The Country Questionnaire, Part VII

  

At long last, we’re back with a new set of 22 questions/prompts aimed at stirring up some discussion, or at least some snark. Just copy and paste the list into the comment box, fill in your responses, and post your completed survey for all the world to see. Simple as that.

1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo:
2. Worst song currently on the charts:
3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore:
4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts:
5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub:
6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011:
7. Sugarland’s next album:
8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star:
9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre:
10. Where most of your music listening happens:
11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind:
12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic:
13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020:
14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say:
15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson:
16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson:
17. Best album you’ve heard this year:
18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album:
19. Favorite Buck Owens song:
20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own:
21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win:
22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star:

BONUS: Suggest a good prompt for next time:

Comments

  1. says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: “Indian Outlaw” across backside, a word on each cheek.
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: “Wildflower”
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: “I Couldn’t Kick Your Ass”
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: John Prine
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: Voters were paid off by Bo Bice, who really holds a grudge.
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Media conglomeration
    7. Sugarland’s next album: One catchy single plus eleven spoken word tracks by Kristian.
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Loretta Lynn (via Miranda, since in my dream they’ve cowritten a new song together for her next album)
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: I’m indifferent to a lot of what gets called alt-country.
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: Home office
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: Where’m I gonna live when the Hannah Montana money dries up?
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Trisha Yearwood
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Still locked into Curb contract even though he hasn’t released any new music in 6 years.
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: John Rich is a hack.
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: Began life as a coal miner’s daughter.
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: As an independent label owner, you finally have the freedom to record whatever you want. Use it. Don’t keep doing the same stuff that put you in a rut on a major.
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: The Storyteller, Todd Snider
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 5
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: probably “Together Again”
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Leeann, B. Vercher (x2), Occasional Hope
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: My money’s on Alison.
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Woody from Toy Story (Aaron Watson)

  2. says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: Kix 4Ever on his shoulder
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: “This,” Darius Rucker
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: Backwoodshickstickstown
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Kevin Welch
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: OMG she totally doesn’t write her songs so she’s not a real artist like Taylor Swift is!!!!
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Not nearly enough songs about how country people are. I mean, if they’re not telling us how country they are in every single song, how are we supposed to know?
    7. Sugarland’s next album: A concept album combining the Canterbury Tales with the sound of early U2.
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Willie Nelson. I have no idea if he’s recorded any duets lately, but the odds are that he has.
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: country-’80s rock
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: Sitting in front of my computer, writing with iTunes set to shuffle.
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: How can I leech off my kids some more?
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic:Robert Pattinson
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Declares Nashville the new Branson, builds the Rodney Atkins Theater on the ground where Robert’s Western World once stood.
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: We prefer substance over style.
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: Every song on Taylor Swift’s Speak Now album is actually about her torrid affair with Jamey Johnson.
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: People don’t want to listen to redneck women singing ballads.
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream, by Gurf Morlix
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 7
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: Hello Trouble
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Kelly from the Gobbler’s Knob.
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: We all would.
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Charlie Daniels = Stinky Pete

  3. says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: Tramp stamp that says “Indian”
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: Felt Good on My Lips
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: Backwoods USA
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Chris Knight
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: Many of the voters are, oddly, from Ottawa
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Calibration for what is actually “country” is way off
    7. Sugarland’s next album: Reggae with country breakdowns
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: David Allan Coe
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: rockabilly
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: at work
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: Son of a… still can’t get Achy Breaky Heart out of my head
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Ice T
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: balding, doing the 2020 Honky Tonk Tailgate tour
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: We’re huge fans of Maybelle Carter’s work
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: Jamey is big buddies with Barry Bonds
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: “Scattered” means cooked flat on both sides, “smothered” adds onions
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO (Followed closely by Kasey Anderson – Heart of a Dog)
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 5.5
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: Love’s Gonna Live Here
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Rockstar Aimz ( http://myaimzistrue.blogspot.com/ )
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Hazel can take a punch
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Steve Azar looks like Aladdin

  4. says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: It’s actually a continuation of the first one that they airbrushed out. Says “S ARE MY WEAKNESS.”
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: “Brown Chicken Brown Cow,” but I resent Darius Rucker’s “This” more.
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: “The Word ‘Coon’ Would Sound So Cool With My Accent (Too Bad It’s An Epithet).”
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Todd Snider? In Never Never Land? Or just Bruce Robison some more.
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: I…don’t care.
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Few mainstream cuts dig below the surface anymore on any level – not just thematically, but in coming up with strong, interesting turns of phrase.
    7. Sugarland’s next album: GeorgiaKwanza
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Umm. Vince?
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: “Rascal Flatts dumb-pop” is too easy, so…not really into the Texas super-retro thing that Amber Digby, Justin Trevino et al. do.
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: The car.
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: “What have ahh done?!”
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Infomercials.
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: “Ugh, we looove Jimmie Rodgers! We rock the Blue Yodels on our tour bus, like, all day.”
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He gave Ronnie Dunn that tattoo.
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: If it reminds you of something you did before, it’s probably diminished returns.
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 3.
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: “Made in Japan”
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Honestly not sure. I seem to agree with Stephen M. Deusner on a lot of stuff, but not everything (I like the Mumford & Sons album). Most of my favorite writers don’t share all my tastes, but just argue well for theirs.
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Pass.
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: The best I was able to come up with was Charley Pride and that turtle from Finding Nemo, and something about it feels even more racist than my saying “coon” jokingly above.

  5. says

    Wow, this one is hard. I probably won’t be able to come up with good, quippy answers for many of them:

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo:
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: So many to choose from…”Brown Chicken, Brown Cow”
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: “You’re Lookn’ at Country” (Oh wait, that title already exists.)
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Can’t argue with John Prine…and more Todd Snider
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: Everyone’s just jealous, of course.
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Bad mainstream songs.
    7. Sugarland’s next album:
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Willie Nelson. It’s about time again, isn’t it?
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: Unoriginal, but pop country.
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: Like Trailer, on my computer with iTunes on shuffle….or on my iPod on shuffle. I like the element of surprise.
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: “I actually have good songs, you know. I’m not just Achy, Breaky Heart.” Oh wait, that’s actually the thought that goes through my mind about him.
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Garth Brooks
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: More greatest hits albums than studio albums.
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say:
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He digs Kid Rock. Crap, that’s not made up.
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: Make something of your freedom
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Hayes Carll, Todd Snider, Gurf Morlix
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 5…downgraded from 8 thanks to “This is Country Music”
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: “Tiger by the Tail”
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: CM Wilcox. For real.
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Hahaha to Sam!
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star:

  6. says

    I’ll have to give that Gurf Morlix album another listen since it’s already been mentioned twice. The first time through, I couldn’t figure why I’d listen to it instead of just listening to Blaze Foley.

    I just downloaded the Hayes Carll this morning, but haven’t had a chance to sit down with it yet.

  7. Stephen H. says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: Kix Brooks on his left upper arm.
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: “Hello World”.
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: He should cover Randy Newman’s “Short People”, if that counts as answering the question.
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: The Matrix.
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: The ACMs are getting far more publicity now than they ever would had they included her.
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Explicitly stating things in songs that should be able to be “demonstrated” to, and figured out by, the listener.
    7. Sugarland’s next album: Hopefully not for a while.
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Bret Michaels.
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: Mainstream country. Oh, that’s not a sub-genre?
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: In my car.
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: How can Miley help my career today?
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Garth Brooks.
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Well, he’s on Curb Records, so probably releasing the fifth single from his yet-to-be-released fourth album.
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: Dolly and Loretta are our biggest influences.
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He once offered to donate his beard to “Locks for Love”, but they haven’t yet accepted his offer as they do not have a semi big enough.
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: Sometimes 15 minutes is just that, 15 minutes.
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: n/a so far.
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: pi
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: The one where one guy’s pickin’, and some other guy’s grinnin’.
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: The program director at WLJE.
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: CMT.com, as hopefully they’d have one less clueless writer.
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Jiminy Cricket/Little Jimmy Dickens — only height-wise, though.

    Sorry for copying a couple of answers — didn’t read anyone else’s responses until I finished typing, and didn’t feel like changing anything.

  8. Mike K says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: “Kix, My Ass” in the appropriate spot.
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: (weighted for chart position and for past offenses) Jason Aldean w/ Clarkson
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: ” A LITTLE MOORE countrier than that other guy”
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Fred Eaglesmith, this could actually happen with Freight Train and Time to Get a Gun getting some exposure. How ’bout Jamey Johnson on Alcohol and Pills or, my favorite, High Heels in the Rain?
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: Anti-Canadian sentiment
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Apathy.
    7. Sugarland’s next album: “And You Thought the Last One Was Bad?” due out spring 2012.
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Gene Watson with Chris Young
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: Some of what is called country-folk I love, some I can’t listen to.
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: Car & gym.
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: My hair is AWESOME!
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Bieber
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Sadly, I think he’ll still be putting out crap-tastic records.
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: “We honed our sound through years of playing shady bars for little pay and doing old Kitty Wells tunes by request.”
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: Was Bernie Madoff’s right hand man, and a finance whiz, but got out before the Feds got there.
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson:
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Todd Snider Live: The Storyteller. “I didn’t know I was part of a district, much less that it was up for f’n grabs…”
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 6
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: CM’s. :)
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: They have weight classes for a reason. Bonaguro goes down hard. Plus, you can’t hit Hazel squarely, because she’d probably cover herself in lard butter, or white gravy.
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: I always thought Woody had a lot of Hank Sr. in him.

  9. Adam says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: B-N-D 4EVR
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: Hello World
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: Short Enough to Know Better, But Much Too Dumb To Care
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Elizabeth Cook
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: All voters were secretly Ottawa Senator fans
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Jamey Johnson hardly gets air time and Rodney Atkins does
    7. Sugarland’s next album: “Worse Is Not Possible”
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: John Anderson
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: country-pop
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: at work
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: Why’d I ever cut the mullet
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Denzel Washington, but John Lovitz would be great!
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Hopefully, providing entertainment at the Yakov Smirnoff Theater in Branson, MO
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: We’re bringing country back
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He was a co-writer of Honkytonk Badonkadonk…it can’t be true, can it?
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: Keep rockin out on your albums, and you can be the female Jason Aldean
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Keller and The Keels – Thief
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 8
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: Streets of Bakersfield
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: I wish I knew
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: I’ll go out on a limb and say Hazel
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Brad Paisley resembles Woody from Toy Story

  10. says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: It says Troy on the other arm
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: Jane Dear Girls, Wildflower
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: Have I Told You Yet Where I Come From?
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Larry Cordle
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: The betting industry bribed someone to leave her off the ballot sheet because they didn’t want to have to pay out when all her fans power-voted for her and bet on the outcome
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011:
    7. Sugarland’s next album: Either a return to form, or something demonstrably even worse than their current one. All bets are off as to which.
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: I love th suggestion above of Gene Watson and Chris Young.
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: Teenage pop-country.
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: My sitting room
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: I’m a failure as a father (apparently)
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Jamey Johnson
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Record label executive
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: Anything I want to hear, and PLEASE can they stop singing?
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He dyes his beard
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: You’re actually a really good ballad singer.
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 7
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: I think I’ll have to go with Together Again too
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: CMW, Razor X
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Hazel Smith
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: pass

  11. plain_jo says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo:
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: brown chicken brown cow
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: I’m a little bit taller than that
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Buddy Miller
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: the judges have ties to Canada, and or the maple leafs
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: not enough originality
    7. Sugarland’s next album: Audio Book
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Willie
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: Red Dirt
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: In my room, or while exercising
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: Did I shave my legs for this?
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Trace Adkins
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Greatest hits Again
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: Most of the artists in country music today are mother fakers
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He shampoos his beard several times a day.
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: Find new material & stay away from Rich
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Red Wing – Steel Wheels
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 4
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: My Heart Skips a Beat
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Occasional Hope (loosely)
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Smith
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: don’t think its Disney but put a hat on the sloth in Ice Age and its Chesney

  12. Rick says

    I haven’t read any of the previous replies, so let’s give this a go!

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: A dancing chihuahua on his heiny
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: Is this a trick question?
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: Back’in Up That Backwoods Drunk Country Boy
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Elizabeth Cook
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: Voters were Canadian hockey fans
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Besides its utter mediocrity? Well there’s…
    7. Sugarland’s next album: A jazzy take on hair metal-blues
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Kenny Rogers with Lady GaGa
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: Hard rockin’ brain dead party country
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: My ears
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: Why wasn’t I Miley’s manager?
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Whoopi Goldberg
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Songs about soccer moms in rest homes
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: I bet Patsy Cline would be jealous of us!
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He wants to shape his beard into Mt. Rushmore
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: Graduate from high school or I’ll kick your sorry ass!
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Hillbilly Music, Thank God, Vol. 1 (and no, its definitely not new)
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: minus infinity – Does that count?
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: “Mental Cruelty” with Rose Maddox (see answer to # 17)
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Rowena Muldavin, DJ of “The Twang Show” on KCSN FM
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: The promoters behind this mud wrestling grudge match!
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star:

  13. says

    I can’t answer most of these questions without getting in trouble, but:

    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Buddy Miller. He’s had a couple, but there are plenty of tunes in his catalogue just waiting to be number ones.
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: There won’t be a new Gary Allan album coming out.
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: At work, simply due to that being where most of my awake time is spent, but I listen everywhere.
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Shia LaBouf
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He went as Rasputin for Halloween once and decided to keep the beard.
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues.
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: Close Up The Honky Tonks.
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Elvis Costello.

  14. Vicki says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: Dunn and Brooks
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: Someone calling you Baby
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: Short Men Rule
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Jamey Johnson
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: They knew she’d win again and they wanted someone else to win for a change.
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Good singers being let go by their Record Label
    7. Sugarland’s next album: The 80’s!
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Haggard and Lambert
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: polka country
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: In the car
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: WTF?
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Justin Bieber
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Latest single “The Farm”
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: “I know What Boys want”
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He owns a razor
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson:
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: “That Lonesome Song”-Jamey Johnson
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 7
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: One Way Love
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Miranda
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Hazel
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Tom Hank “Woody”, Brad Paisley

  15. highwayman3 says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: “JACK CLEMENT’ on his other arm.
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: Brown Chicken Brown Cow
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: Back Where I Belong (Six Feet Under)
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Woody Guthrie
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: Academy getting back for not being invited to her wedding
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: The JaneDear Girls
    7. Sugarland’s next album: The Foggy Mountain Reggae Breakdown and other Flatt & Scruggs songs, with Jennifer’s voice as the banjo of course.
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Willie Nelson / Randy Rogers
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: Steampunk-Country
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: Serving time, Ipod
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: I love Ricky Skaggs’ hair.
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Chris Gaines
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Doing all his singing/talking in the shower.
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: Let’s do a vocal warm up.
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He got his start in The Mickey Mouse Club
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: There’s always starting your own brand of sausages.
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Haven’t bought anything yet.
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: -5
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: Above and Beyond
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Razor X
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Country music
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: “Bo” Woody’s girlfriend in Toy Story, Crystal Gayle

  16. says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: Kix’s Face on stomach

    2. Worst song currently on the charts: “Georgia Clay”

    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: “Small Town, Small Man”

    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: It’d be nice to see Matraca Berg get more cuts again.

    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: We can only have so many females in the category, just like the charts.

    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Crossover attemps

    7. Sugarland’s next album: Please just let it be good

    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Connie Smith please?

    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: None

    10. Where most of your music listening happens: at work or driving in the car

    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: “So I sold my dauhter to Disney in exchange for a comeback, why hasn’t it happened yet?”

    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Colt Ford…oh wait poor choice hmm…

    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: President of Curb records, won’t sign anybody who doesn’t commit their soul to the label.

    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: “The only reason we’re nominated for an ACM Duo Award is because there’s nobody else to fill the spot.”

    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: Has a stash of groupies in his beard.

    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: If you’ve got freedom to do anything please never do the whole Redneck thing again.

    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Does Sunny Sweeney’s Ep count? if not Lori McKenna’s “Lorraine”

    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 6 would be higher but the title track is awful.

    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: “Made In Japan”

    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Usually Kevin from Country Universe

    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Hazel

    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Tinkerbell and Taylor Swift anybody?

  17. the_cox says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: The word “drugstore” on his triceps just to the left of “cowboy”
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: anything by Bruno Mars
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: Rural Juror
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Atomic Power
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: they hate hockey
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: the impending Scott Stapp country album
    7. Sugarland’s next album: The Disappointing Doohickey
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Neil McCoy?
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre:Funktry
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: At work
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: “yummy”
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Paul Giamatti
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: Lose weight with the Rodney Atkins Diet!
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: “our new signature line at Forever 21″
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: His beard smells of lavender
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: Stop now!
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: Social Distortion’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: -2
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: Act Naturally
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Conan OBrien
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: ultimately, the world.
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Mr Potato Head- Gary LeVox

  18. Paul W Dennis says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: solo superstar on right posterior flank
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: too hard, about a fifteen way tie
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: I Wanna Go Country
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Lou Rochelle, Dallas Frazier
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: it just wasn’t her year
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: drums and lead guitars too loud, not enough steel guitar carrying the melody
    7. Sugarland’s next album: perish the thought
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: I hope Connie Smith dueting with Josh Turner
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: teenybopper country
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: in my car or at my home PC
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: where is the next comeback coming from ?
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Harrison Ford
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: off the charts and subjectof a Forgotten Artists article at http://www.the9513.com
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: We consider Jean Shepard and Kitty Wells to be our primary influences
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson:His favoite brand of flea shampoo is ‘Sergeants’
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: keep plugging
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: GUITAR LABORATORY – Steve Wariner
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 8.5
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: “Love’s Gonna Live Here” or “Big In Vegas”
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Eddie Stubbs at WSM-AM, Rick
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Hazel
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Yeah – I’ll go with Tinkerbell and Taylor Swift – both are cute and neither can sing

  19. Michael A. says

    Whew! No time to give this the amount of time that it deserves, but here’s one.

    7. Sugarland’s next album: The Best of 2004 – 2008

    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Loving some of the answers for this one (the world, country music)

  20. says

    Better late than never:

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: the word ‘Bebop’ on other arm. (Cannot top Dan or Occasional Hope’s answers to this one.)

    2. Worst song currently on the charts: “Good To Be Me” by Unkle Kracker

    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: “Tall, Tall Me’s”

    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: Lori McKenna, Jesse Winchester, Reese Wilson, Jon Ims

    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: Um, there were better nominees.

    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: Loss of identity, mostly caused by lack of respect for tradition and unrealistic sales expectations.

    7. Sugarland’s next album: *sigh*

    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: I’m going to echo the Vince Gill suggestion.

    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: country-rap, country-rock … anything that’s just loud and obnoxious for no good reason.

    10. Where most of your music listening happens: In my office (where I am now, and where I am most of my waking hours.)

    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: “Do they feel sorry for me yet?”

    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: Bryan White

    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: mayor (or at least a city councilman) of Branson, Missouri

    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: “We’d like to thank our fans for this award.”

    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: He began his recording career under the name Kevin Sharp.

    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: “A coyote’s howling out on the prairie, first comes love then comes marriage”

    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: ‘Lorraine’ by Lori McKenna and Sunny Sweeney’s EP (though I had that last year before it was released.)

    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: 3

    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: “Love’s Gonna Live Here”

    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: Blake Boldt (always), Juli Thanki (usually), and of course Razor X and Occasional Hope

    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: Don’t care who wins, but I’d love to watch.

    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: I think the stepmother in Cinderella looks like a modern-day K.T. Oslin.

  21. Ricky says

    1. Ronnie Dunn’s other embarrassing tattoo: “I have mid life crisis hair”
    2. Worst song currently on the charts: brown chicken brown cow BY FAR. worst song ever recorded
    3. Suggested song title for Justin Moore: “my voice sounds fake and forced”
    4. Songwriter you’d most like to see get a bunch of mainstream cuts: me
    5. Real reason for Carrie Underwood’s ACM Entertainer snub: she has talent
    6. Single biggest problem with country music in 2011: this year isn’t that bad, 2010 was TERRIBLE. horrid songs
    7. Sugarland’s next album: same stuff, different colored CD
    8. Next legend to chart via duet with a current star: Hank Jr
    9. Least favorite country-ish subgenre: whatever the band perry is considered (and they AREN’T country)
    10. Where most of your music listening happens: work
    11. Thought that commonly goes through Billy Ray Cyrus’ mind: the roots of his mullet
    12. Poor choice to play Garth Brooks in biopic: will smith, as he is a poor choice in any role
    13. Flash forward! Rodney Atkins in 2020: hopefully not making music from this day forward, forget 2020
    14. Something the JaneDear Girls wouldn’t say: well, they wouldnt SING anything good
    15. Surprising (made-up) fact about Jamey Johnson: he’s the only true artist around, except that’s not made up, that’s straight fact
    16. Words of wisdom for Gretchen Wilson: stop singing crap, you can do REAL country as good as anyone
    17. Best album you’ve heard this year: JJ’s Guitar Song
    18. On a scale of 1 to 10, your interest level in Brad Paisley’s next album: -10
    19. Favorite Buck Owens song: Dwight Yoakam does buck better
    20. Someone whose taste in music usually matches your own: probably no one, im too picky
    21. If Hazel Smith and Alison Bonaguro boxed, who would win: i dont know/ care who they are
    22. Disney/Pixar character resembled by country star: Pig from Toy Story and Zac Brown

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