Mailbag: Who was the female lead in Pure Country?

Staff | August 4th, 2010

Who was the female lead in Pure Country?
Low blow, mister: That ponytail was a clip-on. — CM

Why do young people like the song “Love Story?”
The same reason my generation liked the song “Can’t Live Without Your Love and Affection”: young people are dumb. — Sam

Why isn’t Miley Cyrus country anymore?
Country radio didn’t fully embrace the first single she sent them… at which point, in true teenager fashion, Miley decided country music was like totally hokey anyway and started bad-mouthing it. — CM

Don’t question it, just be glad for it. — Sam

Apparently “The Climb” to the top of the country charts was a little too bumpy. — Karlie

What country singer looks like a mountain man?
Depends on which California Mountain you’re talking about…
Mammoth Mountain – Colt Ford
Bald Eagle Mountain – Kenny Chesney
Dixie Mountain – Randy Owen
Devil’s Peak – Charlie Daniels
Big Maria Mountain – Ronnie Dunn
El Capitan – Daryl Dragon
Hayfork Bally – Rory Lee Feek
King Peak – George Strait
Split Mountain – Kix Brooks
Twin Peaks – Dolly Parton — Ken

How many times does Toby Keith say dog?
40 times in a song that has 317 words. That means that 12.6% of “Every Dog Has Its Day” is “dog.” This answer brought to you by the American Kennel Club. — Sam

Multiply the number of times Randy Jackson says “dog” on two episodes of American Idol by 1.5. — Karlie

What boots does Toby Keith wear?
After “Courtesy Of The Red, White & Blue”, a better question would be, “Toby Keith puts his boots where?” — Ken

The ones currently implanted in your ass. — CM

How long has Julianne Hough been singing?
I saw her new video, but didn’t notice any singing… — CM

What kind of bus does Merle Haggard drive?
It’s a classic 1975 MCI- all the vehicles current country music artists are driving these days are ruining the name of good tour buses. — Ken

Where did Ernest Tubb grow up?
The Texas Troubador, you mean? Just a wild guess, but I’m going to say… Texas. — Sam

Where does Miranda Lambert buy her clothes?
A store called “The House That Clothed Me” — Ken

Fred’s House of Gunpowder, Lead & Cotton. — Sam

Did Chris Cagle and Jason Aldean play together?
Yes, and it was really cute until Aldean threw sand in Cagle’s eyes and Cagle broke Aldean’s favorite Tonka truck. — Karlie

What does the book say at the end of “If I Die Young?”
The End — Ken

Why are Brooks & Dunn breaking up?
They couldn’t agree on which songs to sing halfheartedly on their next album. (It was time.) — CM

What does George Strait think of his sound-alike?
If he was a pop singer, he’d be upset. But he’s “A Little More Country Than That.” — Ken

Why has the country music industry blackballed Clint Black?
He’s not blackballed, he’s just had a good run of bad luck. — Ken

You’d think he would mind, but punster Clint was practically begging to be Blackballed. — CM

Black had to wave a white flag after getting black-listed because he’s a little too green – and that made some industry execs pretty red in the face. — Karlie

What is the name of the lead singer from The Band Perry?
William “The Refrigerator.” — Sam

Who is Elizabeth Cook?
An El Camino-loving, mullet-craving, Pina Colada-drinking, roller derby-watching, disco-craving, bell bottom-wearing country music songwriter who rocks. — Ken

What is the best cowboy album?
Cowboy Troy, Loco MotiveCM

Who did George Strait help get started in the business?
Little known fact: Dr. Dre. Few people know that his first album was originally titled Strait Outta Compton. — Ken

Jamey Johnson. — Karlie

How many people in the world love country music?
That Lonesome Song hasn’t yet gone platinum. — CM

If I had two million roses, would it change your mind?
No. But it might if you sang like Marty Raybon. — CM

Throw in the Louboutins Lee Ann Womack wears in her video for “Solitary Thinking” and I’m sold. — Karlie

Is “I Need You Now” about a booty call?
We’re talking country music, so technically, it’s a badonkadonk call. — Sam

  1. klark
    August 4, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Loved the Mountain one, lol


  2. Tex
    August 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    George Strait/Dr.Dre/Strait Outta Compton? That’s an insult to the King of country music his self. lol

  3. Ben Foster
    August 4, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Enjoyed the Miley Cyrus ones. That girl has really been annoying me lately. She used to dabble in country music here and there, even at one point saying that she wanted to make a country album, and now I hear her spouting nonsense about it while continuing in her never-ending quest to become a sex symbol.

  4. Nicolas
    August 5, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I love “The House That Clothed Me” and the one for “Need You Now” =)

  5. Ashley
    August 5, 2010 at 10:17 am

    “badonkadonk call” ha!

  6. Fizz
    August 5, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Miley’s just doing what every 17-year-old girl does: tries real hard to piss off her daddy.

    Now Sam, WHY did you have to bring up the Nelson twins?!

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