Partial List of CMA Awards Nominees Announced Today; Coming Soon: Rounder Records & Trace Adkins Retrospectives

Brody Vercher | August 31st, 2010

  1. Jon
    August 31, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Erm, I think that would be “formerly,” not “formally,” and to be precise, Larkin Poe were formerly known as 2/3 of the Lovell Sisters. Just sayin’…

  2. Brody Vercher
    August 31, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Formerly. Can’t believe I messed that one up.

  3. Stormy
    August 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Hallelujah is an awesome song.

    And Ryan Adams is looking to release a new album soon. Or 5.

  4. Ollie
    August 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I’m impressed to learn that Ruby Jane played the fiddle on the Grand Ole Opry at 15, but not as impressed as I was when I read that Ricky Scaggs made his Opry debut on the mandolin at age seven!

  5. Brody Vercher
    August 31, 2010 at 11:49 am

    She’s 15 now, but I believe she was actually 10 when she made her Opry debut. It’s no seven, but still mighty impressive.

  6. Jon
    August 31, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Me, I’m going for being the oldest player to make a debut on the Opry. Far more impressive, I think.

  7. Ollie
    August 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    FYI. You can hear a stream of Justin Townes Earle’s album, Harlem River Blues, in its entirety until its release on September 14th at this link:

  8. bll
    August 31, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I find it interesting that MCA/Universal couldn’t be arsed to promote Trisha Yearwood whilst she was at their label, but now are mining her catalog for all its worth as this is the second compilation they’ve done since she left.

  9. Brady Vercher
    August 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I wonder how vote splitting is gonna affect Lambert’s chances of winning in those categories where she’s been nominated more than once.


    It’s nice to see our two favorite Austin stations around here, KVET and KASE, both get CMA nominations.


    Texas Music Matters posted a neat podcast about Cindy Walker. And keeping with the age discussion, she was only 12 when she wrote “Dusty Skies.”

  10. Matt Bjorke
    August 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm


    I actually think by her having two songs in those categories will increase her chances of winning them. most people thought ‘House’ would be nominated for these awards so it’s still likely the favorite to win.

  11. Lewis
    August 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Don’t forget that Marty Stuart was 12 years old when he joined Lester Flatt’s band and he played on the Opry with Lester during that time.

  12. Ollie
    August 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    And FWIW, Sierra Hull was 11 when she made her Opry debut appearing with Alison Krauss.

  13. Barry Mazor
    August 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    And Bobby Hebb (later of “Sunny” fame) appeared on the Opry with Roy Acuff, regularly, beginning at age 12.

  14. Kelly
    August 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I was two when I played a yellow, plastic souvenir Opry Land guitar from the cheap seats, back in 1978. I think Porter Waggoner was on stage, but I was crazy blitzed on otter pops, so who can be so it’s hard to be sure.

  15. Kelly
    August 31, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    sorry for the typo…guess i cant shake my otter pop addiction, even all these years later.

  16. Rick
    August 31, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Opry Alert! (Last Minute Version…) Tonight’s Opry will include The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chris Young, Little Big Town, and (sadly) Montgomery Gentry! Well, 3 out of 4 ain’t bad. (lol) Now if they could just lose the “Opry Legends” on Tuesday nights they’d have something really goin on! Gee, I hope the Drops do their version of “Hit ‘Em Up Style” so I can hear Rhiannon’s amazing vocal work.
    Opry Schedule:

    I’m glad to see two of the three Lovell Sisters are back in action as a team BUT that name might be a bit of a problem. Michelle Poe hasn’t scored at radio yet either as a solo artist or as half of Burns & Poe. The Larkins never scored at radio either. So when you combine two names of artists that haven’t done well at radio you may be bringing some unanticipated baggage along! (jk – lol)

    Gosh, I haven’t heard of most of those artists on the release list. By the way, will there be a Kristin Kelly give away contest by any chance?

    Ruby Jane has what it takes to be an integral part of the thriving Texas / Oklahoma concert circuit but I just don’t know if she’ll be able to expand outside that market, like say to Los Angeles! Her music is interesting enough to actually catch my attention, and that’s a tough sell these days…

  17. Nelson
    August 31, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Jon: Me, I’m going for being the oldest player to make a debut on the Opry. Far more impressive, I think.

    Will they let you out of the home long enough to do a segment?

  18. Linda
    August 31, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you for your kind words!

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