CMA Announces Plans To Build Retirement Community for Musicians

Brody Vercher | September 17th, 2008

  1. Brady Vercher
    September 17, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I thought they already named the retirement community Parkview?

  2. Matt B.
    September 17, 2008 at 1:05 pm


    Parkview is the name of a mental institution in the Nashville area.

  3. Brady Vercher
    September 17, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    I know, I was just a jokin’ because of the Cash/Wagoner song “Committed to Parkview.” It made it sound like a place for old, senile musicians.

  4. Marc
    September 17, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    “The CMA has plans to offer a retirement community specifically for musicians”

    uhhh.. hello? branson?

  5. Kelly
    September 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    yeah, branson and time-life music infomercials that air at 3am…

  6. Hollerin' Ben
    September 17, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    dude, those time-life infomercials are freakin’ rad. Don’t hate.

  7. Mike Parker
    September 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    This staggered release thing is really starting to become annoying. First, it was just singles that were released digitally, followed by the album sometime later. Then, it was a single, then the album, and then each additional single as it’s own package. Now we’re going to have pieces and parts and singles and artwork and….

    Such a pain. I was on Avril Lavine’s Zune page (please, please, please, don’t ask why) and her first 10 or so selections were all variations of her latest album. Remixes, overseas releases, karaoke, singles… make it stop.

  8. Troy
    September 17, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I listen to the songs on Jessica Simpson new cd and was very surprised. I really like two of her songs “Remember that” and “Still don’t stop me”

  9. Rick
    September 17, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    “On top of her Little Honey CD, there’s news that Lucinda Williams will be releasing a digital EP of protest songs as well on Oct. 28.” Can I assume these songs will be protesting “W”, the war in Iraq, and other Bushie policies right before the Presidential election? One of the main reasons I don’t give a rat’s ass about the non-traditional artists that populate the “Americana / Alt. Country” realm is that so many of them are left wingers and are vocal about their political positions. Liberals may embrace these artists, but they make me queasy…

    Hayes Carll needs to find another little waterfront town full of characters that’s still standing. Maybe somewhere over in Louisiana where he can add alligators, swamps, and bayous into his songs…..

  10. Stormy
    September 17, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Did Alan provide a list of cliches that qualify as “country things?”

  11. Patrick
    September 17, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Whoa, let’s not rag on Alan Jackson. At least he’s COUNTRY! You can close your eyes and throw a dart and hit one of the countless ‘slicked up” acts that
    deserve the worst we can say about them!

  12. Troy
    September 17, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    so tired of people talking bout if a singer is country or not

  13. leeann Ward
    September 17, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Ha, Stormy! I wondered where you’ve been.

    Since the song is so obviously pandering, why not create a video to match it?

  14. leeann Ward
    September 17, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Troy, I understand (though I believe it’s kinda relevant), but I really don’t think anyone is disputing Alan Jackson’s country-ness here.

  15. Stormy
    September 17, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I am tired of having to scratch my butt on a stump while chawin on baccy and juggling a breast feeding baby in a pair of flip flops for some LA transplat Nashville exec to think that its “country.” One of the biggest country things you can do is read books, but I doubt that would make the video.

  16. Stormy
    September 17, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Hey Leeann (did I ever tell you that’s my middle name?)
    I got a new job that is crazy, crazy, crazy, (I now manage 40 people) so I have not been on as much. I have also been on the forums.

  17. Troy
    September 17, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    I understand that no one dispute Alan Jackson country-ness but they are talking about other country singers and how they are not country.

  18. leeann Ward
    September 17, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I haven’t read all of the comments here lately, but have we done that on this particular thread?

    Nice middle name, I must say. You should have a job like mine where you can fit in some internet time on down time…but it sounds like you don’t get any down time. And don’t try to tempt me with talk of the forum!:)

  19. Troy
    September 17, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Patrick said

    At least he’s COUNTRY! You can close your eyes and throw a dart and hit one of the countless ‘slicked up” acts that deserve the worst we can say about them!

  20. Stormy
    September 17, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Leeann: What are a downtime?

  21. leeann Ward
    September 17, 2008 at 10:31 pm


    Oh yeah, congratulations on your new job! Don’t forget why we work. To get money to spend on music, of course! Okay, to pay the bills too, I suppose.

  22. Marc
    September 18, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Have you seen that TimeLife commercial for Flower Power? I swear they’ve secretly replaced Peter Fonda with a wax covered robot…. that’s melting.

  23. Sam G.
    September 18, 2008 at 8:52 am

    The new Lucinda songs are pretty cool. I especially like the “Jailhouse Tears” duet with Elvis Costello. “If Wishes Were Horses” is pretty, as well.

    Liberals get Lucinda, Reckless Kelly and James McMurtry, to name a few, and conservatives get John Rich and Aaron Tippin. We may not win every election, but our CD collection is way cooler, at least.

  24. Thomas
    September 20, 2008 at 9:26 am

    very interesting concept sam – take a look at your music collection and find about where you stand when it comes to your political position.

    kind of cool way to clarify things for those, who are still undecided.

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