Brad Paisley vs. Kellie Pickler: You Be The Judge

Brody Vercher | August 7th, 2007

  • Ivan Maisel makes a couple of Brad Paisley references in his 2007 College Football preview.

    Special teams might decide a lot of games, because coaching strategy will come straight out of another new Paisley lyric (almost), I’d like to check you for kicks.

    Why does he allude to Paisley you ask, because Paisley sings with a twang and Maisel says the power shift to the south this year is noticeable.

  • Twangville sings the praises of Dave Gleason’s newest album.

    On their new album, Just Fall to Pieces, Gleason and Co. channel early Yoakam, Gram Parsons and the king of “Californicountry” himself, Buck Owens. The album is speckled with great instrumentation featuring pedal steel, harmonica, rusty acoustic guitars, fiddle, banjo and keyboards bouncing in and out of many of the tracks.

    It sounds like something right up our alley.

  • A couple of months ago Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift walked out on stage in the middle of Brad Paisley’s performance of “Ticks” wearing tick uniforms. The stunt was unrehearsed and got a good laugh from Brad, but it was only a matter of time until he plotted his revenge. This past weekend he got his retaliation on Pickler by airing an intro titled “You Be The Judge” which featured doctored photos of Pickler (watch the YouTube video here).
  • Both Lonesome Music and Country Universe recently hit the three year mark. The 9513 is still a diaper-wearing toddler compared to these guys, so wander on over to both blogs and tell ‘em congrats.
  • Described as country blues rockers, the Deadstring Brothers have announced that they will release their next album, Silver Mountain, on October 9th via Bloodshot Records.
  • Carrie Underwood’s newest single, “So Small”, was this week’s most-added new single at Billboard/R&R and Country Aircheck. The single also set a record by becoming “the highest chart entry by a solo country female in Nielsen BDS history.”
  • Despite not opening a textbook or taking a test at Tennessee Tech for fourteen years, Rodney Atkins was awarded a degree. He was a few credits short of earning his psychology degree, but under a new program, Interdisciplinary Studies, he qualified for a degree. Must be nice. Atkins mentions that he has also started work on a new album.
  • USA Today has a few quotes from an interview that Wynonna Judd did with Ladies’ Home Journal about divorcing her husband.

    Does she feel duped by her husband? “I know that both D.R. and I had issues with addiction when I married him. … I know the people I chose, I know why I chose them, and I really thought that I could change people through loving them enough. It doesn’t work that way.”

    The issue hits news stands on August 14.

  • Check out Twang Nation‘s introduction of “It Burns When I Pee.”
  1. Timmy Mac
    August 7, 2007 at 9:51 am

    I’m cuckoo bananas for that new Dave Gleason record, I gotta say.

  2. Heather
    August 7, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    As a judge I would say Kellie Pickler is the best thing to come to country music in years. As for Brad he has loss all my respect for him as an entertainer or a human being.

  3. Kevin C.
    August 7, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    I would think an equivalent prank would’ve been Brad coming out during “Red High Heels” wearing red high heels or something.

  4. mikeky
    August 14, 2007 at 11:15 am

    wynonna, wynonna, wynonna. would it have killed you to wear your hair up in pigtails just once? would it have compromised your integrity to dress up in a catholic schoolgirl outfit just one time? you could have done society a favor, but noooooooooo.

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