Miranda Lambert Slates Acoustic DVD; Randy Travis Prepares Duet Album with McGraw, Chesney and Underwood

Brody Vercher | August 23rd, 2010

  1. numberonecountryfan
    August 23, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I can’t wait for the Randy Travis CD in 2011! Should be a lot of great songs on that one. Hopefully, it will give Travis a resurgence in popularity (and on the charts, too).

  2. Trent
    August 23, 2010 at 11:41 am

    That Clay Walker joke in the Tim McGraw bit was hilarious!

  3. Leeann Ward
    August 23, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I’m interested in the Travis album too.

  4. Stormy
    August 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    The sad thing is you know that guitar is sitting in an airport luggage area somewhere is Nova Scotia….

  5. Noah Eaton
    August 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    It’s infuriating what Aldean chooses to promote to radio too often, but it seems once again his forthcoming album will nonetheless be replete with some quality album tracks from accomplished writers. It’s just a shame standouts like “Not Every Man Lives”, “I Believe In Ghosts” and “On My Highway” can’t represent his albums on the airwaves, and instead we’re force-fed violent amped-up maelstroms that are bogged down in tired “Hell yeah I’m country! You might even say I’m countrier than Thou!” themes (“My Kinda Party” actually sounds in-between two 3 Doors Down singles: “When I’m Gone” and “Let Me Go”)

    Same can be said with Chesney. I’m trying not to let expectations dwell on my mind, but the songwriting roster is a positive sign for “Hemingway’s Whiskey”.

    I agree “Colder Weather” is the Zac Brown Band’s finest song lyrically to date. If “Colder Weather” is any indication of the musical maturity of what’s offered on “You Get What You Give”, I will be one happy camper.

  6. Razor X
    August 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Not thrilled with some of Travis’ choices for duet partners.

  7. Jon
    August 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    That’s ok, Razor, you’ll get to pick the duet partners when you make your record, just like Travis is choosing the ones for his. I would be surprised if you had the same taste in singing partners; wouldn’t you be surprised, too?

  8. Razor X
    August 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    That’s ok, Razor, you’ll get to pick the duet partners when you make your record, just like Travis is choosing the ones for his.

    And he won’t be obligated to like my choices any mroe than I like his. Will you be equally obnoxious to him should he express an opinion?

  9. Stormy
    August 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    KUT is playing a live set with Junior Brown:

    http://kut.org/

  10. Waynoe
    August 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    RAZORX,

    Don’t let Jon get to you. He is the resident bloviator with the bad hairdo.

  11. Leeann Ward
    August 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    That’s an odd response to a simple opinion by Razor X, Jon.

  12. Troy
    August 23, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    eyeroll to bloviator. I think Jon normally brings logic into conversations. No need for name calling.

    Is Dead flowers going to be on Miranda Lambert acoustic cd?

  13. Rick
    August 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Troy said: “No need for name calling.” My response: “WTF are you talking about?!!!!!!!” (lol)

    That Randy Travis dealie has assumed an instant high position on my personal “Who really gives a sh*t?” list! Congratulations Randy! In stark contrast that acoustic Miranda Lambert EP is instead something I actually wouldn’t mind listening to…

    Wow, Jim Lauderdale’s album list wasn’t near as whacked out as I had anticipated! Usually “Americana” artists list dreadful crap by obscure artists no one else has ever heard of in the name of hipness and for the coolness factor. I guess Jim is too old for all that hipster malarky.

  14. troy
    August 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    @rick (so that people will know who im exactly talking about) i was talking to waynoe about saying that Jon is the resident bloviator thats why i said I thought he brough logic into conversation implying he isn’t pompus. I thought it was obvi who i was talking about since I said bloviator right before it. guess not..

  15. luckyoldsun
    August 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    When Travis did his “Heroes and Friends” duet album, way back when, he was the king of country and could pick anyone he wanted–from B.B. King to Clint Eastwood to a bunch of country legends.

    My guess is that now his label is picking whoever they can get–and whoever they think will help Travis return to the radio–and that probably means artists who are PLAYED on the radio!

    My own two cents: For history’s sake, there should be be a duet between Randy Travis and George Strait. I’d bet that if they let it be known that they were looking to do that, they’d get submissions from most of the top songwriters in Music City written just for them. Heck, they might even get a No. 1 record out of it.

  16. Stephen (Mainstream)
    August 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I’m sure Razor was specifically referring to Carrie. Tell me I’m wrong. You can’t? Oh.

  17. Stormy
    August 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    KUT will be playing a live set with Dale Watson tomorrow at 11:00 AM.

  18. Razor X
    August 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    @Stephen (Mainstream): You’re partially correct.

  19. Waynoe
    August 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Troy,

    I don’t think I am alone in my thinking. You are entitled to your opinion however.

  20. Omar
    August 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Sounds like Mr. Travis will have a great album coming out. Let’s hope it turns out okay!

    Also heard that Jason Aldean will be doing a duet with Kelly Clarkson on his fourth album called “Don’t You Wanna Stay”. I listened to the demo, and the song is haunting, yet brilliant. It’d be a really big risk for Jason, but compared to his adequate efforts of “Crazy Town” and “My Kinda Party”, he needs it. Plus, the song would be much different for him, and it’s just the thing he needs to score another #1.

  21. Jim
    August 24, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I am really looking forward to the Randy Travis duets album. He has been really successful with Carrie Underwood on their first collaboration, I Told you So, which was released last year.

    Carrie took this Travis song to #1, made it a huge hit again, and really regenerated his career.

    It shows the respect todays artists have for their peers that artists such as Carrie Underwood, the most talented and successful female artist today in country music today would be so interested in performing Randy Travis songs!

  22. Dale
    August 24, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Jim, I’m pretty sure the Carrie/Randy version of I Told You So only peaked at #2 (not #1). Randy’s original version peaked at #1.

  23. TexasVet
    August 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Jim, I’m pretty sure the Carrie/Randy version of I Told You So only peaked at #2 (not #1). Randy’s original version peaked at #1.

    You’re both right…it was #1 on Mediabase and #2 on BIllboard so most of the countdown shows played it as a #1 for a week.

  24. Katie
    August 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Let’s hope the Miranda DVD is free of pop-ups advertising Taylor Swift. *rolls eyes*

  25. Herman
    August 25, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I hope so also Katie, that was very rude and low class of CMT. It was so annoying I had no choice but to change the channel, it was like every only a small portion of the show I enjoyed because of that.

  26. Michelle
    August 29, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Didn’t Billy Joe Shaver shoot some guy in the face recently? He’s getting a street named after him and an “Appreciation Day” in his honor? Wow, way to go Billy!LOL!

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