Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark & Charlie McCoy Take Their Place In Hall of Fame

Brody Vercher | May 18th, 2009

  1. Kelly
    May 18, 2009 at 11:13 am

    “Mongoloid cameraman”? Thats classy.

  2. Jon
    May 18, 2009 at 11:18 am

    “Back line stories?”

    Nice review of Missy’s album, Chris N. It’s a dandy.

    Not pointed to here, but well worth reading is Peter Applebome’s NY Times piece on the Time Jumpers, which can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/17/arts/music/17appl.html. And to go along with it, a bit of hot news for those interested in such things, given to me directly by Aubrey Haynie when we played with Roland White out in Pegram on Saturday night: he’s thinking that his next album will include, if not be exclusively made up of swing tunes a la the Jumpers.

  3. Paula_W
    May 18, 2009 at 11:41 am

    My daughter and I were on our way to the Bluebird Sat nite and when we got within range we turned on WSM and listened to the Opry. Jewel sang (and I use that term very loosely) “Over The Rainbow” and it was just AWFUL! My daughter even hated it and she’s pretty lenient.

  4. Jessica
    May 18, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Too funny on the joke from California Country on Jamey & the snuggie…they definitely made a big boo boo by claiming his show on Saturday was in Bama…but he was actually at Renfro Valley. I was there in attendance. :)

  5. Nicolas
    May 18, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Sounds like another good song from Miranda Lambert <3 Can’t w8 for the album!!

  6. Rick
    May 18, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Speaking of Jewel, Ashley Monroe will be doing solo acoustic sets to open some of Jewel’s concerts out here in California during July. Why couldn’t Ashley be opening for an artist I want to hear perform? Dang. On the other hand its nice Jewel is doing this for Ashley and I hope it opens some doors somewhere for Ashley to get some label support.

    Jon, thanks for the link regarding the Time Jumpers. I try to never miss them when they are on the Opry as they are about the only act that performs western swing from that stage these days apart from Mel Tillis. I’m just glad there is such a talented group of pro musicians keeping the western swing tradition alive in Nashville these days. You can just hear the joy these musicians feel in performing a historical form of country music that they love.

    First it was Oklahoma pink dirt artist Shawna Russell with her album “Goddess”. Now its Alecia Nugent with “Hillbilly Goddess”. What’s next, Carrie Underwood with “American Idol Pseudo Pop-Country Goddess”? Crikey, mate…

  7. Vicki
    May 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I agree, Miranda sounds like she has another winner on her hands. Can’t wait as well!

  8. Jim C.
    May 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I’ve said before that I enjoyed Dave Alvin and his new band live, but the record isn’t even close to being one of his best. In fact, I think it might be his worst.

  9. Brody Vercher
    May 19, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I haven’t heard the album yet, but what about it makes you say it might be his worst?

  10. Jim C
    May 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    new versions of songs that can be found elsewhere done better. I also found his vocals to sound uninspired, like he trying to show his ‘softer’ side and completely missing the point of some of the songs. I’ve been a fan for a long time and this disc is a major disappointment.

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