Faith Hill to Join the Pretenders for ‘Crossroads’; New Album Releases; Court Yard Hounds Schedule Live Web Chat

Brody Vercher | January 18th, 2011

  1. WAYNOE
    January 18, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Like him or not, Aldean continues to score impressive numbers for sales and charted singles. How he could not have been nominated for CMA male vocalist is stupid. And he isn’t even close to being my favorite, but numbers do not lie.

  2. Stewman
    January 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Where has Faith Hill been? She’s only released one album in the past 9 years.

  3. SW
    January 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    “Somewhere With You” will surely go down as one of the worst number one songs of all time. Between this one and “Boys of Fall,” Chesney would be well represented on such a list. Any chance of a payola investigation?

  4. Charles Murphy
    January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Any payola investigation would be just as useless as the one led by Elliot Spitzer a few years ago. A little slap on the wrist to a few labels and then “new guidelines” given to record reps on what their boundaries are. Radio programmers and DJs love having their free stuff…gifts, trips, performances, appearance by artists…to give them “incentive” to push songs up the charts. The fact is the record industry HATES the radio industry…but they need each other. It is one big egotistical, monetary circle jerk.

  5. Vicki
    January 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Where has Faith been? I think she’s enjoying life being more “Mom” and “Tim’s Wife” more than any time before (They’ve got teenagers now right? ’nuff said). Besides, she could be like Martina, still trucking on, getting no accolades while the younger “new stars daily” country singers keep growing and growing. I think she’s at peace with it all, doing more when she feels led to do so.

  6. Rick
    January 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Darn, I was so hoping Faith Hill would do a Crossroads episode with Pat Benatar or Patti Smith instead! Again I say darn. On the other hand I’d love to hear Chrissie Hynde sing “My City Was Gone” ie the Rush Limbaugh Show bumper music theme song!

    I voted in the Lone Star Music Awards poll and I’m not familiar with the music of hardly any band on there, so I went by how cool the names sounded instead. It was fun voting for Elizabeth Cook, but I don’t see the Texas connection? Oh well….

    Rory Lee Feek is going to be upset that Steve Christopher beat him to the marketplace with a “Dog Country” album! Rory has wanted to release one for years but label interest has been underwhelming.

    Calling the oracle of Jon W.! Jon, is Jonathan Byrd a different artist than the Jon Byrd who released his “Byrd’s Auto Parts” album a couple of years ago? That’s almost as confusing as Jon Randall starting to use the name Jon Randall Stewart instead! Crikey!

  7. Matt B
    January 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    “Payola” isn’t what’s the issue with radio, it’s a label spending the man hours to promote a single to radio that gets it up the charts and in the case of newer/lesser established artists, there are some ‘free’ to the station concerts that become listener events. They are ‘free’ promotions for radio and labels and the costs eventually shift to the artists, that is if the artists gets an album out in stores. otherwise the label eats the costs associated.

    You can call that “payola” if you want but that’s not what got Chesney’s song up the charts. Chesney’s fans and fans of Country Radio (Today’s Country, or whatever you wanna call it) liked the song quite a bit to get it up the charts.

  8. Jon
    January 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    >on, is Jonathan Byrd a different artist than the Jon Byrd who released his “Byrd’s Auto Parts” album a couple of years ago?

    Yes.

    That’s almost as confusing as Jon Randall starting to use the name Jon Randall Stewart instead!

    “Starting” isn’t quite right; that’s his name, and it appeared as such when he was a Nash Rambler, etc. When he was taking a shot at a major label solo career, some genius decided that it might be too confusing with at least one John Stewart out there, so they made his middle name his last name. I think he appreciates being able to go by his own name now.

  9. Jon
    January 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Besides, she could be like Martina, still trucking on…

    And this would be a problem because….?

  10. Larry
    January 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    No way, SW. Somewhere With You is the best #1 country song in years. It’s Kenny’s best work in at least the last five years, maybe longer. It’ll go down as a classic.

  11. Noeller
    January 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I’ll second the notion that “Somewhere With You” isn’t all that bad. I wasn’t hooked immediately but after a few listens, that fast (almost rapping) chorus kinda gets to you. It’s very catchy, and thematically, at least, it’s a bit different for KC. I’ll put a thumb most of the way up for this one.

  12. SW
    January 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Larry, I enjoy your sarcasm.

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