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If you haven’t taken your anti-depressants yet, now would be a very good time to do that. ●
– – Lorrie Morgan introducing new song “Mirror, Mirror” in concert.
He produced my first two albums. He taught me, inspired me, made me reach for more. He was one of the first to ever believe in a kid from Knoxville, Tennessee who used to sit out in the backyard in the middle of the night and stare at an open sky, knowing that there was something more. I loved him. ●
– – Kenny Chesney (in the third person) on the passing of producer Barry Beckett.
Sara Evans’ Novel “Shows Promise” ●
– – Not that I’ve read the book, but you know what else “shows promise”? Most anything that isn’t good.
I was raised in the hills of Kentucky, and the family moved to Wabash, Ind., when Crystal was about 2 years old. People talk differently there. When we get together, we laugh, because she says things differently than me. I’ll say, “Say that word again!” ●
– – Loretta Lynn on why she and sister Crystal Gayle have different accents.
It wasn’t recreational, if any drinking is recreational, I’m not sure I believe in that. I think England and Ireland are islands largely populated by alcoholics and I think it spread to a lot of other places in the world. ●
– – Steve Earle takes a zero tolerance attitude toward alcohol these days.
But I have to be careful in interviews in Nashville because if I say I don’t listen to country radio, I sound like I am being snobbish. It is a very political world. I love Dolly Parton because she is a great songwriter but I also love Radiohead. But in Nashville they have never heard of those people. Even Bob Dylan is considered way out there. ●
– – Holly Williams on walking a fine line.
We played this place in Berlin not too long ago, and I was up there singing “Raining on Sunday” and let the audience sing, and they sing in English, but it’s this real thick German accent. It seemed pretty surreal. ●
– – Keith Urban on touring internationally.
If somehow transported into modern times and given the instructions that go along with life as a country music entertainer these days, Waylon Jennings might have taken a moment to ask, “Are you sure Hank tweeted this a’way?” ●
– – Peter Cooper covers social networking in country music for The Tennessean.
The title of Worley’s album [Sounds Like Life], on the other hand, unintentionally provides a revealing clue about this 44-year-old Tennessean’s approach, “like” being one of those habitually misused words that means “similar to, but not.” There’s little on his latest collection that rings true of real lives actually being lived, but much that points out what’s wrong about contemporary commercial country music. ●
– – The L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis has harsh words for Darryl Worley.
I guess you can say that I’m an animal lover. I’d almost fight over an animal more than any human. It really gets my blood boiling when I see them in any sort of mistreatment. That’s always struck a chord with me. ●
– – Beneath all that anti-Nashville vitriol, Hank III is a pretty cool guy.
We need to get together to do another album. He’s a little bit different. It was the most country record I ever did. I don’t know how we came up with it, I have no idea, but I found out that he had watched the movie (“Coal Miner’s Daughter”) over and over since the time he was 9. ●
– – Loretta Lynn on working with Jack White.
Why do girls spend so much time on their hair and make up? Don’t they realize they have boobs? ●
– – Look out, world. Blake Shelton has taken to Twitter.
We wear them very sparingly, because the fact is, most nights you put a Nudie suit on, you feel like an asshole.
Yeah, it’s sort of hard to go down to the corner bar dressed that way unless you’re Gram Parsons.
Exactly. The inside artwork of the new record has a lot to do with those suits. You’ll see what I mean. ●
– – Jeff Tweedy on Nudie suits.
I still feel very much a Texas songwriter. I think that’s just embedded in anyone who comes from Texas. Roy Orbison said it best: when you grow up in Texas, you have to use your imagination for everything in life because there is nothing to look at. That will always be there for me and for Guy Clark. And it was there for Townes Van Zandt. ●
– – Nanci Griffith on the Texas influence in her music.