Quotable Country – 9/8/08 Edition

[Click the dot after each quote to visit the original source.]

I love Britney, and I want her to take over the world again.
– – Nothing Taylor Swift says surprises me anymore.

If there’s any doubt that Cagle, playing Kuss Auditorium on Sept. 13, isn’t the most authentic country singer out there right now, you need to take a walk in his boots.
– – I’ve no doubt that Chris Cagle isn’t the most authentic country singer out there right now.

George Strait “still feels 25 most of the time,” according to the first line of his hit “Troubadour,” but his music is getting even younger with the release of a new sleep-inducing project for crib-aged kids.
– – This is too easy. Here’s a surprise, though: they’re not using the original recordings. For some reason, they thought it necessary to use more soothing arrangements featuring xylophone and celesta.

There wasn’t a soft-spoken moment in the 90-minute set. When she sang her own hits such as “When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues,” “Broken Wing” and “Anyway,” there were times when she made one word last 30 seconds.
– – A Martina McBride show sounds like possibly the most excruciating concert experience ever. But maybe that’s just me.

And after the huge success of Underwood’s Carnival Ride, I don’t think Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Luke Laird and Chris Lindsey are capable of penning a “badly written-song.”
– – Au contraire, Ms. Bonaguro. Good writing and commercial success only occasionally intersect.

I loved that new girl, Crystal [Shawanda] – and she was dressed appropriately.
– – An audience member responds to Jessica Simpson’s Opry debut.

Simpson needs to inject some uptempo, honky tonk-type songs into her repertoire, along the lines of Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.
– – Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift do honky tonk songs?

Singles such as his latest gritty ballad “Let Me” may crack the country Top 40…
– – I wonder if this guy knows what ‘gritty’ means. Or if he has actually heard Pat Green’s current single.

Meet Glen Campbell: Will He Be Clean, or Mean?
– – Title of an LA Weekly concert review.

I just like getting drunk in parking lots.
– – A fan explains why he has followed Kenny Chesney tours through eight states and 25 shows.

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  1. Chris D. says

    Here’s one more, from CMT’s hot dish from today:

    “You know, men sweat more than women, I don’t sweat. But when I was opening shows for Kenny, he would be drenched when the show ended. He’d hug me, and I’d get all wet from Kenny’s sweat. And I’d think about all those girls down front who’d really like to get some Kenny sweat on them.” -Carrie Underwood

    That almost made me vomit, but then I laughed.

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