Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I think it’s fantastic! Dad loved being on the road. Now he gets to do it forever. ● - - Rosanne Cash on the Johnny Cash postage stamp. When I'm having my own pity party, it's Lee Ann Womack. She has a song called 'Have You Seen That Girl.' I've sat on my bus, drunk a bottle of wine, cried and felt sorry for myself to that song I don't know how many times. ● - - Turns out Kellie Pickler has good taste in music. I’m totally gonna … [Read more...]
We dig up the most interesting and/or objectionable quotes of the week.
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Montgomery Gentry stomped on stage to rattle the rafters with "The Race Is On." "It's a party, baby," Montgomery yelled, predictably twirling his mic stand to make the point. ● - - Finally, something to make me feel a little better about having missed the George Jones farewell concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Friday night. I begged him to come off that road, and he would not. He lowered all the keys and tried, really, … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If ‘Wagon Wheel’ doesn't get nominated for a GRAMMY, country music is screwed. It’s as simple as that. I’m not saying I should win it, but it should be nominated. ● - - Darius Rucker. I hear a lot of disgruntlement going on with what's going on in country music in today's world. There's a box. And there's some cowboys out there kicking the sides down on it right now. And stretching the boundaries. And pushing the limits. And putting … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Shouldn't we give the artist the platform to make musical statements sometimes? There was probably a meeting with Loretta Lynn and somebody said 'You can never put out this song called "The Pill,"' and she got it done anyway, which made her who she is—and a legend. Playing safe is not our priority; Kacey is a true artist, and it's our responsibility to support that artistry. ● - - CMA Awards executive producer Robert Deaton congratulates … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I write what I write because of who I am and where I grew up culturally, and it’s kept my career smaller than it could have been, probably, because people haven’t quite known what to do with me. ● - - Steve Earle to Vanderbilt students. Just in case country radio wants to start playing somebody brand-new and brilliant and one of the most profound songwriters that’s come out of this town in years and years, you might want to take a … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t a thought in my head. But I didn’t really have a choice. If I had been 25 and in the closet, then I would have had a choice to make, but I started beyond that, so it was kind of a given! It was “This is me; take it or leave it.” When I started working with Emilie and Terry and brought it up, they said “The music speaks for itself, and it should transcend.” I think relationships in love are all the … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If somebody came along, like, ‘Hey, man, we really like what you’re doing and we wanna support you, and you can have total control and do whatever you want,’ I’m gonna be like, ‘Cool, high-five.’ But until that happens, why would I do that? ● - - Sturgill Simpson on courting major labels. For me, it came down to the fact that Buck and Merle wrote their own songs. There weren’t tons of guys that wrote their own songs here [in … [Read more...]