hop or whatever, our … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/06/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. It’s not just hitting licks. She’s feeling words. Lee Ann is like the kind of musician that John Coltrane was. I guarantee you if Coltrane could sing like Lee Ann, he wouldn’t have picked up a horn. ● --- "The Way I'm Livin'" songwriter Adam Wright on Lee Ann Womack. We're all caught in this Americana lynch wrap. I think it all started when the record companies decided that Johnny Cash wasn’t country anymore. They decided that, … [Read more...]