February 2010 Mailbag: Why Does Nashville Star Start Again? What Does George Strait Make?
Why does Nashville Star start again?
Because it has slightly better ratings than an Oxy Clean infomercial. — Jim
What does “we’re having an Indian Summer” mean?
It means you’ve just been extradited from a place you’ve been living for hundreds of years. — Pierce
What is the meaning of “Wild at Heart” by Gloriana?
You don’t even have to pretend to be country to get played on country radio anymore. — CMW
Rascall Flatts, Why?
I have been screaming this question into the abyss for years now, but I get no answer–just the dull, dumb stare of the pitch-black yaw of the eternal nothingness grimly implying that pain and suffering have no reason, no reward, no end. — Stephen
When is Lee Brice’s new album going to come out?
Lee Brice is on Curb Records, so probably never. — Sam
Depends on how much Mike Curb hates him. — Jim
Why do people hate Tim McGraw?
Because he put pop in their country. — Karlie
I can’t speak to anyone else’s reasons, but for me personally, hearing a McGraw song is always sort of bittersweet because it reminds me of happier times spent with Taylor Swift. — CMW
Why was John Rich fired from Lonestar?
The better question is: How did John Rich keep his gig with Lonestar for as long as he did? — CMW
What poetic devices are used in the song “White Horse” by Taylor Swift?
A vice, a chisel, a handsaw and a rubber mallet. — Stephen
What is a song bout guys chasing girls and never getting them?
Your theme song. Zing! — Jim
What is the criteria for nice album?
The album cover must feature a pretty/handsome singer with stylish clothes, a nice smile and perfect hair. The credits must include the names of the songwriters, producers and musicians who appear on every other country album. The acknowledgments must give thanks to God, family, fans and America. The contents of the actual album are negligible. — Sam
Why is George Strait not in the Grand Old Opry?
He won’t be a part of any organization that doesn’t include a Strait pun in its title. — CMW
What does George Strait make?
George Strait puts his pants on just like the rest of us–one leg at a time. Except, when his pants are on, he makes gold records. — Karlie
Stick with him and he’ll have y’all wearing gold-plated diapers! — CMW
What is Lady Antebellum’s real name?
Bobbi with an “i.” — Karlie
What is a good sad song about dads?
“I Love You This Much” by Jimmy Wayne — Jim
Alan Jackson, why don’t we just dance?
I don’t even know your name. – Alan Jackson — CMW
Why does every Jamie O’Neal’s song mention an USA place if she’s Australian? – Felipe
Because “There is no Tangambalanga” is a terrible name for a song. — Sam
While “There Is No Arizona” is kind of obvious, I”m extremely impressed with your perceptiveness on “When I Think About Angels” (Angel City, FL), “Somebody’s Hero” (Hero, MS), and “Trying To Find Atlantis” (Atlantis, MD). — Ken
Who sings “full up to heaven on reals of angels?”
Alan Jackson, in the Marblemouth Remix of “Sissy’s Song.” — CMW
What kind of guitar does Jimmy Wayne play?
If it’s anything like his “walk” “across” America, it’s a guitar that plays itself. — Pierce
How old is Easton Corbin?
However old you think he is, he’s a little more older than that. — Karlie
How to play “Three Little Birds” on guirter.
Since you’re taking the year off, Kenny, you’ll have plenty of time to learn. And to spell “guitar” correctly. — Sam
I assume you mean “garter.” And there’s only one chord so it’s not very difficult–just pull and strum. — Ken
How often should I go to concerts?
It depends. Do you talk through the whole show and/or think it’s hilarious to keep yelling for “Freebird”? — CMW
What? I can’t hear you. CONCERTS, YOU SAY? What? CONCERTS? What? I go all the time! — Ken
How does Miley Cyrus use her voice in “The Climb?”
To expunge every last bit of feeling from a song that had virtually none to begin with. — CMW
What is a guy who prefers female singers?
Anyone who ever heard Jake Owen’s “Eight Second Ride.” — Stephen
How tall is Jason Michael Carroll?
Little-known fact: he’s a pygmy. — CMW
Actually, CMW, you’re confusing Jason Michael Carroll with Justin Moore. — Jim
What does “She Thinks His Name Was John” mean?
It’s the tale of a kind-hearted, but dim-witted hooker. — Stephen
Who is the guy who sings in “Need You Now?”
Mic on: Charles Kelley. Mic off: Dave Haywood. — CMW
Charles Kelley, Kristian Bush, Rory Lee Feek, and any other guy upstaged by a more charismatic woman. — Stephen
Why does Willie Nelson’s guitar have a hole?
That’s where the sound comes out. And where he stashes his…uh…stash. — Stephen
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