Mailbag: What Does Roll a Big Fat One Mean?

Staff | August 26th, 2009

What does roll a big fat one mean?
It’s a cowtipping reference. Not sure why Zac Brown takes cows to the beach with him, though. — CM

Clearly you haven’t watched the Chipotle employee training video. – Juli

Is George Strait really singing in Spanish?
No, that’s Jorge, his illegitimate Mexican brother. – Pierce

What song goes “you kiss my lips, it drives me wild?”
Not sure about what song that is, but that sounds a lot like my last email to Chris Knight. – Kelly

Why did Rodney Atkins write “It’s America?”
Since the song was actually written by Brett James and Angelo Petraglia, the real question is why didn’t Atkins write “It’s America.” And the obvious answer is that he must really hate America. – CM

He didn’t write it, but he sang it because he recognized that it was time for someone in country music to finally step up and profess their patriotism. – Jim

I thought this was Mexico.
It ain’t, but we do dig fajitas and Johnny Rodriguez. – CM

Does Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” have symbolism in it?
No. But what it lacks in symbolism, it makes up in lack of symbolism. — Juli

Where is Taylor Swift going to college?
Hopefully somewhere she can actually read Romeo and Juliet. Spoiler alert: they kill themselves. — Juli

What is that song that says dang to dang dang?
Sad. – Kelly

Someone said dang to Dang Dang? For real, yo? Dang Dang needs to step up and make that fool respect. – Jim

Why did Richie McDonald leave Lonestar?
He didn’t agree with its changing artistic direction and pop leanings, so he went and recorded traditional honky tonkin’ songs such as “How Do I Just Stop.” – Karlie

He needed an outlet that was more positive, as singing heart wrenching narratives like “Mr. Mom” and “She’s Unusually Unusual” every night were driving him to the brink of depression. – Jim

Why did George Strait use that picture for Twang?
His Glamour Shots gift certificate from 1993 was about to expire. — Kelly

What are some country songs about men who have a lot of women?
John Anderson’s “Swingin’.” – Ken

Chris Knight’s “It Ain’t Easy Being Me.” – Jim

I didn’t get what I asked for, I got more lyrics.
That’s Christmas in Nashville for ya. Everyone’s a songwriter. — CM

What’s bluegrass, what isn’t?
Flatt and Scruggs, Rascal Flatts. I wish I had more questions like these on tests in school. – Pierce

I’m too afraid to answer this question. I know Jon Weisberger’s out there. – CM

What kind of music does Rascal Flatts sing?
Not bluegrass. – Pierce

Your guess is as good as mine. – Kelly

Fun, but a little gritty for our taste. — Gloriana

Who sings a country song about drinking around a bonfire?
The same dude who sings about drinkin’ on a boat and ridin’ on a tractor. – Pierce

“Ring Of Fire” by Johnny Cash – Ken

What is the best Willie Nelson album?
It’s a 98-way tie among the albums that didn’t involve Kenny Chesney. – Kelly

Country song where she is talking to Mr. Officer?
Mindy McCready; she’s backed by Doug Stone, Doug Supernaw, David Allan Coe and the late Johnny Paycheck. – Ken

When will Carrie Underwood’s new single be released?
Carrie Underwood is better than Taylor Swift. Sorry, what was the question? – CM

Who starred in Pure Country?
Alt-country/punk rock mainstay John Doe as drummer Earl Blackstock.
George Strait as George Strait + beard and ponytail. – CM

How did the hole get in Willie’s guitar?
Along life’s highways, Willie’s hit a few pot holes. – Ken

  1. Mike Parker
    August 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    oh… pot holes. I get it.

  2. Collin
    August 26, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    “Fun, but a little gritty for our taste. — Gloriana”


  3. Jessica
    August 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    And here we thought “roll a big fat one” meant rolling Big Vinny down the hill at Riverfront in Nashville during Fan Fair!

    Great mailbag kiddos! :)

  4. Rick
    August 26, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I hear Zac wanted to use “Smoke a big, fat one” but since smoking is P.C. taboo these days that idea was extinguished…

    Great stuff folks, but the glaring lack of a reference to “AirHead Country Radio” is appalling! (lol)

  5. Chris D.
    August 27, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Wonderful. xD

    Loved the Carrie Underwood and Gloriana ones.

  6. Josh
    August 27, 2009 at 10:36 am

    That one about Taylor’s unknown reference to Romeo & Juliet made my day. :) I certainly studied Shakespeare during HS and thoroughly enjoy his work. To resemble a very flawed version of it from TS makes me wonder why can’t people leave the good stories alone.

  7. Noeller
    August 27, 2009 at 11:12 am

    The Gloriana line actually made me LOL a bit…well played, gang…well played.

  8. J.R. Journey
    August 27, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I love it when you guys and gals open the mailbag.

  9. Jaime
    August 29, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Gloriana line was the best!

  10. Ben Milam
    August 31, 2009 at 11:27 am

    do yall actually send these responses to the people that send these questions? oh shit. i am going to end up in the mail bag now?

  11. hunter
    September 27, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    “rolling a big fat one” means rolling a big fat blunt (marijuana)

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