BMI Names Taylor Swift Songwriter of the Year, Bill Sherrill Icon; Catherine Britt’s Video for “Sweet Emmylou”

Brody Vercher | November 10th, 2010

  1. stormy
    November 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Todd Snider’s new album is out on 2/1–Happy Birthday to ME!!! (Now, someone warn Todd that bad things tend to happen on my birthday.)

  2. bll
    November 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I think Wynn’s greed is going to kill the ‘golden goose’ as he’s pricing out the average Garth fan from the concerts. We could have managed $250 for us to see the show, but not over $500, plus hotel, food, travel, etc.

  3. Stewman
    November 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    If i closed my eyes, I would think Catherine Britt was Kasey Chambers.

  4. Mike Parker
    November 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    $250/ticket? Will he be able to play “Friends in Low Places” with a straight face?

  5. numberonecountryfan
    November 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    For Mike Parker: My understanding is that the owner of the hotel jacked up the price by $100. However, knowing Garth Brooks’ penchant for having low ticket prices, I would love to get his take on the situation. Nevertheless, those shows will be sellouts as well.

  6. stormy
    November 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    NPR’s Terry Gross is interviewing Loretta Lynn on Fresh Air today. Interesting stuff.

  7. Mike Parker
    November 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Garth is fairly shrewd… I’d imagine he, contractually, has some say in the matter. FWIW, I’m a huge fan of Garth… not only of his music, but of the way he walked away to spend time with his kids. He wouldn’t deny, and has proven that he’s only human, but IMO he’s an extraordinary artist/father.

  8. Jon
    November 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Then, as Keith Whitley sang…

  9. Rich
    November 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Catherine Britt video……awesome…

  10. Rick
    November 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I think Catherine Britt should have been holding her guitar. Here’s what Catherine had to say about the song on her Aussie website:

    ““Sweet Emmylou was written with my good friend Rory-Lee Feek. At the time I was heartbroken and when we sat down to write I told him how I was feeling quite low and listening to old records like Emmylou’s to make me feel better because through her sad songs I felt like misery had company. In many respects the song wrote itself. It’s a very special song to me and one of my favorite songs that I have ever written,” says Britt.”

    Next: I’ve never been able to stomach the way Lucinda Williams sings. I have some tribute albums where she contributed songs and they are usually competing with Steve Earle for worst of the lot. I’m not surprised she worked her “magic” on the Loretta Tribute album as well. At least Lucinda is consistent, consistently annoying that is…

    Wow, those Jason Aldean sales numbers validate Trailer’s recent “Sackpunch” article at Farce The Music where Trailer considered Jason the biggest single threat to the future of mainstream country music’s integrity! Bullseye! Here’s the link:
    http://www.farcethemusic.com/2010/11/deserves-sackpunch-12.html

    I’ve never grasped the “Cult of Mickey Newbury” and the spell he’s cast over his subjects that lives on even far beyond the grave. OK, I just realized its primarily Texans that suffer from this affliction. That explains a lot…

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