“Long Black Veil” Songwriter Danny Dill Passed Away at 83

Brody Vercher | October 27th, 2008

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  1. Chris D.
    October 27, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I remember reading that Sugarland stuff in July before the album, I guess gac sits on quotes until there’s a news shortage.

    Also, the songwriter’s hall of fame recap link doesn’t work, FYI.

  2. Thomas
    October 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    toby keith – let’s talk more about me – the sequel.

  3. Mike Parker
    October 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Good to know Snider’s got another album already in the bag. Hopefully they don’t hold it back too long. Good interview. Thanks.

  4. TIna
    October 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    After a quote like that from Toby, I believe that does indeed make him a bad guy. Maybe God made him so big just to accomodate that ego of his.

  5. Craig R.
    October 27, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Toby Keith seems to think he is a real artist now-due to putting out his own recordings. But the truth of the matter is that his music went from ok to what-kind-crap-is-this? “She’s A Hottie” makes my insides hurt. The sad fact is that Keith really never was a singer-songwriter. He really is just a guy who sings and writes his own stuff. Few of his songs could be called personal unless you notice that the main theme of all of his songs is himself.
    I used to wonder who his fan base was until a few months ago. I was in the country music section of Barnes and Noble. While I was looking a young man in work boots and a baseball cap- standard teenage wear-came over to the section, went directly to K, took out a Toby Keith cd and went to pay for it. I realized that Keith would appeal to a teenage boy- his music is self centered(although not all teenagers are self-centered) and if I was a young boy – trying hard to constantly reaffirm my masculinity- Keith would be just the singer for me. But that young man will grow up and get over being a boy- Toby Keith wants to stay a teenage boy forever- his ego and his music are proof of that fact.

  6. Thomas
    October 27, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    craig r., i disagree entirely with your view, when it comes to toby keith’s ability to write songs. he’s been really good at that for a long time and his vocals are fine by me, too. fair enough, lately his output has been slightly below par and “she’s a hottie” was like a smack on the ears, but overall this artist’s output, even the controversial songs, are way above average. we may not be able to change anything about his ego, but just take a look at his early cd-covers and enjoy its deflationary effect.

  7. Stormy
    October 27, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    I am my niche, I created my niche,

    Ah, at least he owns it.

  8. Chris N.
    October 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I also created my niche, it’s just that nobody else wants to get into it with me.

  9. mikeky
    October 28, 2008 at 8:08 am

    actually, there may be a way to change his ego. stop buying his records. that should take care of it.

    i just think he’s indicative of society at large. me, me, me. it’s all about me. i am my own niche. i run this thing.

    meh.

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