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Brody Vercher | December 3rd, 2008

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  1. Jim Malec
    December 3, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Yeah, because we all know it’s only those dirty liberals who would ever dare to espouse their politics beliefs on stage or in song. How dare they! Dirty liberals.

  2. Clemson Brad
    December 3, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I COULD NOT agree with Trace Adkins more. Preace on Brother.

  3. Clemson Brad
    December 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I COULD NOT agree with Trace Adkins more. Preach on Brother. Not even liberals….but conservatives too….When I go to a concert, I want to hear that Artist sing. I dont want to hear that Artist’s thought on the Iraq War

  4. Kelly
    December 3, 2008 at 10:56 am

    so, trace wont be on the “rock the vote” tour anytime soon, huh??

  5. Razor X
    December 3, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Expressing a point of view is one thing, but some artists really go over the top — like when Barbra Streisand had an entire skit in her concert making fun of President Bush or when Linda Rondstadt would sing “Desperado” and dedicate it to Michael Moore. Or when Madonna starts shouting “F–k Sarah Palin” at her concerts.

  6. Rick
    December 3, 2008 at 11:14 am

    The Alan Jackson version of CMT Giants includes Taylor Swift in the artist line-up. I wonder which of Alan’s songs she’ll butcher? Hmmm….

    I’m starting to think that Julianne Hough is a real life Cinderella who’s entire charmed life has been spent at the Prince’s ball! I like her comment: “Julianne says, “The minute we met it was perfect. The first date we had we both had that feeling like we were going to fall in love with each other.” Awww, how sweet…(lol)

    I agree with Trace Adkins 1000%, but he’s sure not scoring any brownie points with liberals among his fan base….

    I won, I won! I feel like Sid Caesar with the winning Keno ticket in National Lampoon’s “Vegas Vacation”! Thanks guys.

    Thanks for the video link to the video by The Raconteurs. Anything that helps keep Ashley Monroe in the public eye is fine by me. Go Ashley!

  7. frozenphan
    December 3, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Go Chuck go!!!! That’s better than winning the lottery.

  8. SW
    December 3, 2008 at 11:20 am

    As for everybody’s apparent disdain for political belief espousal during concerts, how do you feel when the songs themselves promote certain beliefs? Should they be left off the set list? Its certainly not hard to find those songs on the radio. I personally don’t care either way, just wondering.

    I would bet that the Restless Collin Tour will be a good show, but will sell only a few tickets. I saw Collin Raye a few years ago and I was impressed with how good a show he put on.

  9. Matt C.
    December 3, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Rick: Taylor butchered “Drive.” And is it just me, or does that clip from CMT Giants just emphasize that the current lot of country stars is untalented? Such a unremarkable performance of a worthless song.

    I’m starting to think that Julianne Hough is a real life Cinderella who’s entire charmed life has been spent at the Prince’s ball!

    Exactly. This is quite obvious on her debut album (it’s the album’s greatest strength and also its greatest weakness). I must say, however, that I am quite jealous of Chuck Wicks. I’ll gladly sing sissy songs to win Julianne’s heart.

  10. Chris N.
    December 3, 2008 at 11:48 am

    “I hate it when artists talk about politics” always means “I hate it when liberal artists talk about politics.” “IOKIYAR,” as the kids say.

  11. TAYERS
    December 3, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    You have to give Brad/George/Dierks some credit. After all, this song is about innuendo, not vocal ability.

  12. Baron Lane
    December 3, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Man, I loves me some Joe Pug. Thanks!

  13. Stormy
    December 3, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    And I don’t attend Trace Adkins concerts because I really don’t need to be smashed over the head with the idea that I am an object only as valuable as I am appealing to men in general and him in particular. But ah yes, that’s not politics, that’s socialization, so I guess its okay.

    And Razor, I would have a problem with Madonna, but then again, in Trace’s world view Sarah Palin’s whole problem is either going to be that she needs to get laid or she is on the rag. So Madonna and Trace are likely in agreement.

  14. Drew
    December 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    When has Trace insinuated anything so ignorant and sexist? That’s a ridiculous statement to make.

  15. Craig R.
    December 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Trace Adkins is a hypocrite. I saw him on some red carpetinterview dismiss gay marriage. And I read a review of one of his concerts were he again dimissed gay marriage. He doesn’t want to hear liberal views but he wants everyone to think he is a “Real American”. The sad fact is that he is a real American in many ways. Ill-informed and obtuse to the very idea of freedom of speech.
    I am a very conservative person. I too don’t want to hear the political views of artists,especially when I have paid to hear them sing or act. But Adkins goes on a very conservative political talk show, tells his very bias opinion, and then acts as though his thinking is the right way to think. If he or Streisand were really smart people they would leave the thinking to the audience and get on with the show.

    The real problem is that Adkins is selling an image. That ” I-Am-A-Real-American-Man” image, as if there only one form of that type of man in America and Adkins knows that guy because he is that guy. Grow up! Adkins represents that country male singer who thinks that a deep voice and overly macho ways makes him an artist. Merle Haggard on steroids! A real artist creates a sense of story and belief in his art. And from the sounds of Adkins’ music all I can see is he looking to demean women, show who is the alpha male, and keep free speech from being free.

  16. mikeky
    December 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    i look forward to that ‘restless collin’ tour. i ate some really skanky applesauce once and i got a restless collin, so i know where they’re coming from. it took me a couple of days to clean myself out.

  17. Razor X
    December 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    “But Adkins goes on a very conservative political talk show, tells his very bias opinion, and then acts as though his thinking is the right way to think.”

    Since when is The O’Reilly Factor a conservative talk show?

  18. Hollerin' Ben
    December 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    “Since when is The O’Reilly Factor a conservative talk show?”

    funniest thing I’ve read today.

  19. Razor X
    December 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    It must have been a pretty serious day for you then, Ben. Those on the far left might consider O’Reilly to be a conservative, but the rest of us find him very moderate. Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Ingraham, and Beck are conservatives. O’Reilly is not.

  20. Hollerin' Ben
    December 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    fair enough.

    and that’s about as far down the political road as I feel inclined to travel today.

  21. Razor X
    December 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Me too.

  22. Nashville4U
    December 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Yeah I posted the Trace Adkins thing on our website too but I thought it was funny how hypocritical he was. This is the guy who talks politics more than most country artists and even sang the national anthem to start the Republican Convention.

  23. Sam G.
    December 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    That Raconteurs’ track may be the coolest thing I’ve heard all year. Brendon Benson sounded very like John Cowan of the New Grass Revival there.

  24. Brady Vercher
    December 3, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Adkins is differentiating between discussing politics in an environment where he considers it ok to do so (his book, a Republican convention, a talk show, etc) and while on stage. So no, he’s not being hypocritical by discussing his political beliefs in those settings. It would be hypocritical, however, if he preached his beliefs while on stage.

    Craig R: “The real problem is that Adkins is selling an image. That ” I-Am-A-Real-American-Man” image, as if there only one form of that type of man in America and Adkins knows that guy because he is that guy. Grow up! Adkins represents that country male singer who thinks that a deep voice and overly macho ways makes him an artist. Merle Haggard on steroids! A real artist creates a sense of story and belief in his art. And from the sounds of Adkins’ music all I can see is he looking to demean women, show who is the alpha male, and keep free speech from being free.

    You went just a little bit overboard there.

  25. CraigR.
    December 3, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    You are very right Brady- I was having my lunch when I read the Adkins post and I was mad- very mad. But part of the issue is the image he is selling. While he puts down liberal artists- he is selling himself to the audience he wants to buy his music. That is why artists should keep their politics out of their performance. As Yeats wrote- ” You can’t separate the dancer from the dance.” When a performer talks politics it is always connected to their image which is connected to their imcome.

    Oh and Adkins has talked about his beliefs on stage.

  26. Stormy
    December 3, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Drew
    December 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm Permalink When has Trace insinuated anything so ignorant and sexist? That’s a ridiculous statement to make.

    How about 80% of the songs he sings?

  27. Razor X
    December 3, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Stormy, a lot of Trace’s songs are chauvinistic, to be sure. But it’s a flawed comparison to compare that to Madonna’s venom-spewing over a politician she disagrees with.

  28. Nashville4U
    December 3, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    I do agree with Trace like I said and I hated to hear the story about Toby Keith where he went on a rant earlier this year about politics right in the middle of his concert, no one wants to hear that stuff no matter what views they have. I guess in the medium he was at then it is alright to do it since you are not forcing it upon anyone when they are expecting something else. But also Adkins has shared his views on stage numerous times so his views about that are kind of coming out of nowhere, since it is ok if you have conservative views to speak out at a country concert but if you have liberal views then you may not speak your mind at a oountry concert.

  29. Nashville4U
    December 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Also what bugs me even more than the Trace thing is Julliane Hough. I don’t know what that girl is thinking. She has a career that is slowing down and has already been married once and she is only what, 20? She needs to get some career advice and just date for awhile until both of them can have some type of success. I think Hough’s success is more easier achieved than Wicks, I guess she will be bringing home the bread in that family.

  30. agent713
    December 4, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Julianne has been married? To who?

  31. Nashville4U
    December 4, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I was actually wrong, she was only engaged but it was to a dancer named Zach Wilson.

  32. iCF
    December 7, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Hey, since we’re on the topic of Ashley Monroe, is it asking too much that someone at 9513 review the new Ashley Monroe and Trent Dabbs five-track album?:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Monroe-and-Trent-Dabbs/dp/B001KRYTSG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1228637485&sr=8-2

    I want to know what you all think about their music. Thanks!

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