News Roundup – The Stalker Edition; Hank Jr. Lashes Out; He’s Got A…Mustache

Brody Vercher | July 22nd, 2009

  1. Baron Lane
    July 22, 2009 at 11:05 am

    so Bocephus and his bit have a gruge with Mike Curb. I’d like to see more name stars go indy and see what they come up with.

  2. Leeann Ward
    July 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I really like “Mighty Oak Tree” and “All The Roads” from Hank Jr.’s new album. Even the electric guitar stuff didn’t bother me as usual on “Mighty Oak Tree” and it’s fun to hear him do bluegrass.

    Curb seems to be good at angering artists.

  3. Andrew Lacy
    July 22, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I am shocked, SHOCKED, that anyone would have anything negative to say about Mike Curb. Maybe Hank and Tim McGraw should start their own label.

  4. Baron Lane
    July 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

    bit = boy (Hank III)

  5. Dr. No.
    July 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Gary Allan’s answer to his stalker’s question of “I’m crazy, right?” is priceless!

  6. mikeky
    July 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    who is hank williams jr’s daddy again? i forget. he’s constantly having to remind me every time he opens his mouth. i’m glad he’s bailing on mike curb, though.

    so curb has signed star de azlan. hmmm. nice picture of her. i’d definitely say he’s had a hand in her. :)

  7. J.R. Journey
    July 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I have to agree with Hank Jr. that his new album is a gem.

  8. Leeann Ward
    July 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I only listened to clips of Hank Jr’s album, but the two songs mentioned above are the only ones that I felt compelled to buy judging from the Amazon clips.

  9. Chris D.
    July 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    This may sound weird, but which songs did the stalker think Gary wrote for her? Sounds like a trial that would be fun to watch!

  10. Leeann Ward
    July 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Chris, I’m thinking she’s not pointing to songs that he’s recorded, but rather, private songs. This is some bazarre situation though.

  11. Rick
    July 22, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I’m glad to read that CURB hasn’t completely forgotten about nor deep-sixed Star De Azlan since we haven’t heard a peep out of her since “She’s Pretty” hit radio a year or two back. I got to see Star perform live and she’s got a lot of heart as well as a love of all types of country music including the classic stuff. My favorite quote from the article: “But there’s a winning team in place. Alan Jackson’s longtime producer Keith Steagall is producing De Azlan’s debut album. George Strait’s road manager is also in her corner.” Man, I’d love to score an advance copy of Star’s album as I think the chances for a commercial release are slim.

    The Lovell Sisters again prove they are the real deal. Now if they could just get the Dixie Chicks to write songs for them, or better yet tap into Bruce Robison, they could tackle Top 40 country radio! (Yeah, right…)

    Gosh, I thought the new single from Heartland was titled “I Loved My Mustache First”? Hmmm…

  12. idlewildsouth
    July 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Gary Allan’s my new hero.

  13. Steve Harvey
    July 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Gary Allan’s been my hero for a while, but this just adds to his awesomeness.

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