Kellie Pickler Announces Engagement; Loretta Lynn & Willie Nelson Recordings Enter Library of Congress

Brody Vercher | June 24th, 2010

  1. Nicolas
    June 24, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations Kellie Pickler! I hope you have a lovely marriage, and make sure to write some hit songs with your new songwriting romeo :)

  2. Jessica
    June 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Congrats Kellie! I have been a fan since day one, and can’t wait to hear the music inspired from your marriage!! :)

  3. Noeller
    June 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    *sniff* – I am in mourning over the KP engagement news. I kept up hope *sniff* ;) Best of luck to KP!!

  4. Rick
    June 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for the link to the NYT concert review on Elizabeth Cook. I’m so glad she’s coming to LA in September! Go Elizabeth!

    TMZ had footage recently of Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest walking together hand in hand down the street somewhere! If that doesn’t prove they are “serious”, what would? (lol)

    That’s quite a batch of good Music Fog videos today, and the Dave Gleason video from One Night Music is appreciated as well. Country artists based in SoCal need all the media exposure they can rustle up!

    I saw Brennen Leigh perform in LA last night promoting her soon to be released new album and she put on a great show. Some of the new songs were co-written with Brennen’s pal Sunny Sweeney which earns big bonus points with me. Any fans of traditional country female artists should make the effort to see Brennen live if she comes out your way. You won’t be disappointed!

  5. Dave Gleason
    June 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    The 9513! I Thank You very much for the review of “Turn And Fade” and for posting the acoustic session/One Night Music clip as well. I really appreciate the support!
    Dave Gleason

  6. J.R. Journey
    June 24, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I just went and listened to the Guy Clark song, ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ – it’s here on youtube …

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaJCJ3GQVy0

    … a great song. Thumbs up if that’s what the next half of Chesney’s career output will sound like.

  7. Older and wiser
    June 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Congrats to Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs!

  8. Julia C H
    June 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Throwing a spanner into the works here, but does anyone have a working definition of country music as a genre?

    I am in desperate need of a referenced definition that generally defines country music and considers the common instruments, sound etc. I’ve done so much reading and I am yet to encounter a summarised definition in a paragraph/sentence. I realise how difficult it is to place this into a nutshell, trust me.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  9. J.R. Journey
    June 25, 2010 at 12:31 am

    “I am in desperate need of a referenced definition that generally defines country music and considers the common instruments, sound etc. I’ve done so much reading and I am yet to encounter a summarised definition in a paragraph/sentence. I realise how difficult it is to place this into a nutshell, trust me.
    Any help would be much appreciated.”

    Yeah, me too. Be sure to get back to me on that, should you ever find it.

  10. Julia C H
    June 25, 2010 at 1:33 am

    @J.R.

    I will.

    At the moment I am confronted with a definition that simply emphasises that there is no collectively understood definition and that no term (including country) has definitively encapsulated its essence – this is from one of the premiere country historians (Bill Malone).

  11. Jon
    June 25, 2010 at 8:06 am

    You’re seeking something that doesn’t exist. Best course of action is to carefully consider the context for which you are trying to produce this definition and the function it is to perform, then act accordingly. The definition of country that you need to explain what kind of music you like to someone who’s never heard it is not the same as the definition you’d want for deciding what to include in an academic study of, say, production values in live country musc shows.

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