Garth Brooks Unretires; Colonel Tommy Cash; Stream Drew Kennedy; Taylor Swift to Host SNL

Brody Vercher | October 15th, 2009

1 Ping

  1. [...] Has Colonels? Posted on October 15, 2009 by Aunt B. So, I’m reading along down this post at The9513, and I see that they have learned, via press release, that Governor Bredesen made Tommy Cash an [...]
  1. Lucas
    October 15, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Note to self: book show in Vegas which is coincidentally the day before/after a Garth show.

  2. Lucas
    October 15, 2009 at 10:21 am

    1. I’ll be watching that SNL
    2. For those of you introduced in my constant rants about untalented singers and talk about compression/autotune/phasers/etc…. check this out:
    …see, now you’re with me!

  3. Chris N.
    October 15, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Is it impolite to laugh at your own jokes?

  4. PC
    October 15, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Really digging the new DK album.

  5. Steve M.
    October 15, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Garth Brooks is rapidly becoming Brett Farve.

  6. Kelly
    October 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    no, favre at least has done his back and forth without taking any time off, at this point, Brooks is more like george foreman or michael jordan…

  7. Leeann Ward
    October 15, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I’m thinking “retirement” wasn’t the smartest word for Garth to have used regarding his extended break. When I think “retired”, I think “no longer doing the job.” In Garth’s case, I don’t think he ever intended to never be an artist again, just take a break for awhile. I think he would have avoided a lot of ribbing if he had just used a better word to describe it.

  8. Mike Parker
    October 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I agree Leeanne. This sounds more like he’s just tired of people saying, “I thought you were retired.” every time he makes an appearance. I read that he’s still not “planning” on releasing new music or having a real tour for awhile.

  9. Thomas
    October 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    vegas or paradise? …stupid question.

  10. Brady Vercher
    October 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Here’s a rundown of a few things Garth commented on earlier.

    To record an album, I know, living here, it took us six months to record an album. I can’t imagine what it would take not living here and coming back and forth. Again, somehow Strait does it with ease, which is something I can’t do. As far as a tour, you know me, man. If I can’t eat it, sleep it, breathe it, then it ain’t me. So I don’t see that happening.

    As far as that explanation goes, I like that outlook on creating music. The unionization talk later in the article is pretty absurd, though.

  11. Sean
    October 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Love the Haiku!!!! ahahahahaha

  12. Lucas
    October 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    There does need to be an artist’s union, 360 deals and rights are out of control.

  13. idlewildsouth
    October 15, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    yes. Unions are always a good thing….

  14. highwayman3
    October 15, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I wonder now that Garth is un-retired if he will pay a visit to the Opry for a long awaited return to that stage. I wish more of these artists would show the Opry some love. Like Alan Jackson, what has he been doing all year? I’m sure he had a space Tuesday/Friday/Satuday night he could have slipped over to the Opry house, in between running errands, sang a song or two, and made he back home by 9:15pm. Is that too much to ask for in this day in age? If you’re a member, earn it.

  15. Leeann Ward
    October 15, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    From what I’ve heard and read, Garth has made it clear that he will do whatever the Opry asks him to do and that they have an open invitation to invite him to appear on it. For whatever reason, it just doesn’t seem that they’re taking him up on the offer all too much. He did say something about the Opry deserving more from him (or something like that)in his first press conference today.

  16. Chris N.
    October 16, 2009 at 9:45 am

    One thing that puzzled me: Why would making a record necessarily involve six months of going back and forth to Nashville? Why doesn’t he build a home studio and just record there? I think he has the money.

  17. Leeann Ward
    October 16, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I wondered the same thing, Chris. He wouldn’t be the first person not to record in Nashville.

  18. Jon
    October 16, 2009 at 10:32 am

    There’d be a lot more headaches that way. At least in the short term.

  19. Lucas
    October 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Because he has loyalty to certain musicians and his producer… I highly doubt he doesn’t have a home studio, he lives in a mansion and his place in Goodlettsville has a indoor basketball court.

  20. Guy
    October 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    The Garth “one-man show” concept could be cool in Vegas. On the other hand, if it falters, he could ditch the one-man concept and slowly return to a full-band show with more energy; just not the Mega-Garth circus shows he was known for.

  21. Chris N.
    October 16, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Pretty sure the musicians and producer would come to him.

  22. Jon
    October 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    “Pretty sure the musicians and producer would come to him.”

    I wouldn’t be – I mean, I wouldn’t rule it out, but it’s not exactly a simple proposition, especially if you’re talking about taking 6 months to cut an album.

  23. Rick
    October 16, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Alert: Rosanne Cash will be a featured musical guest on this Saturday’s (October 17) “A Prairie Home Companion”! I’m really looking forward to this and its even worth enduring Garrison Keillor’s nauseating fawning over Chairman Mao Tse Obama….

  24. Leeann Ward
    October 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    The thing that makes me agree with Jon on Garth is that it’s no secret that Garth is very intense/perfectionist, including when it comes to recording albums. So, I wonder if the logistics of bringing his favorite musicians to record in Oklahoma would just be too much trouble to outweigh the benefit for whoever bank rolls the project. Garth is likely very aware of his perfectionist tendencies and may not want to even go there.

  25. Stormy
    October 16, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Looks like Norah Jones will have a new cd out in November which will feature a version of Cry, Cry Cry and songs she wrote with Ryan Adams.

  26. highwayman3
    October 17, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Daughtry performing on the CMA’s is just what the awards show needs! Just like the VHI Hip Hop Honors needs George Strait to rap one of their hits for them. Taylor and Carrie wasn’t enough to promote the show and draw in viewers, we need a rock band to lure in views to country music’s biggest night.

  27. Lucas
    October 17, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Darn-it anyway, Garth Brooks tickets are $125. How the heck are we supposed to afford that?

  28. Lucas
    October 17, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Pardon me, $143 after tax and service charges. My gosh.

  29. Jon
    October 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I reckon that Brooks has enough tucked away that bankrolling a project that involved importing folks to Oklahoma over – or even for – a 6 month period would be within the realm of possibility. And Allen Reynolds doesn’t appear to be too busy these days, so that probably wouldn’t be an issue. But studio guys are studio guys in large part because they like to sleep in their own beds. And their personal business models are built around availability; going away for an extended period of time, or even intermittently but frequently for the same, means foregoing a lot of other work and lowering their profiles. You can make up financially for the missing sessions by paying them more, but you can’t mitigate the negative impact on their long-term prospects; the producers move on down their call lists, and the player may never hear from them again – at least, that’s the fear that virtually every session player has virtually every time he turns down a job. And that’s the real problem that would have to be dealt with.

  30. Jon
    October 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Funny how Vince Gill’s name is missing from the Daughtry huffing & puffing.

Tagged In This Article

// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

Current Discussion

  • Paige: Oh damn. :( I never commented here and I haven't been listening to any music at all since Thanksgiving (it …
  • Dave W.: Just read the news here. Will miss E145 very much - love this site. All the best to you Juli …
  • Leeann Ward: Oh, dang! This is real. Farewell to the most generous, informative, quality, intelligent, consistent, ethical country music blog! You …
  • bll: Thanks Juli for all the great articles and information; you'll be missed by me and I suss several others. Best …
  • Both Kinds of Music: I hope people appreciate the irony that one of the best "Americana" albums is titled Metamodern Sounds in COUNTRY Music.
  • Barry Mazor: I would not rule out that possibility..There's a different set of voters involved..
  • Dana M: Does anyone else think that Brandy Clark actually has a good chance of winning since this isn't a country awards …
  • Juli Thanki: UPDATE: Brandy Clark got a Best New Artist nom. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM: Rosanne Cash -- The River & The Thread John Hiatt -- Terms …
  • luckyoldsun: Glenn Campbell is great and I'd love to see him get an award, but the words of that song may …
  • Casey Penn: Juli, it was an honor to write for you here on You're good at what you do, and The …

Recently Reviewed Albums

  • walkerandthetexasdangers3
  • deadmanstown
  • tom t hall storytellers
  • paulthorntooblessed
  • duhksbeyondtheblue
  • kelleymickwee
  • sandrarhodes
  • candi staton