Football Game Rumor Causes Minor Frenzy Over Death of Dolly Parton

Brody Vercher | August 25th, 2008

  1. Rainbow
    August 25, 2008 at 11:33 am

    If Dolly had actually died, I’d probably feel as if my grandma died. Shame on those who started that nasty rumor.

  2. stormy
    August 25, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Do you think Taylor Swift realizes that the 80’s have been done before?

  3. Sam G.
    August 25, 2008 at 11:46 am

    I’m trying to wrap my head around spending $75 for a Taylor Swift CD. Today’s 13 year olds must have a lot more spending money and a lot less common sense than I did at that age.

  4. Sam
    August 25, 2008 at 11:50 am

    $75?? What’s it made out of, gold? I really don’t remember being that weird when I was a teenager…

  5. Matt B.
    August 25, 2008 at 11:52 am

    To the Sams,

    NEVER underestimate the power that Tweens and Teens have on what their parents will buy. Those 10,000 special packages WILL sell out.

  6. Chris N.
    August 25, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Fame at last!

  7. Sam G.
    August 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    All Sams are known for their fiscal responsibility (as well as their good taste in music and dashing good looks).

  8. Marc
    August 25, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Joined the group

  9. Paula
    August 25, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    13 year olds must have a lot more spending money and a lot less common sense

    it could be lack of their parents’ common sense, as they are generally the ones shelling out the $$ that 13 yr olds are spending.

  10. Matt B.
    August 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Exactly Paula,

    The parents of the Swift Army Tweens and Teens will do anything to please these children. That’s why Disney Channel is so incredibly popular/a star ‘maker.’

    People aren’t going to Miley Cyrus/Jonas Brothers shows because they’re ‘good’ are they?

  11. Paula
    August 25, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I refuse to be baited into a Miley / Hannah discussion.


  12. Matt B.
    August 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Wasn’t trying to ‘bait’ ya ;) I was just sayin…’

  13. Razor X
    August 25, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I didn’t think 13-year-olds even bought CDs these days. Don’t they download most of their music?

    In fact, it would be interesting to know if Taylor has a higher percentage of digital sales compared to most other country artists.

  14. Paula
    August 25, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    @ Matt — I know you weren’t baiting — but it’s just so easy for me to get started on my rampage about the parents that cater to the whole Miley / Hannah phenomenon.

  15. Thomas
    August 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    a taylor-made cd plus bling-bling. sounds like a gigundo steal at $ 75.00

  16. David Nisbet, Scotland
    August 25, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I almost had a stroke when I read about the Dolly rumour. It will be a really sad day when she is really gone.

  17. Chris N.
    August 25, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Dang, I’ve been forgetting to work “gigundo” into my conversations.

  18. Matt B.
    August 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm


    Taylor does rank as the #1 ‘digital’ Country artist to date. But that doesn’t mean she’s sold ‘albums’ in the sense that we remember: She’s sold 164,776 of her 3 million or so albums digitally. She did sell 146,264 of the single “Change” (#3 overall last week) and 479,000 copies of “Should’ve Said No” over all. Sugarland has sold 450,000 copies of “All I Want To Do” FYI.

  19. Rainbow
    August 25, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Most of the 13 year olds I know only download their music, and most of it illegal.

  20. northtexas
    August 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    “Taylor does rank as the #1 ‘digital’ Country artist to date.”

    According to Country Universe Carrie is the “digital queen”:

  21. Rick
    August 25, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Dolly Parton has chosen to debut here new “9 to 5″ musical stage production here in Los Angeles although I really don’t know why. Dolly has recorded special promo radio ads where she’s singing the song “9 to 5″ with the lyrics altered to be the pitch for the stage show. The singing advertisement is airing on a variety of station formats from talk radio to rock oldies.

    I think the tweens and teens driving the sales of Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus CDs find it easier to beg money off their parents than do the online payment thing for downloads. If they are shopping with Mom at stores that sell music, they know incessant whining/begging can be quite effective….

    Off Topic: I got to meet Hollerin’ Ben Cisneros in person yesterday at the 1100 Springs concert at Safari Sams venue in Hollywood. Even though the concert was free there were only about 15 people in the audience, but the guys in 1100 Springs enjoy what they do so much they didn’t seem to mind! Jeff, the club DJ who books the bands for the Sunday afternoon “Americana Brunches”, requested the great Johnny Cash sound alike song “10 to Life”. Vocalist Matt Hillyer said they don’t perform it live very often because it has too many words, which is a shame if true (although I think he was just jesting?). 1100 Springs puts on a great live show and I highly recommend that anyone who gets a chance to see them live should do it!

  22. Jaime
    August 25, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Well, I will say that the Taylor CD pic is memorable. And that’s probably what her team was going for. But memorable doesn’t make it good!

  23. Patrick
    August 25, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    RE: Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue…. it was on the “San Quentin” album…. not the “Folsom” album.

  24. Troy
    August 25, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Taylor Swift song Change went to number 10 on billboard hot 100 on digital sales alone.

  25. Rick
    August 25, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    A quick “Rick’s Random Tidbits”!:

    The celebrity competitors on the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars” season have been announced and the only two male participants are Lance Bass and 18 year old Cody Linley (from Hannah Montana). So the real question is which lucky guy will get Julianne Hough as his dancing partner? By dancing with Cody Miss Julianne will score a direct hit with the Hannah Montana core audience and may watch her album sales skyrocket to Taylor Swift like levels! (Well maybe anyway…) On the other hand Julianne’s current pretty boy-toy Chuck Wicks would much rather see Julianne paired with Lance Bass, who’s dancing skills reportedly improved dramatically after he came out of the closet….(lol)

  26. Rick
    August 25, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Oh, and speaking of Miley Cyrus, the Onion has done a frightening newscast regarding her future:

  27. Troy
    August 25, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    There are more then two guys on dancing with stars there is also Rocco DiSpirito, Maurice Greene, Warren Sapp, Ted McGinley and Jeffrey Ross.

    Go kim kardashian

  28. Chris D.
    August 25, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Rick, I saw that, and I couldn’t stop laughing for a while. xD

  29. Stormy
    August 25, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I’m rooting for Rocco. They longer he is on the show, the longer he can be on Top Chef.

  30. Paula
    August 25, 2008 at 10:29 pm
  31. Rick
    August 26, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Paula, come on over and join me in posting at Roughstock so Matt B. isn’t quite so lonely! Its a place you can publicly state you don’t care for Miranda Lambert’s major label albums and not get picked on for having good taste in music! (lol)

    As the Langolier of The 9513 that finishes threads off, I just want to post one more interesting article from AllAboutCountry:

    ” WBR Nashville VP/A&R Tracy Gershon Leaves The Label – Former Nashville Star Host/Judge Has Landed Some Of Music’s Greatest Acts:

    Warner Bros Nashville VP/A&R Tracy Gershon has left the building. She is well-known to have two of the best “ears” on Music Row, which she shared with us as one of the judges on a previous season’s Nashville Star on the USA Network.

    Tracy Gershon began her career in the music industry by booking concerts for the University of California Santa Barbara. After graduation, she went to work for Avalon Attractions as a concert promoter, and in 1982, went to work for Backstreet/MCA Records as Senior Director of Creative Services.

    Her passion for country music led her to start her own management company, representing Warner/Reprise Artist Rosie Flores and Curb Artist Jann Browne. While maintaining her management company, she was also hired as a song-plugger by EMI Music and then re-located to Nashville, where she was made Director of Creative Services for EMI Nashville.

    Tracy Gershon has signed some of Music’s most prolific acts, including The Mavericks, Joe Ely, Carlene Carter, James House and Miranda Lambert.

    She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Leadership Music, NARAS, and The Actors Bridge Theater Group.”

    WOW, she started off as a manager for Jann Browne while still based here in Los Angeles. I think I may be in love! (lol)

  32. Matt B.
    August 26, 2008 at 9:25 am

    My guess is that Tracy Gershon got tired of working with Scott Hendricks. When that label loses Cris Lacy they’ll be in some serious trouble.

  33. Paula
    August 26, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Paula, come on over and join me in posting at Roughstock so Matt B. isn’t quite so lonely! Its a place you can publicly state you don’t care for Miranda Lambert’s major label albums and not get picked on for having good taste in music! (lol)

    Ok Rick. I signed up over at Roughstock. I’ll try to pop in from time to time to keep you all from getting so lonely over there.


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