Mindy McCready Uses Her ‘Get Out of Jail Early’ Card

Brody Vercher | October 31st, 2008

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  1. [...] On Carrie Underwood’s supposed lack of stage presence: “Good to see a critic finally giving Carrie Underwood a bad review. Too many of them say how great her voice is but fail to point out her lack of stage presence or a personality. If you watch the AI auditions, even after day one Randy told her she needed to work on stage presence. She is so boring I’m surprised no reviewers have said so before.” — Nick “Carrie Underwear is pretty, sweet, a talented pop diva vocalist, and I consider her about as interesting as watching paint dry. Carrie’s lack of substance actually makes her more relatable and appealing to her legion of “airhead country” fans. These AI types can’t grasp the artistry of a real country artist and aren’t interested anyway.” — Rick “So everybody who’s taste in music happens to be different then yours is an airhead? I believe Tsar Putin is looking for a new program director at Radio Moscow, maybe you ought to apply.” — NorthTexas [...]
  1. Nick
    October 31, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Good to see a critic finally giving Carrie Underwood a bad review. Too many of them say how great her voice is but fail to point out her lack of stage presence or a personality. If you watch the AI auditions, even after day one Randy told her she needed to work on stage presence. She is so boring I’m surprised no reviewers have said so before.

  2. Lanibug
    October 31, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Glad that someone else was first to say something about that — I believe I have seen some other reviews that have said the same thing – big voice, but lacks the stage presence, presonality, etc.

  3. m.c.
    October 31, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    I’m imagining the introduction: “I present the honorable senator from the great state of Tennessee, Senator Bocephus!”

  4. Chris N.
    October 31, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    “Are you ready for some tax refooooooorrrrm?”

  5. Drew
    October 31, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Joe the Plumber is the man, he should give it a shot.

  6. m.c.
    October 31, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Jr’s campaign slogan:

    Whiskey Bent and Washington Bound

  7. Chris N.
    October 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    “A Country Boy Can Survive The Primaries”

  8. m.c.
    October 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Hank, why did you run? Hank, why did you court votes? Hank, why must you keep all those promises you spoke?

  9. northtexas
    October 31, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    “Good to see a critic finally giving Carrie Underwood a bad review”

    Nothing new here! Preston Jones and his Dallas Morning News buddy Mario Tarradell have been slamming Carrie for three years. Mario once described her as “barely mediocre” whatever that means. I’m beginning to think it’s a Texas vs Oklahoma thing.

  10. Matt C.
    October 31, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Apparently Joe the Plumber realized that, under the Obama tax plan, it just doesn’t pay to be a country music star.

  11. Brady Vercher
    October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I dunno about that, as big a star as Carrie Underwood is, she says she doesn’t really have that much more money than before she made it big.

  12. CMW
    October 31, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Usually, when I don’t have much money, I offer to buy my parents a house.

  13. Rick
    October 31, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Brady, if that’s true then Carrie needs a new manager pronto! Carrie Underwear is pretty, sweet, a talented pop diva vocalist, and I consider her about as interesting as watching paint dry. Carrie’s lack of substance actually makes her more relatable and appealing to her legion of “airhead country” fans. These A.I. types can’t grasp the artistry of a real country artist and aren’t interested anyway.

    I’d love to see Hank Jr. and Tim McGraw go head to head in a political grudge match as their politics are polar opposites. Sadly I’m afraid the “Faith Hill Factor” might give Timmy boy an undeserved edge among female and pop country loving voters…..

    If it weren’t for Brad Paisley country humor songs would pretty much be absent from Crapola Country Radio. I think that humor songs tend to appeal more to male listeners and there just aren’t enough of them left around to bother appealing to. Even Shel Silverstein wouldn’t be able to get songs on mainstream country radio these days were he still alive and writing prime material and that’s a shame.

  14. northtexas
    October 31, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Rick,

    So everybody who’s taste in music happens to be different then yours is an airhead?? I believe Tsar Putin is looking for a new program director at Radio Moscow…maybe you ought to apply.

  15. mimi
    October 31, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I was just wondering,9513, why don’t you ever post good reviews of Carrie’s shows? There are way more good ones that bad ones and this jackass has had it out for Carrie since day one…I you want, I can do it for you. just a thought.

  16. Gavin
    October 31, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    The guy that wrote the review is a Miranda Lambert fan and resents the fact that Carrie Underwood has had more commercial success. You would think he’d try to hide his resentment a little better though, I mean, wow, he really hates her.

    Mimi…This article is a good one and even has a Miranda Lambert quote that might surprise a few readers on this site.

    http://www.azcentral.com/ent/music/articles/2008/10/31/20081031underwood.html

  17. stormy
    October 31, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Actually most of the reviews of Carrie Underwood I have read say that same basic thing–decent voice, relies too much on screaming and needs personality.

  18. mimi
    October 31, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    hmm stormy, you must be just reading the ones posted on this site then.
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20081029_11_hr842284

  19. Todd
    October 31, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    @ Stormy most of the ones I’ve seen read that way too.

    Mimi I would hope she would get a positive review from her hometown paper!!!

  20. stormy
    October 31, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Mimi: But the ones posted on this site come from so many different sources.

  21. Brody Vercher
    October 31, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    @Mimi – As much as I’d like to read every country related article published online, it’s just not feasible. My email address is on the ‘About’ page if you want to send me articles from time to time, but you might want to do a search before accusing us of only posting negative reviews. Both of these articles were included in recent news roundups.

  22. Wade
    November 1, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    @ Rick I completely agree with you about Carrie!!

  23. Larry Kerflapowitz
    November 1, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Westerberg
    Did you turn off your rock star spell check again?

  24. Brody Vercher
    November 1, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    We’re still working the bugs out of that thing, so good catch.

  25. Billy
    November 2, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I think that Carrie Underwood is a good singer. She’s not Allison Kraus or Martina, but she’s good. I think that she’ll go far in the industry for several years to come. It is true that she is boring to watch perform, however. I’ll still watch Before He Cheats when I can though. That was a good video.

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