Brooks & Dunn Compile Hits; Holly Williams Schedules Opry Debut

Brody Vercher | July 2nd, 2009

  1. Kim
    July 2, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Blake Shelton’s tweets are hilarious! I discovered it a few weeks ago and his tweets make my day every day :)

  2. Jon
    July 2, 2009 at 11:46 am

    The mention of Celine Dion reminds me to recommend, if I haven’t already, Carl Wilson’s excellent meditation on taste, _Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey To The End Of Taste, available at Amazon and fine bookstores everywhere.

    http://www.amazon.com/Celine-Dions-Lets-Talk-About/dp/082642788X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246553049&sr=1-1

  3. Michael
    July 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Haha! That looks hilarious! I reluctantly admit to being a Celine fan.

    The B&D compilation looks strong but I wish it included “Hard Workin’ Man” and “Building Bridges.”

    Another year, another Toby Keith CD. Blech.

    I love that Craig Shelburne gave a shout out to Suzy Bogguss’ Aces album. An old favorite of mine.

    And as for Jimmy Wayne? Good lord. It looks like the start of a Playgirl photo shoot gone bad. Ugh.

  4. Stormy
    July 2, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    If pop music critics held any real sway over the listening public, then Celine Dion wouldn’t have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide; Amadou & Mariam, Ashton Shepherd and Animal Collective would be international stars; and fans would be filling stadiums for Sufjan Stevens and Jamey Johnson instead of Bon Jovi and Kenny Chesney.

    Shouldn’t that article be titled: Pop Music Critics Are Smart And You Should Listen To Them?

  5. Sam G.
    July 2, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    ^^^
    Either that or “People Are Dumb And Need All The Help They Can Get.”

  6. Chris N.
    July 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I told you it was for the LADIES.

  7. Stormy
    July 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Oh, well then, I’m out.

  8. Rick
    July 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I’m looking forward to hearing Holly Williams on the Opry tomorrow night. I hope she sings “Mama” as that is one fantastic country song.

    I’d love to see a Hank III “country show” but I too would head for the doors before his “punk” set. Hank III should have Unknown Hinson do a set between his two musical personas as it would make a nice transition! (lol)

    Whitney Duncan is sooo skinny what other type of dipping could she do? (lol) Other favorite songs that reference skinny dipping: Blake Shelton’s “Cotton Pickin’ Time” and Amber Dotson’s wonderful “Good Ol’ Boy’s Kinda Girl” which is on her MySpace player and sadly no where else to my knowledge.
    Amber Dotson link: http://www.myspace.com/amberdotson
    (What is it about Texas that spawns these amazing female country singers? Hmm…)

  9. Rick
    July 2, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Rick’s Random Tidbits: Jypsi will be one of the featured groups at Alan Jackson’s “Aquapalooza” concert. See, Hazel Smith, Jon, and myself aren’t the only ones who appreciate Jypsi’s talent! (lol) Here are the deatils from “AllAboutCountry.com”)-

    “Alan Jackson Invites Supporting Acts For Aquapalooza – Jackson’s The Headliner

    Arista/Nashville superstar Alan Jackson invites the Carter Twins, Caitlin & Will, Jypsi and Matt Stillwell to open for him at this year’s Aquapalooza, July, 25th on Lake Martin in Alabama.
    They expect a crowd of over 3,000 boats to anchor at the concert on the water.”

    Is it true only plywood boats with rotten transoms will be allowed access? (lol)

  10. Rick
    July 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Rick’s Random Tidbits Vol. 2: In her most recent MySpace blog entry (June 30) Sarah Buxton was talking about getting together with a new producer who “thinks outside the box”. She won’t mention names yet (until its “Fo Sho”) but my curiousity is piqued! Could it be Brett Beavers (possible), or Buddy Cannon (hopefully), or Carl Jackson (not likely), or more likely someone I’m not familiar with. Its probably a “rockin’ country” kind of producer, so we’ll have to wait to see!

    http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=45203143&blogId=497764497

  11. Lucas
    July 2, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    If you want to listen to Holly Williams go to her MySpace site:
    http://www.myspace.com/hollywilliams

    DONT go to her site, it has that annoying “let’s talk about the song” stuff going on. You guys would have to see the thing I do about that to understand how funny that kind of stuff is – even if you like it, you’d laugh.

    Holly Williams is ACTUALLY good. I hate to give any credit to people that are born into it. Let’s be honest, in a position like that you cant’ really have a true struggle, even if you wanted to. But she is. She needs a bit catchier of a song though, her current single isn’t doing it for me.

  12. Baron Lane
    July 3, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Thanks for the props. You kids are real deal.

Tagged In This Article

// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

Current Discussion

  • Mike W: Really liking the new Ryan Bingham song, his last album really didnt do much for me, but this new song …
  • nm: Oh, the old Sutler. The first time I visited Nashville, I went to a New Year's Eve show there: Lonesome …
  • Tom: ...another "favorite child question". then again, what would the genre be without all the drama it's got to deal with. …
  • luckyoldsun: Dwight's had so many great songs. From memory, I'd have to name "Bakersfield" with Buck Owens, "Guitars, Cadillacs," "Nothing" and …
  • Scooter: Thanks Jonathon. Downloaded "Last Chance for a thousand years" and love it. Was unaware of that album.
  • Donald: The correct answer is of course, "Bury Me."
  • Leeann Ward: As far as I know, I have all of Dwight's albums. It's truly impossible to choose a favorite song, but …
  • Michael: I wonder if Kasey Chambers will be visiting Dr. Gwen Korovin for treatment of her vocal cords...
  • Dave D.: Just about any song off of Dwight's first three albums would qualify as a favorite; forced to pick one I'd …
  • Jack Williams: No. Not Owner of a Lonely Heart. I was hoping for better when I saw the article title …

Recently Reviewed Albums

  • deadmanstown
  • tom t hall storytellers
  • paulthorntooblessed
  • duhksbeyondtheblue
  • kelleymickwee
  • sandrarhodes
  • candi staton
  • sturgillsimpsonmetamodern