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

Quotable Country – 07/26/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We used to be the genre that didn't place enough emphasis on star power, and that bothered me. In the last decade, we've swung too far in the other direction and now expect every artist to be perfect-looking and ready to play the big stage right out of the box. ● --- Universal Music Group Nashville CEO Mike Dungan. At some point, me singing about frat party themes is just not going to be realistic. But if I look like a weird old dude … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/20/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Some people who take life too seriously may not enjoy it as much as they should, but whatever happened to a song that feels good? ● --- Jerrod Niemann on Jake Owen's "Real Life." It’s funny, because music is constantly evolving, so whatever someone calls country now, that wasn’t what country was even 20 or 30 years ago. For example, we look to George Strait as pretty traditional country, but I guarantee you that if Hank Williams had … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/12/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. But Reba is also a realist. It was her choice to say, three years ago, “You know what? I don’t think I should make another record. They’re not going to play me.” That is what crushed me. We’re such a blockbuster world, we’re such an 18-44-female world. Well, I call bullshit on that. There’s a helluva lot more life and a helluva lot more fun than just that demographic. ● --- Scott Borchetta to Holly Gleason. When I began writing songs … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 07/06/15 Edition

Excuse the tardiness after a long holiday weekend, and... wait for it... Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Some people want to talk about being patriotic but they don’t really know what the hell they’re talking about. They just say it like it’s a buzzword. Like a lot of these country guys do, but when it comes down to it they can’t really discuss deeply what it means to them. ● --- Whitey Morgan with a truth bomb. Go listen to Sonic Ranch if you haven't yet. Bryan’s … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/28/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. "Person who's drinking from small bottles, puking and falling on people." #scannerquawk #trifecta ● --- From Doug Schneider's police scanner tweets during the Chesney/Aldean show at Lambeau Field. Also, my experience at pretty much every arena/amphitheater show I've ever been to. I love to laugh and love idiots like me. ● --- Shall we take him at his word? Dustin Lynch to Glamour. I’m definitely filled with mixed emotions when I … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/21/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Something I learned making this record, if you really just concentrate on making the best music that you know how to make, all the other things will find a way to present themselves because people want to help you. That’s been the thing I’ve learned the most during this process. It’s how people are willing—not just the people that have a vested interest in helping me—in helping. Other artists. Other people. They just want to help. That’s … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 06/14/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There are guys out there who may start out with a less than perfect project, but they're given the benefit of the doubt that they may grow into the artist that one day may help to carry on the genre. It'd be really hard right now for a female to break through just on hit songs. There are hit songs available, but I think [women] have to have a real point of view. I've heard so many people say with a good female song, 'yeah, that's good … [Read more...]