Don Williams to Perform Limited Number of Dates; New Album Releases; CMA Music Fest Attendance Booms

Brody Vercher | June 15th, 2010

  1. Stormy
    June 15, 2010 at 11:01 am

    ‘Uh, uh, uh undo it.’ I mean, who would have thought? How do you write that down on paper?

    Isn’t the larger question WHY do you write that down on paper?

  2. Noeller
    June 15, 2010 at 11:16 am

    New music from Confederate Railroad??? Wow! That’s at least worth a preview listen on Itunes.

  3. Jon
    June 15, 2010 at 11:27 am

    @Stormy FYI, writing stuff down on paper (or on a computer) is typically part of the process of writing a song.

    “Branded” (on the new Marty Stuart record) certainly has a few echoes of Waylon Jennings, but not nearly as many as “Little Heartbreaker,” which basically recycles “Rainy Day Woman” – not that there’s anything wrong with that; in fact, it sounded fabulous.

  4. Noeller
    June 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

    @Jon – actually, Stormy was making a joke. What he was trying to say was that the song is such a piece of garbage that they shouldn’t have bothered to write something that terrible down on paper (or a computer).

    That’s typically a part of 9513 comments.

  5. Stormy
    June 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Jon: This song is kind of like My Humps–yes I have written things that bad, but I always shredded them later. Why would you want to keep a written record around?

  6. sam (sam)
    June 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I am not a songwriter, but if I was, I think I would be more than happy to write “uh,uh, uh undo it” down on paper or anywhere else. I would want to write hit songs and the song is already quite a big hit. I would also want to write “My Humps” down on paper too, as that one was another big hit. If I wrote those songs, I would be very proud of my accomplishments.

  7. Vicki
    June 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I admit it is not one of her better songs and her admitting that you hear it twice and you know all the words is not a good omen. Country songs are full of meaningful words and emotion. This is definitely a bad, easy pop song with big hook. C’mon Carrie…sings something Country! Like when you sang “Neon Moon” at the Brooks and Dunn Honor. Girl you can sing..just sing it country.

    But I do admit, I like Carrie when she rocks like all the people who did wait for her on that first day at LP Field “But Underwood’s finest moment lay ahead and came when she brought Aldean out to vocally assist her in a fiery, nailed-to-the-wall cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City.” It put the earlier fireworks to shame.”
    http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1641408/cma-music-festival-concert-sparkles-with-carrie-underwood-and-other-top-stars.jhtml

  8. Drew
    June 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Wow, great work guys, so much news here.

    Garth Brooks aagain out of retirement? Holy, how many times is he going to flip-flop? Looking forward to the new records from Marty Stuart and Mark Chesnutt, as they both seem to be towing the line for traditionalists.

  9. TexasVet
    June 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    C’mon Carrie…sings something Country! Like when you sang “Neon Moon” at the Brooks and Dunn Honor. Girl you can sing..just sing it country.

    I agree and I hope her next single is either “Someday When I Stop Loving You”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU0_PYtbS5A

    or “Look at Me”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6ZPEWoPFI&feature=player_embedded

  10. Leeann Ward
    June 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    The Punch Brothers album is fabulous.

  11. Rick
    June 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Nudie and The Turks kick Bakersfield sound country ass! Not bad for a bunch of Canadians, eh? Looks like some of my money will soon be heading to the Great White North. I’ve got to support their wardrobe budget somehow…

    Its nice that Peter Cooper loves The Wright’s music as much as I do! They need all the boosters in the country music media they can get. I really enjoyed the articles on Elizabeth Cook as well. Elizabeth, Sunny Sweeney, Sarah Buxton, and Emily West are some of my favorite female “personalities” in country music these days. Surprisingly Carrie Underwood is not included on my list…

    Trailer’s album covers rate 3 and a half “Hoots” today! There needs to be more Texas Regional / Red Dirt artist bashing to score higher…(lol)

    I’d be more interested in Bobby Bare Jr’s project if he was co-writing with the ghost of Shel Silverstein…

  12. Vicki
    June 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    @TEXASVET: I agree on both of those!!!

  13. Kelly
    June 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Chely Wright is hosting a benefit soon…man, you sure dont hear much about her, these days. What’s she been up to?

  14. Lewis
    June 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Drew: Garth never really retired in the first place. He also said he was going to wait until his youngest daughter went to college before he performed again but we all knew that he wasn’t going out of the picture for long seeing that he could break any more records so he could pass Elvis Presley in total albums sold.

  15. Julia C H
    June 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Every time I consider complaining about Undo It and it’s lyrical content, I simply think of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk and maintain my silence.

    *@LEANNE I wholeheartedly agree, The Punch Brothers album is sensational.

  16. Stormy
    June 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    More than one song can be bad. See also, Fergie’s discography.

  17. Julia C H
    June 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    @STORMY But Fergie taught us all how to spell G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S!

  18. Stormy
    June 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I gave that cd to a friend’s daughter when she graduated high school. She immediately began singing “G L A M E R O U S.”

  19. Julia C H
    June 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Oh, for the love of Bieber…music today.

  20. Leeann Ward
    June 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    While I admire Garth for giving it a good try for his kids, I don’t blame him for not being able to strictly adhere to his retirement plan. I imagine that if you’re a true artist, giving up music and performing would be next to impossible. Personally, I’m glad that he hasn’t disappeared.

  21. Vicki
    June 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    BTW, I just saw Carrie in concert and after all the singing she did last week, it kinda of amazed me how pure and good she still was. But anyway, the biggest standing ovation/applause she got was the very emotional 1-2 punch of “Jesus Take the Wheel” right into “How Great Thou Art”. I sure was crying with emotion when she was done and wasn’t the only one.

  22. Rick
    June 15, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Vicki, if I had to endure a Carrie concert, I’d be crying too…

  23. WAYNOE
    June 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Great for fans that Don Williams will be back for awhile.

    Kudos for the Marty Stuart new album mention.

  24. bll
    June 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I agree Leeann, particularly since the retirement was forced on him by his now ex-wife.

  25. Felipe
    June 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now album was released in Brazil these days, with some tracks of their debut in it. And everytime you turn up the radio, it’s playing Need You Now. For me who had listened to that song just twice before that boom here, I’m kind of knowing all the lyrics now lol
    And somebody told me ‘Need You Now’ is also on the soundtrack of some of those traditional brazilian TV novels.

    Plus, for Carrie, I think she’s just that brave! I mean, to go to places like the Grand Ole Opry and sing ‘uh-uh-uh-undo it’ needs a lot of courage. And tell us how it came…

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