Blake Shelton & Charlie Daniels Among New Albums; Rosanne Cash Releases Memoir

Brody Vercher | August 10th, 2010

  1. Jon
    August 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Always a pleasure to read guys like Bill F-W and Michael.

  2. Rick
    August 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will include 80’s flashback bands Restless Heart and The Desert Rose Band. Jerrod Niemann will also be guesting to sing “Old School New Again” for an audience that truly appreciates the sentiment. I sure wish they’d ditch the “Opry Legends” on Tuesday nights and reserve them for Friday and Saturday nights only, but that ain’t gonna happen.
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    Great, a Hot Rize reunion tour and the closest they get to LA is Berkeley! Dang…

    I applaud Butch Hancock’s “Cactus Cafe” marathon no-repeats gig approach. It’s just a shame they didn’t pick a Texas artist worth hearing that much of! Wayne Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmour, or Dale Watson would have been far superior choices (among many others for that matter…).

    The “Twang Nation Jamboree” sounds like one of LA’s typical free Sunday afternoon “Grand Ole Echo” Americana shows (which have taken a break for the month of August) except for the samll admission charge. Good luck! Every local music “scene” has to start somewhere!

  3. Ben Foster
    August 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Bit of advice: Buy Rosanne Cash’s memoir. It is excellent! She has such an enjoyable writing style, and her descriptions of her life and career experiences make for very absorbing reading material.

  4. Marco
    August 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Is anyone else impressed with Zac Brown Band’s new single? It really exceeded my expectations.

  5. Karlie Justus
    August 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I agree Marco – really liking it. Although, feeling sort of old now that Alan Jackson is considered the wise old sage a la Andy Griffith in “Waitin’ on a Woman.”

  6. Sam G.
    August 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    My local radio station was playing a different Zac Brown Band song, and it was pretty mediocre and several steps back from “Free” and “Highway 20 Ride.” Glad to hear it was just an album cut and not a single.

    August 11, 2010 at 9:06 am

    The ZBB is quite a dichotomy within modern country music. While they do not have the pop overtones of Lady A, nor the “I wanna be accepted in MTV-Hollywood” desire like Sugarland, nor the southern rock guitar riff head-bangin’ Aldean infusions, they appear to be both popular and critically accepted.

    Their appearance is not MTV-trash, their lyrics are fairly sedate yet have some deep meanings, and they seem to be good ole’ boys, not because they are trying to be, but because that is actually who they are. Now isn’t THAT a novel approach for much of these, “Well, like I just like want to like be like country like” wannabes?

    And their playing style is a welcome relief. I mean you can actually hear a fiddle and not just s token reference either!

    It will be interesting to see how far this ride goes and the roads they will travel. I am not so sure but what this act may be a bellwether for the future. At least in part.

    August 11, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Pardon my syntax. I meant to hit the preview instead of submit button. So beneath me you know.

  9. Stormy
    August 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

    How is that a dichotomy?

  10. Dana M
    August 11, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Five straight nights without repeating a song? That sounds really interesting and would probably be really great to see. I’m excited for the Roseanne Cash book but I doubt she wrote it, there must be a ghostwriter somewhere in there. I’ll read all her interviews when I find the time.

  11. WAYNOE
    August 12, 2010 at 9:09 am


    I do not want to do your research so you can look up the word. The body of my comment explains what I perceive them to be when overlayed on the current regime of modern country music. Research it and come back to report on your findings. There will not be a test.

  12. Baron Lane
    August 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    thanks for the twang nation jamboree shout out kids! wish you could make it.

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