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I’m really excited about the medium of country music. I’ve been doing a lot of homework, I’ve been practicing and studying to be really honest, and it’s some exciting music. To me it’s almost what pop music used to sound like. ●
- – Gone Country 3 contestant #1, pop queen Taylor Dayne, has been practicing and studying to be really honest, which seems rather like a contradiction in terms.
I think I can write a country song because I’m from the south. ●
- – Gone Country 3 contestant #2, rehabbed Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, believes she’ll just tap into her inner reserve of innate southern songwriting talent when the time comes.
My writing, especially when I write when I play guitar, has a more country soul attitude. So this show is an amazing opportunity to get to know – and also have them know me – a brand new audience. That is an amazing audience and a loyal audience if you can get it right. ●
- – Gone Country 3 contestant #3, American idol runner-up Justin Guarini, pulls out the old “I’ve always been country” trick because apparently anything played acoustically is country. Are you excited for the show now?
People ought to give her a chance. She’s got a great voice, she’s beautiful – I don’t know what else they want! ●
- – Loretta Lynn’s affection for Jessica Simpson is putting a real strain on our imaginary friendship.
Country music just kind of got back on the track, I guess. It’s been going forever. I haven’t lost any crowd no matter how I go. I still think there’s great country out there. If you don’t sing real country music, it’s you that’s going to lose. ●
– – Loretta gives the ultimatum, but not to Jessica.
John Rich is either the hardest-working hombre in country music… or he’s the Amy Winehouse of country music… or both. ●
- – Gotta love ggcolumn.
Life itself is deep enough, so can’t we all just rejoice in the simplistic stories of country music? ●
- – Alison Bonaguro’s strained justification for the dumbing down of country music.
Joe and I really like being together, so that’s kinda handy, because we’re married. ●
- – Carlene Carter is a funny woman.
We want [the fans] to be moved by hearing and seeing these songs played in front of them. [The live show] is a full sensory experience. If we could feed them chocolate at the same time, we would! ●
- – Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles gets a little kinky.
You [learn] your limits real quick, especially if you’re playing in a smoky bar sometimes and you’re singing in that atmosphere. It’s amazing what three days rest will do for your voice, you know, and I never really knew that until [last] year. ●
- – God forbid Chuck Wicks get a little smoke in his lungs. Wouldn’t want to ruin that perfectly vanilla tone.
Hell, even with a pretty woman in a bar, that’s the first thing you think of: ‘Wow. Good job, God.’
- – Jamey Johnson on talking to God in the January 26 issue of Country Weekly.