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

Quotable Country – 05/24/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I'm relevant right now because I was just on last night, but I'm only relevant for a few more weeks, because people forget. I really think you have to move quickly. ● --- Meghan Linsey, second-place finisher on "The Voice." I like some of [the new music]. And I’m glad to see the other people involved. I remember when I started playing country music, I was the only cat in the whole place, the only young person, almost. And, back then, … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 05/17/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Somebody booked us together. And we couldn't figure out who was gonna open the show and who was gonna close it. We didn't really care, and he didn't care. He said, ‘If it doesn’t matter to you, I’ll go on first because I can catch a late flight home after the show.’ We thought we had snookered this guy and we were gonna be the headliners. He did about an hour and a-half of ‘The Thrill Is Gone,’ and we felt like the Partridge Family when … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 05/11/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. My mom’s a saint. ● --- Thomas Rhett, probably the only country boy to feel this way about a mother. Ohwait. Many of the tunes on “The Gold Mine” sound written from either the bottom of a bottle or a bank account; they’re crushing songs, liable to coax out a few tears if you listen too closely. But even Brett Resnick’s aching pedal steel couldn’t sap the joy from Waldon’s face; she sang her saddest lyrics with an indefatigable smile. … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 05/03/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There’s not anything in Willie’s life, I’m sure, that’s as important as writing a song. He plays golf and he plays poker and he plays pool and he does them good, but his mind’s not on them. His mind is on songs. Even when he’s not playing, he’s thinking about the guitar, and everything else is bullshit. ● --- Merle Haggard on Willie Nelson. He has this Buddha-like quality. One of the greatest things I learned from Willie Nelson is how … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 04/26/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Miss America, a woman who is never at any point referred to by her human name, says that Miss America promotes womanhood. This nameless person, known only by the title of a contest she won that involves wearing swimsuits, introduces Martina McBride. ● --- From a Nashville Scene recap of last Sunday's ACM Awards. I had to talk myself down from the ledge before I sang ‘Girl Crush,’ because I was thinking about Trisha [Yearwood]. Trisha … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 04/19/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I love Dierks, and I’ve known Kip for a long time as well. ● --- Ashley Monroe, unintentionally slighting Kip Moore. I carry all of my yesterdays into my co-writes. I carry my hometown, I carry everything bad that ever happened to me. So when I’m writing, I’m giving everything I have just like an entertainer would if he was performing for an audience. I’m not trying to be nobody but me. Even later in life, I’ve battled demons with … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 04/12/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. It took everything I had not to go kick that guy’s teeth in. ● --- Jason Aldean, after having security eject a guy who threw a cup of beer at his face during a concert. As a genre, we've forgotten who loves our music, and for the most part that's middle America, just regular people. I think in an effort to be cool, the fashionable thing, the hip thing, we've kind of forgotten that that's our bread and butter. We're country music; we … [Read more...]