Billy Joe Shaver to Receive a Rusty; Jesse Dayton Records Dance Hall Record; Jamey Johnson’s Video

Brody Vercher | October 21st, 2010

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  1. [...] Thursday’s News Roundup, Brody included a link to Jamey Johnson’s new music video for “Playing the Part.” [...]
  1. Cutting the Treacle
    October 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    “Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is scheduled to perform “Country Strong,” the title song from her upcoming movie, at next month’s CMA Awards”

    Me: Oh God. I already feel prospective shame for her.

  2. Ollie
    October 21, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Congrats Jon.

  3. Karlie Justus
    October 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Is it odd the most unusual thing about that new video is hearing him laugh?

    Love it.

  4. Ben Foster
    October 21, 2010 at 11:14 am

    10 Prime Taylor Swift Hits? I probably would have waited to compile that until she had had more than 11 country hits. That list included every country single she’s released except “Fearless.”

  5. Troy
    October 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    “If sales for the current top 75 country albums were tallied up, it’d only come out to 470,368 units sold.”

    This number is probably going to triple next week!

  6. Thomas
    October 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    … 2010 the year that the peaceful board meetings of the international bluegrass association became a thing of the past.

    congrats, jon.

    btw, waynoe, don’t think it was the constant picking on 9513 writers that got him a board membership – ok?

    October 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm


    Don’t care about the 9513 writers nor being on boards. I own companies (really), not serve on boards of companies.


    Get great bluegrass out to more listeners. Beats much of what we have to listen to today. Every real country music listener should be exposed to the great genre of bluegrass.

  8. numberonecountryfan
    October 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    470,000 country CDs sold last week. Darius Rucker’s latest, Charleston, SC 1966 sold 101,000 copies. That means he accounts for a whopping 21% of total sales last week!

  9. Ellie
    October 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I love, love Jamey Johnson. My husband and I just couldn’t get enough of That Lonesome Song .. that CD was like good red wine. BUT (here comes the BUT), that video was very distracting and took away from the song, in my opinion. Way, way too much going on … and just like “Mowing Down the Roses” the video cheapened and diluted the amazing talent of Johnson. His videos don’t have to be overdone ..because his music is so rich and soulful, it can stand on its own. I still love Jamey though .. he just needs to keep it real, like he does with himself.

  10. Barry Mazor
    October 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    The video networks have a good deal of say about production values of videos–as in, too simple and hey won’t play ‘em..

  11. Troy
    October 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Congrats Jon

  12. Ellie
    October 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Barry … Some of the simplest videos are the most mesmerizing ones, just depends on the song they are set to. Kellie Pickler’s “I Wonder” is a great example of simple and understated but powerful. Regarding Johnson’s “Playing the Part” video, the intro and the last minute were distracting and took away from the song. If I could go back and do my education/career again, I’d pursue video production with a vengeance .. I get so disappointed when a song is wasted in a video. A good video can make a bad song and a bad video can break a good one!

  13. Barry Mazor
    October 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    No argument from me, Ellie. This old film school grad thinks that too many concert documentaries and broadcasts today, let alone production videos, are way too busy and cut fast artificially simply to distract assumed low attention span audiences, not to enhance and make more powerful the performance and the song–which I’d much rather see happening. Iif anybody asked me.

  14. Matt Bjorke
    October 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm


    Perhaps that’s one reason why people don’t like some Spike Lee movies (aside from obvious political reasons). He has some fantastically long film sequences that actually added to many of his films. I wish some videos would follow this approach, because – like you – I think it might make the video stronger and more powerful.

  15. Troy
    October 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Speak Now gets released in like 3 more hours so all the songs should be up on youtube by tomorrow.

  16. Ellie
    October 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Good points, Barry … lucky you, film school grad. And yes, I agree, many vids are cut too fast .. it was innovative when they first started doing it … now it’s getting old and very predictable, specifically by director (and I won’t name names). I could talk vids all day long .. so great to have found a forum where ppl share similar interests! More later I’m sure …

  17. Rick
    October 22, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I’m waiting for a Trailer Choir webisode title “Crystal Goes Bikini Shopping”…(lol)

    That Jamey Johnson video drags on about four minutes too long. Sight gags work much better when they are brief! Crikey.

    As if Jon W. didn’t have a big enough swelled head already! Now Jon is at risk of becoming the John Rich of the bluegrass realm! Tsk tsk.

    I think those album sales numbers are actually quite good considering the quality of the music. Money’s too tight in this Obamaconomy to waste on mediocre piffle and drivel.

    I think The 9513 should have an Elizabeth McQueen album give away contest! I like her music but don’t contribute financial support to Obamavoter types. Sorry Elizabeth.

  18. WAYNOE
    October 25, 2010 at 9:53 am

    How can Paltrow sing in front of her FIRST audience and it be at the CMA’s while other notiable country artists are left out? The Hellywoodization of country music continues.

    But no fear, Kristian Bush is going to reinvent country music and save us all from ourselves.

  19. Alison
    October 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I heard the Gwyneth song on the radio yesterday and it was actually pretty okay. One might even go so far as to say it was a good song. I’m curious to see if she can perform it live.

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