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

Quotable Country – 10/26/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I love Brandy's songwriting. There's a song on her album [12 Stories] "In Some Corner" that I thought about covering on the new album. I really studied it. It's written from a girl's perspective, and I couldn't figure out a clean way to make it come from a guy. She's really a talented singer. She sounds new and old at the same time. ● --- Alan Jackson on Brandy Clark, who will be a supporting act on his 2015 tour. Perfect. I don’t … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 10/19/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re songwriters at heart, first and foremost. ● --- Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard. All I want to do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned. ● --- Brian Kelley statement that prompted Florida Georgia Line's "Sun Daze." I just wanted to go kind of retro. It sounds like ‘I Love This Bar’ and ‘American Ride’ had a child, and ‘Beers Ago’ is their drunk uncle. ● --- Toby Keith on new single "Drunk … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 10/12/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The first time we ever wrote together, we were finishing each other's sentences. No record label, no one other than the man upstairs, can put something like that together. ● --- Tyler Hubbard says Florida Georgia Line is God's gift to humankind. 'Dirt' is our favorite song we've ever heard, or one of them. Even if you're not a songwriter, everyone wished they wrote it. We got to the end of that hook, and it was chill-bump city is what … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 10/05/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. 'Download' and 'stream' are different animals. If you download and pay, it's the same as buying a record. If you stream, it's just dressed-up piracy. ● --- Rosanne Cash isn't a fan of Spotify and Pandora. One day I was delivering the magazine and I was pushing this dolly of bundles of issues, and James Taylor was on the cover. I was going down the street and who turns the corner and walks by but James Taylor? So I pulled an issue out … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 09/28/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. See Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr’s Most Adorable Moments [Pictures] ● --- Way to go, Taste of Country. I expected nothing less. Or more. The Country Rebel-Meter: From Mild (Blake Shelton!) to Wild (Yes, You, Jason Aldean) ● --- Billboard came up with a Rebel-Meter worthy of Taste of Country. Indeed, there was little fresh in Thursday’s nearly sold-out show. Many in the 20,000-something crowd got drunk and sloppy, the electric … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 09/21/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I was always on the fence. I was trying to maintain the integrity of country music and also fit into the commercial world. You want everything you do to be a big hit, but how bad do you want it? What are you willing to do? Where are you willing to bend? ● --- Lee Ann Womack to Peter Cooper, in an article that also sees Cooper pointing out the 4+ year gap since someone hit No. 1 on the country chart with a song that wasn't co-written. … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 09/14/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. In the last several years, a lot of the songs about women have been written in kind of an objectifying way. If you didn’t wear cut-off jeans or a bikini top, or sit on a tailgate and drink, then you really weren’t worthy, you didn’t really add up. But ‘Wild Child’ is telling some girl out there that’s got dreams, that’s a free spirit, who’s smart and interesting, that she has a chance, that she is worthy. ● --- Kenny Chesney, in a nice, … [Read more...]