John Michael Montgomery Will Cover Outlaw Hits For New Album

Brody Vercher | May 15th, 2009

  1. Paula_W
    May 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

    “Dateline NBC is devoting an entire hour to Taylor Swift on May 31.”

    In my best Faith Hill voice …. WHAT????

  2. J.R. Journey
    May 15, 2009 at 11:48 am

    My thoughts exactly, Paula.

  3. Mike Parker
    May 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    JMM making an outlaw country album? For me that’s a bit like Jamey Johnson making an album of 98 Degrees, NSync, and Backstreet Boys songs.

  4. Brady Vercher
    May 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    The JMM outlaw album sounds kind of odd, but his voice has changed a bit as demonstrated on his last album and I thought different kind of material would work better for him, so it could turn out kinda cool. At least he’s taking a chance rather than rehashing the same formula.

  5. Razor X
    May 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    “Dateline NBC is devoting an entire hour to Taylor Swift on May 31.”

    In my best Faith Hill voice …. WHAT????

    The question that immediately entered my mind was not “what?” but “why?” I’m guessing that at some point in the near future it will be announced that NBC will be airing some Taylor Swift specials.

  6. Chris N.
    May 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Er, is it really that rare for incredibly popular artists who sell millions of records to be on TV?

  7. Brady Vercher
    May 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    But when was the last time Dateline gave Carrie Underwood an hour of airtime…oh wait, I better not compare those two…

  8. Razor X
    May 15, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Er, is it really that rare for incredibly popular artists who sell millions of records to be on TV?

    It’s rare for an entire hour of what is supposed to be a news program to be devoted to an entertainer (and I use the term loosely in Taylor’s case).

  9. Chris N.
    May 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Have you actually seen that show? It’s “news” in the very loosest sense of the term.

  10. Razor X
    May 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Have you actually seen that show? It’s “news” in the very loosest sense of the term.

    I haven’t seen it in a very long time. I avoid watching NBC whenever possible, particuarly for news.

  11. Rick
    May 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    As for Jim Malec’s review where he said “The Flatlanders “Hills and Valleys” earns two and a half stars, calling the latter, “more inconsequential than iconic”.” I’d recommend that Jim stay away from Texas a Don Imus for a spell till the hard feelings simmer down….

    Trailer’s retouched album titles include some gems as usual. I’m not so sure about the Rhonda Vincent album title though…

    Taylor Swift is a pop culture media icon right now and I’m actually surprised there haven’t been other prime time TV specials on her recently. Speaking of teeny-bopper pop culture, the second installment of the Jonas Brothers TV show on the Disney Channel took a huge ratings drop compared to the first week. Turns out Nickelodeon placed a special “iCarly” episode in the same time slot and stole a good chunk of the tween girl audience away! (lol)

  12. Rick
    May 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Weekend Opry Alert! Ashton Shepherd, who sadly hasn’t had a new single on radio for many months now, will be on tonight’s Opry. The Saturday Night Opry will feature Charlie Daniels, Jewel, and David Nail along with the regulars. After the Saturday Opry Jesse McReynolds and his Virginia Boys (and Girl) will be the hosts of the Ernest Tubb Record Shop Midnite Jamboree. I’m looking forward to that show and especially if they cover a lot of old country classics like they do on the Opry.

  13. Trailer
    May 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    C’mon Rick, don’t you think Rhonda is quite fetching?

  14. Stormy
    May 15, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    If you like Rock, Caroyln Wonderland is really great.

  15. Rick
    May 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Trailer, its just Rhonda is a gal in her 40’s with children in their 20’s. Referring to her as a “Nice Piece of Bluegrass” just strikes me as slightly inappropriate somehow…(lol) But then again they did really get her gussied up for the last couple of album covers, so I guess sexy sells in Bluegrass too!

  16. Michael
    May 16, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Hmmmmm… who is less credible than John Michael Montgomery (singer of 90s hit songs as I Love the Way You Love Me, I Swear and I Can Love You Like That) to cover the hits of the Outlaw movement? Um… um… oh, wait! I’ve got one. Bryan White.

  17. Trailer
    May 16, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I get ya, Rick. I did not know that about her. I was just going on my gut reaction to her covers, no disrespect intended. Bet she might be at least a little flattered. ;)

  18. Jon
    May 16, 2009 at 10:02 am

    There’s no “they” when it comes to Rhonda’s album covers or any other aspect of her image – or, for that matter, any other aspect of her business; she controls it all pretty tightly.

  19. Steve M.
    May 17, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Could it be Dateline is actually focusing on Taylor Swift for one of their “To Catch a Predator” episodes”? After all, she violates the ears of millions of Americans each day on the radio.

  20. Guy
    May 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Hold on, now … let’s give John Michael a chance here. Cutting “outlaw” songs sounds like it might end up being a pretty cool project.

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