Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Loretta says she's wearing a new dress that's a little big, but if it falls down, just keep clapping. ● --- Juli Thanki, tweeting from a Loretta Lynn performance. I recently had dinner with Loretta Lynn. She’s a longtime hero of mine. I don’t think I said two words. She must think I’m a simple-minded country girl (laughs). I couldn’t think of anything to say. I was just in awe of her. I don’t remember what we ate. I just remember … [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. Not "no," but hell no. ● --- Alabama's Jeff Cook on whether he's in touch with former Alabama drummer Mark Herndon. I hope some of these new young rock 'n' roll country guys enjoy themselves... I'm not trying to knock them, but if some of that's country music, then I'm a Chinaman. ● --- Ho-kay, you guys? Johnny Lee ("Looking For Love," remember?) just called out modern country by referring to Chinamen. Chinamen. No kidding. Good … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I’ve never made music quite like this in the studio where I felt like this is the best music I’ve ever made. ● --- Brett Eldredge on his second album, not saying much for his first. It needs a melody. It needs a melody real bad. Not sure what they’ll have to remember. A song is defined as words put to music, but I don’t hear any music. All I hear is the same band, the same sound, and everybody screaming to the ceiling. You stand off … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I take a little offense. I feel the initial term 'bro-country' was created to be kind of a little degrading to what's popular, to what country artists are doing right now. [...] It's frustrating because whichever artists may or may not get labeled as that, they're well beyond that. For people to call me the father of it, well, whatever. It just seems like a term that was invented to cheapen me as an artist. ● --- Luke Bryan thinks the … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I kill people in my songs. This is nothing. This is fine. ● --- Carrie Underwood on singing about cigarettes in "Smoke Break." I have a family—and when I say a ‘family,’ I mean my band and crew—and they rely on me to write these songs and make another successful record to keep this thing going. ● --- Kip Moore, inveterate bachelor. I think there’s a quality problem, and I think the lack of women artists is a part of the quality … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I’m never going to be one of those guys that gives you politically correct answers. I can’t do it. It’s not in me. ● --- Kip Moore to Taste of Country. This is one subject I do have to hold my tongue on. ● --- Kip Moore to the Washington Post's Emily Yahr, in what I like to imagine was his very next interview. What'd he have to hold his tongue about? Changes in the music business, of course. Well, I mean, obviously we’ll have … [Read more...]
Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. It begins with a Doobie Brothers-like funky rhythm guitar, slams into a Maroon 5 “Sugar”-style chorus and pushes toward a scratchy Bee Gees “Jive Talkin’ ” guitar fade. ● --- Description of a country single in a country radio trade publication. We were eating pizza and listening to Rihanna — not even country — now we're here. ● --- Co-writer Josh Kerr, at the song's Number One party, on the birth of "Love Me Like You Mean … [Read more...]