Carrie Underwood Sets New Record

Brody Vercher | May 12th, 2009

  1. Kelly
    May 12, 2009 at 11:20 am

    That Jack Ingram pic is funny, but sadly, I find the song even funnier…

    I heard similar issues with the OCMS/Earle show in Dallas, but I still wouldve loved to have seen it for myself, regardless…

  2. nm
    May 12, 2009 at 11:31 am

    The Alecia Nugent record is lovely.

    And I can’t remember whether y’all linked to Barry Mazor’s article/interview with both Millers that was in the Wall Street Journal a week or so ago. Thought I would mention it in case you hadn’t.

  3. Michael
    May 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I know it may not be the popular opinion, but I have to admit that I kind of dig the Jack Ingram song.

    What chart did Carrie Underwood’s “I Told You So” top? I don’t think it’s the Billboard chart – I think Sugarland’s “It Happens” is scheduled to succeed Jason Aldean.

  4. Jeff Remz
    May 12, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Only the Carrie Underwood number one isn’t the one on the CD

  5. Jon
    May 12, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    The Alecia record *is* lovely, true enough.

    On the Del stuff… the By Request CD is a subset of the boxed set. It’s great, but the whole set is well worth having; in most cases, the remakes of earlier material recorded for other labels are, in my opinion, better than the earlier recordings, if only because Del was in fabulous voice during the sessions.

    It’s cool to see an Amazing Rhythm Aces compilation available, but the song selection is kind of oddball…

  6. Rick
    May 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Gosh, if I were attending Fan Fair I’d put that Billy Yates’ show at the top of my list! I wish the ET Record Shop would send out an internet feed like they do with the Midnite Jamboree. Darn….

    I really like that John Mellencamp / Karen Fairchild duet, and I’ll like it even better when they offer improved sound quality! Sheesh!

    Chuck Mead will be at LA’s Mint Club on Wednesday night at 8 PM and I’m going! Also, Trailer Choir will be appearing Friday afternoon at 1 PM in Irvine at an RV dealer named Traveland USA. Might have to go to that just to see what Crystal Hoyt looks like in person…

    I will have to pick up The Belleville Outfit’s new CD at some point. Their Django Reinhardt styled gypsy jazz material is just killer.

  7. merlefan49
    May 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I have the del box set on my to get list.

  8. northtexas
    May 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    “What chart did Carrie Underwood’s “I Told You So” top? I don’t think it’s the Billboard chart – I think Sugarland’s “It Happens” is scheduled to succeed Jason Aldean.”

    It’s #1 on Mediabase this week which is used by all the major radio countdown shows except Kix Brooks.

  9. Michael
    May 12, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Ah, thanks NorthTexas. I don’t usually follow that trade.

  10. Nicolas
    May 12, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    “I Told You So” also hit #1 on CAN’s ”Radio & Records” Country chart, but it only peaked at #2 in U.S. Hot Country Songs’ chart

  11. northtexas
    May 12, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    “Ah, thanks NorthTexas. I don’t usually follow that trade.”

    Here’s a link to the latest mediabase chart:
    #1 & #2 will be reversed on Billboard but if Mediabase is good enough for Lon Helton then it’s good enough for me. LOL!

  12. northtexas
    May 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    “Only the Carrie Underwood number one isn’t the one on the CD”

    Yep! You have to give Randy Travis credit for helping push this old tune the final couple of miles to the finish line.
    Now does this count as a #1 for him too?

  13. Chris N.
    May 12, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    If it ain’t Billboard it doesn’t exist to me.

  14. Stormy
    May 12, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    A little something to add to the news–Abagail Washbrn is co-creating an album of music created by children in Cheng Dau.

  15. Ron
    May 12, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I’m a big Steve Earle fan. I think his 5 releases from Train A Comin’ through Transcendental Blues is as good of 5 consecutive releases as anyone. I Feel Alright is a masterpiece.

    That said, I haven’t been too excited by anything of his since Jerusalem. This Townes tribute doesn’t add anything to the songs. Seems to me that he is just trying to do them like Townes. Why? I’ll just listen to Townes. I already have the Poet tribute to Townes, a Jonell Mosser tribute, Lyle Lovett doing some Townes songs plus various others including many doing White Freightliner Blues (including Steve Earle on a live compilation).

  16. Jon
    May 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    “A little something to add to the news–Abagail Washbrn is co-creating an album of music created by children in Cheng Dau.”

    I heard a little about this at dinner Sunday night from Amanda Kowalski, who accompanied Abigail (Amanda’s an ex-Uncle Earl girl who’s mostly doing photography now; she was in town to take photos at the wedding of the Infamous Stringdusters’ Andy Hall to Janice Young) on the recent trip to Chengdu. She said that the devastation in the province was unbelievable. It’s quite a project, and you can learn more about it at .

  17. J.R. Journey
    May 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Jack Ingram looks like he is taking a crap in that picture. And the songs sounds like he is too.

  18. Noah Eaton
    May 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Whenever I see that title “Barefoot And Crazy” I’m thinking the song title could be stretched “Barefoot And Crazy (The Sasquatch Song)” :P

    Carrie Underwood has a total of ten #1 hits on all charts combined, but one of them is outside of country (“Inside Your Heaven”) and another two fell short of the top spot on the Billboard and Radio And Records charts (“Don’t Forget To Remember Me”, “I Told You So”) but reached #1 on MediaBase’s weekly airplay rolling chart.

    Whatever way you look at it, that’s a most impressive feat, but she in most minds officially has seven #1 hits.

  19. Noah Eaton
    May 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    By the way, I really enjoy the new John Mellencamp video.

    He is one of those artists whose music only gets better as he ages. “Life, Death, Love and Freedom” may be his best album to date, actually, even when it is absent of hooks and melodies that much of his earlier catalog is stock full of. I think he found his voice with “Pink Houses”, put together his first above-average album with “Scarecrow” (with a few brilliant cuts like “Minutes To Memories”, “Between A Laugh And A Tear”, “Rain On The Scarecrow”) then produced his first classic with “The Lonesome Jubilee”, and from there on through the 1990’s he had both some great albums (“Big Daddy”, “Human Wheels”) and some duds (“Whenever We Wanted”, “Dance Naked”).

    By the 2000’s, though, everything he’s released has been solid. He’s working on a new album soon with T. Bone Burnett again, that will be recorded in historic hotels across America with vintage equipment.

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