ASCAP Honors Alan Jackson and Dave Berg with Songwriting Awards

Brody Vercher | October 14th, 2008

  1. Kelly
    October 14, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Re: The Randy Rogers Video:

    I thought his dog was gonna come runnin’ up to him and start lickin’ his face or somethin’…thats a downer!

  2. Rick
    October 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Its nice to see that Joey + Rory will be getting massive audience exposure via the free download through i-Tunes. The question is whether it will help sell their full album later this month? Can’t hurt though…

    On a related note the new single from the re-configured Bomshel is supposed to be hitting radio this week and its also titled “Cheater, Cheater”. I wonder how often the Top 60 country singles charts feature two different songs with the same title? CURB has put many Bomshel singles out to radio over the last couple of years but none ever gained traction. Like Amy Dalley I would expect them to be released from CURB if “Cheater, Cheater” doesn’t do well at radio.

  3. Stephen H.
    October 14, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    I’m assuming it’s the same song, since one of the Bomshel people supposedly cowrote the Joey+Rory version.

  4. Stormy
    October 14, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Not country, but probably the best neo-soul singer out there Nikka Costa released a new album today too:

    http://www.amazon.com/Pebble-Pearl-Nikka-Costa/dp/B001DXF9GS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1224027547&sr=8-1

  5. Chris D.
    October 14, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    It is the same song. Bomshel already attempted the song, and it failed, so it seems they’re tying again. I personally have heard both versions and I much prefer J+R’s version. Rory did co-write the song…

  6. Rick
    October 14, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Stephen, if that is true it would mean two different versions of the same song would be on the charts at the same time! Apart from the Trisha vs. LeAnn duel over “How Can I Live Without You” I can’t think of too many other situations like this. Hmmm, I suspect this may interfere with the Bomshel single release and especially with the Joey + Rory version of “Cheater, Cheater” being featured on i-Tunes this very week. It seems Kristy O. and Kelley just can’t catch a break….

    Stormy, neo-soul? You do have broad tastes in music. If you haven’t done it already, then be sure to download the temporary free MP3 song from Kimber Sparks at Country Weekly’s website as I’d like your opinion. Bill Chamber’s production is highly evident and elevates the song.
    Link: http://www.countryweekly.com/images/cw/209565/55166.mp3
    Try it Stormy/Whiskey, you’ll like it! (lol)

  7. Matt B.
    October 14, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    More than likely, Curb Records is putting out the song to capitalize on J&R’s noteriety on the song. While it probably won’t affect their single w/radio, it will give both of them more royalties as they co-wrote it.

  8. Rick
    October 14, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Matt, I saw the Bomshel gals perform live back in late July and at that concert they announced the mid October radio date for “Cheater, Cheater”, so they had planned its release long before the Joey + Rory version. Kristy O. wanted to give me a radio DJ CD single version at that time but her manager wouldn’t let her as the place was crawling with LA CURB employees. Darn…..

    Chris, thanks for clarifying that matter. Until the discussion on this thread I didn’t know they were the same song. Sheesh…

  9. Matt B.
    October 14, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Rick,

    I doubt Joey+Rory would’ve released it as a single if they didn’t get the OK from Kristy O to record it, given that they’re all friends. So somethings not right…

  10. Chris D.
    October 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Rory wrote the song with Kristy O., so him and his wife can sing it if they want to, I’m sure.

    Writers of the song:

    R. L. Feek, J. M. Feek, Kristy Osmonson, Wynn Varble

  11. Chris D.
    October 14, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Whoops, I didn’t notice that Joey also co-wrote, my bad.

  12. Kerri
    October 15, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Just wanted to comment on one of the songs the ASCAP honored Dave Berg for writing since it wasn’t mentioned in your recap.

    “It’s Good To Be Us” recorded by Bucky Covington! While we know that you don’t favor Bucky because he doesn’t write ALL of his songs but please give him a little credit for being good at picking which ones to record.

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