Elizabeth Cook Joins Cast of Conway Twitty Musical

Brody Vercher | March 31st, 2009

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  1. Sam G
    March 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I think Michael Gallucci ran out of inspiration for his list about half-way through and just turned to the Billboard charts to complete the story.

    Also new this week is “Lost Channels” from Canadian folkish group Great Lake Swimmers. The whole album is streaming on their Myspace page, http://www.myspace.com/greatlakeswimmers.

  2. Andrew
    March 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

    “five Nashville artists who don’t suck: Gary Allan, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Sugarland and Taylor Swift”

    Well, four out of five isn’t bad.

  3. Drew
    March 31, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    You wouldn’t know Sugarland doesn’t suck from their last 3 single releases.

    Definitely agree about “Shuttin’ Detroit Down”, probably the best thing on the charts right now.

    Fairly satisfied with both Urban and Atkins new albums… some duds for sure on both of them, but at least decent musical material, which is about all I expect from the current crop of artists.

  4. Drew
    March 31, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    And is Elizabeth Cook the cleavage host from Nashville Star? Or who was that?

  5. Leeann Ward
    March 31, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Elizabeth Cook has a much more compelling voice than Twitty’s daughter.

  6. Rick
    March 31, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Drew, you are thinking about CMT hostess Katie Cook. Its great to hear that Elizabeth is getting a steady gig like that which will introduce her to a new audience. Personally I think Elizabeth would make a great “Louise” character on the revival of “Always Patsy Cline”.

    Speaking of Justin Townes Earle, he will be performing here in Los Angeles this Thursday night at the Spaceland Club in Silverlake (northwest of Echo Park) along with Jason Isbell. That same night I’ll be heading down to the Anaheim House of Blues to see Kate & Kacey Coppola perform at a KKGO sponsored “ACM Kick-Off Concert”. When its a choice between real talent and pretty girls, well you know…

  7. Brody Vercher
    March 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Drew, do yourself a favor and check out Cook’s MySpace. Her best material isn’t in the player, but you should get a good feel for her music.


    Sidenote: I added Caitlin & Will’s EP to the list of releases.

  8. Hollerin' Ben
    March 31, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    “He notes that not all country music sucks though, and lists five Nashville artists who don’t suck: Gary Allan, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Sugarland and Taylor Swift”

    Amazingly, I too agree with him on 4 of these 5 (though Allan just barely makes this list, his material is way way questionable at times).

    But once we dismiss Brad Paisley from the list, who is a suitable fifth?

    I’m thinking Joey + Rory or Leann Womack (though, like Allan, they both merely reach mediocre status imo. Though sadly that is quite the accomplishment in Nashville these days).

  9. Barry M
    March 31, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Elizabeth and Katie should not be confused

  10. Drew
    March 31, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Yep yep, I have her album on my computer, just forgot. I liked most of it, except the title track.

  11. nm
    March 31, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Elizabeth is rarely confused. Katie, I don’t know.

    Drew, she has a bunch of albums. They are pretty remarkable, taken all together.

  12. Chris D.
    March 31, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I have to say, I really like the SHeDAISY songs- especially “Unsatisfied”.

  13. Rick
    April 1, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Rick’s Random Tidbits:
    Here’s more om Elizabeth Cook joinging the Twitty musical cast:
    http://www.countrystandardtime.com/news/newsitem.asp?xid=2749

    PS – If anyone has doubts about King Kenny’s position at the top of the Top 40 country heap, check out the top 5 new single station adds this week at reporting stations:
    “The MediaBase Most-Added Country Tunes:
    1) Kenny Chesney/Out Last Night (69 Adds)
    2) Brad Paisley/Then (25 Adds)
    3) Keith Urban/Kiss A Girl (18 Adds)
    4) Toby Keith/Lost You Anyway (16 Adds)
    5) Jack Ingram/Barefoot And Crazy (13 Adds)
    (Each week when I see these lists it reminds me why I lost interest in mainstream country radio….)

  14. Peter
    April 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Good to see you haven’t lost interest in trashing it. Every post you can….

  15. Stormy
    April 1, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Only eight months elapsed between the release of Justin Townes Earle’s The Good Life and the recent Midnight at the Movies, and he told CMT’s Chris Parton that his next record is already written, but he doesn’t want people to expect such a prolific output for his entire career.

    Ryan Adams–you have a sucessor.

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