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

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...]

Quotable Country – 11/02/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re not Ricky Gervais. ● --- Brad Paisley on his and Carrie's approach to hosting the CMA Awards. But as far as the Christians, if people want to pass judgment, they're already sinning. The sin of judging is just as bad as any other sin they might say somebody else is committing. I try to love everybody. [...] I've struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood. I've had to go against all kinds of people through the … [Read more...]

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...]