January Mailbag: What Is Lady Antebellum’s Name?
Tim McGraw, what would Chris do?
I’m not Tim McGraw, but I’ll take a crack at it. Chris Neal would write a pithy album review. Chris Lindsey would check The 9513 for mentions of his name and get into heated exchanges with Hollerin’ Ben. Chris Cagle would just keep on being boring. – CM
What is the point of “Love Story” by Taylor Swift?
To flaunt Swift’s mastery of classic literature and give Justin Gaston an excuse to wear a poofy shirt. – CM
Why can’t I get “All Summer Long” on iTunes?
Kid Rock thinks a private retailer setting prices is socialism. He also thinks “All Summer Long” is Country Music. So I guess the final answer is that you can’t get “All Summer Long” on iTunes because Kid Rock doesn’t really know the meaning of a lot of words. – Ben
How do I go on a date with Taylor Swift?
Just promise her you’ll do her wrong in some horrific, dramatic way so she’ll be able to make millions off the relationship. — Karlie
How do I just stop Richie McDonald?
Rest assured that The 9513 staffers are working on that problem around the clock. – CM
What is the least gay Taylor Swift song for a guy to sing?
Not sure, but when you find it, just make sure you can perform while wearing the least gay ascot you can get your hands on. – Ben
There aren’t levels of “gay,” just as there aren’t any Taylor Swift songs that guys should sing…ever. – Kelly
Any one that’s not about falling in love with/breaking up with a boy. Actually, never mind. – Jim
How do I found out who has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame?
By extispicy, an ancient Mesopotamian process of divination which involves reading the entrails of a ritual sacrifice. Or you could just look on the Hall of Fame website. – Juli
What is Lady Antebellum’s name?
Lady Antebellum. Is this a trick question? – CM
Who is Country Music’s singer of the decade?
I’m gonna have to go with Justin Timberlake. – Jim
What is the best song about soldiers?
“Crank That” by Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – Karlie
What does Shinola mean?
It means that Dolly Parton’s attempt at a topical reference came about 60 years late. – CM
When does Jessica Andrews’ everything come out?
I would hope only in the privacy of her home or the company of her husband. – CM
Only after she has had enough Shinola. – Kelly
Who is the guy singer in “Lookin’ For A Good Time?”
Dave Haywood. No, no, just kidding. It’s Charles Kelley, one of Lady Antebellum’s two lead singers (the other is Hillary Scott). – CM
What happened to Eric Church?
He was born, grew up, went to Nashville, wrote songs like “Lightning”, “Two Pink Lines”, and “My Kind of Love” that trivialize life and pretend to significance while being shallow and annoying, billed himself as a new Kristofferson, and is soon to be releasing a new record in which he intends to insult our collective intelligence while posturing like a badass (who is also sensitive) on the cred he gained by growing a beard. – Ben
What is “Lightning” by Eric Church about?
It’s about how the only inmates worth humanizing are the ones who killed someone in self-defense while trying to get food for his hungry baby (and therefore would not be eligible for the death penalty), is sorry for what he’s done, and has fully accepted his execution because he likes how cool it is to compare the electricity of the chair to lightning, which is in the sky, which reminds him of heaven (also in the sky). – Ben
How do I cut my hair like Kellie Pickler?
Why would you cut your hair to be like Kellie? Don’t you know you’re beautiful, just the way you are? – Karlie
She has hair? I guess I need to look a little higher up next time. – Kelly
When did Carrie Underwood write so small?
When she had tiny hands. – Ben
When does Dierks Bentley’s Feel That Fire CD come out?
I think the term is actually VD. After a dose of penicillin, that fiery feeling should be on its way out. – Juli
Who was the first to sing “Window Up Above?”
George Jones, who also wrote it. – Ben
Why isn’t Conway Twitty in the Grand Ole Opry?
The Opry has to have standards. Not everyone can have the vocal ability, song catalog and sex appeal of more deserving members like Craig Morgan. – Karlie
How do I play “I Will” by Jimmy Wayne?
Sit alone in your room, light some candles, spend a little time thinking sensitive thoughts, look up tabs on the internet, play the song. – Ben
How old are Joey & Rory?
Old enough to be Taylor Swift’s parents. – Karlie
Joey + Rory are so old that they recorded their first demo on wax cylinder. – Jim
What is there to do in Wichita for teens?
Contemplate how much it sucks to be a teen stuck in Wichita. – Jim
What kind of jeans does Kenny Chesney wear?
Those are not really jeans, but a quart of Sherwin-Williams Jamaica Bay applied with a roller. Should that color be discontinued, I imagine Chesney will return to his old standard Gap Kids. – Juli
Faith Hill chewing out fan who grabbed Tim McGraw.
I’m still ticked about that, I was just trying to see if Tim and Kenny wore the same jeans, OK FAITH?!?!?!?! – Kelly
- Leeann Ward: Thanks, NM. I like a good pop hook, to be honest. So, maybe I need to try it again.
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
- Barry Mazor: Matter of fact, as always--I did. The notes say the album was recorded & mixed by and at "The …
- Roger: Looking forward to picking up the Jamey Johnson Christmas EP - love all of those songs and can't wait for …
- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I can always use more dobro in my life! Thanks for the Phil Leadbetter tip! I haven't been able to …
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim. The record's more or less out of Austin. But I'm sure they're also good in El Paso...
- Jim Z: Dirty River Boys are from El Paso, Texas.