We dig up the most interesting and/or objectionable quotes of the week.

Quotable Country – 07/06/15 Edition

Excuse the tardiness after a long holiday weekend, and... wait for it... Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Some people want to talk about being patriotic but they don’t really know what the hell they’re talking about. They just say it like it’s a buzzword. Like a lot of these country guys do, but when it comes down to it they can’t really discuss deeply what it means to them. ● --- Whitey Morgan with a truth bomb. Go listen to Sonic Ranch if you haven't yet. Bryan’s … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/28/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. "Person who's drinking from small bottles, puking and falling on people." #scannerquawk #trifecta ● --- From Doug Schneider's police scanner tweets during the Chesney/Aldean show at Lambeau Field. Also, my experience at pretty much every arena/amphitheater show I've ever been to. I love to laugh and love idiots like me. ● --- Shall we take him at his word? Dustin Lynch to Glamour. I’m definitely filled with mixed emotions when I … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/21/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Something I learned making this record, if you really just concentrate on making the best music that you know how to make, all the other things will find a way to present themselves because people want to help you. That’s been the thing I’ve learned the most during this process. It’s how people are willing—not just the people that have a vested interest in helping me—in helping. Other artists. Other people. They just want to help. That’s … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/14/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There are guys out there who may start out with a less than perfect project, but they're given the benefit of the doubt that they may grow into the artist that one day may help to carry on the genre. It'd be really hard right now for a female to break through just on hit songs. There are hit songs available, but I think [women] have to have a real point of view. I've heard so many people say with a good female song, 'yeah, that's good … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/07/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. That's one of the greatest tragedies in this stretch of life for me. Because I've been inspired as much or more by women artists, equally, than I have as men. So if there's only a couple that are getting the opportunity to really knock it out of the park at radio, then you just go, 'What about Patsy Cline/Kitty Wells/Tammy Wynette/Loretta Lynn?' I could go on and on and on and on and name you about 50 great female artists. And I don't … [Read more...]

Quotable Country: Side Salad

A SaladGate supplement. Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If you want to make ratings in Country radio, take females out. The reason is mainstream Country radio generates more quarter hours from female listeners at the rate of 70 to 75%, and women like male artists. I’m basing that not only on music tests from over the years, but more than 300 client radio stations. The expectation is we’re principally a male format with a smaller female component. I’ve got about 40 … [Read more...]

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...]