Miranda Lambert Kisses Haggard; Tom Russell – Best Album of the Year?; Keen Listening Party

Brody Vercher | September 23rd, 2009

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  1. stormy
    September 23, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Why would Big nad Rich release an album with four songs on it?

  2. Russ
    September 23, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi were arrested outside of Jewel’s house?

  3. Jon
    September 23, 2009 at 11:34 am

    The (stealth) release date for the Chris Jones & The Night Drivers album is 10/6. For those of you in Nashvegas, we’ll be doing a no-cover-charge CD release show at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn on Broadway at 6 p.m. on 10/4.

    Del’s album is a dandy!

  4. Chris N.
    September 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I’m sure John thinks of himself as “Big Nad” Rich.

  5. Kelly
    September 23, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    “Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi were arrested outside of Jewel’s house?”

    -good one! wish I had thought of that one myself!

  6. Tom
    September 23, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    i must be doing something wrong – the next blake shelton release?

  7. Stephen H.
    September 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I’m a pretty big Big & Rich fan, but the releasing of a “Greatest Hits” CD, after one top-10 single and four or five missing the top 20 seems misguided at best. The article says the album includes “fan favorites”, and while I really enjoy “Kick My Ass”, it’s not a “hit”, so should not be included (as well as about eight other songs that shouldn’t be on there — including substituting “Radio” for “Loud”, which barely did worse than “Between Raising Hell …” and “Never Mind Me”, as it were).

    Perhaps Warner Bros. Nashville has been consulting with Curb about how to botch a hits release.

    Other thoughts:
    — CMT got rid of the Carter Twins? That will shake up playlists at every Top 40 country radio station.
    — Got that, Blake? No matter what happens in the future, your girlfriend’s best night ever was kissing another man on the cheek.

    Oh, and lol @ Chris N.

  8. Truersound
    September 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I’m inclined to agree that Tom Russell’s Blood and Candlesmoke IS the album of the year.

  9. SW
    September 23, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    This has nothing to do with any of today’s news, but last night I heard Jake Owen on CMT radio say, ‘not a lot of thought went into it’ referring to “8 Second Ride.” Well, now that he knows the the problem, can he stop it?!

  10. Rick
    September 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Grant Alden’s comments on Americana week are really interesting. My favorite section was about the declining influence of professional music critics:

    “As I’ve thought about that, yes, it’s fair to say that I can work up a fair bit of pissed-off-ness about losing my “authority” as a music critic. Decades spent not simply listening to and reading history (and liner notes), but learning to write…it’s hard to toss that to the amateurs and accept that their verdicts are somehow better. I understand that they’re better for the artists, I understand that all this chat can be leveraged into a marketing campaign. I’m not sure that it’s better for the music, nor for the consumers of the music. (But, then, the negative review is mostly a thing of the past anyhow.)”

    Grant obviously doesn’t read The 9513 and its about time he did! Hey Jon, if you know this guy send him an email and have him join the verbal mayhem here! (lol)

    That article in the WSJ about defining Americana music was a good read. The genre is far better defined by what its not rather than what it specifically is. Its a messy hodgepodge of many different forms of incompatible music styles that get ignored by the mainstream country establishment. Until it fragments successfully into specific groups of music that are compatible with each other I think it will remain a mostly marginal
    radio format.

  11. Truersound
    September 23, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    “Until it fragments successfully into specific groups of music that are compatible with each other I think it will remain a mostly marginal
    radio format.”

    We can only hope…

  12. badrockandroll
    September 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I grew up in the late 60s/early 70s, a period that I consider to be the heyday of pop radio. Country one minute, soul the next, then folk, then rock. I love country music, but I really love fragments and marginalized hodgepodge. I have XM/Sirius, and other than the Petty, Earle and Dylan radio hours, I find it much too compartmentalized. Perhaps that’s why I like Americana (whatever that is) – it’s an umbrella that’s big enough to catch all sorts of good music.

  13. Jaime
    September 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Chris N. — hahahahhaha

    Good one!

  14. Rose
    September 25, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Jeez, Lambert, back offa my boys, ok? First she’s gettin’ all smoochy with Merle, then she’s makin’ eyes at my Jamey (check out pg. 3 of Nashville Gab for hilarious pictorial evidence involving Underwood, Pickler, and Womack as well)…she just better keep away from Dale Watson, that’s all I’m sayin’. ;)

    On the other hand, she has good taste in guys – Blake’s quite a cutie, too. Live the dream, Miranda, live the dream. :D

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