Jamey Johnson Dominates ‘Nashville Scene’ Critics Poll; ACM Plans Tribute to Women of Country; Todd Snider on Bob Dylan

Brody Vercher | January 27th, 2011

  1. Leeann Ward
    January 27, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I’m going to be lucky enough to see Rodney Crowell in March as part of his tour to support the book. I can’t wait. It’ll be just him and his guitar and stories.

  2. Brody Vercher
    January 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Don’t miss this either (stolen from Juli’s Facebook):

  3. Jason
    January 27, 2011 at 11:37 am

    That Todd Snider piece is terrific. I really do appreciate you guys pointing out stuff like that – which I would normally miss. Keep it up!

  4. Thomas
    January 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    …a crazy way of rockin’ the beer gut.

  5. Noeller
    January 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    that sit down with Vince Gill is pretty good. I love it when the truly honourable guys of the business are so open about the fact that today’s mainstream Country is completely uninteresting. Preach it, Brother Vinny!! :)

  6. Jon
    January 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Actually, that “sit down” was conducted by a regrettably misinformed interviewer, and it is the case that a great many artists in a great many genres, especially older artists, don’t pay much attention to current releases – and why should they? So taking that as a comment on quality is a bad idea.

  7. Matt B
    January 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Noeller,

    If that were really the case, why would Vince still sing on so many of these ‘bad’ newer artists’ records?

  8. Rick
    January 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    The Nashville Scene article on Elizabeth Cook was a good read. So was Robert K. Oermann’s article on Jamey Johnson. Todd Snider’s disjointed babblings about meeting hopefully Bob Dylan were idiotic in true Obamavoter fashion. I would call Todd’s writing style in that piece “stream of unconsciousness”…

    Why would a person with as good to taste in country music as Vince Gill waste time listening to today’s contemporary Top 40 pop-rock country schlock? I would have been extremely surprised if Vince would have said he does keep up on the scene.

    Back in September when I saw Elizabeth Cook live for the first time, she dedicated part of her show to Charlie Louvin due to his failing health. That video blog she’s now made about his passing is even more touching. Elizabeth proves yet again she is a total class act.

  9. Barry Mazor
    January 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Rick, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the photo Elizabeth currently uses as her profile pic on Facebook. She’s singing and dancing, gleefully, with Todd Snider. A typical East Nashville event.

  10. Ben Foster
    January 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I wonder how Brody knew that by far the most effective way to arrest my attention would be with the phrase “Hear Juli Thanki talk.” Juli has a cool voice. Plus now I finally know how to pronounce her last name.

  11. Paul W Dennis
    January 27, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Buddy Charleton was part of the greatest country group ever , the 1960s version of the Texas Troubadours – RIP

  12. p thornton
    June 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    thank goodness and good taste we dont listen to your opinions! Otherwise we would miss most all of the greatest singers (example: luke bryan).

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