Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We wanted to make a conscious effort to re-evolve. You want to push yourself and do something outside your limits for a new project. ● --- Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood thinks 're-evolve' is a word that means something. "You know that continual, gradual process of development that never ends? We wanted to do it again." The worst thing that could happen in a Nashville writing is to write a song that everyone loves, or try to write the … [Read more...]
We dig up the most interesting and/or objectionable quotes of the week.
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The thing about Nashville is: Nashville is not Nashville any longer. When I was a kid, there were 400,000 people here. Over two million now. People who are moving here have no regard for the history of this city. They have no regard for our landmarks or anything. They’re just tearing everything down and throwing up these terrible glass buildings everywhere. The thing is, because of that stupid television show—it makes us looks like … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I just kind of side in with whoever I’m with on things. Call it two-faced, or whatever, but if you show your true face every time, you’re in trouble, you know? People cause me to project a different personality, and the effect of their personality on me causes me to halter somewhat. I’ve tried to have a personality that goes along with the saying ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ You go down there to Rome and act like a gung-ho Texan, … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re writing what people want to hear. So what’s the backlash? More ticket sales? More money coming into Nashville? What’s wrong with that? ● --- Dallas Davidson to Country Aircheck on bro country. “I love bro country,” [Craig] Wiseman says. “It’s been years since I’ve been a fan of everything as much as I have been lately, where I can just leave Country radio on and dig every song that goes by for an hour or two.” Wiseman is … [Read more...]
The first Quotable Country was published August 3, 2008, so this edition marks six years of uninterrupted straight talk, bemusement, and sarcasm. Thanks for reading. Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There have always been people complaining that it isn’t like it used to be. Well, it’s never going to be like it used to be. Looking at the shares that Country radio is pulling in market after market, I’d say that Country is pretty healthy. If there were a ‘backlash,’ the … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I’ve got a girl, she just turned 4, and my daughter plays into my thought process on that. There’s a little bit more [to love] than just dancing on the tailgate. Oddly enough, I played it for a friend of mine who’s got a daughter who, I believe, is 16. She heard it and was like, ‘Yes! I am not the girl that looks good in cutoff jeans.’ She feels awkward in them. That’s why she gravitated toward the song. ● --- "Girl in a Country Song" … [Read more...]
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...]