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.”
- mrsandy: Also worth noting: Priscilla Mitchell was Jerry Reed's widow.
- Leeann Ward: Wow! My heart goes out to Allison Moorer. She's had so many terrible things happen in her life. It's too …
- Leeann Ward: I must have this audio book!
- Juli Thanki: Ha! Same thing happened at Sturgill Simpson's show I went to last month, only he was singing "I Never Go …
- Dave D.: On the topic of Lee Ann and dark songs, the funniest moment at this year's Americana Fest was during her …
- Jonathan Pappalardo: I love Lori McKenna. Coming from Massachusetts, she's our local girl. I've been fortunate to see her in concert a …
- bll: I suss her re-recording her hits for 'Gwendolen records' means she can stop MCA from releasing her hits against her.
- Greg Judy: Cooler festivals and marching bands at the football games!
- kevin ilinger: Fall colors bluegrass and apple cider
- luckyoldsun: If I was a "long-time fan" of Trisha, I'd probably spring for the CD.