Quotable Country – 06/02/13 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. And I may be getting to the end of my competitive run at radio. You what I'm sayin'? And this may be it. ... If they play this one, maybe I'll stick around a little while. I'm not trying to threaten anybody or anything like that. I'm just saying we all have our day. And when it comes to an end, you have to have the grace and the dignity to recognize, it's time -- it's time to move on, maybe go do something else. I think I'm at that … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 05/28/13 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If I could pull this job off without opening my heart and being vulnerable all the goddamn time, I would. ● - - Todd Snider on songwriting. You’re talking to a guy who still writes songs with a pencil and a piece of paper. I sit in the room with these kids that bring their smartphones and their iPads and all this stuff. It’s just always seemed to me that you’re not writing a song if you’re not using a pencil and an eraser. … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 05/19/13 Edition

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...]

Quotable Country – 05/13/13 Edition

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...]

Quotable Country – 05/06/13 Edition

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...]

Quotable Country – 04/28/13 Edition

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...]

Quotable Country – 04/21/13 Edition

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...]

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