Put A Girl In It: Brooks & Dunn Put 100 Bikini Girls In New Music Video
- Yesterday’s video shoot for Brooks & Dunn‘s “Put a Girl In It” called for 1,000 models, but the duo had to settle for 100 bikini-clad girls. Bummer.
- Porter Wagoner took “Satisfied Mind” to No. 1 in 1955, but the Hear Ya indie music blog introduces several other notable covers and posts a quote from one of the songwriters, Red Hayes, about the origin of the song.
- CMT launched Music City Madness, an online battle of the bands contest for unsigned artists or musicians. The winner will be flown to Nashville to record their own Unplugged at Studio 330 session, perform a private showcase with A&R executives from Warner Bros. Records Nashville and be mentored by Randy Travis.
- Dolly Parton‘s stage version of 9 to 5: The Musical will open on Broadway next April.
- Lee Ann Womack attributes her long stretch between albums to her struggle over what kind of music to record and the demands of being a working mother.
Musically, Lee Ann wasn’t sure which direction she wanted to take. Her heart screams for pure, traditional country, and the critics adore her work in that area. But her most popular song was the pop-feeling country song “I Hope You Dance,” and that’s much of what country radio plays today.
She’ll release her album, Call Me Crazy, in the fall and Beverly Keel says word is spreading that she’s made another Album of the Year contender.
- UMG Nashville posted a preview for Sugarland‘s “The Making of Love On the Inside” video. You get the full 20-minute version when you purchase Love On The Inside Deluxe Fan Edition.
- For an ex-tree helpin’ of that good ole country music, and flowing in the same traditional vein as yesterday’s Heybale recommendation, check out James Hand on MySpace. According to his bio, a new album should be out before the end of the summer.
- Country Universe has an open call for you to nominate the worst lyrics from a country song.
- bob: Thanks Barry. Just reserved the Adam Gussow book. Sounds interesting.
- Barry Mazor: It may be over-stated, in arriving at practically a single explanation of everything, but Adam Gussow's book on lynching and …
- Leeann: Wow! Heavy topic and horrifying indeed! "Beer for My Horses" was all fun and games until that reference, I'll have …
- Barry Mazor: Everything else aside, the way that reporter fills us in, with must-have, pointless generational snark included, about who this "Little …
- luckyoldsun: "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" seems to be about a lynching--even if there's something about a judge …
- Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
- Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
- bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …
- Ron: Sky Above, Mud Below by Tom Russell is another.
- Jack Williams: Another Othis Taylor song from White African is "My Soul's in Louisiana."