Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If I make great music and I choose great songs and songs that are compelling and undeniable, even if they’re not talking about beer drinking and partying and trucks, if I make great music, I felt that it would be, I hoped it would be, hard for them to turn down. Every song can’t be about that. There has to be a space and an opening for a female that’s talking about love or breakups or relationships. ● - - Sara Evans on finding her way … [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’m so excited to be putting everything I love onto the pages of my new book. ● - - Martina McBride on her upcoming book of barroom hustles and jiu jitsu moves recipes. I don’t know, but I will say that I definitely want to be in the Hall of Fame. I’ve been doing this a long time and I deserve to be there. If I’m not there this year, I guess I’ll cry. [...] I want to be there, but I can’t make that happen. It’s not like there’s a … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. These days there’s dudes getting facials, Chris Young ● - - Brad Paisley, razzing his opening act while singing "I'm Still a Guy" in concert. Hardy har. Distraction is the enemy of art. Attention is necessary for appreciation. We cannot capture a live concert experience on our phones, and we cannot fully appreciate and enjoy music while attempting to take pictures, shoot video or upload our thoughts. With music we must be present to … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. all the dudes are jealous and all the girls would bang him ● - - Country California commenter on Brantley Gilbert. I was still skeptical, but when the video came out one of the critics wrote, ‘It’s only been out six hours and it’s already 2014’s worst song.’ When I heard that, I knew I nailed it. ● - - Billy Ray Cyrus on the "Achy Breaky Heart" rap remix, employing some heretofore unknown definition of 'nailing it.' Often on this … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I don't know how people are going to take [the new album]. Shit, I don't know if we'll make another one. I can't imagine continuing to try to push the envelope. How do you keep doing that? ● - - Eric Church talking about himself, for real. No need to make stuff up. I think one of the reasons the show is so successful is even though it’s not the unvarnished truth of Nashville, it tries to be as authentic as it can regarding the music. … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I can replace my HVAC system. I can’t replace Minnie Pearl’s shoes. ● - - Steve Buchanan, president of Opry Entertainment Group, on working to move historical artifacts to higher ground by boat as his own home succumbed to the great Nashville flood of 2010. I had been thinking that it would be fun to have a band that tried to be patriotic in a way that would upset the people that normally exploit patriotism. [I wanted] to steal … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Why women aren’t getting on the radio? [...] I have no idea. If I knew I’d make us get on radio. But I’m not bitter about it. I think this year’s been a good representation of women just sticking to what they do, and not depending solely on radio, and still being successful, with Kacey, myself and Brandy. It’s not a dig at country radio at all, I understand it’s a business just like anything else, but it’s also important to keep going and … [Read more...]