Country Music Hall of Famer Carl Smith Passed Away; Tom T. Hall to Headline WCRS Live!; Stream Patty Griffin

Brody Vercher | January 18th, 2010

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  1. stormy
    January 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Preview “Today Was A Fairy Tale,” Taylor Swift’s new song from the upcoming movie Valentine’s Day. The song will be available to download on iTunes starting tomorrow.

    Okay, so now she’s just going to skip a step and write the jokes for us.

  2. Dan E.
    January 18, 2010 at 11:30 am

    This is another very good song from Taylor Swift. The movie also looks like it might be good – a great ensemble cast anyway.

  3. Nicolas
    January 18, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I’m more interested in hearing Jewel’s contribution to that movie; I can’t wait for her next country album!

  4. Drew
    January 18, 2010 at 11:55 am

    That new Swift song is garbage. Hope it doesn’t find its way on any album other than the movie’s OST. And I already know I’m going to like the new Patty Griffin album after hearing its lead-off track, a great rendition of Hank’s “House of Gold”.

  5. Steve M.
    January 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    R.I.P. Carl Smith. One hell of a singer and artist.

  6. Leeann Ward
    January 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    The Jewel contribution is pretty awful. The Patty Griffin album sounds great.

  7. Steve M.
    January 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Could this be the country version of “Glitter”?

  8. Erik
    January 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I don’t know what you’re talking about; “Glitter” was awesome.

    [/sarcasm]

  9. Ken Morton Jr
    January 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm
  10. Rick
    January 18, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Hey, what’s with Jessica Phillips writing Country Weekly album reviews rather than Chris N.? Jessica was a regular contributor to the Country Standard Time blog but when she announced she was heading to Country Weekly I had no idea it was to be their primary album reviewer! Crikey!

    Carl Smith was one of the best male singers in the 1950′s, a period which to me stands as the greatest decade in country music history. I love to listen to his songs and am sorry to hear of his passing. Almost none of today’s most popular male country artists can hold a candle to Carl’s vocal abilities.

    Well I guess naming an RV Park after The Grascals beats naming a highway rest stop after them….

  11. Jim Malec
    January 18, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Chris left CW to be one of the founders of M Magazine.

  12. Vicki
    January 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    The one thing that I applaud Taylor Swift for is her writing ability, the words she uses to create the story. I can tell she must have wrote this one the same day she did her quick run through on the movie. Not much effort or thought at all. But it will be #1 on the soundtrack.

  13. Jon G.
    January 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I was very pleased with “The Weary Kind”‘s win at the Globes.

    That first Haiku is hilarious.

    I don’t care for Taylor Swift’s new song.

    That is all.

  14. Chris N.
    January 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    It’s all true. I left CW in November.

  15. BRETT ROBERTS
    January 18, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Only 2 comments on Carl Smith thats the sad shape of the world to day RIP Carl Smith

  16. Noeller
    January 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Great to see Deric Ruttan get a review in US media. Not an overly favourable review, for an album that I’m diggin’ on right now (haven’t listened to the whole thing yet – just got it at work today) but still nice to get some buzz. DR is one of our best songwriters up here, and a hell of a nice guy. He’s written some beautiful pieces of work for his own albums and done a lot of good work with others, both Canadian and American. I’ve heard stories about the infamous “Houseboat Songwriting Sessions” on Dierks’ houseboat, along with Church, the Beavers Bros., and Deric. That would be an interesting time…

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