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

Quotable Country – 03/29/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Every song I've written in the last couple of years, I was always thinking of who's recording now, or who's looking for songs, or what I could do to write for somebody else and get another 'Truck Yeah.' ● --- Actual thing said by "Buy Me a Boat" singer Chris Janson. Dear God. I really do believe the music should be first. That's what people come to see and hear, their favorite songs. If we get that music first, then the other stuff is … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/22/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. This is the best day ever – I’ve got my girl here, my friends, my family – it’s the best day ever! ● --- Jason Aldean at his Mexican wedding to 'girl' Brittany Kerr. If you look at her career, she’s in a space that, historically, I don’t know that anybody’s ever been in. Everybody always compares her to Madonna, but I don’t know, man. Madonna at 25, was she at this spot? No, I don’t think so, especially if you look at what she’s done … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/15/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I don't have a ton of money in the bank. I was getting to a point where I can't do this independently anymore. That's why it became really clear when they called that this was the right decision. ● --- Meghan Linsey, speaking frankly of her reason for trying "The Voice." Rock was for the unpopular guy who couldn't get a girl, started by a kid who was bullied. Then fathers even liked it and it became as American as apple pie. [...] Now … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/08/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Albright & O'Malley & Brenner's Becky Brenner later commented that many of the new breed of Country programmers who have migrated from the pop and Top 40 worlds are not historians of the format and may not, in fact, be huge Country fans at the end of the day. ● --- No kidding? From R.J. Curtis' All Access write-up on the Country Radio Seminar. I felt like sometimes in the early days — and you live and you learn as you get more … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/01/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I don't think decision makers on Music Row, in private, think that country radio is going to continue to matter in 10 or 20 years. ● --- Richard Lloyd, Associate Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, to Rolling Stone. "If those three chains don't play your records, you won't have a hit," Curb Records chief Mike Curb tells Rolling Stone Country. "And today there isn't any real firewall between radio and [major labels] . . . … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 02/22/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. You can ask people in the building, and I can be quoted several times a day, "If you're not on country radio, you don't exist." Again I can't think of one star, much less superstar in country music, who wasn't broken by country radio. It's just a fact. That's where the active audience is. That's where they go to listen to it. People talk about, "It's a media act. It's a groundswell. We're going to build it virally." That's all nice, but I … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 02/16/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. You know, to the country traditionalists, if you do anything that’s not pure country, you’re the devil. For us, it’s just fun to step out. ● --- Jason Aldean. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I think I may not do any more Todd Snider. I might start over. I won’t pretend my name didn’t used to be Todd Snider, but I do want to put an end to that body of work. I feel it stands by itself. I want to put a period at the end of all those … [Read more...]