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: Sheesh, Paul, that's a random/strange dig!
- Jack Williams: After reading that New Yorker article, I canceled my pre-order of the Basement Tapes box set. I love Bob …
- Leeann Ward: Wow! How terrible for Dixie Hall and Tom.
- Ken Morton, Jr.: Another twisted collection of songs to put into the Friday Five Hall of Fame, Juli.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …