Alan Jackson’s “Good Time” Tops List of Country Dance Songs

Brody Vercher | January 15th, 2009

  1. Karlie
    January 15, 2009 at 11:08 am

    From the Nashville Scene critic’s poll article:

    “The point is that Womack is working with the themes, vocabulary and sound that a traditional country audience uses, while Swift uses the materials of a pop-rock audience. Each audience deserves its own songs, and while there is no danger of the young pop-rock audience getting cut off from its supply of songs, there is a danger for the older country audience.”

    Excellent point…a very good read. Thanks for the link.

  2. CMW
    January 15, 2009 at 11:33 am

    My favorite from the Nashville Scene poll was this quote from Frank Kogan:

    Taylor Swift is determined and tenuous and confident and wavering and incandescent, and the time is hers—and behind it all is a bomb of pain, and this pain has a name, and its name is “boys.”

  3. Jim Malec
    January 15, 2009 at 11:50 am

    OK, who voted Darius in Album?

  4. Chris D.
    January 15, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Is anyone else puzzled by the sudden addition of an extra verse in Jamie O’Neal’s “Like A Woman” video? They put the new verse at the very beginning, and I don’t really like it… I hope the old version is what’s on her album.

  5. SW
    January 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I just picked up Hayes Carll’s album and find it somewhat reminiscent of Bobby Bare Jr.’s “From the End of Your Leash.” Am I nuts?

  6. Matt C.
    January 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    OK, who voted Darius in Album?

    Alison Bonaguro?

  7. MIMI
    January 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Who the hell voted Taylor in Female vocalist and album? I thought it was supposed to be for country music singers not Pop ones? Even the critics are blinded by her. Does her record company pay you guys off or something?

  8. Karlie
    January 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Joey + Rory didn’t get much love on the list…nowhere on the album list, barely made it into the duo/group list.

    But in other Joey + Rory news, I get to see them this Saturday in a hole in the wall outside of Raleigh. Yesss.

  9. Matt B.
    January 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Karlie, They were all-over my list (and I just added them to my ‘ones to watch’ list for 09). While the latter point might have been ‘cheating’ on my part, it probably guarantees one of the 8 profiled will ‘do well.’

  10. Jim Malec
    January 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Wow, Roughstock is doing a “Ones to Watch in 2009″ series. How original!

  11. Tad
    January 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    SW, you’re not nuts – Bare Jr. was the first person I thought of the minute I heard Caril.

  12. Matt B.
    January 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm


    Just so you know, I had that in the file and wasn’t stealing your idea. Also it’s hardly a new idea…

  13. Vicki
    January 15, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Female Vocalists:
    1. Lee Ann Womack
    2. Patty Loveless
    3. Miranda Lambert
    4. Alison Krauss
    5. Trisha Yearwood
    6. Taylor Swift WTF????
    7. Emmylou Harris
    8. Jennifer Nettles
    9. Kathy Mattea
    10. Lucinda Williams

    How anyone..ANYONE can vote for Taylor as a singer is beyond anyone. But to have her above Jennifer Nettles? Also, where is the top female vocalist for CMA’s? Is Carrie blacklisted from the poles?

  14. KathyP
    January 15, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Great critics poll there. I’m surprised at how much of this music I’ve got on my ipod. If it weren’t for The I wouldn’t have known about and come to like Hayes Carll, Jamey Johnson and Ashton Shepherd, among others. Thanks, guys. This blog rocks.

  15. Jaime
    January 15, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Dito what KathyP said!

  16. Rick
    January 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Love the interview with Kitty Wells. At least Sunny Sweeney still sings Kitty’s signature hit when Sunny performs on the Grand Ole Opry.

    The Nashville Scene poll results are cool for the most part. Love to see Ashton Shepherd recognized as the most talented newcomer. The question of whether pop chanteuse Taylor Swift is truly a “country artist” is addressed with real insight in the intro article and some of the voter/participant comments, but the answer stll remains “who knows?”.

  17. Jim Malec
    January 16, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Matt, I honestly don’t care. You could start writing “The Matt B. Minute” and I’d be fine with it. I just can’t believe you used the exact same title (save for the one word change).

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