Bruce Robison Picks A Couple Of Songs From Latest EP He Hopes Get Covered
- It seems like I’m always linking to a John Goodspeed article. This time his article prefaces Bruce Robison’s appearance at John T. Floore’s Country Store tonight. When talking about songs that get cut from albums before they’re released, Robison says:
“It hurts,” Robison said. “Believe me, I’m not crying. But it’s just one of the things about my job. You can only let it break your heart for a couple of days and then you move on.”
New songs he hopes spring legs include “When It Rains” and “Lifeline” on his latest album, the seven-song EP “It Came From San Antonio.”
Who are some mainstream artists you could see pulling either of those off? Read the whole article to get some humorous bits from Johnny Bush as well.
- Raul Malo on his recently released album After Hours:
“When we started making this record, the concept was to show more of an elegant side to country music,” Malo said before he played. “All of these beautiful old songs lend themselves to it. I love country music and have always wanted to make a record like this.”
- Jon Young reviewed Bobby Bare’s 1973 album Lullabys, Legends and Lies. He says every song on the album comes from the pen of Shel Silverstein, the composer of Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue”, and rates it 3 1/2 stars.
- After Billy Currington cited severe vocal problems as his reason for canceling at the Sandusky County Fair, board members were left scrambling to find a replacement headliner. Fortunately for them they got Sawyer Brown to fill in when the event takes place later this month.
- New pressings of Tim Mcgraw’s album Let It Go will include the live performance of “If You’re Reading This” from the ACM Awards earlier this year.
- Lonesome Music asked Ranger Doug a few questions:
Q. What distinguishes Western music from Country and Western?
A. Country music is often about feeling sorry for yourself, getting drunk, and hitting on your neighbor’s wife. Western music is about free life and fresh air and hitting on your neighbor’s sheep.
- CMT has a rumor that Garth Brooks will be releasing a package that includes 2 CDs containing four new songs, thirty hits, and a DVD of thirty-three music videos. The package will supposedly be released through Big Machine Records, the same label that Trisha Yearwood recently signed with.
- In other Garth news, Gary LeVox from Rascal Flatts says the group has often tried to follow the example set by Brooks.
- Don Williams–Keith Urban of the 70s? Whoa.
- Upon hearing that Dolly Parton would be releasing a mainstream country album, Stacy Chandler writes that she was “hoping we here in Americanaland would get to hold on to her a little longer. Boo.”
- Leeann Ward: Thanks, NM. I like a good pop hook, to be honest. So, maybe I need to try it again.
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
- Barry Mazor: Matter of fact, as always--I did. The notes say the album was recorded & mixed by and at "The …
- Roger: Looking forward to picking up the Jamey Johnson Christmas EP - love all of those songs and can't wait for …
- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I can always use more dobro in my life! Thanks for the Phil Leadbetter tip! I haven't been able to …
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim. The record's more or less out of Austin. But I'm sure they're also good in El Paso...
- Jim Z: Dirty River Boys are from El Paso, Texas.