Garth Brooks Sells Out Nine Shows; CMA Entertainer Category Causes Confusion; Stream New Bruce Robison/Kelly Willis Song

Brody Vercher | November 8th, 2010

  1. idlewildsouth
    November 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Yea….worked the Garth Brooks onsale. Certainly the biggest one I’ve been involved with in the last 8 years.

  2. MIA
    November 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve seen Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, and Zac Brown Band in concert. As a live act, Garth blows them all away. (Kudos to him for the relief concerts!) Zac Brown Band is a distant second. Lady A and Miranda both have a long way to go. I’ve seen them more than once and they disappointed live each time – they can sing, but they weren’t able to connect with the audience. Definitely premature. They should go check out Garth in concert if they want to see an “Entertainer.” (And no. I’m not a big Garth fan.)

  3. Lewis
    November 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    “Rumor has it that Shania Twain is headed to Vegas.”

    Now why am I not surprised by that and just in time too as she’ll probably join Garth there. Two egomaniacs in action here. Hooray for them both. And how long will it take the newest egomaniac Taylor Swift to jump to Vegas after her career dies out?

  4. Nicolas
    November 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Can’t wait to get Reba’s new album! I’m really excited about it. =)

  5. Thomas
    November 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    … still got some ego-problems, lewis?

  6. Alison
    November 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Went over and listened to some samples of the Reba album- sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to pick it up.

    Wish I could have gotten Garth tickets. I’ve wanted to see him live for almost 20 years. Maybe in Vegas…

  7. idlewildsouth
    November 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I got a few tickets to garth, but would honestly rather see his Vegas show, just for something a little different.

  8. Jon
    November 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Two egomaniacs in action here. Hooray for them both. And how long will it take the newest egomaniac Taylor Swift to jump to Vegas after her career dies out?


  9. Rick
    November 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    It’s nice that Liz Rose’s association with Taylor Swift has allowed her to open her own publishing house! I just knew Taylor must be good for something. I wonder if Liz will sign her daughter Caitlin? Hmm…

    Wow, the rumors about LeAnn Rimes being engaged and her reaction to the story both share my weekly “Who Really Gives A Sh*t(?) Award”! Way to go LeAnn for once again proving how self-absorbed you are!

    The typical Taylor Swift purchasing demographic goes with their Mommy to the nearest big box store where Mommy pays for the CD. Target offering the Deluxe Version pulled a total coup with this one and in yesterday’s ad was offering it for $ 16.99!! Crikey!

    That new Grascals album sounds like fun in concept. Now if they could just refrain from any spurious whoops and hollers it might be listenable! I think they should include the song “Long List Of Heartaches” with someone like Joe Nichols singing lead.

  10. Jon
    November 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Like it or don’t, there’s nothing spurious about the Grascals’ whooping and hollering. It’s something that Jamie Johnson learned back when he was in the Boys From Indiana, who did it for 20 years.

  11. bll
    November 8, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Geesh Lewis, pull the burr out from under your saddle where Garth is concerned. The man just raised 3.5 million dollars for the victims of the floods; that’s not ego, that’s demand for a man who puts on a kick ass live show.

  12. Noeller
    November 9, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Re: Garth — also, let’s not forget this is a guy from Oklahoma, who’s giving back to a City that took him in when he was a young’n and gave him the career and the billions of dollars. As with Urban’s “All For The Hall”, I kinda dig when guys who aren’t “From There” still feel that sense of honour toward the City/Music that gave them a home, and want to give back.

  13. Jon
    November 9, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Just to be clear, most country artists aren’t from here, and “All For The Hall” is an ongoing initiative of the Country Music Foundation that was started years ago and has involved hundreds of artists donating show proceeds for the Hall; the show Urban’s hosted has been one of the biggest, but it’s also one of many, like one the Grascals did back in 2005, or the recent Taylor Swift-Emmylou Harris-Kris Kristofferson show in L.A. (none of them are from Nashville, either).

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