Leona Atkins Passed Away; Tim McGraw/Danielle Peck Have Their Days; Stream Joe Nichols

Brody Vercher | October 22nd, 2009

  1. Sam G.
    October 22, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Cash Rich? Hoo boy.

  2. Chris N.
    October 22, 2009 at 11:04 am

    So … Cash Rich. *facepalm*

  3. Chris N.
    October 22, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I guess it could have been “Incredibly F. Rich.”

  4. PaulaW
    October 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

    @ ChrisN — I just love it when you say *facepalm* — It’s such an appropriate expression. :-)

  5. nm
    October 22, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I prefer *headdesk*.

  6. M.C.
    October 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Nichols’ song “An Old Friend of Mine” could be the best I’ve heard this year.

  7. Chris N.
    October 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I don’t know what I ever did before I discovered *facepalm* — it pretty much sums up my state of mind most of the time.

  8. Mike K
    October 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    or “Incredibly F. N. Rich”

  9. Terri
    October 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    How about a nice Christian name like Cash Les Rich? Yep…facepalm (big sigh).

  10. Matt B.
    October 22, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    That kid is gonna be in for a world of hurt in school with a name like Cash Rich…

  11. Waynoe
    October 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Hidden between all these anti-Rich posts M.C. posts about Nichols’ single. Doubt the radio-heads will play it but man is it moving. Oh wait, how can anything be moving except teeny-pop not-so-Swift, Kenny Cheesy, Urbanish, Saltland, Rascall too-Flatts, etc???

    I don’t know what’s wrong with me. For a minute I thought a song that sounded country was good – What was I thinkin’ Dierks?

    Oh what’s a boy like me supposed to do? I can’t do the Americana thing as that is a clandestine organization for mostly liberals. Radio has become the enemy rather than the solution.

    Oh well, let me pop in Don Williams’ Greatest Hits CD. Better hurry though as CD’s are disappearing fast as a way to listen to ALBUM music. I think the Illuminati is behind it all. One-world government and one-world musical genre. Can’t we all just get along?

    P.S. Keep up the good work Joe Nichols. You area rarity among newer artists.

  12. Charles Murphy
    October 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    And Cash Rich will grow up to change his name, beat the crap out of his aging father who will be sitting alone after running off everyone with his ego in that over the top house of his still wearing the fur coat that only has one fur patch left of it….then the younger Rich will join the house band at Jared Ashley’s club in New Mexico.

  13. Truersound
    October 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    “I can’t do the Americana thing as that is a clandestine organization for mostly liberals”

    Waynoe, this statement is not entirely true. Americana by definition is a broad genre, and unlike some genres we typically don’t care about political affiliations so long as the music is good. You should check out artists like Chris Knight, Charlie Robison, Billy Joe Shaver, The Steeldrivers, Wayne Hancock, Dale Watson just to name a few. I’m not saying those guys are flag wavin’ land pavin’ rush lovin’ soul savin’ gay bashin’ leaders of sale….but they are certainly not tree huggin’ peace lovin’ pot smokin’ barefootin’ porn watchin’ folk singin’ hippies like Todd Snider ;-P

  14. nm
    October 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Clandestine? *headdesk*

  15. Nicolas
    October 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    All this news and the one that everyone’s talking about is what John Rich is naming his baby xD lol!

  16. idlewildsouth
    October 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Funny, thats exactly how I was when I met Darrell Scott. Only, I dont have a friend that plays bass for him.

  17. Waynoe
    October 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm


    I am knowledgeable of these artists. On an artist by artist comparison, my earlier comment still sticks though you are right in that there are varying degrees.

    Yes, not all artists are in that arena. Ricky Skaggs and Charlie Daniels have been honored among them, but they are in the minority.

    I will say that the American artists are talented out the wazoo. I wouldn’t let my fellow conservative know this but Emmylou was always my favorite female artist.

  18. Chris N.
    October 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm


  19. Truersound
    October 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Waynoe. Feel bad for you. What do you do when you listen to The Highwaymen? Fast forward past Kristofferson’s & Willie’s verses while only listening to half of Cash’s?

    I would hate to live a world where one could only listen to music within their political safe zones.

  20. stormy
    October 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Nicholas: Do you not understand how often this poor kid is going to get beaten up? Watch last night’s Glee for an example of how this kid’s life is going to be.

  21. Occasional Hope
    October 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Is there more than one source for baby Rich’s alleged name? (Though poor kid if it’s true.)

  22. Rick
    October 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Stormy, you mean Cash Rich will have slushies thrown in his face throughout life! That is just sooo sad…

    The “Danielle Peck Day” was just an excuse to get a pretty girl to town for some photo ops with city officials. Can’t say I blame them.

    I’m sure glad Jessie at Music Fog likes The Belleville Outfit as the band’s unique music style just isn’t likely to have broad market appeal.

    I really disagree with some of Kevin Coyne’s first batch of “worst singles”. The list should be called “Singles Kevin Hates” instead. I like “19 Somethin'”, “Who’s Your Daddy”, and “Lookin For a Good Time” and consider those some of the respective artist’s most enjoyable single releases thus far. Crikey…

  23. Mayor Jobob
    October 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    poor Cash Rich. He’s gonna have a blast in middle school!

  24. badrockandroll
    October 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I wonder what Rosanne Cash has to say about the baby’s name – she sure didn’t like John Rich’s attempt to pirate her father’s legacy. (honestly, that was the first thing I thought when I read the story – I have an archivist mind, not a wordplay mind, and I didn’t even realize what a hideous name it is on that level.) Once the full awfulness of it was pointed out, I started thinking that the kid is probably going to be embarassed by his father if he had named him Bill or George or any damn thing but Cash.

  25. Stormy
    October 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Rick: Or possibly knock up his best friend’s girl and be forced to date a hot Jewish chick (so his mom won’t equate him with Nazis) before he gets a slushie thrown at him.

  26. merlefan49
    October 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I’m not sold on Joe Nichols.

  27. Steve M.
    October 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Is Rich’s next kid going to be Paycheck Rich?

  28. Trailer
    October 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Waynoe, I’m a flag wavin’ tea baggin’ (ummm ok maybe not)… all that red-blooded stuff conservative and I love Americana. Give it a shot. Steve Earle’s the only one who really overdoes the politics, imo.

    Mayor Jobob, I’m sure Cash Rich will be adept at smashing people in the face with rootbeer bottles by junior high. He’ll be fine.

  29. Leeann Ward
    October 22, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Faire enough, rick. come on over and tell him to his face then.:)

  30. idlewildsouth
    October 23, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I’m with Trailer. I can make Rush look like a liberal sometimes, and I listen to more Americana music than anything else. Darrell Scott and Scott Miller get more airtime in my house than Toby Keith ever will. I will add to Trailer’s Steve Earle warning. As long as you stay away from “The Revolution Starts:Now”, and you should be good to go.

  31. Rick
    October 23, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Well its nice to know I have some fellow conservatives that are regular participants here! Unlike Great Garbo I no longer feel so alone! (lol)
    We need to convert more of these disinformed “moderates” over to our side! All they need to do is start the deprogramming transition at this website:
    http://idiots4obama.blogspot.com/ (lol)

    Leeann, I appreciate the invitation but as a loud mouthed wussie I’ll take a pass…..

  32. Kelly
    October 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    yep, JR couldnt help himself. My 2 yr old is named Cash, and now he will likely want to go by his middle name, William…uh oh. Cash “Bill”.

    Cash “Bill” also was really freaked out when he saw the twin Vercher brothers sitting next to each other at a BBQ shack in Austin…thats just a little something extra.

  33. Waynoe
    October 23, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Trailer & Idlewildsouth,

    I appreciate your coherent thoughts among the rubbish here. Have you heard the Galway Girl song Earle penned? It’s fantastic and his version of the song is good as well.

    I still stand by my earlier comments about most of the Americana artists but as I said earlier, they are very talented. Yes, they deserve to be heard.

    To Truersound,

    You blatantly show your ignorance on your post as Cash was as liberal as Kris or Willie. Read his biography and autobiography. Please deepen your knowledge before posting definitive statements. Don’t mean to be harsh, but just know your stuff.

  34. Leeann Ward
    October 23, 2009 at 11:21 am

    That’s why he said “half of Cash’s part”, because Cash was not all liberal and not all conservative. You should know your stuff before blanketly calling him a liberal.

  35. Waynoe
    October 23, 2009 at 11:31 am


    Sorry but I have studied him. I would agree that not every main “bullet point” of liberalism he matched on, but far more than not. This of course has nothing to do with his talent and position within the lore of music. I am only responding to an uneducated post.

    We’ll leave it at that.

  36. Leeann Ward
    October 23, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    It’s funny who you call out as uneducated around here.

  37. Truersound
    October 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I think I’d rather be called uneducated than liberal!!

  38. Nicolas
    October 23, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    @Stormy: There’s plenty of reasons why John Rich’s child may get beaten up, and being named “Cash” would be towards the bottom on my list lol

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