Faith Hill Celebrates Post-Katrina Rebuild; Country Music Hall Expected to Double in Size; James Otto Welcomes Daughter

Brody Vercher | August 25th, 2010

  1. James Otto Sweet Heart
    August 25, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I love James Otto SO much!!! (big smile)

    God bless you and him and Amy Katherine and their little Ava always!!!

    Holly in East Tennessee

  2. Jon
    August 25, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Gotta love the “blah blah blah” tag that Kelly put on his Jamey Johnson grafs.

  3. Lewis
    August 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t know where Tom Roland gets the notion that Randy Rogers has the voice of Tammy Wynette when Randy doesn’t remotely sound like her at all. Hopefully he meant it as a joke or something or whether it was meant to be insulting, it’s just that I don’t get where he gets off at thinking that Randy’s voice sounds like Tammy.

  4. Jon
    August 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Roland says neither that Randy Rogers has the voice of Tammy Wynette nor that his voice sounds like Tammy. Perhaps if you followed the link and read what he actually wrote…

  5. Kelly
    August 25, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Jon – I do a lot of that (on my blog, especially). I guess some of us are just more honest about it than others :-)

  6. Ben Foster
    August 25, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Randy Rogers – the male Tammy Wynette? I’ve never picked up on that myself.

    I’m very excited about the expansion of the Hall of Fame. I can’t wait to see it when it’s all finished!

  7. Leeann Ward
    August 25, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I can kind of see the Wynette comparison as it was made, actually, but I’ve never thought of it myself. I always think that Rogers’ phrasing is similar to Steve Earle’s.

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