Nightly CMA Music Fest Spots Confirmed; RIAA Issues Certifications, George Strait Wins

Brody Vercher | February 18th, 2010

  1. Kelly
    February 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

    “Dale Watson is scheduled to host a soft-opening…”

    NOTHING Dale Watson does is soft, sir…

  2. Rick
    February 18, 2010 at 11:08 am

    That is a fine interview with Sarah Buxton by her hometown paper in Lawrence, Kansas. I was surprised that Lyric Street made her change a song lyric about drinking though. I wonder what Jamey Johnson would say to his label if they asked him to make a change like that?! (lol) Now I really want to hear Sarah’s mystery song that features “bullsh*t” in the chorus! My favorite quote from Sarah:

    “With Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band at the Grammys, I think we all saw that country music is doing some pretty cool stuff,” she says. “I’d like to see it be open to old-school country, traditional country, folk country, country rock, Southern rock – all kinds of different stuff.” AMEN to that thought, Sarah.

    Some of the CRS evets are going to be held at the home of John Rich, which he has named “Mt. Richmore”! Crikey!

    Its heart warming to read about these old Texas dance halls being restored to their true original purpose! Its even more heart warming to know that in Texas those types of joints can actually stay in business.

    Todd Snider knows a lot about songwriting. Its in the realm of political matters that he is a totally deluded ignoramus…(ie Obamavoter)

    Thanks for the Donna Ulisse blurb. Her friend here PaulaW will be grateful!

  3. Larry Kerflapowitz
    February 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    we get it, rick.

  4. Nicolas
    February 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    To answer the question, Patty Griffin should’ve shut up and took the money

  5. Jon
    February 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Much as I look forward to hearing Donna Ulisse’s take on “Who Will Sing For Me,” I feel compelled to point out that it’s not really Carter Stanley’s song; both he and other writers drew on a common source for different versions of it. Comparing the Stanleys’ reading with Flatt & Scruggs’ is pretty interesting – different, and both mighty fine.

  6. Steve Harvey
    February 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Songwriters should say whatever the hell they want. It’s their damn song.

  7. Vicki
    February 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Sarah Buxton is a great writer. I’m enjoying the songs…and she’s in tune, full of emotion but..I want to clear my throat while listening. Her voice is like she woke up late and was drunk the night before. It’s like she has a permanent cold. I don’t know if I can get use to that sound or not.

  8. Nicolas
    February 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    ^ I think that way too. She definitely has an unpleasant tone to her voice. I found fault in that particularly on “That Kind of Day,” which was horrid.

  9. stormy
    February 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Isn’t Colbie Calliat Folk pop and Fergie R&B? Anyway, shouldn’t we question your country credibility if you have to justify it by citing Fergie?

  10. Rick
    February 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Sarah Buxton destroyed her vocal chords by singing for years in a bar band that did long sets each night they performed. All those hours of screaming did permanent damage resulting in her current scratchy voice, whose condition changes from day to day. I actually like it but when she pushes it, on songs like “American Daughters” and “That Kind of Day”, it can be a bit much at times. “Outside My Window” is the kind of song that fits Sarah’s voice to a tee.

    I must say that I prefer Sarah’s earlier songs over most of her recent new material. I have Sarah’s debut Lyric Street album and a DJ copy of “Outside My Window” so I won’t be buying her new album. I will listen to the new tracks I’m not familiar with and buy downloads of any I really like. “Space” was a change in Sarah’s musical direction away from what I liked about her music. Oh well….

  11. Kathy Anderson
    February 21, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Concerning “Who Will Sing For Me” being by Carter Stanley or not, we can only go by what the US Copyright office lists as the writer. While the song may have had some other influences that might or might not have been in the public domain (I don’t know so I can’t say), when doing the research for the correct label copy for Donna’s new CD, Carter is listed as the writer on this title at the copyright office and it checks out with the other publisher’s on the version of the song that Donna is doing on her new Holy Waters CD. I do love Donna’s rendition of the song though and hope others will too!

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