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Were Carrie Underwood’s hair extensions permanent or the clip-in temporary ones? ●
– – Alison Bonaguro had all the hard-hitting questions after the ACM Awards.
You never know. I might be drafted by the NFL. ●
– – Probably not, Kris Kristofferson.
The tour, like the album scheduled for release in October, is called ‘The Incredible Machine.’ Jennifer explains that its artistic theme is “steampunk.”
“It started out as a literary movement in the ’80s,” she tells The Boot. “If in the Victorian era, instead of moving and evolving into the cyber world that we’re in now, what if we just kept it really romantic and organic and made it about steam engines and machines?” ●
– – I hope the music isn’t as obnoxiously high-minded as this description of it.
I’m biased, but arguably I’m working with what I consider the best singer in the world, for pop music. She is so, in many ways, undiscovered for how much she has to offer, and we explored that on this record. ●
– – Kristian Bush, tellingly, on Jennifer Nettles and the upcoming record.
Jeff Bates is the reason country music is here. If it wasn’t for Jeff singing strong country songs about real life then where would we be. ●
– – Commenter overestimates importance of Jeff Bates to an absurd extent.
Q: Who is your favorite superhero?
A: Superman … because he had x-ray vision! Come on … get it? ●
– – Bucky Covington’s quite the comedian. (Incidentally, my favorite superhero? Jeff Bates.)
Q: Who’s the coolest person you’ve met?
A: Billy Bob Thornton. I went to his house and hung out drinking lukewarm Coronas. This guy is the epitome of cool. We were talking movies and music, and he brings up the movie ‘Sling Blade,’ and I said, ‘Were you in ‘Sling Blade’? That was a great movie!’ And he thanked me. I asked who he was in ‘Sling Blade,’ and he said, ‘Carl.’ I said, ‘That’s the main character!’ I didn’t even know he was in it! But actually technically that’s a huge compliment to an actor, that I watched the movie, and I didn’t know it was [him]! And he wrote the dang movie as well! ●
– – The 9513 already posted this passage from the Bucky interview, but it’s too good to pass up.
I’ve been feeling like my rights to worship freely were being infringed on. I got together with a couple friends and wrote a song about it. The song is called “Keep the Change” and you will be hearing it soon. I think this will be the biggest hit we have had since “Have You Forg” ● ●
– – Darryl Worley’s tweets have me worried. Sounds like another reactionary hit on the way.
The reason why I dug into the artists that I dig — Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, just on the country side — is because I knew who they were and what they were about. They had opinions, they didn’t agree with everything, and when they didn’t, you knew. But they didn’t come across as being sour grapes and little smart-asses. They came across as men having an opinion and being able to stand up behind it. ●
– – Jack Ingram finds most country singers today too agreeable. I agree.
We were playing for about 45 minutes, and we weren’t really allotted time for a sound check. It was really frustrating musically for us, to say the least. I just kind of sat there all year long going, ‘I need to make music. I need to make great music that I’m proud of. I need to get away from this type of situation.’ ●
– – Dierks Bentley’s less-than-great experience opening for Brad Paisley led to the bluegrass-ish album.
“A Little More Country Than That” also went over well — if it sounded familiar, that’s because Rory wrote that track for country artist Corbin Easton. ●
– – Someone should keep a tally of how many times this mistake gets made.
Probably the strangest performance was in a place in California. The maximum occupancy of this place was 180, and I bet there were about 500 people there. I’m not the tallest guy in the world, and there was a wagon wheel welded to the front of the stage. All you could see of me was from the neck up. It was a great crowd though. ●
– – Justin Moore.
I’ve been very aware of staying consistent with my style of country music. It’s worked to this point, and I know the hard work will pay off later. It’s just really important for me to stay true to who I am. […] I don’t want to be a guy that has a couple of country records at the beginning of his career, and then starts making rock records later because that’s where the money is. ●
– – Joe Nichols on how he won’t sell himself short by recording songs like… err… “Gimmie That Girl.”
Q: Did you realize when you met him he was a genius songwriter?
A: Not when I first met him, but, as I got to know him he would call me and say, ‘I’ve got another one started.’ He could write songs in less time than anyone I’ve ever seen. ●
– – Little Jimmy Dickens on old pal Hank Williams.
I loved the rock ‘n roll world. [Crosby, Stills and Nash] made some amazing records. But I felt I was too fat for a rock band. I felt right about country music. ●
– – Vince Gill.
Well, it’s been a while
I’m ready to make nice now
Kidding! Kiss my ass ●
– – Love those Country Haiku.