George Strait’s Farewell Tour Grosses $72M; Carolyn Martin to Release Milton Brown Tribute Album; New Sturgill Simpson Video
- Dolly Parton has a work ethic that artists half her age could learn from. At 68, her days are jam-packed doing interviews, shooting music videos, and being delightful. I am exhausted just reading about her schedule.
- George Strait’s farewell tour is raking in the cash, grossing more than $72 million since January 2013.
- A few years back, record collector George Gimarc found Hank Williams’ Garden Spot Programs recorded for Naughton Farms in 1950, but due to the unusual size of the 16-inch discs, couldn’t play them until just a couple months ago. Thanks to Omnivore, these recordings will be available on CD next month, though you can get a sneak peek at them on Record Store Day.
- Sturgill Simpson to NPR’s Ann Powers on writing for his solid new album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music: I just reached a point where the thought of writing and singing any more songs about heartache and drinking made me feel incredibly bored with music. It’s just not a headspace I occupy much these days. Nighttime reading about theology, cosmology, and breakthroughs in modern physics and their relationship to a few personal experiences I’ve had led to most of the songs on the album. NPR also posted the trippy new video for Simpson’s “Turtles All the Way Down.”
- Stephen Deusner interviewed Joan Osborne about her new album.
- Patty Griffin and John Hiatt are headlining the second annual Cross-Country Lines Festival in Franklin, Tennessee on May 31.
- Peter Cooper’s new column is about Western Swing Hall of Famer Carolyn Martin, who’s releasing a Milton Brown tribute record.
- Watch the video for “Beautiful Like My Mom (Support the Troops),” a hilariously terrible country song featured on last week’s episode of Parks & Rec.
- Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame by fellow pot enthusiast Matthew McConaughey.
- The John Jorgensen Bluegrass Band played a few at Boulder’s Second Story Garage.
- On June 3, Real Gone Music will reissue Linda Martell’s Color Me Country on CD. (via press release)
- John Doe talks songwriting in a video interview for Acoustic Guitar.
- This is a mighty entertaining story about Garth Brooks recording a Todd Snider song for his Chris Gaines album.
- Shovels & Rope released a teaser for some new music they’ve got in the works.
- USAToday.com premiered Mississippi Rail Company’s “Chocolate Pie.”
- Hot Club of Cowtown played the “World News Now Polka.”
Tomorrow, vinyl merchants around the world are celebrating the seventh annual Record Store Day. It’s the biggest one to date, with more than 400 releases and reissues featuring everyone from Dave and Phil Alvin to Link Wray.
Here are a few RSD records that are on our wish list, along with – what are you hoping to get tomorrow?
This four-LP collection – out of print for 40 years – is a treasure trove of American folk and roots music, boasting an extensive track listing that includes Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Jean Ritchie, and not one, but two blind bluesmen (Lemon Jefferson and Willie Johnson).
This one’s a seminal country album, so you probably already have it in one format or another. Buy it for your 20-year-old nephew who thinks the history of country duos begins with Brooks and Dunn.
It’s been 50 years since the release of Redding’s debut LP. There’s no better way to celebrate than by slapping this on your turntable and cranking up the volume. Trust us, your neighbors will love it. If they don’t, you should probably move someplace where people have better taste.
Only 500 copies were pressed, but hopefully you’ll be able to get your hands on this split 7″, featuring Jennings’ “My Baby Walks All Over Me” and Clark’s “It’s Nothing to Me.” It’s the first time these songs have been available on vinyl since their original release in the ’60s.
The Queen of Rockabilly is old enough to be your grandmother, but, as anyone who’s been to one of her live shows knows, she’s still got it. This 7”, produced by Shooter Jennings, includes “Funnel of Love” and “Shakin’ All Over,” both of which were recorded live in Chicago in 2012.
A couple months ago, Loveless told us that she wanted Kesha to cover her song “Head.” Here, Loveless deftly covers the pop singer’s “Blind.” The whole thing makes us wish these two would collaborate on an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads.
Every year, Vanguard lets fans vote on the albums the label will reissue for Record Store Day. Sassy Mama is one of this year’s choices, along with albums from Doc Watson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and Joan Baez.
Here’s an EP of previously unreleased music from a series of radio shows that Williams recorded 64 years ago. The full album is coming out next month, and it’s a dandy, but if you can’t wait that long, this’ll tide you over.
Nearly 60 years after this LP (Sun Records’ first) was first released, it’s getting remastered and reissued on blue vinyl.
Waylon was right: Bob Wills is still the king. This LP contains 10 previously unreleased recordings from Wills’ Tiffany Transcriptions, which were distributed to radio stations in the late ‘40s. A two-CD Tiffany Transcriptions collection will be released on April 29, because you can never have too much Western Swing.
Glen Campbell Moved Into Care Facility; Willie Nelson Earns Black Belt; New Study Examines Country Music and Socioeconomic Escapism
- Glen Campbell has been moved into an Alzheimer’s care facility.
- People.com premiered the music video for Easton Corbin’s “Clockwork.”
- Another new music video: Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road’s version of Merle Haggard’s “Living with the Shades Pulled Down.”
- Willie Nelson is cooler than you: the living legend will receive his fifth degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul on April 28.
- Here’s a new Southern Culture on the Skids song, “Party at My Trouse.” Turns out the band recently spent a little bit of time collaborating with Fred Schneider of The B-52s.
- Pete and Toshi Seeger will be celebrated at the Clearwater Festival this June. This year’s lineup includes Lucinda Williams, Tom Paxton, Tony Trischka, The Mavericks, and many others.
- Quit complaining about modern country music, complains Taste of Country.
- Brad Paisley will guest star on the season finale of Two and a Half Men, which airs May 8.
- The 615 premiered Mary Sarah’s collaboration with The Oak Ridge Boys from her new album, Bridges; listen to “Dream On” here.
- Billboard profiled Dee Jay Silver, who’s “part of what he calls the ‘G Thang’ generation, which grew up listening to Dr. Dre and Lil Wayne alongside Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Motley Crue, Krewella and others in a non-genre-specific way.”
- According to a study recently published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture, in difficult economic times, country music fans gravitate toward happier-sounding music. An excerpt from the abstract: “We [assessed] the musical and lyrical properties along with the sex and age of the artists who recorded the 63 songs to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Annual Country Charts between 1946 and 2008. In contrast to findings on pop songs, country songs of the year are lyrically more positive, musically upbeat, and use more happy-sounding major chords during difficult socioeconomic times. While older country musicians are more popular in difficult socioeconomic times, unlike pop performers, the country artists of the year are more likely to be females when the social and economic environment is threatening. We hypothesize these differences exist because unlike the middle-class audiences who consume sadder popular songs because they match their affective mood in times of recession and social threat, the more marginalized working-class listeners of country music use happier sounding songs from comforting female figures, like the wives and mothers portrayed in country songs, as a catharsis in difficult socioeconomic times.”
- Here’s a neat story about how writer Quinten Collier came to collaborate with Rodney Crowell on “Somebody’s Shadow.”
2015 ACM Awards Tickets Sell Out; Jim VanCleve Leaves Mountain Heart; Hellbound Glory Announces New Album
- Rod Kennedy, who founded the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1972, passed away on Monday. He was 84.
- 70,000 tickets for next year’s ACM Awards and ACM’s “Party for a Cause” event, which will be held in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park, respectively, sold out in 18 minutes.
- Zac Brown Band has officially added an eighth member, bassist Matt Mangano. The supersized band will begin their Great American Road Trip tour on May 24 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
- Barry Mazor wrote about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new expansion for The Wall Street Journal.
- Producer Fred Foster discusses Ray Price’s final recording sessions in this article Chuck Dauphin wrote for The 615.
- Eric Walters of Paste counts down Nickel Creek’s 11 best songs.
- Founding member Jim VanCleve has left Mountain Heart after 16 years and one bout of Dengue Fever. All in all…not a bad run.
- Franklin, Tennessee is hosting the ten-day Americana Experience from May 22-June 1.
- Actor Harry Dean Stanton recorded a soundtrack for the documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction. The album (out June 3 on Omnivore) includes covers of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” “Tennessee Whiskey,” “He’ll Have to Go,” and more.
- Hellbound Glory will release a five-song album called LV on May 13.
- If it weren’t for the Manhattan Project, we wouldn’t have The Oak Ridge Boys.
- Ronnie Dunn talks about his new record in this video interview.
- Out July 1: The Levon Helm Band’s Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3. (via press release)
- Nate Chinen of The New York Times reviewed Ashley Monroe’s recent NYC tour stop. (Down here in Virginia, Monroe tore it up last Sunday with one of the best shows I’ve seen all year; if she comes to your town, go. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to hear the story about Monroe and Miranda Lambert writing songs in a Smoky Mountain cabin.)
- For their new record, Put the Needle Down, The Secret Sisters finished a half-done Bob Dylan song. Listen to “Dirty Lie” here.
- There’s a lengthy feature on Carlene Carter in American Songwriter.
- Check out Bettye LaVette’s Mountain Stage performance.
- CMT Edge posted Lera Lynn’s new “Lying in the Sun” video.
- Listen to “Learn It All Again Tomorrow” from Ben and Ellen Harper’s forthcoming record, Childhood Home, which comes out May 6.
Rodney Crowell’s newest record was four years in the making: after recording half a dozen songs in 2010, he got distracted by two stellar side projects: Kin, a collection of songs written with noted author Mary Karr, and last year’s Grammy-winning Old Yellow Moon, a duets record with Emmylou Harris. But Tarpaper Sky, the best solo album Crowell has made in more than a decade, is worth the wait.
Recorded live to tape in the studio, Tarpaper Sky finds Crowell working with guitarist Steuart Smith, bassist Michael Rhodes, and drummer Eddie Bayers, the same musicians with whom he recorded his breakout album, Diamonds & Dirt, in 1988. However, Tarpaper Sky isn’t an attempt to recapture that ‘80s sound; instead, it showcases the artist Crowell, now 63, has become: more introspective and more relaxed, yet still able to tear into his share of roadhouse rockers. The result is an album that feels as creased and comfortable as a favorite pair of boots.
Crowell covers a wide swath of the roots music map here, from the Cajun-tinged “Fever on the Bayou” – complete with a verse in Franglais — to the understated weeper “God, I’m Missing You,” which was originally recorded by Lucinda Williams for Kin.
From there, he struts through barroom boogie of “Somebody’s Shadow,” which features pounding piano and saxophone and the blistering “Frankie Please,” which boasts the best opening lyric of any song released this year: “You tore through my life like a tornado looking for a trailer park.”
But Tarpaper Sky is at its best when Crowell is most reflective, as he is on the sweet waltz “I Wouldn’t Be Me Without You” and “The Flyboy and the Kid,” a flawless song written for Crowell’s longtime friend and mentor Guy Clark. The latter song recalls Dylan’s “Forever Young” as Crowell wishes, “May the wind be at your back and the world sit at your feet / May you waltz across Wyoming with a rose clutched in your teeth / May the answers to your questions fall like raindrops right on cue / May you set up shop in heaven ‘fore the devil knows you’re due.”
From there, Crowell celebrates the small things in life on the record’s final song “Oh, What a Beautiful World,” a folky Americana tune that echoes album opener “The Long Journey Home,” on which Crowell declares, “The simple life tastes sweeter now.” On Tarpaper Sky, it sounds sweeter, too.
- Download a Chatham County Line sampler on NoiseTrade. Here’s “Should Have Known” from the quartet’s upcoming album, Tightrope.
- On April 26, Nancy Jones, George’s widow, will plant two dogwood trees at the Possum’s Woodlawn Cemetery gravesite. The event is open to the public.
- Dom Flemons will release a solo album called Prospect Hill on July 22. (via press release)
- Bloodshot Records celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. ChicagoBusiness.com posted a cool feature on the label and its founders.
- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new expansion has a whole bunch of stuff on display, including Ronald Reagan’s pardon of Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton’s handwritten “Jolene” lyrics, squirrels that Hank Williams shot, and Glen Campbell’s bagpipes.
- Last week Rhonda Vincent was interviewed on Bloomberg TV’s Taking Stock. (warning: autoplay) (h/t our Twitter pal Jeff)
- Give a listen to “I’m Not Here” from NRBQ’s new album, Brass Tacks, which comes out June 17.
- Jeff Tweedy was on Parks & Rec last Thursday.
- Taylor Swift showed up at a superfan’s bridal shower with expensive, yet tasteful, gifts.
- American Songwriter published a lengthy story on Robert Ellis.
- CMT Edge posted a clip from The Milk Carton Kids’ new concert DVD.
- Neil Young’s PonoMusic (“an ecosystem to play and store music”) Kickstarter campaign has raised nearly $6 million.
- Stream Bobby Rush’s soulful new album, Decisions.
- Sources say that Nashville will be renewed for another season. (The best part of the show: these recaps.)
- Here are some neat maps that show America’s music preferences by genre.
- Laura Bell Bundy talks about her country/dance sound in this interview on MusicRadar.com. An excerpt: You know, I don’t know what I envisioned my music career being. All I ever really wanted to do is make music and be on stage and sing it. The truth of the matter is that I am so in love with the element of surprise, and I’m so bored with just copying what everybody else is doing. I have no interest in replicating what they’re already doing. I want to do something unique and different if I’m gonna make music.
- Bluegrass Today’s John Goad writes that fans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss might dig Ashley Lewis’ new album, Captivated.
- Tickets for the Texas Songwriters Heritage Association’s annual Hall of Fame Awards Show go on sale today. Prices start at $19, which sounds like a good deal for an event that will include performances by Kris Kristofferson, K.T. Oslin, Jessi Colter, Lee Roy Parnell, and more.
- On Saturday, Levon Helm Studios will hold an open house to mark the second anniversary of Helm’s passing. (warning: autoplay)
- Whitney Self of CMT talked with The Oak Ridge Boys about the band’s history and their new record.
- South Winnipeg coffee shop the Fourth Dimension, aka 4D, was an important part of Canada’s folk music scene in the ‘60s, hosting acts like Neil Young and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.
- Jimmy Martin was mentioned in a clue on last night’s Jeopardy.
- This week’s album releases, barring numerous Record Store Day releases, which you can find here. Thanks for supporting E145 by purchasing your music through our affiliate links.
Ray Price – Beauty Is
Ray Bonneville – Easy Gone
Rodney Crowell – Tarpaper Sky
Moot Davis – Goin’ in Hot
Ryley Walker – All Kinds of You
Two Wings – A Wake
Nick Verzosa & The Noble Union – Love in Principle
Del Barber – Prairieography
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – The Gospel Music of Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
The Secret Sisters – Put Your Needle Down
Bobby Bare, Jr. – Undefeated
Mark Hummel – The Hustle is Really On
Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’ – Decisions
Hillstomp – Portland, Ore.
Red June – Ancient Dreams
Randy Rogers Band – Homemade Tamales: Live at Floore’s
Oak Ridge Boys – Boys Night Out
Asylum Street Spankers – The Last Laugh
Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
- And some books:
Craig Harris – The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music
Debby Campbell & Mark Bego – Life with My Father Glen Campbell
Cowboy Jack Clement’s Last Album Due in July; NYT on the Trail of Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas; New Music Videos
- As was mentioned in the comments section by Juli, singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester passed away from cancer last Friday morning at the age of 69. Obituaries have been published by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, USA Today, NPR, and CMT, to name just a few.
- Barry Mazor reviewed The Hank Williams Reader for The Wall Street Journal.
- Listen to “Let the Chips Fall” from Cowboy Jack Clement’s final album, For Once and For All (out July 15 on IRS Nashville).
- John Jeremiah Sullivan of The New York Times wrote a fascinating piece on Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, the blues women who “changed American music and then vanished without a trace.”
- Taylor Swift interrupted Seth Rogen’s opening monologue on Saturday Night Live.
- Our friend Stephen Deusner interviewed Noah Gundersen for CMT Edge.
- Kenny Rogers has come in at #36 on CMT’s “All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice” countdown, “a list of the greatest-ever artists chosen by country stars themselves.”
- Actress and aspiring country musician Lucy Hale will be the face of the Macy’s apparel line, American Rag.
- Craig Morgan is headed out on his 11th overseas USO tour.
- Flooding in Birmingham, Alabama forced the cancellation of a Lady Antebellum concert late last week.
- The cerebral C.M. Wilcox has a new Quotable Country up over at Country California.
- John Marks, program director for Sirius XM station The Highway, is “Nashville’s newest hit maker.”
- Florida Georgia Line is back in the studio.
- The Calgary Herald published an interview with Jimmy Rankin about his new solo album, Back Road Paradise.
- The Oak Ridge Boys’ Duane Allen is getting a bridge named after him in Texas.
- Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay argues that the name-recognition of Opry performers is declining.
- Martina McBride performed “In the Basement” on Arsenio.
- Miranda Lambert played “Automatic” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
- Tim McGraw isn’t waiting for his latest single to peak on the radio charts before releasing a new duet (“Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s”) with Faith Hill.
- Jonathan Pappalardo gushes about Nickel Creek’s latest offering, A Dotted Line, for My Kind of Country: “With purely acoustic instruments and lush not aggressive vocals, they make this acoustic progressive bluegrass the way it’s supposed to sound. That they do it with exceptional lyrical compositions is just an added bonus. Their asaterical lyrics have always been their downfall, but they’ve grown by leaps and bounds as writers on A Dotted Line as well as singers and musicians. Let’s hope it’s not another nine years before we’re gifted with their next set of new music.”
- Stream Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina. The compilation features Jim & Jennie & The Pinetops, Catherine Irwin (Freakwater), and more.
- Has the bra-country revolution begun?
- The Tennessean did a story on the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new expansion.
- New music videos from the past week or so:
Jess Moskaluke – “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”
JJ Heller – “I Dream of You”
Ross Cooper – “Give It Time”
Nickel Creek – “Rest of My Life” (live at WNYC)
Foghorn Stringband – “Outshine the Sun” (live performance at the WAMU Bluegrass Country studio)
Moot Davis’ new release, Goin’ in Hot (out tomorrow), is aptly titled: just days after mixing was completed, the studio in which he recorded the album burned down. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the blaze and the songs were able to be salvaged from the fire- and water-damaged studio.
Goin’ in Hot, Davis’ fourth album, draws upon several influences, and the music ranges from rock and roll on the title track and “Midnight Train” to country ballads like “Wanna Go Back” and “The Reason,” a sweet song from a son to his mother.
This morning we’re pleased to premiere Davis’ “Food Stamps”:
Ryan Adams to Play Newport Folk Fest; Trampled By Turtles Announce New Album; Dolly Parton Schedules QVC Appearance
- Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood and Sheryl Crow paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt at last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
- Hey, want to cry at your desk this morning? Read Peter Cooper’s lovely piece on Ray Price and his final album, Beauty Is, which he dedicated to his wife, Janie. An excerpt from the article: The great Ray Price was old and dying, with a doctor’s hopeless news echoing in his head. His wife, Janie, cried about all of this: the pancreatic cancer, the depression, the exhausting treatments that delayed disconsolate inevitability. The whole thing was torture for both of them, and the glorious facts of a remarkable life — Price’s Country Music Hall of Fame plaque, his decades of hits, his more than 50 albums, his contributions in shaping the history of a music that has helped form a nation’s culture — were insufficient consolation. And so she asked him what he wanted to do with the rest of his time, figuring he might be most comfortable resting on their Texas farm, gently tending to his horses or his trees. No, he said, weak and certain. “He said, ‘I want to cut another album: I want to lay down one last one before I leave this world,’ ” Janie Price says.
- Cooper also wrote about Rodney Crowell and Tarpaper Sky.
- This year’s Newport Folk Festival lineup looks killer: Mavis Staples, Nickel Creek, Ryan Adams, and Shovels & Rope are just a few of the acts who are slated to appear at the festival in late July.
- Trampled By Turtles will release their new album, Wild Animals, on July 15. Listen to the record’s first single here.
- The April 21 issue of Country Weekly salutes outlaws.
- Valerie June talks about her musical influences and plays “Workin’ Woman Blues” in this video interview for Acoustic Guitar. June will be featured in the magazine’s June issue.
- The Mountain, a documentary about Mark Collie’s performance at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, is going to hit the festival circuit later this year.
- Give a listen to Ryley Walker’s “Great River Road” from his debut album, All Kinds of You, which comes out next week.
- On April 27 at 7 p.m. EST, Dolly Parton will deliver a one-hour performance on QVC. She’ll be playing old songs and new and selling her new record, Blue Smoke. (via press release)
- John Moreland was featured in American Songwriter.
- Bluegrass Today’s John Lawless posted an overview of the late George Shuffler’s career.
- Big & Rich are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.” (If you’d rather celebrate something else, Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose also turns 10 this year.)
- People.com is offering downloads of Brandy Clark’s “Pray to Jesus,” Eli Young Band’s “Drunk Last Night,” and a handful of other songs.
- Luke Bryan will perform at the Billboard Music Awards in Vegas on May 18.
- AmericanBluesScene.com has been posting a neat weekly series called “The Language of the Blues.” The newest installment finds author Debra Devi exploring the history of the lyric “fat mouth,” a phrase which appeared in Tommy Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson songs, and can be traced back to the late 1600s.
- Dan + Shay’s debut record topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
- Here are The Drive-By Truckers tearing it up at the 40 Watt in Athens, Georgia.
Soulful Americana singer-songwriter Wendy Colonna’s 2013 album, Nectar, might have slipped under a few radars, but it’s worth seeking out for a few spins. Here’s one of the tracks:
Since we’re pretty nosy when it comes to other people’s record collections, we recently caught up with Colonna and asked her what she’s been listening to.
5. John Fullbright — From the Ground Up
This brilliant, fearless album is perfect storm of tear-you-apart ballads and clever southern rock and groove.
4. Gregory Alan Isakov — This Empty Northern Hemisphere
Gregory Alan’s voice is my Prozac. I am instantly calmed and softened when I hear him sing. . . and his tunes are beautiful nuggets of poetry wrapped in wistful melodies that tug at your heart. I love that he has the courage to deliver such soft tunes that hold their potency and draw a listener in.
3. Delbert & Glen — their old recordings from the early 70s
We found two out-of-print Delbert & Glen CDs in a used record shop in Gent, Belgium in 2008. They’re 40-year-old recordings and they are perfect. Not only are these songs catchy and smart, but these guys carved out a genre that blended blues, gospel, soul, country and tight harmonies without worrying about fitting in. They had something really special.
2. Jackson Browne
Just everything. I love the way he writes: descending melodies and such personal writing, yet his music is still so universally accessible.
1. Joni Mitchell — Court and Spark
It just doesn’t get more vulnerable and crafty than this album. I return to it time after time for inspiration and courage.
- Jack: The Everly Brothers "Song Our Daddy Taught Us" and "Roots" LPs look good.
- Juli Thanki: Indeed, Richie. Leslie Knope is my spirit animal.
- Six String Richie: That Parks & Rec. clip was perfection! Everybody reading this blog should watch it even if they don't watch the …
- Ben Foster: I'm coveting Dolly Parton's "Blue Smoke" 45.
- Barry Mazor: Speculation is free!
- Jack: Taste of Country has a pretty shallow point of view, and this little blurb is exhibit A.
- Leeann Ward: It is admittedly fun to speculate about these things.
- luckyoldsun: I wonder if the key to learning Gong Kwon Yu Sul is to be higher than a kite. lol
- luckyoldsun: Barry, I didn't say or imply that I have superior knowledge about the nominating process or workings--I'm just willing to make …
- CraigR.: After watching Easton Corbin's video I am left wondering where the man who made " I'm A Little Bit More …