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

Quotable Country – 12/21/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I swear to God, Tyler and I started this thing in my Chevy Tahoe with a dream and a prayer of playing country music. ● --- Brian Kelley, in a Florida Georgia Line acceptance speech at the American Country Countdown Awards. I hope someday they realize their dream of playing country music. The duo — who even introduced Hank Williams Jr. as "Brocephus" — catch boatloads of flak for its aggressively outsized bro-country antics and for … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 12/14/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Early on, an artist told me, 'Don't be yourself. Perform and be someone else.' And I thought, 'That seems like exactly the opposite of what I should be doing.' Then I had people wanting me to adjust my lyrics to be more appealing to the masses or whatever. I said, 'No, that's bullshit.' I'd rather sell four copies of something that's real than 4 million copies of something that's fake. ● --- Miranda Lambert to Marie Claire. You cannot … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 12/07/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Shortly after the midterm elections, Willie Nelson confessed with characteristic humor that he was disappointed by the results. “I’ve got a new song called ‘Y’all Got the Ball,’ ” he said, referring to the Republican takeover of the United States Senate. ● --- From a New York Times feature on the friendship between Willie Nelson and Dan Rather. I've been listening to Sirius a lot. I'm into Willie's Roadhouse—it's the best station on … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 11/30/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. That’s something that conveniently was becoming popular when I came along – this little “bro-country” sub-genre and I don’t really know the criteria for what decides whether or not you’re in that little thing or not. I don’t know if the phrase originally was meant to be derogatory but it’s turned into that. It’s sort of a snobby thing to say. You know, I think some people enjoy being above whatever “bro-country” is. ● --- Sam … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 11/24/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I think she’s perfect; I don’t think there’s anything... she’s gotta have a big ol’ mole on her butt or something, I don’t know. I can’t find anything wrong with her! She’s just perfect. ● --- Tanya Tucker on Carrie Underwood. Chicago Harley delivered it to me in Chicago when Travis Tritt and me and Marty Stuart and Charlie Daniels were playing. [The guys] were all kidding me about it that day when they delivered it. I was riding it … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 11/16/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I call it the ‘Luke Bryan.’ I’m trying to emulate what he’s doing out there because it’s workin’. ● --- Justin Moore on incorporating more dance into his live performances. Quincy Jones posted on Facebook that “Spotify is not the enemy; piracy is the enemy”. You know why? Two numbers: Zero and Two Billion. Piracy doesn’t pay artists a penny – nothing, zilch, zero. Spotify has paid more than two billion dollars to labels, publishers … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 11/09/14 Edition

As often seems to happen around awards shows, an extra long edition this week. Maybe grab some snacks before proceeding. Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Try not to look at the charts. It’s about the music. That’s what made you wanna come here and do this. It’s the songs. ● --- Alan Jackson to young ASCAP songwriters. If you're kind, life is going to be just great. I told somebody, I was joking, I said, 'Oh, great, they're going to put a statue up of me, and kids are … [Read more...]