Quotable Country – 12/05/11 Edition

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For us, the Grammys have always been one of the biggest events of the year. A lot of families do sports and we do music. So for us, it’s the equivalent of making it to the Super Bowl.
– – Kimberly Perry on Wednesday’s Grammy nominations.

The CMAs have always been the Super Bowl in The Band Perry household, so we feel like we’re walking away with Super Bowl rings tonight.
– – Kimberly Perry last month, on The Band Perry’s CMA wins. Super Bowl comparisons are her Taylor Swift surprise face.

It’s really perfect because we all have some of the same influences. I’m from east Tennessee, and mine is Dolly, but I love Merle, too. Miranda is Merle and Ang is more Loretta. So we have these different styles, but when we write together, our influences all come together in our songwriting. Hopefully people see that and we do it justice.
– – Ashley Monroe on the Pistol Annies style.

Faith Hill talked about the big box of peanuts she and her two older brothers received from their mother and father one Christmas. They had to dig through to find money. “I got so upset because she didn’t put any money in my box. I thought, “She gypped me!’”
– – Faith Hill’s cute holiday story comes complete with a racial slur.

I have a huge reverence for country music. Huge. And I think it’s up to us to kind of take that flag and move it somewhere. Now, people don’t have to follow us there. That’s fair. But I think it’s up to us to make music that at least tries to move that flag a little bit.
– – Eric Church returns to his old trusty ‘move the flag’ metaphor.

The report announced work on a television pilot that would act as a starring vehicle for Jennette and stated that she plans to segue from country music to pop.
– – Surprise! One album in, iCarly’s Jennette McCurdy might already be over country.

But what’s clearly the most important thing to us is the spirit of the thing. You’re not really gonna see us spending hours and hours getting just the right sound for the banjo. We just go up there, get it working, and then we get out there and play a song for the people. We don’t split hairs too much.
– – Seth Avett on the musical approach of the Avett Brothers.

I’d be just fine if I never had to hear the Avett Brothers or Mumford and Sons again as long as I live. Just fine. […] Y’all are welcome to like their music, of course. I just don’t. I’ve tried. Don’t have to, either.
– – I’m with Jason Isbell on this one.

He was looking back at his youth and telling a narrative, and that song just killed me. It struck such a chord with me that I saw there was a different way to write. I knew I had to go deeper. So I finally insisted on having the time to sit down and write.
– – Kris Kristofferson gave Bob Seger a kick in the pants via “Me and Bobby McGee.”

I’m in good shape. I’m probably in better shape than most singers age 20. I really am!
– – Loretta Lynn, somewhat dubiously.

Q: What do you think of the record?
A: I think it’s alright. You have to hear it, because it grows on you. I have two or three favorite songs. [At first] I didn’t have but one; now I have two or three.
– – Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter isn’t one to over-hype (or even hype) Take The High Road.

I am overwhelmed by the amount of people that reached out to let me know they were praying for my son’s safe return. As we move forward from this incident, please remember that everyone has the ability to make positive changes in their life. Our new single “Lay It Down” talks about battling your demons…
– – Mindy McCready’s ex-husband takes the opportunity to plug his new single. Classy.

Matraca Berg sings “If I Had Wings” (from The Dreaming Fields) live on Music City Roots. Outstanding.

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  1. Danny says

    I’m not with Jason Isbell (don’t know who he is either), but I’m with his opinion in the second half of that. That’s the best part of music, with so much out there, I can try someone, and if my ears want to destroy themselves from the awfulness of the tune, I can tune them out. Much as I have with Eric Chuch, Jason Aldeen, Post “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” Kenny Chesney, Scotty McCreery, and much of the modern ‘country’ atmosphere. Thank God for The Avett Bros. I’m not a big fan of Mumford and Sons though.


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