Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I probably thought I was God's gift to country music for a second; then I realized that country music didn't want to be saved, and I didn't really want to save it. ● --- Steve Earle. I thought it would be a great duet for us. Looking back years later, she hasn't called me to say, ‘Hey, I wanna pay you back for putting me on your first album and letting all these people hear my voice.’ She hasn't reciprocated. I'm just old-fashioned. I … [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. We had to dance to take the focus off how bad the music was. That’s where I learned a little bit of the [butt] shaking. ● --- Luke Bryan on the band he played with in college. There are people out there who can write but can hardly sing. But her voice is beautiful. Her phrasing's gorgeous. She's such a great performer and a great actress. She's a real triple threat. There are not many of those out there, really, where each thing is … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I was in Portland, ME last night and had a big wad of Red Man chew in my mouth, as Earl Dibbles, Jr. during the show. A girl in the front row said she wanted that dip, so I dislodged it from my mouth and handed it to her. And then she put it in her mouth. ● --- Granger Smith to Country Aircheck. We're supposed to be alive. I was just thinking about how important it is for us to not get stuck in where we've been, in these things that … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Michael Ray Admits He Had A Major Emoji Mishap! ● --- OMG! I don't like love songs. Whether to listen to or perform. They're hooey. Like romantic films, they're just not believable and they're not how people talk. ● --- Carrie Underwood. If you keep doing the ‘make an album, promote the album, tour, make an album,’ where do you get to grow, where do you get to be a human, where do you get to shift your focus for a minute? ● --- … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There is no eye contact anymore. At my concerts when I’m performing, sometimes all I notice are people’s phones. It’s very distracting. I think about the people who paid all this money to be in the front row, and they’re holding up their phones. They could have sat at home and watched me on YouTube. ● --- Kellie Pickler on the state of live performance today. It’s been a good run recently. But I hit dry spells all the time. I get so … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If he were here, he'd be deeply grateful, then probably say, 'Let's go home and eat some beans and 'taters.' ● --- Tommy Cash, at the unveiling of brother Johnny's star on the Music City Walk of Fame. We went in there and we were like, ‘We need a steel guitar player. We need fiddle. We need banjo. We need mandolin. We want this. Don’t do the slammin’ electric guitars — only on these two songs.' ● --- Maddie & Tae's Maddie Marlow on … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We always like to refer to it as ‘Flatterizing’ a track. ● --- Jay DeMarcus on what Rascal Flatts calls it when they record a song. Flatterizing, huh? This reminds me that, with all the 'bro country' hullabaloo, we probably haven't been making fun of these guys nearly enough the past couple years. Their show is the most crazy thing I’ve ever seen in my life, minus going to a dubstep concert. ● --- Thomas Rhett on Florida Georgia … [Read more...]