Jerrod Niemann Ends Lady Antebellum Streak; Taylor Swift’s New Album; Free Yep Roc Sampler

Brody Vercher | July 22nd, 2010

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  1. Drew
    July 22, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Anybody who knows Corb’s music knows that fits his style perfectly. I hope he records a version of this for his next album.

  2. Stormy
    July 22, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Shouldn’t Taylor’s album be called Don’t Speak Now;Write songs about it later?

  3. Rick
    July 22, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I got to see Sunny Sweeney perform live at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace last in Bakersfield and, as Taylor Swift might say, Sunny was awesome! Backed by a top notch five piece band (including the vital steel guitar), Sunny sparkled throughout her 90 plus minute set consisting of songs off her new album, first album, classic country covers, and a bunch of great new unrecorded “real country” songs. Sunny’s voice is strong and pitch perfect live and her on stage banter of sassy humor totally connected with the capacity audience.

    Fortunately one of the DJ’s at radio station KUZZ (she might even be the Programming Director) absloutely loves Sunny and her music, which hopefully makes this the first of many such future vists to “The Palace”. Well, I can sure hope so anyway. If you love classic country music and Sunny comes your way, don’t even think about not catching her live show!

  4. Kelly
    July 22, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Kevin Fowler keeps making it harder and harder to defend him. This new song is just insane and when I listened to it, I was sad that I would never again have those 3 minutes back after wasting them.

  5. Jon
    July 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Fulks is right about what a great song “Flowers” is, but much as I like Billy’s version, I think the Lonesome River Band’s ( is even better.

  6. Michelle
    July 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Whoa, I had forgotten this song. Both sound great, but I’m still partial to Billy’s version. I’d love to hear Marty Raybon do a cover of this song. I bet he’d do a wonderful cover!

  7. Occasional Hope
    July 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Flowers has also been covered by Chris Young (on his first album), and by the Australian Adam Harvey. I like all the versions I’ve heard.

  8. Jon
    July 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Good thought, Michelle.

  9. Matt Bjorke
    July 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I think as long as a singer is a very good singer (which Yates, Brandon Rickman and Chris Young are), they can sing Flowers. It requires somebody who can emote the simple ‘bare-your-soul’ lyrics.

    Rickman has a voice that recalls Raybon so I can see where it would work if Marty were to do it.

  10. Stormy
    July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Not exactly country music, but might be of interest just the same:
    Robert Duvall is on Fresh Air (NPR) today.

  11. Rick
    July 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    The reason Lady Antebellum’s latest album has sold so well is due specifically to the song “Need You Now”. Unless they can crank out more catchy pop songs with that sort of universal appeal, their days at the top of the country music sales charts could be relatively short lived. In contrast I think Taylor Swift’s tween and teenybopper armies of young girl fans is still intact even without a regular series on Disney of Nickelodeon.

    I think I downloaded that Yep Rock sampler awhile back and tossed most of the songs into the recycle bin. Todd Snider’s voice is a joke these days as he seems to be taking after his former boss John Prine. In stark contrast stands a 2 CD label sampler worth spending real money titled “Hightone Records Anthology – Rockin’ From The Roots”. When compared this new upstart label is more like “Yep (we sell) Schlock”…

  12. Trent
    July 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    James Otto might want to check his sources. His label, Warner Nashville, was giving the song away as part of a free iTunes Sampler in March for People Maganzine and then again for the last 4-5 weeks as part of another sampler. Yeah, I imagine a lot of people have gotten the song free (I did), but not illegally.

  13. Rick
    July 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Elizabeth Cook recently gave a great interview to the folks over at Country Standard Time. I don’t care for “Welder” in its style or execution, and Elizabeth basically explained the reason why in the interview:

    Question: “So, does you listen to a lot of old country music, as she did back during those long nights on Music Row?

    Answer: “I don’t seek it out anymore because I know it,” she admits. “I’m interested in a lot of…, I went and saw Courtney Love last night. I like a lot of hip-hop. I like a lot of garage rock. These are much more exotic to me, and I didn’t have any of my older siblings very much around. I was so much younger than the next one up that turned me onto a lot of music, like so many other people…I think that was their experience. I just heard my mom and dad’s country band. I know a lot of that music. I love it. Obviously, it’s a visceral part of who I am.

    But as a music lover, and just to sort of rely on the art form as part of my life, I’m interested…I’m interested in all artists that seem truly connected to their experience and communicating their experience through their music; that have a very direct, visceral connection. Which Courtney Love has. Which Eminem has. That’s what excites me.”

    That may be nice for Elizabeth, but it sure doesn’t excite me…

    Interview link:

  14. Lucas
    July 23, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Interesting stuff where Trace states that EMI/Capitol Nashville is broke; I would have thought that CNash would be in decent shape, since they have been free of Garth for several years and they have some of the biggest sellers: LA, Keith, Darius among others.

    There may be hope in the next 5-10 years, if the large music conglomerates fail and the music returns to small, independent labels and to its roots. Remember that the huge labels are owned by large corporations and are set up to make $$$ for shareholders, the roots of the music be damned…

  15. Occasional Hope
    July 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I believe EMI internationally is in trouble with heavy debts and a lawsuit over whether it was overvalued when it was last sold.

  16. Guy
    July 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Put some Paul Thorn in your I-Pod. You won’t regret it.

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