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?
- Leeann Ward: Sheesh, Paul, that's a random/strange dig!
- Jack Williams: After reading that New Yorker article, I canceled my pre-order of the Basement Tapes box set. I love Bob …
- Leeann Ward: Wow! How terrible for Dixie Hall and Tom.
- Ken Morton, Jr.: Another twisted collection of songs to put into the Friday Five Hall of Fame, Juli.
- Arlene: I'd have included "Omie Wise." Doc Watson's is the version I'm familiar with but I think it's been recorded by …
- luckyoldsun: I think the number one country murder ballad is "Frankie and Johnny"--by Jimmie. Also, how about "Delia's Gone" from Harry Belafonte …
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …