Kate & Kacey Leave Big Machine; Clint Eastwood’s No. 1; John Fogerty Named BMI Icon

Brody Vercher | March 12th, 2010

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  1. Jeff Remz
    March 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    A few of the Elizabeth Cook songs are on her myspace page. Differnt that’s for sure – about a sister on heroine.Tough life there. Cook’s a great singer.

  2. Jeff Remz
    March 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    A few of the Elizabeth Cook songs are on her myspace page. Different that’s for sure – about a sister on heroine.Tough life there. Cook’s a great singer.

  3. Chris N.
    March 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Fun fact: I once heard Josh Turner’s cellphone go off and the ringtone was “Seminole Wind.”

  4. numberonecountryfan
    March 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Some John Anderson songs I feel that Josh Turner could do justice would be:
    1. Wild And Blue
    2. Goin’ Down Hill
    3. She Sure Got Away With My Heart
    4. Down In Tennessee
    5. Straight Tequila Night
    6. When It Comes To You
    7. I Wish I Could Have Been There
    What do you think?

  5. Matt B.
    March 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    When I talked with Josh, I specifically asked him about a “Tribute” to his heroes project and John Anderson came up. He said he’d love to record “I Wish I Could’ve Been There” for a tribute project if the subject came up.

    http://www.roughstock.com/blog/josh-turner-discusses-haywire-the-roughstock-interview/

  6. Rick
    March 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve found each of Elizabeth Cook’s albums less musically sayisfying than its predecessor, but I still think she is a great gal and will buy her new CD regardless. There has always been a gem or two on each album and I hope that trend continues.

    I like Kate & Kacey Coppola but their voices are just not Top 40 radio worthy. They are at their musical best when sounding like the Everly Sisters, but radio has no interest in such a style these days. Oh well….

    Chet Flippo blew it on that Brad Paisely question! The correct aanswer should have been E.) ALL Of The Above! (lol)

    If ever there was a female country singer that needed a stage name, its Zoe Muth! Sounds like a character out of a Wagnerian opera! Yikes!

  7. Noeller
    March 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    @Matt B – that’s maybe my fave JA song, and would love to hear JT do a version of that. Still remember watching that vid on TNN when it debuted many many moons ago. Damn, what a good song.

  8. Rick
    March 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I’ve got to take back my comment about purchasing Elizabeth Cook’s new album after listening to those two new songs on MySpace! Elizabeth started off as one of the best female, traditional country oriented singer songwriters since Dolly Parton but has been jumping the tracks further and further away from that as time has gone on. This new album sounds like she has instead “jumped the shark” when it comes to her traditional roots. Marrying Tim Carroll may have been a blessing in her personal life, but man have his musical tastes diverted Elizabeth from her pure country path! Oh well, guess another one bites the dust….

  9. Chris N.
    March 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I’ve got the Elizabeth Cook record and highly recommend it, although it will indeed give a few tightassed purists the vapors.

  10. waynoe
    March 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Kate & Kacey leaving Big Machine – Taylor probably didn’t like them.

    Josh Turner – He is pure class. You won’t see many artists do what he did.

  11. Rick
    March 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Chris N. said: “I’ve got the Elizabeth Cook record and highly recommend it, although it will indeed give a few tight-assed purists the vapors.”

    Well, there you have it! “Welder” gets the Obamavoter / S.E.I.U seal of approval! Not surprising that an album with blue collar job for a title would be embraced by the party of the “workers” of the left! (lol)

  12. stormy
    March 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I liked Herion Addicted Sister, and I didn’t vote for Obama.

  13. Steve Harvey
    March 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Ya know, folks, I had a thought after listening to the new Beyonce Knowles/Lady Ga Ga duet today.
    As bad as things are in country music today, as lame as some of the singers are, as stupid as some of the songs are, as overproduced as some of the records are – at least THE SONGS ARE COMPRISED OF HUMAN BEINGS PLAYING ACTUAL INSTRUMENTS! DRUM TRACKS ARE ACTUAL DRUMMERS PLAYING DRUM KITS! STRING PARTS ARE PLAYED BY ACTUAL PEOPLE PLAYING VIOLINS, CELLOS, ETC RATHER THAN A SYNTH PLUG-IN!

    So, let’s take solace in that guys, whenever we feel down in the dumps about the state of country radio. Even Rascal Flatts on their worst day have never produced something utterly godawful as Lady Ga Ga’s ‘Telephone’.

  14. Michelle
    March 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Steve Harvey, have you been in the cooking sherry again?

  15. Steve Harvey
    March 13, 2010 at 4:53 am

    No, but I could use some after hearing that song. Good good, it’s horrible. Makes ‘Bob That Head’ sound like ‘Smoke Rings In The Dark’.

  16. Jackie
    March 13, 2010 at 7:03 am

    B&D show indeed has an impressive line-up and should be a great show BUT your statement … (all solo artists or trios, no duos). Is Sugarland no longer considered a duo?

    …Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Sugarland have all joined the list of performers for ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn — The Last Rodeo, which will be filmed on April 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The special will air on CBS on May 23. Previously-announced entertainers include Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban…

    Hopefully Alan Jackson and maybe Tim/Faith or Toby Keith get added yet as well :)

  17. Jackie
    March 13, 2010 at 7:11 am

    aaawww my bad — I posted info from another article and I now just got your link to work for the B&D show and see where Sugarland was listed at the bottom of the article instead of with the top grouping so understand how it got missed.

    “Others slated to perform on the special include Sugarland, Jason Aldean and Jennifer Hudson.”

    It will be interesting to see what artists sing what songs.

  18. Chris D.
    March 13, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Now I feel bad for loving “Telephone”… The music video is friggin’ weird though!

    I want to see Miranda Lambert in Cincinnati, but she comes before I get back from college! Maybe Sugarland will be there at he right tim…

  19. Michelle
    March 13, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Mhmm, BTH is a sucky song!!

  20. Nicolas
    March 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I love Lady GaGa, and Telephone is awesome =)

  21. merlefan49
    March 13, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I love John Fogerty. The first song I can remember like was the CCR classic Lookin out my back door.

    The song sure sounds like being high on heroin, but according to him it’s about his own kids fantasy

  22. merlefan49
    March 13, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I just listened to Elizabeth Cook’s two new songs. Diffidently not soccer mom music but her’s usually isn’t . I like what I heard and will have to check out the new cd when it comes out.

  23. Michelle
    March 13, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Merlefan, how do you know what being high on heroin sounds like?

  24. merlefan49
    March 13, 2010 at 11:01 am

    @Michelle,

    I meant the lyrics

    Ie “Won’t you take a ride on the flyin spoon” They would suggest the hallucinations you might see.

    Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy
    Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch
    Imagination sets in, pretty soon I’m singin’
    Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door

    There’s a giant doing cartwheels, a statue wearin’ high heels
    Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn
    A dinosaur Victrola listening to Buck Owens
    Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door

    Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band
    Won’t you take a ride on the flyin’ spoon
    Wondrous apparition provided by magician
    Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door

    Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band
    Won’t you take a ride on the flyin’ spoon
    Bother me tomorrow, today I’ll buy no sorrow
    Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door

    Forward troubles, Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy
    Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn

    {Slowly}
    Bother me tomorrow, today I’ll buy no sorrow
    Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door

  25. Michelle
    March 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Yeah, I’m beginning to hear things just reading it!

  26. merlefan49
    March 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Plus many songs from the 60′s were about drug use usually indirectly Look at the bread classic “Horse with no name”

  27. Michelle
    March 13, 2010 at 11:50 am

    You’re right!!

  28. Chris N.
    March 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Just because I enjoy correcting people about inconsequential things: “Horse With No Name” was by America, and it came out in 1972.

  29. merlefan49
    March 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Opps thanks Chris N no offense taken.

  30. Steve Harvey
    March 13, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Now I feel bad for loving “Telephone”… The music video is friggin’ weird though!
    As you should. I have no problem with the video, actually – on its own terms, it’s quite good, it just seems ridiculously disconnected from the song its for.
    In case I hadn’t made it clear – I really don’t care for this song. Ms. Knowles really let me down with this one.

  31. Steve Harvey
    March 14, 2010 at 4:36 am

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