ACM Awards Performers Announced; Peter Cooper On Co-Writing; Free Court Yard Hounds

Brody Vercher | March 24th, 2010

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  1. [...] a fascinating recent article (linked to on Wednesday by the 9513) on the decline of solo-written songs in Nashville, the songwriter Craig Wiseman is quoted saying: [...]
  1. Rick
    March 24, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Larry Gatlin hosted most of last season’s Thursday Night Classic Country Opry shows, so this just continues that aspect. Larry is very high energy (ie a bit zany) and makes the shows even more fun to listen to than they already are! I’m glad they are back in season as the Tuesday and Thursday night Opry’s are the most interesting to listen to via WSM Online.

    Trailer’s album covers are at their usual high level of hootiness. Where did he even get a picture of Star De Azlan that looks like an album cover? Curb has kept her pretty well hidden the last couple of years.

    I appluad UMG’s retailing of their country CDs at $ 10 or less. Now if they coulld just put some music on them I like and really want to listen to repeatedly I’d be all set!

  2. Sam G.
    March 24, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Kudos on Nathan Rabin for writing such an exhaustive piece on Dwight Yoakam. I didn’t know that Yoakam hasn’t released any original material since the late ’80s, so for Rabin to go to a record store and track down all four of his studio albums is a herculean effort.

  3. Matt B.
    March 24, 2010 at 12:23 pm


    I have to guess that you’re being sarcastic here…

  4. Jo Jo
    March 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Looking forward to ACM Awards!! Great performers! Still surprised Jason Aldean didn’t get any nominations. Hope he sings the “The Truth” and Carrie Underwood sings “Temporary Home.”

  5. Jo Jo
    March 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks for the info btw

  6. waynoe
    March 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    A great interview by Liddell and very truthful.

  7. Michael
    March 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Interesting info on co-writing in the articles. All of this collaboration certainly hasn’t improved the quality of the songs, in my opinion.

  8. Jon
    March 24, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    ““Non-performing songwriters’ best chance of getting a cut now is by writing with an artist….” That’s pretty much the most important part to take away from those pieces.

  9. Rick
    March 24, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    The Infamous Stringdusters CD give-away contest is actually a creative thinking competition! The members of the band will pick their 5 favorite descriptions of “things that fly” from the replies submitted. My entry had to do with the passage of the Senate version of Odumbocare by the House of Reptilian Life Forms (Democrats are the V Aliens!) last Sunday. If the band members are all Obamavoters, I’m doomed….

    Opry Alert! Tomorrow night’s season opener of the Thursday Night Classic Country Opry will be a “Tribute To The Statler Brothers”. Artists scheduled to perform include: Dailey & Vincent, Jimmy Fortune, The Gatlin Brothers, Eric Heatherly (Is he still around?), Jan Howard, Charlie Louvin, and Wilson Fairchild (Who?). Should be a good’un, and I’m guessing the Cracker Barrel will be a primary sponsor! (lol)

  10. bll
    March 25, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Wilson Fairchild are Wil and Langdon Reid, Don and Harold’s boys. They used to perform as Grandstaff, but are now using their middle names as a group name.

  11. PaulaW
    March 25, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Rick, yes Eric is still around and making music.

    Why in the world would the Reids change from Grandstaff to Wilson Fairchild? I love their music, but not the new name.

  12. Chris D.
    March 26, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I love the Court Yard Hounds track! I’m excited for that album.

  13. Solo
    March 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Yes!!!! Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, and Reba McEntire and also Lady A… wow, I can’t wait to watch the award show!!! I wonder how T-Swift would be ending her vocal performance if she was one of the performers…

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