Quotable Country – 08/10/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re writing what people want to hear. So what’s the backlash? More ticket sales? More money coming into Nashville? What’s wrong with that? ● --- Dallas Davidson to Country Aircheck on bro country. “I love bro country,” [Craig] Wiseman says. “It’s been years since I’ve been a fan of everything as much as I have been lately, where I can just leave Country radio on and dig every song that goes by for an hour or two.” Wiseman is … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 08/03/14 Edition

The first Quotable Country was published August 3, 2008, so this edition marks six years of uninterrupted straight talk, bemusement, and sarcasm. Thanks for reading. Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There have always been people complaining that it isn’t like it used to be. Well, it’s never going to be like it used to be. Looking at the shares that Country radio is pulling in market after market, I’d say that Country is pretty healthy. If there were a ‘backlash,’ the … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/27/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I’ve got a girl, she just turned 4, and my daughter plays into my thought process on that. There’s a little bit more [to love] than just dancing on the tailgate. Oddly enough, I played it for a friend of mine who’s got a daughter who, I believe, is 16. She heard it and was like, ‘Yes! I am not the girl that looks good in cutoff jeans.’ She feels awkward in them. That’s why she gravitated toward the song. ● --- "Girl in a Country Song" … [Read more...]

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...]