Blake Shelton Wields Newly Acquired Superpowers On Streets of New York
- After being named one of People‘s sexiest men, Blake Shelton hit the streets of New York with a camera in tow to find out what new superpowers he possessed and concluded that life will never be the same.
- Darryl Worley told Music City TV‘s Brad Schmitt that he and Trace Adkins once brawled in a California hotel room.
“We locked horns pretty good,” Darryl said, laughing.
“We’re just having a big ol’ party, ya know. We’re two Alphas, man! It was one of those tests of will and strength, ya know,” Darryl said.
The real victim — the hotel room.
- Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel will go on a joint-tour in support of their new album, which will be released in February 2009.
- Juli Thanki reviewed Boots, Buckles & Spurs: 50 Songs Celebrate 50 Years of Cowboy Tradition, a new box set that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Finals Rodeo with some of the best cowboy songs ever recorded. She says the only real sin is the omission of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans‘ collaboration on the cowboy classic “Happy Trails,” and the inclusion of Montgomery Gentry’s cover of Bon Jovi 1987 classic “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “When Cowboys Didn’t Dance” by Lonestar.
- Nickel Creek songwriter/fiddler Sarah Watkins will release her solo-debut on April 7 through Nonesuch.
- Kenny Chesney‘s former publicist, Holly Gleason, was honored on Monday by BMI for her part in writing “Better As A Memory.” After completing the song with Travis Hill, Gleason, using the pseudonym Lady Goodman, left it on Chesney’s bed in his tour bus as a “lullaby” to help him wind down from his performances. Chesney, supposedly unaware of Gleason’s involvement, thought it was a great song and cut it for his Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates album.
- Check out Cadillac Sky‘s Unplugged performance at Studio 330.
- In the latest edition of Galleywinter’s “Off The Cuff” feature, several artists and advocates of the Texas/Red Dirt scene answer the question: “Musically speaking, what artist are you most thankful for?”
- Rural Rhythm Records plans to release a Michael Martin Murphey bluegrass album titled Buckaroo Blue Grass on February 10. It will include several new songs alongside some of his classics with help from Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, and Rhonda Vincent among others. Murphey’s son Ryan produced the album, wrote all the arrangements, sang harmony vocals and played rhythm guitar.
- Ninebullets.net did some investigating to find out why the online mail order company Miles of Music closed down, and whether there was any truth behind the allegations that artists were getting screwed.
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- Juli Thanki: That would definitely be better than Marvel's hilariously terrible Billy Ray Cyrus comic book, released in 1995. http://4thletter.net/2009/02/billy-ray-cyrus-the-marvel-comic-book-yes-really/
- Applejack: "I’m sure there are many ways to lasso in and constrict any genre or format, any of them, so tightly …
- Emily: Wow!! Fabulous! Love those boots and you all look stunning! xo
- Leeann Ward: Bangor is named somewhat commonly in country songs. It's usually their example of the most north you can go: Vince …
- bob: Portland West was almost Boston West. From Names on the Land by George Stewart: "When more people arrived in Oregon, Amos …
- Jack Williams: There's "Eight More Miles To Louisville", where Portland is referred to as Portland East.