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Well, you can take those pebbles and stick them up your (expletive) one at a time. I won’t be there. ●
– – Willie Nelson’s wry response when the director of a Pebble Beach golf tournament phoned to tell him that shorts would not be allowed on the course.
I think for me, it’s traditional country the way I hear it. ●
– – Darius Rucker is traditional country, as long as the tradition doesn’t go back more than 10 years or so.
For our show in Bloomsburg, we’ll sing some of our older songs, some new ones and just make sure everyone has an amazing time. ●
– – Lady Antebellum will dig deep into their back catalog(?) for the Bloomsburg show. If you’re real lucky, they might even do some stuff from their very first album.
There’s a lot of truck stops and pay phones on this record. There’s a lot of walking around behind motel rooms. ●
– – Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show on the band’s new album, Tennessee Pusher, out on Tuesday.
Be nice to each other.
– – A September 11 email from Todd Snider’s people titled “A personal message from Todd Snider to his fans during this election season.”
I AM NOT A FOLK NAZI AND I DO NOT PRESUME THAT PEOPLE DONT KNOW TO BE NICE TO EACH OTHER UNLESS SOME THREE CHORD TURD TELLS THEM TO[.] THIS WAS A MISTAKE ON THE PART OF OUR FAN CLUB […] THEY ARE ALSO NOW UNDER STRICT ORDERS NOT TO GO ALL BIG KENNY ON MY BEHALF EVER AGAIN.
– – A September 14 email from Todd Snider’s people titled “A Real Message from Todd Snider to Anyone who Got the Last One.”
LL is furious. He was so angry at one point that he was beaten by Jess that he actually threatened to quit rap. ●
– – LL Cool J got all worked up because his album didn’t sell as well as Jessica Simpson’s country crossover. If he does quit rap, anyone want to venture a guess as to which genre he’ll show up in next?
“We normally carry two types of Ray Price CDs. One is a greatest hits. Another is titled 16 biggest hits. I would be glad to special order these CDs,” said Darden Wade, BeBop sales manager. For details, call Be-Bop Record Shop at (601) 981-5000. ●
– – Someone wrote to the local newspaper to ask where to find Ray Price music. The newspaper talked to this guy at the store, who says they offer two types of Ray Price CDs: greatest hits or greatest hits. Both types will have to be back-ordered. People really still buy music this way?
I worked with Porter Wagoner on his show for seven years, and he was very much — I don’t mean this in a bad way, so don’t play it up that way — but he very much was a male chauvinist pig. ●
– – I don’t see how anyone could take that in a bad way, Dolly.
I think true femininity is not encouraged. In the music business, you have two little boxes. Either you’re a whirly twirly girl or you’re a too-angry raging woman — and that’s just not even close. Men face their own share of problems, but they don’t face that. ●
– – Allison Moorer on the restricted roles available to female artists.
Jewell to ‘star’ at Fulton festival ●
– – I get that this headline is trying to cleverly reference Nashville Star, but it seems more like the writer doesn’t think Buddy Jewell is much of a catch, entertainment-wise. For more on the inadvertently ironic use of quotation marks, see The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks.
It’s because of the fact, I think, that for so many years [country radio] put the focus on what they believe is commercially viable and they’ve taken it out of the listeners’ hands. The listeners, a lot of times, don’t even get exposed to a lot of really, really great music out there because some corporate entity somewhere is making that decision for them based on what they think sells and what they think people want to hear. It’s now starting to turn out to be their downfall. ●
– – Travis Tritt hits the nail on the head.
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