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the closest walking thing I’ve ever seen to Jesus himself ●
– – Toby Keith on Wayman Tisdale.
Nope, you can’t afford it. ●
– – Real estate expert Barbara Corcoran to Tim McGraw, who asked “Got any real estate to sell me?” She didn’t recognize him. (Thanks to Kathy P. for sending this in.)
It was a real honor when Joe [Nichols] asked us to do a remix of ‘Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off’ because it is such a great country song. Joe has one of my favorite voices in country music so I really wanted to make the remix a fun song, and I think we did that. The remix is ‘Tequila with a twist of Colt’ so to speak.
– – Colt Ford. Lord knows everything is better with a twist of Colt. (Thanks to Brady for the press release.)
Noting that Dwight Yoakam was his “idol,” Moore said he and [George] Briner were driving to an appointment one day when Briner, who had worked with Yoakam at Warner Bros. Records, dialed a number and handed him the phone. Yoakam was on the other end.
“The first thing I say to Dwight Yoakam,” Moore lamented, “was, ‘Man, I’m about to crap my britches.'” ●
– – Justin Moore has a way with words.
With Halloween flying toward us fast and furious, we already have a Michael Jackson trick-or-treat outfit for my 11-year-old grandson Trevor… Trevor does the moon dance… ●
– – Figures that Hazel Smith wouldn’t know the name of the moonwalk. She’s only had 26 years to learn.
I cry when I watch …
Everything! I’m half Irish—I cry at commercials. I recently saw a movie called The Greatest. We watched it at 8 a.m., and I was ruined for the rest of the day. I had a headache from crying. ●
– – Tim McGraw is a big softy. I cry when I hear “Southern Voice,” but not in a good way.
Mr. Judy lives a half mile away from the Sheds and liked to leave his windows open at night, listening to the chirp of crickets and whir of wee-hour trains. The “boom, boom” of rock music, he said, disrupted all that.
Mr. Judy, who says his tastes tend toward Bach and Christmas carols, made it his mission to shut down the Sheds. “I don’t like Hootie & the Blowfish,” he says. “When they play, it sounds like they broke something.”
A bachelor, who lives in the house where he grew up, Mr. Judy is known for outspoken views. He is a frequent letter writer to The State newspaper, once proposing a $1,500 “impact” fee on fatherhood to cut down on children born out of wedlock. ●
– – Guy who shut down music rehearsals at the storage sheds where Hootie & the Blowfish used to practice. Is it just me or do these quotes make him sound like a villain from a Dickens novel?
My kid dresses up every day like it’s Halloween. When any of his friends come over, they’re all dressing up like it’s Halloween. He dressed up like a pirate to go to church. He goes to school dressed like Captain America. He goes to the grocery store dressed like Peter Pan, carrying a light saber. He does not know anything other than that, nor should he when he’s three years old. He’s gonna be a great, inspiring happy soul. ●
– – Big Kenny on year-round Halloween festivities.
Great songs are great songs no matter who wrote ‘em. If I wanted to record an album with three singles and songs four through 10 [are] filler — but I wrote it, so I’ll be makin’ some bank off the other three songs that are hits — I think that’s bullcrap. ●
– – Joe Nichols doesn’t mess around when it comes to choosing songs.
You know how you can look across a plain and see a storm coming from eight miles away? I think there’s a big old storm coming in Nashville. It seems like they’re definitely trying to keep as much pop stuff out there as they can by signing up all these young kiddie bands. But it really seems like people are ready for real music again. ●
– – Randy Houser. If the alternatives are “My Kind of Country” and “Whistlin’ Dixie,” I’d rather just stick with pop stuff like Taylor Swift, to be honest.
She jumped up on the stage one night and took over Big Vinny’s mic and started singing along. She said, ‘I’m with the band from now on.’ ●
– – Mark ‘Butter’ Fortney on how Crystal Hoyt joined Trailer Choir.
I think me and Merle Haggard are the only two that have ‘Working Man’ songs. ●
– – Aaron Tippin makes an immodest claim.
The album’s finest track, a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Pancho and Lefty,” was cut after four in the morning. Haggard had already gone to bed, Nelson says, but they needed him for the final verse. “We went over to the condo, woke up ol’ Merle and said, ‘It’s your turn.’ ” […] “Merle is a genial old boy,” says Nelson. “He did it about half in his sleep, but Hag sings pretty good in his sleep.” ●
– – Pretty sure I had heard this story before, but it’s still a good one.
No, I’m not. That would make me 500 years old. ●
– – Steve Martin responds to charges that he is a Renaissance man.