March 22 New Releases: Ashton Shepherd, Grasstowne, Josh Kelley, Maggie Björklund, The Roys and Tommy Shaw

Brody Vercher | March 22nd, 2011

  1. BOBASH
    March 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

    What happened to all the news 9513 used to bring?

  2. Jonathan
    March 22, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I’ve been patiently wondering the same thing

  3. Jon
    March 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Carlton Haney was also Merle Haggard’s manager for a while – in fact, the first time I ever heard of him was on Haggard’s live in Muskogee album. After being presented with the key to fabulous Muskogee, Haggard muses on his family connection to Oklahoma and the Muskogee area, then notes that Muskogee appears to be “hippie free” – after which he notes, “except for Carlton.” To anyone who knew him, it’s still funny, even after 40 years.

    I haven’t had a chance to listen to the Grasstowne album yet, but we were on the bill with them at a festival in Arizona a couple of weeks ago, and they sounded great.

  4. Matt B
    March 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Bobash and Jonathan,

    Those news pieces are very time-consuming. Perhaps the Vercher Brothers were enjoying SXSW like many others or are working on a project for their company that steals much of their time…

  5. Brody Vercher
    March 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Bobash and Jonathan,

    Like Matt said, the roundups are super time-consuming and even though I enjoy doing them, they were taking away from other projects. So until, or if, we can work something else out, they’re hibernating.

  6. Michael A.
    March 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    The lack of new roundups probably makes me more productive at work too. :)

  7. Brody Vercher
    March 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Score one for increased productivity!

  8. Jonathan
    March 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    While news pieces are a treat, they aren’t the only great thing about The 9513. I do miss them, but at the same time, understand their absence. At least we’re still getting the friday five and your take. And the single and album reviews haven’t gone anywhere. They all more than make up for the news roundups.

    I fully understand halting something that time consuming. I can only imagine how much time it takes to read all the other sites and compile everything. I know I couldn’t if I tired!

  9. Jonathan
    March 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    *tried

  10. Charles Murphy
    March 23, 2011 at 7:01 am

    How the F#*@ does Billy Currington get a Greatest Hits record?? What a joke Nashville has become.

  11. Charles Murphy
    March 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    ANNND….Same post…just replace Billy Currington’s name with Josh Turner’s.

    Unbelievable!!!

  12. Jon
    March 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I don’t guess you’re old enough to remember Merle Haggard’s first “Best Of,” with “best of” songs like “Sam Hill” and “Shade Tree Fix-It Man.” Or Charley Pride’s. Seems like some folks will complain about anything.

  13. Mike K
    March 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    “Show ‘em the left foot that made Merle Haggard a star, Moon. Show ‘em the one you used on Buck. Show ‘em the one ya used on Bonnie. The most imitated steel guitar player and the best one, by far…that’s the great Ralph Mooney everybody.”

    http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2342817%3ABlogPost%3A349930&commentId=2342817%3AComment%3A352840&xg_source=activity

    One of my favorite quotes ever, which was the lead in to the no depression obit.

    Condolences to the Mooney Family.

  14. Stewman
    March 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Tommy Shaw’s best work since “Girls With Guns”.

  15. Patrick
    March 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    C’mon, lighten up with the complaints. Are any of you aware of a country music ‘happening’ that the 9513 did NOT write about?

    Nashville isn’t exactly a hotbed of excitement these days!

  16. Donald
    March 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    >>>Tommy Shaw’s best work since “Girls With Guns”.

    <<< I, for one, found that hilarious. Tommy Shaw- guilty pleasure.

  17. Troy
    March 28, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Shania Twain confirms she been working on a new ablum and is getting prepared to start performing again! She made the annoucement to interviewers after picking up a lifetime achievement award at the Juno award. Only a legend!

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