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Brody Vercher | August 30th, 2010

  1. Jon
    August 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Chicago Tribunes‘ Bob Gendron thinks Rascal Flatts Saturday show at the United Center could have passed for a special episode of American Idol

    Ah, yes, another rock critic opining on country music. What would we do without ‘em.

  2. Stewman
    August 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Just because you have a specific beat, doesnt mean he is unable to have cogent thoughts about another topic. In this day and age of print downsizing many journo’s have to multi-task beyond their known industry.
    What is so off about his insight, other than RF is a “fish in a barrel” target at this point.

  3. Noah Eaton
    August 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    “Colder Weather” simply HAS to be released as a single at some point.

    I believe it’s their best song lyrically to date, with a brand of songwriting resembling Van Morrison’s body of work, Adam Duritz’s introspective narration and Marc Cohn’s cinematic storytelling quality. The devastation is genuine in the track but also doesn’t veer to the syrupy, while clear realistic imagery is painted from the dreary truck-stop diner in Lincoln to falling in and out of a proverbial lost and found.

    If it’s any indication, along with this track, of the maturity of the band’s songwriting on “You Get What You Give”…………..this will be an outstanding album era for them. (I’ve already heard a few other live versions of tracks from the forthcoming album on YouTube and also believe the songwriting has improved notably, as I love “The Foundation” but had one minor criticism all along of there not being as much depth to most of the song lyrics as I would have liked, other than “Toes”, “Highway 20 Ride” and “Sic ‘Em on a Chicken”, where I felt Brown relied a little too much on overused themes as a lyrical crutch despite him and his band still elevating the material to well above-average with their musicianship and organic production)

  4. Razor X
    August 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Jamey Johnson must be about what — 12 — in that photo?

  5. Dave D.
    August 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Kitty and Johnnie have been married 72 years. Bravo!

  6. Saving Country Music
    August 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Infamous Stringdusters and Trampled by Turtles is an exciting pairing.

    I guess Ryan Bingham is now purposely trying to alienate everyone not restrained by the velvet handcuffs of Southern California instead of trying to do so passively. I hope he’s making some good friends out there.

  7. Jon
    August 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm
  8. BLL
    August 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Trisha Yearwood is a hoot!

  9. Kelly
    August 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I love Bingham, but he is kinda blind if he really doesnt get it, and thinks that his hat or where he has lived are the main reasons people “think” he plays country music. Yes, he mixes in a good dose of good ol’ southern rock, but there are plenty of country tunes on mescolito and roadhouse sun to give people the impression that he plays at least some country, even if its not the way he sees it, or all that he does play.

  10. Brody Vercher
    August 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Jamey Johnson must be about what — 12 — in that photo?

    Seriously. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him with less facial hair.

  11. BRETT ROBERTS
    August 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Harlem River Blues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Rick
    August 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    That Jamey Johnson album was released in 2002 according to the CD jacket. I bought a copy from a Nashville industry insider type who started off selling internal label CD’s on eBay and then went to using an email list of his previous customers when the labels went after him! One of Nashville’s publishing houses named Wrensong found out he was selling copies of demo CDs Ashley Monroe had cut of her Wrensong compositions and brought legal action! Needless to say that little side business fell by the wayside…

    Just before he got busted the insider was trying to sell these Jamey CDs for $ 150 each as interest was up due to the success of “In Color”. He seemed to have quite a lot of them, so who knows what he’s done with them since then.

    Bobby Bare Jr. sang some of his new songs recently on “Music City Roots” and they were okay I guess. As far as talented country music offspring go, I think Chris Scruggs kicks little Bobby Jr’s ass music wise! (lol) The best part of Bobby Jr’s live show was the singing of his mother, who can still belt them out!

    My best birthday wishes to Kitty Wells! May there be many more!

  13. Jon
    August 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Pics that went out with pre-release copies of The Dollar didn’t have any beard to speak of.

  14. Barry Mazor
    August 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    So in 2002, Jamey J would have been 27. Anybody here want to relegate that to baby status ?

  15. Brody Vercher
    August 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm
  16. Razor X
    August 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Good one, Brody.

  17. Mike Wimmer
    August 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    The new Zac Brown Band album is showing a lot of potential.

    I wish some of the songs on that Jamey Johnson album would be released or re-recorded. “Old Faded Diamond” is brilliant.

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