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And wasn’t Brad’s new song, “This Is Country Music,” a killer? We are what Brad wrote in the lyrics. We sing about honky-tonk Saturday nights and Sunday morning church. ●
– – Unlike Chet Flippo, Hazel Smith loved “This Is Country Music.” This is especially weird considering that she’s usually so critical of all things Paisley-related.
But I know I’ve got to and I know that I don’t need to compare myself to myself. I’ve just got to keep doing what I do and moving forward. But, yes, I’m so freakin’ nervous. ●
– – Miranda Lambert on following up Revolution.
You know, “She’s Country” kind of had that rapid-fire lyric in it, too. I mean, this one is probably more so, but “She’s Country” wasn’t that far from being a rap, honestly. This one’s just got a little different groove. I don’t know. It’s Southern rap. […] I really think that people who like “Johnny Cash” and “She’s Country” and “My Kinda Party” — this is all in that same vein. I think if you like those songs, you’re going to dig this song. ●
– – Southern rapper Jason Aldean on “Dirt Road Anthem.”
He’s sweet and awesome, and it’s, like, fascinating how charismatic he is. So genuine, I’ll join his fan club. ●
– – Taylor Swift on Justin Bieber.
Call it what you want but we sure love making country music and I think we’ve been able to open some doors for people like Taylor Swift. Who would’ve ever thought you’d hear Bon Jovi on country radio with Kid Rock? We might’ve had a little hand in opening the door to radio and getting them played. ●
– – Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox on the group’s legacy so far.
That’s probably the thing that hurts the worst, that people don’t think we’re country. … If they could cut our hearts open and look at our souls, we are country to the core. ●
– – Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney. Of course, if they’d just let a bit of that alleged countryness show in the music itself, we wouldn’t have to dissect their hearts to find it.
People I have dated in the past, even though they have had a status of some sort, it was never like this. ●
– – Julianne Hough on dating ultra-famous Ryan Seacrest. Chuck Wicks just got burned.
It has always been my goal to keep two feet in the past and one foot in the present. The mistakes people make when they try to fuse the past with current music is that they get too much of the current sound going on in the mix. I tend to lean a little toward the past, but you have to advance it otherwise you’re just mimicking. I could make a record that sounds just like Woody Guthrie, but where would the art be in that? ●
– – Justin Townes Earle. Okay, but let’s go back to the part where he has three feet.
I don’t live in Nashville and it’s just negative energy. It’s 364 days a year of politicking, trying to get that stuff and then one night watching 13 out of 15 come from the same label and I just said about five years ago, I’m not going no more. And I haven’t been back. ●
– – In case you missed the first few memos, Toby Keith still doesn’t care about the CMAs.
Pizza is a fun food and giving our diverse customers an opportunity to combine it with this new music release makes sense. Kid Rock’s albums are chart-toppers and this offering can help drive traffic to our stores. ●
– – You can buy Kid Rock’s new album over dinner at Little Caesars Pizza, thereby hastening your own demise in at least two ways simultaneously.
That is the most stupidest woman I ever heard of. ●
– – Ernest Tubb on Joan Baez.
I’m a much more precise writer. I’m able to say a whole lot more in fewer words. I don’t write a song anymore and say, ‘I need some filler lines to finish it.’ ●
– – Clay Walker on becoming a better songwriter.
I’ve always had to walk that line. When I came to Nashville people would say, ‘Oh, you’re too country for country music.’ I kind of have learned to find songs, write songs and produce them sound-wise, that are something that I’m proud of, that I still consider country music, but still get through that mainstream barrier to get on radio. ●
– – Alan Jackson on walking that line.
Q: When you’re not touring or recording, what do you do for fun?
A: I know this sounds crazy, but in the summertime I love to mow the fields on my farm in Tennessee. It is so relaxing to me to be out on a tractor with no one calling. ●
– – George Jones. I wonder if that’s the same tractor…?
I can say that this did not surprise me the least, as I have no use for “my dog died, my wife left me, my truck broke down and I’m outta beer” music! Country music has been clearly linked to both depression and suicide. Although the newer artists tend to be more upbeat, older country music places those already at risk of suicide in harm’s way through depressive themes which foster suicidal thoughts. ●
– – Some guy recommends against using country as yoga music, but apparently doesn’t mind using sloppy generalizations as science. When has country ever been proven to foster suicidal thoughts?