Billy Currington Announces New Album; Favorite Elvis Songs; Blake Shelton Chooses Top Six Come On Lines

Brody Vercher | August 18th, 2010

  1. Mayor JoBob
    August 18, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Well darnit because I want to hear Trace Adkins more than Blake Shelton!

  2. gloria
    August 18, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Geez..I wonder if Billy C. will be singing a whole new album of beer drinking songs since that seems to be his favorite subject.

  3. Rick
    August 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Wow, that dig at American Twang is really catty! (lol)

    That was a nice interview with, and performance by Elizabeth Cook on World Cafe. She has a gig scheduled here in LA on September 18 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. The place only holds about 200 people and the tickets are only $ 15 yet it probably won’t be a sell out here in a town of millions of people! Crikey…

    Anyone in 9513 land looking to buy a vintage guitar? Here’s an email that came today from Whit Smith of The Hot Club of Cowtown:

    “Hello Guitar Friends. Whit Smith is selling his 1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent Guitar!

    It’s an acoustic archtop with cutaway in a natural blond finish. Its structurally sound and tight as a drum but it has finish wear and would be considered a player’s instrument. I took the pickguard off but will include it with a non-original hard case in the sale.

    Serious inquiries only please. You can see and hear it on this youtube clip:

    Respond to this e-mail (at ) and I will reply within a few days as I am touring now. Thanks!
    Sincerely, Whit Smith”

    Now that’s what I call using the internet wisely! (lol)

  4. numberonecountryfan
    August 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I am a fan of the Gatlin Brothers, but come on, a three CD boxed set of their music? Looking at their hit list, I see 34 top 40 country hits between 1973-1989. What will it be? Eleven songs on each CD? There had better be a lot of hidden gems in that release!

  5. Brody Vercher
    August 18, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Here’s some more information on the contents of the Larry Gatlin deal:

    The 3-disc box set will feature 60 of the Gatlin Brothers’ most celebrated career songs, including all 33 of their Top 40 Hits. [...]

    “Larry Gatlin is one of country music’s greatest singer/songwriters of all time. I am thrilled that we were able to include every track from Larry’s incredible debut album “The Pilgrim” in this box set” says Reader’s Digest Senior Music Editor John Alexander.

    The actual tracklist shows 20 songs per disc.

  6. CountryFan
    August 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Awesome news about Larry Gatlin… he is really one of Nashville’s most underrated songwriters. “Bitter They Are” is stunning.

  7. Mike Wimmer
    August 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I like Billy Currington’s voice and a number of his feel good songs have been quite good, but damn if I dont hope he at least changes it up a little bit with this record. He just seems to do the funny song with neotraditional backing or the sexy soul song and that’s about it. So few of his songs since his first record have any emotional meat to them anymore.

  8. Michelle
    August 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    My mom’s in love with Larry Gatlin. That 3 disc-box set sounds like a great gift idea.

  9. Michelle
    August 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    By the way, Blake, that was kind of lame. Here you have people calling, since June 29th, to leave their best pick-up line and your fave to be announced in August. Why not just call it Top Six Pick-Up Lines. That does it, no more Blake Shelton concerts for me!

  10. Ben Foster
    August 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I have to admit that I got a big kick out of Blake’s come-on lines. I think that revealed a total lack of maturity on my part, especially considering how hard I laughed at those involving boogers and diarrhea.

  11. Lucas
    August 19, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Elvis is an astounding country singer when he wants to, his version of “There’s a Honky Tonk Angel” is the definitive version of this great song. Plus his “American Trilogy” is striking!

  12. dallas
    August 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Elvis was good.

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