Brad Paisley Plans Two-Disc Hits Album; PETA Sets Sights On Kristy Lee Cook; Charlie Louvin’s War Songs

Brody Vercher | August 4th, 2010

  1. Cardsgal
    August 4, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Cook is a kook. Go PETA!

  2. Kelly
    August 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Dang Sunny, you fine.

  3. Sam G.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Animal rights extremist whackjobs vs. American Idol no-hit wonder. Hard to pick a winner in that one.

    Also, Mitch Jayne, bass player for the Dillards, as well as a writer and humorist, died on August 2, two weeks after getting a cancer diagnosis. I got to see the original Dillard lineup playing a bluegrass show in Illinois about 10-15 years ago, and his storytelling chops were as sharp as ever. Considering he could hardly hear at that point, he also did a good job playing the upright bass he borrowed from one of the other bands.

  4. Drew
    August 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I knew Sunny could sing, but didn’t know she was quite the looker as well. Great eyes. When’s her album coming out?

  5. Stormy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    “The only thing that bothers me is when people say it’s not country because it definitely is country and it’s more country than a lot of the stuff that’s coming out of Nashville. What I’ve found is that those fans are more my fans than the pop-country fans, to be honest.”

    I demand documentation of that.

    Sam: How about we placate PETA by letting the animals hunt Kristy Lee Cook back? Not enough to kill her, but just poke her with their antlers until she suffers as much as AI viewers did?

  6. Phil
    August 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Well, I guess if nothing else I always get the joy of seeing almost everyone spell Kristy’s name wrong. :) Good luck and best wishes to Kristy with her new show and her new label.

  7. Brody Vercher
    August 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Whoops! I hate it when that happens. Thanks Phil.

  8. Paul W Dennis
    August 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    PETA is a crackpot organization. Whether or not Ms Cook has any talent or not is incidental to the kind of bullying organization that PETA has become.

    Mitch Jayne was a tremendous musician Many of you probably saw him perform without realizing it as one of ‘The Darlings’ (Denver Pyle and the Dillards) on the ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW

  9. Jon
    August 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    The biggest change in country music journalism is that gigs that pay decently have largely gone the way of the dodo bird. Glad I (by and large) got out of the bidness before the Wimpy talk about “innovative revenue sharing programs” got going!

  10. Brian
    August 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    PETA is an organization that kills animals themselves. They are a bunch of crackpots too. Cook should just ignore what they say and go about her business.

  11. Ian
    August 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I think I have a crush on Sunny Sweeney…

  12. Noeller
    August 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    *insert eye roll* at Colt Ford comments. Oy.

    Great for Niemann — I’m really diggin’ the funky vibe of that song, and the whole album isn’t bad. Hope he finds continued success.

  13. Vicki
    August 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I have been rooting for Sunny’s “From a Table Away” after the first time I heard it. Great song!

  14. Rick
    August 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I feel the same way about PETA as Blake Shelton does, only more so! In fact, I think Oklahoma should declare open hunting season on vegans with no license required!

    I’m really glad Republic Nashville released a video for Sunny’s new single on a timely basis. This video actually debuted two weeks ago on GAC and CMT as Sunny announced that fact from the stage of Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace that night. Sunny’s live version of this song sounds even better than the single as Brett Beavers is not controlling the sound board. Go Sunny!

    Blake Shelton is “tired” at age 34? Hey Blake, cut out the alcohol, eat more nutritious meals avoiding deep fired anything, and make sure to get at least seven hours of good, restful sleep each night! You just might find you’re ready to step it up a notch for the next 10 years or so…

  15. Chris N.
    August 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Rick, telling Blake to cut out the alcohol is like telling you to cut out the Obama-bashing.

  16. luckyoldsun
    August 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Why should anyone complain if PETA criticizes someone for doing a hunting show?. That’s their job.

    Actually, I’m fascinated more by the vitriol that PETA seems to provoke in other people, rather than in their own statements. I mean the guy posting above is advocating mass murder in response to a PETA press release. (Yes, he’s probably joking, but would anyone think to–or be allowed to– post messages here advocating shooting people of other groups/races/religions?)

  17. Leeann
    August 4, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Fair question, but I’m pretty sure it’s happened here…by Rick, in fact.

  18. WAYNOE
    August 4, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    That’s right Lucky,

    Blame the people who reacts to PETA bashing instead of the PETA themselves. Typical blame the victim mentality from the loony left.

    Of course Rick is joking. I’m sure the leftist wackos never say disparaging things about their opponents. Noooo. Never. You do read the Huffington Post don’t you?

  19. Drew
    August 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    PETA has lost any and all credibility, if it ever had any. They have done and said so many completely batshit crazy things, nothing surprises me anymore… I just don’t even listen to a single one of their spokespeople when they open their mouth.

  20. WAYNOE
    August 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm


    Put your hard hat on because you may well be thumped good for saying something so tragic and awful such as that.

    I agree with you though that will not gain you points here. Not that you were wanting any.

  21. luckyoldsun
    August 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    VICTIM?? All PETA did was issue a press release saying that Kristy Cook shouldn’t glorify hunting. That’s their OPINION!

    Maybe you should try to imagine, as crazy as it sounds, that someone else may have a different opinion from yours and that you can simply disagree with it–without claiming victimhood, advocating that they be shot or whatever.

  22. Ben Foster
    August 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz over Sweeney’s new single lately. I wonder if country radio will be on board this time. A country girl singer who actually sounds country? I could get used to that…

  23. Marc
    August 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I was wondering at the start of the video why sunny looked so bored and glazed over.. then farther in I noticed the cross.

    but seriously folks.. could she look less interested?

  24. idlewildsouth
    August 5, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I think I’m missing how the cross comes into play in reference to her ”boredom”. I will say, though, that I felt the same way.

  25. Gaynell
    August 5, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Come on Blake———–tired, you are just getting started. I am 68 and still going strong, love country music and love to dance.

  26. Disenchated Journo
    August 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Saving pets is a good idea, but PETA are a bunch of idiots. Keep the meat, throw out the annoying vegetarians –

  27. J.R. Journey
    August 6, 2010 at 1:30 am

    PETA = my evil aunt Gladys on steroids and with a dictionary.

    I am totally in love with Sunny Sweeney these days. And I really like that Country California post – as well as almost all their posts.

  28. larry
    August 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Check out this stupid video PETA made:

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