Live Corb Lund DVD Coming Soon; Garth Brooks’ Lone Top 40 Hit

Brody Vercher | July 6th, 2009

  1. Lucas
    July 6, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Brad Paisley IS his generation’s Strait. Even though I’m part of that generation and Strait is my Strait.

  2. Kelly
    July 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    So, Paisley’s understated delivery is what makes him this generation’s Strait? I’ve never been sure why we need to assign athletes and artists with such “new generation” labels to begin with, but if you’re going to do that, shouldnt you provide more of a reason than that?

    I remember a DJ in Dallas, back in ’95 or ’96 saying that Clay Walker was the “new” George Strait…hhmmmm.

  3. Lucas
    July 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Lucas Wynne is the new greatest artist alive. Let’s spread that around.

  4. Kelly
    July 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    That’ll be as accurate as the “Clay Walker is the new Strait” rumor :-)

  5. Grizzly Adam
    July 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I just listened to Del Rio, Texas 1959 again. I forgot what a great album that is.

  6. Truersound
    July 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    RE: Chuck Mead; I caught Gary Bennett by accident in Nashville and he was playing to maybe 12 people. Great show too, and great guy. He plays with his nephew as The McNeils every wednesday at The Full Moon Saloon in lower broadway.

  7. Clemson Brad
    July 6, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Speaking of Clay Walker, his “Greatest Hits” CD is still one of my favorites to this day.

  8. JD
    July 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Paisley plays a helluva guitar and sells a ton of records. Let’s not confuse that with becoming the next George Strait ‘cos vocally, they ain’t in the same ballpark nor will they ever be.

  9. Matt B.
    July 6, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Funny thing is that I figured Kenny Chesney would become the next “george strait” when his first few records came out. Touring wise, he probably has and he is ‘himself,’ even if he’s pushed buffett-styled beach music onto the mainstream fandom.

  10. Kelly
    July 6, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Matt B, when you had that thought about Chesney becoming the new Strait, what was it that you thought would be similar between the two to warrant such a comparison? Just curious, cuz I dont quite “get” such comparisons usually…

  11. Jeff Remz
    July 6, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    The huge difference between Paisley and Strait, however, is that Paisley writes his own material and plays a mean guitar, while Strait is a great vocalist. Of course, both are keeping the country flame alive from a trad. standpoint. has a review of Brad’s new one BTW!

  12. Rick
    July 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I had a similar experience at Chuck Mead’s short set at The Mint here in LA awhile back. The place was almost empty then right after Chuck’s set the local novelty act “Smith & Pyle” packed the place out! Chuck and his band gave it their all for the handful of fans that knew who he was and bothered to show up. Unless artists like Chuck get featured and plugged on LA’s NPR radio stations (like KCRW) few people in LA will know who they are as Chuck and BR5-49 will never be played on LA’s Top 40 “Young/Airhead Country” FM radio station.

    That Brad Paisley / George Strait comparison is so assinine as to not even warrant a snarky comment…

  13. Noeller
    July 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I’m shocked that you guys even know who Corb Lund is. He’s a pretty huge deal in Canada, and in some circles, is seen as a bit of a saviour for Country music. His “Hair In My Eyes” album is one of the best albums to be released in the last 10 years, I think.

  14. Rick
    July 7, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Noeller, I first heard Corb’s song “Five Dollar Bill” a couple of years back on an Aussie country radio show over the internet. I’ve seen him perform twice here in Los Angeles within the last year and missed one other show of his. I’m just glad he likes to perform here in LA as very few folks here know who he is, well except for the recent immigrants from Canada that is. Corb always puts on a fun show to be sure, eh? Now take off hoser! (Oops, wrong thread…lol)

  15. Truersound
    July 7, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Noeller & Rick: I know he at least has a small fan base here in the mountains of VA. I first heard of him when a co-worker gave me a mix with Roughest Neck Around on it.

    When I caught him in Nashville (the day before I caught Gary Bennett, interestingly) he was playing the basement and previewing his newest album that he was in town recording. Put on a killer show, and a great guy to boot. There were only maybe 50 people there, but EVERY ONE OF THEM was a big fan of his. If they weren’t when they showed up, they were when they left.

  16. Kelly
    July 7, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Corb Lund has been mentioned, oh, about a million times here on The 9513…hardly a well-kept secret.

  17. Steve Harvey
    July 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Corb Lund is brilliant, as has one of the tightest bands in country music.

  18. Noeller
    July 7, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Yes, The Hurtin’ Albertans are a VERY tight band! They just keep on producing solid, REAL Country music. It’s definitely not mainstream, but it’s raw and honest.

    As an aside, Corby used to be the bass player for a Canadian rock group called “the smalls” back in the 90s, before leaving to pursue his current venture.

  19. Chris N.
    July 7, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “The Hurtin’ Albertans” is one of my favorite band names.

  20. Noeller
    July 7, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Yeah, it’s a common name for people who are really over-the-top proud of being Albertan, so it was a perfect name for Corb’s band. I think my favourite song is “Time To Switch To Whiskey” but there are MANY that qualify as “Great” !!

  21. stewman
    July 8, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    no matter what a performer let’s on, its gotta be a tough pill to swallow to play in front of 10-20 people when youve had a pretty long and positive career. Mead has hit a career tailspin, creatively and literally. Its time to probably go behind the scenes for awhile.

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