Eddie Montgomery Confirms Cancer Diagnoses; Trace Adkins To Host American Country Awards

Brody Vercher | November 19th, 2010

  • Solemn news from Eddie Montgomery:

    “Yes, rumors have started,” said Eddie in a statement. ”And the truth is I have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I will be undergoing surgery to remove the cancerous tumor in December. I will be back in January ready to rock for all the fans! Please keep my family and I in your prayers.”

  • Trace Adkins is taking his talents to Las Vegas on Dec. 6 to host the American Country Awards.
  • The Boot is premiering the video for Mandy Barnett‘s “This Time of Year.”
  • Miranda Lambert has the post-Revolution jitters:

    “I’ll probably be panicked the night before my new record comes out because I love ‘Revolution’ still and I can’t even imagine starting on a new record,” Lambert said in an interview earlier this month.

    “But I know I’ve got to and I know that I don’t need to compare myself to myself. I’ve just got to keep doing what I do and moving forward. But, yes, I’m so freakin’ nervous.”

    Nervousness aside, she’s already started the process of gathering and writing songs, including several with her current tourmates, Eric Church and Josh Kelley.

  • In an interview with The Tennessean‘s Peter Cooper, Loretta Lynn credits Jack White with helping her turnaround after her husband passed away. White produced her Grammy-winning album Van Lear Rose more than six years ago. It’s still her latest release, but she says she’s been working with John Carter Cash and has enough recorded for three new albums: a religious album, an album of greatest hits, and an album of new stuff.
  • Pauline Reese may challenge Carrie Underwood for Nashville good looks, but The Austin Chronicle‘s Margaret Moser says she’s also a crack Texas songwriter.
  • The Country California Fake News Department (CCFND) is reporting that Garth Brooks‘ music will finally be made available on iTunes, but you’ll have to follow some strict guidelines to ensure equal access:

    1. Those interested in purchasing Garth Brooks music on iTunes must meet at the corner of 14th Avenue and Jefferson Street in Poughkeepsie, New York, between the hours of 2pm and 3pm on Wednesday, November 24.

    2. If you mispronounce Poughkeepsie, you will be immediately sent home.

  • Ken Johnson reviewed Eileen Sisk’s Buck Owens – The Biography for My Kind of Country, and included details of the topics covered, from Owens’ constant parade of groupies to the death of Don Rich. The A.V. Club’s Nathan Rabin covered Buck Owens, too, in his latest Nashville or Bust column.
  • UPDATE: Don’t miss Barry Mazor’s take on the Buck bio here on The 9513.
  • Just about every piece of equipment Keith Urban owned was damaged when Nashville flooded, but there was one guitar that did survive:

    Fittingly, the only guitar Urban didn’t lose was the one with a lot of personal meaning. That guitar was owned by Waylon Jennings and was a gift from Kidman, who surprised him with it. He wrote two songs on the album with it: “Right on Back to You” and “Georgia Woods.”

  • Big & Rich aren’t done, yet.
  • In his review of the new Lacy J. Dalton album, Here’s to Hank, Ben Foster notes that for the most part Dalton doesn’t dig beyond the standards, but that’s not a knock on her performances, which he describes as a great singer paying homage. Final verdict: 8/10.
  • It’s about time again for year-end lists. What were your favorite albums of 2010.
  • Here’s Chris Scruggs performing “Change Your Made Up Mind” for Music Fog.

  1. Rick
    November 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Gosh, in that picture attached to the article Pauline Reese resembles the Bride of Frankenstein a whole lot more than Carrie Underwood. Must be more of that “Texas Pride” self-delusional regional thing going on.

    Josh Kelly was on the Opry the other night and can really sing slow ballads well. I’ve never heard any of his pop music and was pleasantly surprised.

    As long as Eddie Montgomery’s prostate cancer hasn’t metastasized, he should be just fine. Its usually a slow growing, self-contained form of cancer.

    Link Title: “Big & Rich aren’t done, yet.” Damn, that’s the worst news I’ve heard since the last time Obama opened his mouth and spoke to foreign dignitaries on one of his recent trips.

    Chris Scruggs rocks! He always does a great job when he’s on the Grand Ole Opry and is actually just as entertaining or more so than his pal Chuck Mead. Go Chris!

  2. Devin
    November 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    @Rick At first I thought that Big & Rich getting back together was terrible news too, BUT think of it this way. As a duo, they are only putting out half as much terrible music as two solo acts! It’s a blessing in disguise for sure.

  3. Chris N.
    November 20, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    If this is the Bride of Frankenstein, call me Frankenstein: http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/3996639.jpg

  4. luckyoldsun
    November 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Rick–
    Didn’t Big & Rich do something called “Raising McCain”??

    I think they run with the anti-Obama crowd.

  5. Barry Mazor
    November 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Big and Rich are of different political persuasions. It’s John Rich who does a lot of work for Republicans.

  6. Rick
    November 20, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    LuckyOldSun, it actually saddens me that Egoman John Rich is an outspoken Republican. He is so obnoxious (something I can personally relate to!) that I wish he would have stayed in the closet politically. Trace Adkins is a far better example of a right thinking conservative country artist who can eloquently express his views. I’m also a big fan of Charlie Daniels’ outspoken political nature as he puts candyass Obamavoter types in their place.

    Big Kenny is a big, under-age, left over hippie-dippie flower power love child of the 1960’s who doesn’t even have to drop acid to live in a fairytale dream world of “love everybody” silliness. He’s just a big liberal goofball who is mostly harmless…

  7. ALJID
    November 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Poor Eddie Montgomery.. :(

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