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RC: You mentioned two songwriters that, I don’t know any of their songs, I’m sorry to say.
WSJ: Taylor Swift, really?
RC: No, I saw her on TV once and I thought she was adorable, but… ●
– – Rosanne Cash in conversation with the Wall Street Journal’s Christopher John Farley.
Country music star John Rich has been tapped to be the grand marshal for the 57th annual Nashville Christmas parade. ●
– – Because nothing says “spirit of giving” like John Rich.
She’s all things good. ●
– – Vince Gill on Carrie Underwood.
The thing is the records we put out don’t fit into a format as easily. I’m glad there’s anybody listening to them, I really am. I really am halfway surprised there’s an audience at all. ●
– – Buddy Miller is one modest S.O.B.
I want to write a James Bond theme song. It’s like ‘Saturday Night Live’ — not everybody gets to do it. But I’ve been telling everyone I know just so maybe one day I’ll be considered. ●
– – Fair warning: Trying to imagine Kristian Bush’s Bond theme may cause your brain to explode.
At times you think, ‘I’m a 42-year-old man jumping around, with 16-year-old girls screaming at me.’ There are times when you think that you look like a clown. ●
– – Tim McGraw on a pop-country showman’s life.
It’s a very slick album, that’s for sure. Maybe a little slicker than I’d want to make a record but it is a process. I’m proud of the album and think the songs are incredible. ●
– – Even Pat Green thinks What I’m For is a little too slick.
It’s just all about keeping going. Keep playing your song, keep doing your life things when stuff is bad. When it rains on you, just keep going, even if you think you shouldn’t. ●
– – Inspirational nugget from Carrie Underwood: keep doing your life things when stuff is bad.
To be honest, I didn’t really understand how involved putting a fragrance together could be — or would be. […] You’d bring stuff home and smell it, and we’d say yes or no. ●
– – Wow, that does sound pretty involved, Faith Hill.
His new single, “Sara Smile,” originally written and recorded by Hall & Oates, will land on the store shelves about the same time the turkey hits the oven. Jimmy says he’s been singing the song for 13 years — including when he worked as a prison guard in North Carolina. ●
– – Is there anything less intimidating than a prison guard singing Hall & Oates?
CNN: Do you think controversy has been a good thing for your career? Do you think you’ve courted controversy sometimes?
Toby Keith: I’ve learned to embrace the booger-eatin’ nerds that sit around in their underwear and type blogs. I’ve embraced that. So I use them to my advantage. They’re going to do it whether I’m a good guy or a bad guy. ●
– – If Brad Paisley hadn’t written “Online,” Toby Keith might have gotten around to it eventually.
Guy was really nice about lettin’ me [record “Step Inside This House”) and I called him afterward and I said, “I hope I didn’t mess it up.” And Guy is so cool; he said something that was just a great lesson. You know, if you write something, you should be able to stand behind it. So Guy says to me, “Man, you can’t mess up one of my songs.” And I just thought that’s the kind of confidence—that’s how you’re supposed to feel about your songs. And if you don’t feel that way about one of your songs, then by God, don’t play it. ●
– – Lyle Lovett relates a lesson learned from Guy Clark.