Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Don’t be a difficult person to be around, whether you’re a songwriter or a business person. There’s just too much going on. There are too many people here that you don’t wanna rub the wrong way. It’s a small town in a lot of ways. You don’t have to hang out with everybody, or be friends with everybody, but people like to work with people they can get along with. ● --- Jim Lauderdale on survival in Nashville. Q: You typically write … [Read more...]
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Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. [It's] very naked. You're just out there with you and your guitar and you depend on the people to kind of take care of you and they have my whole career and so Vegas was just a love-fest. ● --- Garth Brooks describes his Vegas residency as a naked love-fest, which wasn't necessarily an image I desired to have implanted in my head. Thanks for nothing, Garth. Our job is to whether you agree with bro country or hick hop or whatever, our … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. It’s not just hitting licks. She’s feeling words. Lee Ann is like the kind of musician that John Coltrane was. I guarantee you if Coltrane could sing like Lee Ann, he wouldn’t have picked up a horn. ● --- "The Way I'm Livin'" songwriter Adam Wright on Lee Ann Womack. We're all caught in this Americana lynch wrap. I think it all started when the record companies decided that Johnny Cash wasn’t country anymore. They decided that, … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If I could just be a hair on her ass, I'd be happy. ● --- Miranda Lambert on Reba. I still write plenty of sad story songs. It’s just that a lot of people don’t really care for that—it’s not commercial anymore. When you get ready to do an album, I try to think about what the public likes and what they will accept me singing. People don’t like to hear me sing a lot of sad stuff anymore. They say, “I don’t think of you like that!” I … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. A lot of the greats are exceptional storytellers, as well as being awesome singers and musicians. That's something that's always stayed with me: 'How do I convey what I'm feeling with words and sounds? How do I tell a story that'll affect you?' There's a real power to an album of songs that casts a spell on you in that way. A great album isn't background music. ● --- Brandy Clark, on her way to picking 10 Essential Country Albums for … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. It’s artists from LITTLE JIMMIE DICKENS and up, who are saying ‘Please! Enough with the Bro-Country,’ Let’s get back to what made NASHVILLE great and what built all those buildings down on MUSIC ROW in the first place, and is really what Country music fans want. We’ve abandoned those fans over the past few years just to play to one demographic -- the Bro-Country demographic. And that’s fine, they can have their own deal. They can have … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. She was sitting on the floor and her hair had streaks, a couple colors in it, and she had her nose ring and everything. And she was sitting there with her guitar open tuned, this neat tuning, and I thought, "Golly, if Matraca [Berg] and I had a baby it would be YOU!" ● --- Deana Carter on working with Kacey Musgraves. The duo co-wrote tracks 5 and 6 on Carter's Southern Way of Life. I think I am just figuring out the humorous side of … [Read more...]