John Rich and Wife Expecting; Brad Paisley and CW Network Team Up; All-Time Favorites

Brody Vercher | October 21st, 2009

  1. Rick
    October 21, 2009 at 11:25 am

    I know the perfect gal for Brad Paisley to cast in his TV show! Remember Mika from the short lived “Nashville” reality series on Fox awhile back? (A show that also included Jamey Johnson and some strange friends of his.) Well Mika is a contestant on the current “Amazing Race” on CBS on Sunday nights and her team is likely the next one to be eliminated, so she’ll be free for the part! (lol)

    Oh great, so now Jim Malec’s head will be even more swelled up than before. Looks like we’ll need Jon to keep him in check now more than ever! Yikes! (lol)

    Whoa, there’s way too many Texas music artists featured today! Oh no, The 9513 is morphing into “Gobblers Knob”! HELP!!!

  2. Mike Parker
    October 21, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Congrats Jim!

  3. stormy
    October 21, 2009 at 11:49 am

    If Mikka were not afraid of everything from water to air and slightly less intelligent than ducks, her team might be doing better.

  4. Kelly
    October 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Dont worry Rick – Gobblers Knob doesnt have any intention on covering Dolly or Duncan anytime soon…of course, I doubt The 9513 will be covering Mastadon or Deer Tick anytime soon either :-)

  5. Noeller
    October 21, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Congrats Jim – well deserved. Even when I don’t agree with some of your writing (the clearly biased defense of Garth) it’s always so incredibly well worded that it’s a treat to read, purely from a literary standpoint.

    Anybody creeped out by the thought of Kenny Rogers singing “The Gambler” over and over and over?? Seriously, has KR not made enough money that he’d reduce himself to something like that??

  6. Steve M.
    October 21, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    If someone paid me $4 million dollars, I would sing the entire Monkees catalog along with the Archies.

  7. Noeller
    October 21, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Well yeah, but in fairness, that’s not a real deep catalog ;)

  8. Steve M.
    October 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Yes, but its an embarrassing one. all right, I’ll say I do Brittany Spears, including dressing like her for $4 million. But I draw the line at sleeping with Kevin Federline.

  9. Truersound
    October 21, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    In kenny rogers defense, he obviously knew when to hold ‘em

  10. Jon
    October 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Evidently no one bothered to follow the Kenny Rogers link and actually read the story.

  11. Truersound
    October 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    who needs stories when you got quick blurbs?

    Speaking of, I don’t know which is creepier, some guy paying K-rog 4mil to sing the gambler all night, or the news that John Rich is procreating.

  12. Sam G.
    October 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s sadder, someone paying Kenny Rogers $4 million to sing “The Gambler” repeatedly, or that it took Rogers 12 renditions to decide enough was enough.

  13. Clemson Brad
    October 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    hahah, I watched ALL 2 episodes of Nashville and actually enjoyed them. (I was the only one apparently) and I do remember Jamey Johnson and his VERY VERY awkward friends. If I remember right, they were all real sketchy and basically WORSHIPED the ground he walked on.

  14. stormy
    October 21, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Jon’s right. Apparently, if you pay Kenny Rogers 4 million dollars to sing The Gambler over and over he will pull a big diva hissy and only do it 12 times.

  15. Chris N.
    October 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I agree with Jon. Anyone who thinks a mere 12 times constitutes “over and over” is clearly a complete imbecile.

  16. Lucas
    October 21, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    The Paisley story came out a while back. Nashville on Fox was a joke. They did act like Jamey was an idol – Rachel Bradshaw was picked on a bit around Belmont afterwards… immature for students to do that, but the desire of fame comes with a price. I don’t see myself watching any show on the CW, regardless of who’s linked to it.

  17. David S
    October 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Re: CW Series

    CW tried something of this nature this past fall with a short-lived sitcom called “The Beautiful Life.” The show was about a girl who was the next big thing in the New York modeling world who met someone whose future wasn’t as guaranteed. The show was produced by Ashton Kutcher, and starred Elle Mcfearson and Misha Barton. Despite the big names, it still fell flat. Now, with this whole country-thing they have planned, It’s the same principle, just transplanted in a different context.

  18. Leeann Ward
    October 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I was thinkin’ the same thing, Chris.:)

  19. Jon
    October 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Y’all are missing the point.

  20. Mike
    October 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    the Bingham video is great. One of my favorites from the new album.

  21. Jim Malec
    October 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks everyone! I’m really humbled by the honor. And Betsy, those are some awful nice things you said about me. Thank you!

    And to those who have emailed me privately–no worries, there will be no disruption in my work here at The 9513 due to my time in Europe. I have spent a good portion of the last two summers overseas working on some freelance projects, and while this may very well be my last go-round over there before I settle into Nashville full time, the truth is it doesn’t take away too much from what I do here.

  22. Kelly
    October 22, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Jim – please do a live-blog from a hash bar while you are overseas.

  23. Terri
    October 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    OH dang…so it’s Mika who Caanan picked up at the last minute that is causing him all sorts of trouble and slowed him from the start. Now she is about to get the great Country Songwriter kicked off of The Amazing Race because she is afraid of heights and is refusing to even go down a water slide. Poor Caanan.

  24. Angel
    October 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    wow a little baby Rich? don’t know what to think about that…Nashville can barely control John and his brother Issac and now there’s another one on the way. yeesh!! Lots of Luck, to the “happy” couple.

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