Josh Kelley Previews Album with New EP; John Rich Still Mired in Lawsuits; Bonus Track From Marty Stuart

Brody Vercher | November 30th, 2010

  1. Ben Foster
    November 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I wonder if Bowersox’s label will market her as country. One thing is for sure: A title like “Farmer’s Daughter” just seems to have “country” written all over it.

  2. Rick
    November 30, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I never watch American Idol but I will turn to the Fox channel for the show that comes on afterwards and will sometimes catch the “its time to vote” rehash with short performance snippets. When Crystal was competeing she seemed to me like a mix of the early Linda Ronstadt hippie vibe and Janis Joplin as well. If she wants to target the country market, well that’s just fine by me. I’ve still been waiting for Katherine McPhee to go country as well…

    Hey, I got a mention in Rita Ballou’s latest blog entry! I’m famous! (lol) I’m the mystery person in California Rita mentions in the passage below about how much she loves Sunny Sweeney’s music:

    “I know I have written about her when I first heard “A Table Away” and I am glad I did because one of my readers from California is also a Sunny fan and has hooked me up with SO much great music!”

    I sent Rita the songs off Sunny’s new unreleased Republic Nashville album and some other music I thought she might like as well. Stuff like Lane Turner’s unreleased “Right On Time” album, Dierks Bentley’s “Don’t Leave Me In Love” debut (Rita is a huge Dierks fan), and Jamey Johnson’s “They Call Me Country” indie debut. I’m so glad to hear she likes the music!

  3. stormy
    November 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Ben Foster
    November 30, 2010 at 11:26 am Permalink I wonder if Bowersox’s label will market her as country. One thing is for sure: A title like “Farmer’s Daughter” just seems to have “country” written all over

    Don’t they market everyone as country sooner or later?

  4. Sam G.
    November 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Based off the songs on that No Depression link, I’ll be forced to break my practice of avoiding releases by former American Idol singers. Call ‘em country, pop or something else, those songs are just good.

  5. numberonecountryfan
    November 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    For Stormy: Country Music is the discount bin for those artist who do not make it in any other genre.

  6. stormy
    November 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I don’t have a problem with the theory of Crystal Bowersocks as country (she did manage to make a Shania Twain song sound country) but I do question her being allowed to make country.

  7. Jon
    November 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    It’s a free country, Stormy.

    The Alison album is definitely a Union Station project, and I would take that release date with a large grain of salt.

  8. Sam G.
    November 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Being allowed to make country? As in, “will her label will give her the chance to make headway in the country market”, or as in “she’s got to pass some sort of exam before she’s given her country music license”?

  9. PaulaW
    November 30, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Stuff like Lane Turner’s unreleased “Right On Time” album

    Now THAT is some seriously good music! :-)

  10. Jon
    November 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    The album’s already made.

  11. stormy
    November 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Sam G.
    November 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm Permalink Being allowed to make country? As in, “will her label will give her the chance to make headway in the country market”, or as in “she’s got to pass some sort of exam before she’s given her country music license”?

    As in she is signed to a pop oriented label that is likely not going to approve a bluegrass breakdown in the middle of their record.

  12. Jon
    November 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Hello, the album’s already made.

  13. Charles Murphy
    November 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Hey NUMBERONECOUNTRYFAN….AMEN!!!!

    I love REAL country music…Not this BS put out by carpet baggers that couldn’t make it in their original chosen genre. The reason Music Row takes em all in, besides the money, is Music Row has always been the beaten step child of the music industry as a whole so the powers that be see it as justification…eventhough Nashville is still 10-15 behind the trends in other genres…That is why it ALL sounds like bad rock music now.

  14. stormy
    November 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Jon
    November 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm Permalink Hello, the album’s already made.

    And, how many bluegrass breakdowns does it feature?

  15. Jon
    November 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    What do bluegrass breakdowns (sic) have to do with whether or not her record can and should be successfully marketed as a country record? The point of the story is that the album’s been made and its musical parameters already set – there’s a link to listen to live tracks (at No Depression – a country publication, no less), there’s a track-by-track at the linked Yahoo Music blog, it’s ready to go. The writer suggests that its best chance for success is to be promoted to the country music audience, and makes a reasonable case for why that’s so. Read the piece. Check out the clips. The argument that her record can’t (or won’t, or shouldn’t) be promoted as country because it can’t be country, or even country-related, simply by virtue of being on a pop label has nothing to do with anything specific; it’s purely generic.

  16. Rick
    November 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    PaulaW said: “Stuff like Lane Turner’s unreleased “Right On Time” album. – Now THAT is some seriously good music! :-)”

    I whole heartedly agree. And the other two albums are nothing to sneeze at either…

    Last minute Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature Jimmy Wayne (can’t wait to hear “Sara Smile”…lol), those whoopin’ & hollerin’ Grascals, Justin “I Could Kick Your Ass” Moore, and Darryl “Have You Forgotten” Worley. Grade B-.
    Scehdule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    What, no Taylor Swift article today! What’s going on around here anyway? (lol)

  17. Jordan Stacey
    November 30, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    If Jive were smart she’d be promoted to country, because it definatley sounds more country than anything I’ve heard in a long while. I was buying the album either way cause I loved her on the show.

  18. Rick
    November 30, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Here’s something I just noticed over at Country Aircheck (I haven’t visited CMT for awhile):

    “History In The Making: CMT Artists Of The Year performers are Darius Rucker, British singer-songwriter Adele, Amos Lee, Maroon 5 and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. Luke Bryan, Martin McBride, Kid Rock, Randy Travis, Alabama’s Randy Owen and Paramore’s Hayley Williams will present during the 90-minute telecast. The Kevin Costner-hosted special airs Dec. 3 at 8pm ET.”

    I think CMT’s Viacom/MTV ownership roots keep showing more and more every day…

  19. Colin
    November 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    People complained when the Byrds went country back in 1968. Mostly country fans!! But you can’t deny that “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” is a classic today.
    Can we say that about any crossovers now?

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