October Mailbag: What Did Beyonce Think After Kenya Interrupted The Awards?
What did Beyonce think after Kenya interrupted the awards?
She figured the country’s government must still be bitter that Taylor Swift is only bringing her tour to the West coast of Africa. — Karlie
What subgenre is Taylor Swift?
Moody electropunk jazzbilly thrash metal with operatic overtones. Or just pop-country. — CMW
When will I be loved by John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen?
Honey, pick one or the other. Let’s not get greedy. — Sam
That is one rootsy rock legend sandwich that I do not want to be a part of. — Pierce
How do you make your face look like a hobo?
Apply Jamey Johnson’s Beardification Serum (also used by Joaquin Phoenix) — Juli
Better not let Jamey Johnson’s beard hear you making fun of it, Juli. — Jim
What happened to Angela Hacker?
Not enough self-proclaimed Hacker-Backers lived up to their names. — Pierce
Like the other winners before her, she has entered the Nashville Star Witness Protection Program. — Ken
How old is Tyler Dean?
He wrote a song about Taylor Swift. The answer? Not very. — Pierce
Who did Kenny Chesney write “Better As a Memory” for?
His career. — Karlie
His hairline. — Sam
Disillusioned wives of pirates. — CMW
I think the correct term would be “disillusioned pirate wenches.” — Jim
Why is Johnny Cash important to our history?
So Jason Aldean could sing a song with his name in the title. Thank you for your service, Johnny. — Karlie
Because you can’t understand the subtle nuances of Jason Aldean’s song, “Johnny Cash,” without knowing the man. — Sam
He single-handedly killed the Reno tourism business by exposing the gritty undercurrent of thrill killing. — Ken
What kind of jeans does Luke Bryan wear?
All his friends say he likes Levi’s. — Karlie
I heard a Tim McGraw song that sounded like rock. What is the name of it?
This will be hard to narrow down. An easier question may be, “I heard a Tim McGraw song that sounded like country. What is the name of it?” — Karlie
What makes a great duet?
When one of the participants is Dolly Parton and the other isn’t Jimmy Wayne. — CMW
When two people who have a deep, undying affection for each other–think Tammy Wynette and George Jones, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner and Sammy Kershaw/Lorrie Morgan. — Ken
Why did they change the words on Jake Owens’ new song?
Wait, someone was paying attention to the words of “Eight Second Ride?” — Jim
Where was Keith Anderson on October 24?
Watching a Cowboys game, then performing with Tim Nichols and Jason Sellers at a charity event in Nashville. Dang, Carrie Underwood is right about Twitter being stalkerish. — CMW
Her black dress hit the floor?
I guess it must have, but my eyes never made it that far down. — Ken
How much does it cost to book Chris Young to sing?
One black dress. — Ken
Who are the people that sing “Amazing Grace” in the song “Where I’m From?”
One-dimensional figments of Jason Michael Carroll’s imagination. – CMW
How much did Lee Brice sell “More Than a Memory” for?
Garth Brooks has so much money that when he first heard the demo of “More Than a Memory,” he instructed Brice go inside his personal vault and leave with as much cash as could be stuffed into seven large canvas bags. — Jim
Why do you think Jimmie Rodgers is a country artist?
Who’s Jimmie Rodgers? — Justin Moore
Everyone knows that Jimmie Rodgers isn’t a country artist. Hell, he doesn’t even have an electric guitar in most of his songs! — Jim
What does it mean to dream of a headless man dressed in white?
You were probably viewing the macabre director’s cut of the “Waiting on a Woman” video before bed. — CMW
That’s what country folks do.
What is, “go tubing with preachers’ hot daughters,” Alex? — Juli
What is the meaning of “I’m Alive” by Kenny Chesney?
First off, the umbrella is obviously a metaphor for a smile. — CMW
Who wrote “Merry Christmas from the Family” by Robert Earl Keen?
Robert Earl Keen and his co-writer, 24 glasses of eggnog. — Sam
Is Kenny Chesney a nice guy?
Did Hazel Smith mention that she got a letter from him yesterday? — CMW
Didn’t Kenny already address the whole “nice guy” issue in his Playboy interview last year? — Jim
How much are old albums of Jeannie C. Riley worth?
About 8 bucks. But I hear they’re worth way more in Harper Valley. — Ken
When did Garth Brooks make more than a memory?
This month–Mr. Wynn’s gagillion dollars are worth way more than a memory. — Ken
Who are the two blonde country girl singers that harmonize?
The Coppolas, or BOMSHEL, or the tattered remnants of Cowboy Crush, or… — CMW
Achy Breaky Heart, original Mexican folk song?
Probably not. — CMW
How long did it take to go across the country in a stagecoach?
Ralph Stanley booked shows in New York and California two days apart earlier this month. — CMW
Was Taylor Swift on Canadian Idol?
Then-sixteen year old Taylor Swift first won over fans on the hugely popular television show Canadian Idol, when she wowed her peers and the judges alike with a deft pop-country take on “Too Bad” by the obscure Vancouver alternative pop band Doug and the Slugs. — Jim
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