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Brody Vercher | April 12th, 2010

  1. mikers
    April 12, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I wonder if Kenny Chesney’s ‘box’ is inside a closet.

  2. Rick
    April 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Mikers said: “I wonder if Kenny Chesney’s ‘box’ is inside a closet.” Yes, but its the one that contains his Unknown Hinson signature edition “Polly Urethane” inflatable doll….

    Rita Ballou’s doppleganger photos are a scream. The Mrs. Shaver / Ozzy Osbourne photo pair is one of the funniest things I seen in awhile. Rita has set the bar really high for Trailer to match, but he’s done a fine job.

    I’d swear Chet Flippo reads The 9513 as his comments mirror what has been said here time and time again. Now if her were to utilize the term “AirHead Country Radio” we’d have absolute proof! (lol)

    Kellie Pickler might want to do a traditional country oriented album, but will her label really go for that? I hope they do as it sounds like a project I’d be interested in. Now all we’ll need is a 9513 promo give-away contest!

  3. PaulaW
    April 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I like the Lady A spoof on Easton. Cute!

  4. Steve M.
    April 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Kenny Chesney and his closet screams a joke I just can’t bring myself to make.
    Hasn’t Jason Boland been in rehab before?

  5. Stormy
    April 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    So on her next album Kellie is going to be brunette?

  6. Saving Country Music
    April 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    C’mon Chet, name Josh Thompson by name.

  7. Craig R.
    April 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I am not a Kenny Chesney fan. And I have been very critical of his handling of the ” gay” question. But when I saw him Oprah I felt sort sorry for him. Whoever he is under that hat is confused, scared, immature, insecure, and probably in grave denial about many issues in his life. Why would any man tour so much, hide out so much? He appears to be a smart man. Pity his music cannot translate the pain and confusion of his real life. That is what country music is all about. So let him hideout as a second rate Jimmy Buffet. It’s his life and his lie. I just wish his music showed more depth so at least he could give back to the music that allows him his denial.

  8. Cardsgal
    April 12, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I wish Chesney would just have the courage to come out…

  9. Vicki
    April 12, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I listened to Laura Bell Bundy’s “Achin” side and I agree, I was very pleasantly surprised. The girl can sing and has hurt dripping from her voice.

  10. Jon
    April 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Lotta armchair psychologists here. Don’t you have any sense of decency?

  11. Thomas
    April 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    …monk came out of the shrink’s and in went a little guy with a cowboy hat, no sleeve shirt, sandy flip flops followed by his personal ups-guy carrying a big box.

    i miss the times when country music was about trucks parked in front of the wrong house.

  12. stormy
    April 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Gotta say I have pretty good gaydar and I just don’t pick up that vibe from Chesney.

  13. Rick
    April 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Stormy, what’s your sense been about John Rich? When he was saying nasty things about gays my first thought was “Me thinks thou doth protest too much!” I think his marriage and wife are about as legit as Michael Jackson’s and for the same reasons. At least John didn’t name his son “Blanket”…

    If Laura Bell Bundy can figure out how to tap directly into Reba’s fan base, she’ll have quite a career. She’s not likely to appeal to Taylor’s, nor Carrie’s, nor Martina’s, nor Jennifer’s, nor Miranda’s rabid fan bases, but the Reba audience is a bullseye! Laura should beg or bribe Reba to let her open Reba’s concerts. We shall see!

  14. luckyoldsun
    April 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    As far as some of the comments above:
    It’s funny that when Randy Travis was rumored to be gay, it marked the beginning of the end of his status as a major league country star.

    Travis was so huge at the time that his momentum carried him further, but radio definitely cooled on him and he had to “go Christian” to save his recording career.

    Chesney did not seem to be hurt that way.

  15. Razor X
    April 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    ” I wish Chesney would just have the courage to come out…”

    “Stormy, what’s your sense been about John Rich? When he was saying nasty things about gays my first thought was “Me thinks thou doth protest too much!” ”

    I don’t understand why people feel that they are in the know on the most intimate details of the lives of people that do not know and most likely will never meet, without so much as a shred of evidence to back up their claims. Nor do I understand why people care so much. It’s really nobody’s business. If they are “in the closet” and choose to remain there, then their wishes should be respected.

    “It’s funny that when Randy Travis was rumored to be gay, it marked the beginning of the end of his status as a major league country star.

    Travis was so huge at the time that his momentum carried him further, but radio definitely cooled on him and he had to “go Christian” to save his recording career.

    From what I have heard (I think it was a CMT Inside The Music special or something along that line), the decline in Randy Travis’ recording career is partially due to the time he spent away from it trying to break into the movies. Another major factor was that he allowed his wife Lib Hatcher to be his manager, instead of hiring a Nashville insider to do it. That caused some resentment among the establishment. They all told him that he’d never make it without an established Nashville manager. When he did break through against the odds, Lib apparently was not shy about saying “I told you so” to all the naysayers, which alienated them from the establishment even more.

  16. stormy
    April 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Rick: John Rich isn’t gay he’s just really overcompensating. The guy wears a fur coat for crying out loud. n

  17. Michelle
    April 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I never sensed John Rich is gay. I’ve always thought he might have the hots for Gretchen Wilson, though. They would make a good couple. IMO!

  18. Steve M.
    April 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I always thought that the person John Rich was in love with was John Rich.

  19. Michelle
    April 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Gretchen could wear the pants and John could wear the fur coats. Sounds like a match made in heaven to me!LOL!

  20. Matt Bjorke
    April 12, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Should it really matter if a star was gay or not, in this day and age? No. but for some reason it does. sigh.

  21. luckyoldsun
    April 12, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I never gave a thought to John Rich’s sexuality. I can’t stand the guy because he combines having a smug, arrogant, nasty personality with being a horrible country singer.

  22. Lynnie
    April 13, 2010 at 11:10 am

    F YOU!!! That comment goes out to all the Kenny Chesney haters!!! Kenny IS NOT gay!!!!!

  23. Stephen H.
    April 13, 2010 at 11:20 am

    As Matt said, Lynnie, if he was, should it really matter? You seem to think it would. Would it ruin his career? In a perfect world it shouldn’t.

  24. Dr. No
    April 13, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Lynnie,

    I have some gay friends and even they say that Chesney is gay.

  25. Cardsgal
    April 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    It doesn’t matter to me whether someone is gay or not; sexuality is part of our DNA, just like eye color — it is NOT a “lifestyle choice.” What I do have a problem with is hypocrisy, and lying. It’s one thing to want to keep your private business private; it’s another to marry a movie star and make explicit comments to Playboy about how many women you’ve had, when none of it rings true.

  26. K
    April 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I don’t care if Chesney is gay, but he’s handeling the situation in an extremely immature and disrespectful manner. So he would rather be known as an unfaithful man who disrespects women than a gay one? He’s managed to disrespect women, gays, and his fans in the way he’s handeling the scrutinity. He’s never acknowleged that he has an inkling of respect for the gay community, which doesn’t seem to be a smart move in light of his other comments.

    Chesney’s over 40 years old, and he’s still afraid of comitment? He couldn’t even manage to string together a thoughtful and cohesive sentence when aseked about his relationship with Renee. He danced around the question on Anderson Cooper, and couldn’t even say the full sentence “no, I’m not gay.” When Oprah asked him about his goals, he said “I want to have kid” so fast, it felt rehearsed. Yet another way to “prove” he’s not gay. Not to mention he said “I want a kid,” not “I want to be commited to someone then have a kid.”

    It’s none of my business, but Kenny has always come off as very immature and arrogant to me- these comments only seem to reinforce that thought.

  27. karen
    April 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    maybe he’s going thru a midlife crisis.. this is the first summer he’s taking off in years.. He’s in country people this month, talking about it. Give him a break people! He needs to find himself.. he’s lost!

  28. Razor X
    April 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    “I have some gay friends and even they say that Chesney is gay. ”

    Well, that settles it then. Why didn’t you say so before?

  29. Steve Harvey
    April 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    That’s me above by the way. ‘RICARDO MOUNTBATTEN’ was still in from the Multi-Ricks joke.

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