‘Noble Things’ Now Playing in Select Theaters; Blake Shelton’s ‘Hillbilly Bone'; Augie Meyers Profiled
- Noble Things, a movie featuring Lee Ann Womack and Tracy Byrd in their big screen debuts, opens in a limited number of theaters today. Read Pierce Greenberg’s review of the film.
- Watch the video premiere of Blake Shelton‘s “Hillbilly Bone” featuring Trace Adkins.
- Ralph Emery has been on radio and television for the past 58 years and he thinks each year will be his last, but he suspects this year might really be the last.
- Taylor Swift is not a Nazi.
- Remember when Tracy Lawrence was hospitalized and diagnosed with pneumonia a couple of months ago? In a recent interview with The Norman Transcript he revealed that he also contracted the H1N1 virus and combined with his asthma he was hit pretty hard, knocking him out of commission for five or six weeks. (via GAC)
- Country Universe’s Kevin J. Coyne continued his worst singles of the decade countdown with part three.
- Chet Flippo argues that country music runs in cycles that last roughly a decade, possibly even 8.6 years, and thus there will not be another Taylor Swift.
- Tim McGraw has no faith in his friends:
“I don’t really look at names when I’m looking at songs,” Tim tells GAC, “because I’m scared if I pay attention to who wrote the song, or I see a friend’s name, that two things will happen: When I see a friend’s name, either I won’t think it’s any good because they’re my friend, or I’ll cut it just because they’re my friend.”
- Allison Moorer‘s new album, Crows, is slated for a Feb. 9, 2010 release.
- Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary today.
- The third song, “Undo It,” leading up to next week’s release of Carrie Underwood‘s album Play On was released a few days ago. (iTunes)
- The Austin Chronicle‘s Margaret Moser published a lengthy profile on Augie Meyers and relayed the stories behind three of his songs. And in another article, Doug Freeman reviewed Meyers’ latest album, Country.
- Watch Gene Watson‘s new video, featuring Rhonda Vincent, for “Staying Together.”
- 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 …