Grammy Awards Recognize Americana Roots Music

Brody Vercher | June 8th, 2009

  1. Jeff
    June 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Julianne Hough…what a joke! I’m glad she didnt show up for the concert. LeAnn Womack was 1000 times better than she ever would have been. She’ll certainly never get a chance to play in front of that many people again. Better rethink that decision to quit Dancing.

  2. Rick
    June 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Lee Ann Womack replacing Julianne Fluff must have delighted the real country music fans in the audience. That would have been my reaction anyway.

    I don’t know which as more foolhardy, Stringbean keeping so much cash at home or the fact strangers knew about it…

    Sunny Sweeney will hopefully get her next album out pronto now that she is on the new “Republic Nashville” label. Scott Borchetta lives in and for the Top 40 mainstream country realm, so by signing Sunny she was a fish out of water on the Big Machine roster. Go Sunny!

    Its no wonder Todd Snider is so popular with liberal Democrats, they are all just a big fraternity of active and ex-pot smoker burn outs! (lol)

  3. Nicolas
    June 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I love the childish way of editing singer’s names so instead of Hough its Fluff XD [/end sarcasm]

    PS: I would, too, prefer seeing Womack over Hough though <3 “Call Me Crazy” was such a great album

  4. JD
    June 8, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    “I love the childish way of editing singer’s names so instead of Hough its Fluff ”
    Childish? Seemed like he was just having some fun, Nicolass

  5. Kim
    June 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Thank God Sunny got a new label! Best of luck to her!

    When can we stop caring about Julianne? She probably caught the laryingitis from someone at the Footloose auditions.

    60,000+ people were at the Cowboys Stadium opening. Went over really well. 1.5 billion dollar complex aka Jerryworld is open and ready for football season, and oh the irony in the fact that the Cowboys don’t get to start the season at home! Ha! The first game played in Jerryworld will be against the NY Giants week 2! And we ‘boys fans thought LAST season was embarrassing…We are really in for it now.

  6. Nicolas
    June 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    JD: “Seemed like he was just having some fun, Nicolass”

    But still… it seems childish lol

  7. Chris N.
    June 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Name-calling like a child pretty much guarantees your argument won’t be taken seriously by people who don’t already agree with you.

  8. Jim C
    June 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    anyone else think that “Fast Ryde” is gonna suck?

    and yes, JW I know I’m not supposed to make fun of a band until I hear their music.

  9. Brady Vercher
    June 8, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I thought the same thing, Jim C. I went to check out their MySpace and all they have is a single photo. They already remind me of the Icy Hot Stuntaz.

  10. J.R. Journey
    June 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    This roundup contains my testing ground for whether or not someone really knows their country. If they know who David Akeman is, they know their stuff. I’ve used this for a long time. Cool piece on the man too.

  11. Jeff
    June 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Nearly all of the information in the piece on Stringbean comes directly from Robert K Oermann’s book titled, Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain, Tales of Romance and Tragedy.

    Good book by the way!

  12. Hoggy from Oz
    June 9, 2009 at 2:25 am

    I wish Brad Paisley would come to Australia…

  13. Peter
    June 9, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Lost in that Grammy announcement news…the Polka category is now toast :(

  14. Jim C
    June 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    wow Brady the Stuntaz are my favorite new band!


  15. Jon
    June 9, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    “Lost in that Grammy announcement news…the Polka category is now toast :(”

    Sad, but not surprising, since one guy apparently has a lock on the award until he dies, which most likely will be quite a few years hence. My bet is that the number of people voting in the category was immeasurably tiny, since it was in its own field and voters had to give up one of their 9 slots just to get a lick in on the polka trophy.

  16. Peter
    June 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Jimmy Sturr is the guy you’re talking about, Jon; here in Canada, our polka king Walter Ostanek has been an occasional (three times?) winner and perennial nominee.

    It’s unfortunate but understandable I suppose; still, no polka, no “Streets Of Bakersfield” LOL

  17. Jon
    June 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Yeah, Sturr’s won something like 18 out of 24 – though not, sad to say, with the one for which I wrote liner notes ;-).

  18. ccdixon
    June 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    For those who were curious about Fast Ryde (mentioned above as Sunny Sweeney’s label mates), here is their first single “That Thang”: (thanks to the Pulse Music Board)

    And yes, it is fairly bad.

  19. Brady Vercher
    June 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    We got an email about that Fast Ryde song, but it came with a disclaimer and I was kinda scared to click on it lest I have a mental breakdown and not meet any of my deadlines today.

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