Quotable Country – 05/31/15 Edition

Too many quotes this week, so I've broken all the Keith Hill stuff off into a separate SaladGate supplement. First, here are all the quotes you missed while making tomato jokes. Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I didn't know anything about marijuana back then. It's one of the most fantastic things in the world. ● --- Merle Haggard reconsiders "Okie from Muskogee." People criticized Taylor for being too pop. But she took all of us country artists, while she was in … [Read more...]

Story Behind the Song: Luke Bryan’s “Kick the Dust Up”

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Luke Bryan released his next #1 smash single, "Kick the Dust Up," last week and we at Country California were very curious about the story behind this complex and original work of art. Luckily, we were able to speak with all three writers of the song as they took a break from a grueling half-hour writing session this morning. "It's a funny story," starts Chris DeStefano. "Dallas showed up three hours late with a bottle of Southern Comfort Caramel in one hand and his iPad in the other and said … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]