Brooks & Dunn Cap Hall of Fame-Worthy Career; Ashley Monroe Signs New Deal; Carrie Underwood Snubbery

Brody Vercher | September 7th, 2010

  1. Cutting the Treacle
    September 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Rosanne will be glad to know they failed miserably. But she’s listenable.

  2. Rick
    September 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Trailer’s latest “Texas Day” album covers rank a solid 5 Hoots! Great stuff, and especially the Bruce Robison cover that sounds like an advertising line from a feminie hygiene product! (lol) Rita Ballou is gonna love this feature for sure.

    Its great to hear Ashley Monroe has signed a deal with Warner’s label operations out here in Los Angeles. Maybe I’ll actually get to see Ashley perform in concert out here someday and not as an opening act for Jewel Kilcher. Go Ashley!

    I really like that “Bad Angel” music video. That song is truly an “earworm” that gets stuck in your brain whether you want it to or not!

  3. CMW
    September 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Love that Ashley Monroe news.

  4. Ollie
    September 7, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Actually, I think the most interesting news of the day is that Merle Haggard has been selected to receive a Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of achievement in the performing arts. (This news may have broken after Brody’s post.)

  5. Stormy
    September 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Its worth it to note that Kasey Chambers started out under Warner in LA, so they do know how to put out a good country album.

  6. M.C.
    September 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Treacle–Your comment today is just as sexist as the one made to Rosanne nearly 30 years ago.

  7. Julia Hughan
    September 7, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Congrats to Ashley Monroe.

  8. Rick
    September 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Stormy, Kasey was just looking for a US label to distribute her music and not mess around with it. With Ashley they will likely want to hook her up with a currently “hot producer” to make music that targets a commercial radio format. Well at least it won’t be Jack White or Brett Beavers behind the control board, so that’s a big plus!

    Has the plug been pulled on the CMT Blog? They haven’t had any new updates since August 16th! has improved their “News” section in the meantime, but I miss Alison Bonaguro’s ridiculous statements! Alison, please come back! (lol) I must say AOL’s The Boot is a far more integrated and professional presentation…

  9. Leeann
    September 7, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Congratulations to Ashley Monroe. I hope she carefully constructed that contract.

    September 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    When Merle Haggard is announced as a Kennedy Center honors recipient you go back to work like real journalists and tear apart the front page and rewrite. Idiots!

  11. Steve Harvey
    September 8, 2010 at 1:27 am

    When Merle Haggard is announced as a Kennedy Center honors recipient you go back to work like real journalists and tear apart the front page and rewrite. Idiots!
    I suspect the announcement might have come after the news page was published, Ms. Shoreslady.
    If not, I’m sure they’ll take this nuanced criticism in the spirit it was intended.

  12. Jon
    September 8, 2010 at 6:36 am

    I think Shoreslady believes that once the announcement was out, the news page should have been rewritten – sort of the online equivalent of an extra edition. I also think that’s ridiculous. The news isn’t exactly time-sensitive – the ceremony’s not until December – and The9513 isn’t exactly (nor, in my opinion, should it be) the of the country music world.

    September 9, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Yes, Jon, I do think that when news like this becomes avaiable a media site dedicated to the topic should demonstrate its commitment and passion by acting on it as soon as possible.
    Since The 9513 calls itself the “go to” independent blog for news and information about country music I would expect it to put the pedal to the metal in announcing something as auspicious and historic as this. I can be as nuanced as a Geirge Jones elongated vowel when I choose but in this case I was just peeved.

  14. Jon
    September 9, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I don’t see that the announcement that an artist is going to be among a group of award recipients a few months hence really qualifies as gotta-let-everyone-know-right-away historic; it’s certainly not so open-and-shut as to merit calling those who disagree “idiots” or intimating that they’re not real journalists.

  15. Leeann
    September 9, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Amen, Jon.

    September 10, 2010 at 2:21 am

    In the same spirit as the crowd shouting at a baseball ump or football refs, it was displeasing to miss the call. The Kennedy Center honors aren’t just “a award” it’s our nation’s highest acknowledgment of contributions to our arts and culture. It’s history. The CMAs, VMAs, etc are commerce.

  17. Jon
    September 10, 2010 at 6:06 am

    The Kennedy Center honors aren’t just “a award” it’s our nation’s highest acknowledgment of contributions to our arts and culture.

    A big deal, surely, but the “highest?” Says who?

    Sometimes, especially if the call they’re foaming at the mouth about is, at worst, debatable, the crowd shouting at a baseball ump or football refs are just a collective ***hole.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Jon, please identify for all of us a more significant award for the arts presented by our nation’s government on behalf of its citizens, at which time I will retract my identification of the Kennedy Center for the Arts honor as “our nation’s highest”.

  19. Jon
    September 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    @shoreslady. Who says that the Kennedy Center award is a higher honor than, say, the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship? I’m sure that you, being such an authority on real journalism, understand that answers to questions that begin with “who” should include names; I’ve asked you two “who” questions now. Please provide names.

  20. Ollie
    September 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    @Jon and @shoreslady- I don’t have a horse in this race but FWIW, only five Kennedy Center Honors are awarded annually and there is no citizenship or residency requirement to receive one. In contrast, between ten and fifteen National Heritage Fellowships are awarded annually and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required to receive one. It’s a subjective opinion to say which is a “higher honor” but fewer Kennedy Center Honors are awarded and their recipients are selected from a larger pool of eligible candidates. Having said that, IMHO, Del McCoury (a recipient this year of a National Heritage Fellowship) is far more deserving of an award for lifetime contributions to the performing arts than Oprah Winfrey, whom I admire for many reasons, but just don’t think of as a worthy Kennedy Center Honoree.

  21. Paul W Dennis
    September 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    The Kennedy Awards are a high honor but if you have the misfortune of dying before you get nominated, you are out of the running forever more (if you die AFTER the announcements are made, you still will receive the honor posthumously)

    The Kennedy Center really should have honored Eddy Arnold. They really have no excuse for failing to do so since he lived to be nearly 90, and remains to this day the number 1 country artist of all time

  22. Jon
    September 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    It’s a subjective opinion to say which is a “higher honor”

    That’s kind of my point – well, an ancillary point to the main one, which is that claiming immediate coverage of the announcement of this (or any other honor actually handed out months later) is an appropriate litmus test for whether an outfit like The9513 practices “real journalism” is, to say the least, eccentric.

    September 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Okay, I’m satisfied. Call me eccentric. It’s an honor and I’ll carry the title with pride. Now I’m going to listen to Vern Gosdin and I suggest you do the same.

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