Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Please, no precious folkie yawners! ● - - Producer/ex-husband Brian Ahern to Emmylou on song selections for Old Yellow Moon. You’ve got your rock country, you’ve got folk country, you've got pop country. I do feel like if Tom Petty or Springsteen came out today, they would be on country radio. I call it the last rock and roll frontier. ● - - The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry. Q: Should all songwriters be as politically and … [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. I really don’t know, but he did seem very fond of his sausage. ● - - Roger Williams, president of Williams Sausage Company, on George Jones' favorite meat or poultry dish. Imagine you're George Jones, and every night you're expected to sing as good as you did on a song like "She Thinks I Still Care." He was a shy country boy from East Texas walking around with that on his shoulders. He knew people expected him to be the greatest … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There is a new documentary, just released, and it’s really of me simply being myself. And if people don’t like it, then they don’t have to f**king be around me. I don’t care about being a bad influence to peoples’ kids. I really don’t. I’ve been writing songs eight hours a day for twenty five years, and the reward of that is that I get to keep my spirit going the way I want to. ● - - Todd Snider. There's not as many … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We say our A&R guy, his name's Jesus Christ. He brought us together, and he gave us the songs, and the time to spend with each other, and the music drives what we do. ● - - Now even Jesus is an honorary Annie? Good grief, Angaleena Presley. I wrote that song a long time ago. When I first moved here, I dated this boy who worked on the railroad, he drove a big Chevy truck with a lift kit on it, and we'd go up in the hills and go … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. One thing I know is that they are not going to be around forever. Any time you can share the stage with them, that’s huge for us. Those are the people that paved the way for us to be here. ● - - Jason Aldean on sharing the stage with Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson... who are, I'm sure, thrilled to have had something to do with a sequence of events culminating in "1994." Garth Brooks is as country as sh*t. Back then it was … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Nobody has a solo gig in this business. It takes a city to do this. ● - - Kenny Rogers on making it big in Music City. I’m still the same person that I was in middle school when I didn’t get invited to stuff. You just don’t want to go too ahead of yourself and think, ‘Huh. I really killed that. Man, those people – they’re so lucky to be here to see me.’ I was so lucky to be onstage in front of that many people. … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. For two years I said, 'You know,' 35 times in an interview and I had little tics you have to work out. I get on live TV and I look like I'm on a sailboat rocking back and forth. Someone has to come up to me and go, 'Stop doing that. You look like an idiot.' ● - - ACM Awards co-host Luke Bryan on refining his screen presence. Country music has a much younger demographic these days, and younger people are less likely to be prejudiced … [Read more...]