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And you say that real brick-and-mortar stores care more about music than any big box ever will… I think what you’re really mad at is progress and growth, both on the retail and music level. Small-town record shops had their heyday, but sometimes bands outgrow their local music scene and that’s OK. You say your customers want to buy local. Well, guess what. Lucky for them, there’s a Wal-Mart right in Decatur, Ga., at 3580 Memorial Drive. ●
- – I’m not a violent man, but I think I could headbutt Alison Bonaguro right now.
I ran over and I pulled him aside. I said, ‘Darius, you know you shouldn’t be spending your own money. We have a tab.’ He was like, ‘You don’t understand. I’m not like the other artists you work with. … I’m already rich!’ ●
- – Mike Dungan on seeing Darius Rucker buy drinks for people at Country Radio Seminar.
[Country radio programmers] have obviously played my records entirely too much. ●
- – Brad Paisley is being modest, but I think he might be right.
The kids there probably wanted to get arrested. They realized it would be better to spend the night in the county jail than listening to awful music. ●
- – Amusing comment on a CMT article about arrests at a Kenny Chesney concert.
You look at like Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney. It took them 10 years before they got to the headlining status and they got to be the big names that they are today. So if that’s the case, Eddie and I, next year hopefully we’ll be there. ●
- – Troy Gentry thinks that superstardom works like an egg timer.
If someone asks if they can give me a cup of coffee, I tell them that I can get it myself and walk over there to the coffee pot. Somebody asked me the other day how do I do that — stay true to myself. I’m still scared of my mom and dad, you know. If I changed, they’d whoop my behind! ●
- – Justin Moore isn’t a diva… but then, he doesn’t have much reason to be one yet. I still get my own coffee too.
You have to go with the times. Country music today is what pop was back in the ’70s. You listen to ’70s pop and by gosh, that’s country music today. ●
- – Reba is staying on top of the latest trends in country, which are the decades-old trends in pop.
Anyone’s who’s worried that Barack Obama is a socialist- don’t worry. I’m a socialist. Trust me- he’s not. ●
- – Steve Earle in concert.
John and I thought we were just going to pitch songs, so we played a few things for Paul. He stopped us and said, ‘OK, I want this.’ He signed us on the spot as a duet act, and that’s what got Big & Rich started. ●
- – Big Kenny on the accidental beginning of Big & Rich. Blame Paul Worley.
Some of the record is progressive, and there’s more of a rock energy to the live show, but at the heart of it all is a love of traditional country music. To me being aware of that tradition is the cornerstone of a good country songwriter… I try to take the real life connectedness of the stories and songs of Hank Williams and Buck Owens, and then try to put a modern sound to it. ●
- – If I’m reading Dierks Bentley right, he wants us to know that he’s still very respectful of the traditional country influences now only sporadically evident in his music.
“This is the fist [sic] big country act we’ve done here probably in 25 years,” said Ken Grzeslo, assistant manager on-site marketing. The last country show featured Kenny Rogers, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, among others, for the zoo’s 50th anniversary celebration. ●
- – Pretty sure Josh Gracin doesn’t qualify as a big country act, especially considering the prior benchmark. Nevertheless, I’m amused that he’s performing at a zoo. Also booked? Monkeys!
I like country music. The lyrics are so original. ●
- – Richard Nixon on country music circa 1971.
You’re not going to do any better than this song here. If I were the people running country music, I would shut it down now. ●
- – David Letterman goes a little overboard in his praise of Billy Currington’s “People Are Crazy.”
It sure does feel strange
I’m not crying over you
Because you’re a dick ●
- – The country haiku just keep on coming.