Little Jimmy Dickens Celebrates 90; Shania Twain Announces Engagement; Country Music Hall of Fame Plans Expansion

Brody Vercher | December 21st, 2010

  1. Lewis
    December 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I just knew it was a matter of time that Justin Bieber would rear his head at country radio. If his duet with Rascal Flatts, then that duet with Taylor Swift couldn’t very far away either. I’d have the Perry brothers sing a duet together than Justin Bieber trying to sing which he can’t very much.

    And this Flatts-Fest will probably consist of your average everyday pop country artists: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, you know those people who are knocking on country radio’s door who don’t have much to do with country music than to be hangers on to everything.

  2. Lewis
    December 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

    *If his duet with Rascal Flatts is any consideration.

  3. timeo
    December 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    At the Birchmere here in the DC area, a ticket for “An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett” costs $122! That better be a darn good show.

  4. Ken Morton, Jr.
    December 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Brody, thanks for the Jason Eady video- love that new track. It’s an interesting contradiction to Paisley’s current single, “This Is Country Music.”

  5. PT
    December 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I know I’ve read this young man Easton Corbin has a wife. Has anyone ever seen her or heard him talk of her. Is this another Billy Ray Cyrus situation where his label wanted him to keep Tish a secret?? He is coming to our city for a concert and if thats the case and was left up to me he can sang to empty seats.

  6. Jon
    December 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Joe’s album is great; I’m really proud to have a song I wrote with Tim Stafford on there.

  7. Lewis
    December 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    PT: You don’t hear much about Joe Nichols’ wife either so Easton might not be alone in him talking about his wife that much. There might be a few females in country music in which the same thing is happening (wives not sharing about their husbands)

  8. PT
    December 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Lewis, you maybe right about the females,but Joe has his wife on red carpets and they sat on front row at this year’s ACM Awards and he talks about her on twitter to the fans. Infact I’ve heard him say she and Miranda Lambert came from the same area in Texas and same back grounds. She is out on the road with Joe quite abit. I’m not saying Easton needs keep his wife out there all the time, but seems strange to me we never see her. We know he is cute and these young girls buy the tickets!!

  9. Steve Harvey
    December 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Or maybe he wants to keep his private life private.

  10. Brody Vercher
    December 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    PT, if you visit the link in the roundup, the interviewer specifically asks about his wife.

  11. Chickette
    December 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    “Joe’s album is great; I’m really proud to have a song I wrote with Tim Stafford on there.”

    Way to pat yourself on the back.

  12. PaulaW
    December 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    @ Jon – Congratulations!

    @ Chickett – If I had a song on there I’d say so too. (In fact, if it’d been me I’d probably have YELLED it in ALL CAPS, but Jon apparently has more restraint than I do).

    You know, for all the folks who like to say “well, you dont know what you’re talking about unless you’ve actually done it.” Well, Jon has done it.

  13. Jon
    December 21, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Way to pat yourself on the back.

    Thanks! If it had been mentioned in the press release, I wouldn’t have had to do it myself ;-).

  14. PT
    December 21, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks Brody!!

  15. Rick
    December 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Wow, how did a band I like as much as the Tejas Brothers wind up on that Galleywinter Best of 2010 list? Oh, its because they aren’t Red Dirt in the slightest way and yet squeaked in somehow due to musical integrity and a great live show! Whew, I thought I was slipping…

    So J.R. Journey ranks Sunny Sweeney’s “From A Table Away” as his # 1 song of 2010! I must say those writers over at “My Kind Of Country” do get it right now and again. (lol) Sunny has posted a link to a video of a live, acoustic version of “Stayin’s Worse Than Leaving” on her Facebook music page, so I wonder if that will be the next single? darn, I was hoping for “Drink Myself Single”. Oh well.

    Trailer’s Christmas parody album covers makes the Grinch in me rejoice! Rating: A solid 4.5 “Hoots”.

  16. Leeann Ward
    December 21, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I’m with Paula. I’d yell it from the rooftops too.

  17. Alison
    December 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I love the Carolin Chocolate Drops album. It’s really cool that they’re on the NPR list. I just wish they would make it over my way on their tour- they seem like they would be an amazing group to see live.

  18. Barry Mazor
    December 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    You’re surely right about that, Alison. You have to see the Chocolate Drops to fully appreciate them–not least because there’s dancing, playing the bones, and other vaudeville involved. But also because the full range of their instrumental and vocal chops gets put on display (still) more than in the studio. So I hope you get your wish,. We had a full show here in Nashville a few weeks back.

  19. Stormy
    December 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Rascal Flatts collaborated with Justin Bieber

    Isn’t that illegal under the Genevia Convention?

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