Miranda Lambert Learns the Art of Subtlety; Dang Dang Dang; Alan Jackson Likes Bologna
- DETAILS magazine has a brief Q&A with Miranda Lambert.
Q: Is anyone at risk on your new album?
A: There’s a couple, but it’s subtler. I’ve moved from that crazy girl to someone a little wiser. I kill them a little more softly this time around.
- Don’t forget your free priority tickets to the Darius Rucker show on Monday!
- In a June interview with Music Row, songwriter Bobby Braddock reveals that Kenny Chesney cut “People Are Crazy” before Billy Currington got a hold of it; he makes sure that equal credit goes to Troy Jones for co-writing the song, who Braddock says had the initial idea; and he dishes out advice to young writers.
- New Capitol Records recording artist Walker Hayes is giving away several songs on his website. (via Country Music Tattle Tale)
- A Chinese man was recently arrested when he couldn’t provide the paperwork for a motorcycle he was driving. He couldn’t afford the bike, so how did he get it? One piece at a time.
- Country Haiku:
She has got that thang
Dang dang dang dang dang dang dang
(That thang is her ass)
- The Texas Music Matters song of the day is “Hot Rod Lincoln” from a KUT studio live performance by Bill Kirchen.
- Country California’s C.M. Wilcox believes the best thing to happen to The Stellas was not winning the recently-completed second season of CMT’s Can You Duet. (MySpace)
- Dailey & Vincent recently presented Eddie Stubbs and Pete Fisher with Door Opener Awards as a display of their appreciation for the support that they’ve received from the Opry announcer and general manager. The Bluegrass Blog reports that the duo’s next Rounder project will be all a capella and that they’re currently in the studio recording a Statler Brothers tribute album.
- More “Six Packs” from Country Universe, this time for artists Deana Carter and Chely Wright.
- Is this a new Alan Jackson video or Apple commercial?
- Next weekend, an event billed as Texas Music Extravaganza featuring Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, Raul Malo and more, will take place at The Shops at La Cantera in San Antonio. The Vato Valley Boys, a group that includes Meyers, Jimenez, and several bluegrass musicians, will be there as well to play their blend of bluegrass and Tex-Mex music.
- San Antonio also has a new show titled “San Antonio Rose Live Classic Country Music Show,” which is being billed as a Grand Ole Opry-styled music revue that pays tribute to artists like Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Porter Wagoner and many, many more. Members of the show’s live band include Kenny Penny, Todd Brumley, Rodney Smith, Jerry Maynard, Tommy Detamore, Steve Maynard, Brennen Leigh, Ron Smith and John Stacy.
- My Kind of Country: What are some songs that made a big impression on you and caused you to become a fan of the artist?
- luckyoldsun: Jim Z-- I get the feeling Barry was this close to calling you what Kinky Friedman called his guy from El …
- Leeann Ward: Thanks, NM. I like a good pop hook, to be honest. So, maybe I need to try it again.
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
- Barry Mazor: Matter of fact, as always--I did. The notes say the album was recorded & mixed by and at "The …
- Roger: Looking forward to picking up the Jamey Johnson Christmas EP - love all of those songs and can't wait for …
- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I can always use more dobro in my life! Thanks for the Phil Leadbetter tip! I haven't been able to …
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim. The record's more or less out of Austin. But I'm sure they're also good in El Paso...