Randy Rogers Readies 3rd Annual Sake of the Song Festival

Brody Vercher | June 17th, 2008

  1. Matt B.
    June 17, 2008 at 10:26 am

    That’s interesting about Dann Huff producing Pat but it’s not all too different from the stuff off his Don Gehman produced stuff.

  2. Mike
    June 17, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Pat Green got “huffed?” Though its not really striking or innovative, that song beats the hell out of “Dixie Lullaby”, and its hard to argue that Pat got “huffed” against his will. Sometimes I wish people in Texas would stop acting like he got kidnapped and has been forced to do more mainstream music.

  3. Matt B.
    June 17, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Mike,

    I often feel the same way about Texas Music fans and Pat’s ‘move’ to mainstream. Actually, you could argue the same stuff w/Jack Ingram’s move…

  4. Brody Vercher
    June 17, 2008 at 10:36 am

    All I said was “he got Huffed.” Any connotations you associate with that, negative or positive, are your own.

  5. Stormy
    June 17, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Nice to know that, at 28, Jessica Simpson considers herself a “girl.” Of course, since she appears to be completely clueless as to the double entendre on her shirt, that may be for the best.

    Also, depressing isn’t it that children of the 80’s are now almost 30. I am so old. So very, very old…..

  6. Brady Vercher
    June 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I think we’re going to need an explanation as to how “Let Me” beats the hell out of “Dixie Lullaby.”

  7. Stormy
    June 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Also, Kathleen Edwards. Yeah!!

    You know, her albums never strike me immediately as being my favorites out of the box. But I always seem to drift back to them on a regular basis.

  8. Matt B.
    June 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Brody, to be clear on my comments: I wasn’t referencing you, I was referencing other people who often think that way, it’s the human nature of “build them up to break them down” thing.

  9. Chris N.
    June 17, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Don’t get Huffy, boys. Zing!

  10. Stormy
    June 17, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Matt: Although, listening to Barbie Doll and then Lips of an Angel, one COULD make a case that the real Jack Ingram was abducted by aliens and replaced with a human-like clone.

    At least, that the centerpiece to my apocolyspe theory.

  11. Matt B.
    June 17, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Stormy,

    As a long-time fan of Jack, I can see where you’d say such things but I just find his Big Machine CD to be an extension of Jack (Lips of an Angel being the exception). I also couldn’t help but feel happy that he got the success on a national level that he’s already achieved in Texas with that record.

  12. Kelly
    June 17, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I wish people would stop lumping all texas music fans into one group! The idiots who claim that pat green (or jack ingram for that matter) is doing this against his will are not only ignorant, but are the same dolts who havent listened to a Robert Earl Keen album made after ’92. It is very convenient for you to use that minority group in such a way. The fact is, Green and Ingram arent representative of “Texas Music” at this point, and are more of a representation of modern country that is made in Nashville, not in a good or bad way, it is what it is. If you want to continue lumping us all into one group, you should recognize that most “Texas music” fans are more open-minded and accepting of new, original artists than just about any other region/state in the country. I was in Florida last weekend and you couldnt find a bar that featured anything other than cover bands. To quote Ray Wylie Hubbard, “Screw You, We’re From Texas”

  13. Kelly
    June 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

    …sorry, i meant to put a :-) on the end of the last phrase, I dont want any non-texan’s getting all “huffy”…

  14. Razor X
    June 17, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    How many times is Taylor Swift going to keep re-releasing the same album with one or two new songs added to it?

  15. Matt B.
    June 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Razor,

    To be fair to Taylor, this isn’t a re-release of her first album but rather a CD/DVD combo. That being said, it is time for her next record to come out.

  16. Sam G.
    June 17, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    “Nice to know that, at 28, Jessica Simpson considers herself a “girl.” Of course, since she appears to be completely clueless as to the double entendre on her shirt, that may be for the best.”

    I would hope she’s not that clueless. I mean, she’s no rocket scientist, but she can’t be that oblivious. Anyway, while I can appreciate her, um, culinary proclivities, she’s making me remember fondly the days when country singers were thought of as classier than pop and rock stars.

  17. Stormy
    June 17, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Would that be before or after Loretta Lynn crowed triumphantly about The Pill?

  18. Razor X
    June 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Matt,

    It’s still all the same old material. There are two new songs, and she only has one CD out, so that means it’s largely a re-release of the material on the first CD, right? How many times do they expect people to keep shelling out for the same set of songs?

  19. Chris N.
    June 17, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    The “previously released” songs on the Taylor CD are different versions, they’re not the same recordings.

  20. Chris N.
    June 17, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    CD

    1. Beautiful Eyes (Exclusive)

    2. Should’ve Said No (Alternate Version)

    3. Teardrops On My Guitar (Acoustic Version)

    4. Picture To Burn (Radio Edit)

    5. I’m Only Me When I’m With You

    6. I Heart ? (Exclusive)

    DVD

    1. Beautiful Eyes Video (New)

    2. Picture To Burn Video

    3. I’m Only Me When I’m With You Video

    4. Tim McGraw Video

    5. Teardrops On My Guitar Video (Pop Version)

    6. Our Song Video

    7. The Making of Picture To Burn Video

    8. GAC New Artist Interview

    9. Should’ve Said No Video (2008 ACM Awards Performance)

  21. Kim
    June 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    At least she is offering different versions and a DVD but still, 3 releases of essentially the same CD is a bit much. They are trying to milk this for all it’s worth!

  22. hairandtoenails
    June 17, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    “she’s making me remember fondly the days when country singers were thought of as classier than rock and pop stars…”

    I’m a bit young, but its hard to imagine such a day, at least post WWII. Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Keith Whitley, Glen Campbell, George Jones, Tanya Tucker: these were great performers, but classy is not a word that comes to mind.

    Perhaps country performers were thought of as classier than pop performers pre- WWII.

    I admit I know people who believe country music is somehow “more moral” than other forms of music. This claim has always seemed pretty dubious to me.

  23. Kim
    June 17, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    From the CMT blog. Not sure if I am allowed to post a link, but here it is:

    http://blog.cmt.com/2008-06-17/nashville-star-trace-adkins-is-a-tough-act-to-follow/#comment-23585

  24. Funk
    June 17, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I often feel the same way about Texas Music fans and Pat’s ‘move’ to mainstream. Actually, you could argue the same stuff w/Jack Ingram’s move…

    Oh no, Ingram didn’t make a small move to mainstream, he loaded up the truck and he moved to Beverly, Hills that is. Green has a long, long way to go to catch the sellout Ingram made.

  25. Funk
    June 17, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I just find his Big Machine CD to be an extension of Jack (Lips of an Angel being the exception).

    You can’t make “exceptions.” Releasing that song, while the original (and another copy) are still receiving plenty of radio play is pure commercial activity. I assume he’s had plenty of exposure to the business to retain control, so that decision is totally on him. Don’t excuse him because you like him.

    On the other hand, Taylor Swift is obviously being ‘handled.’ She’s the cow being milked for money and it will destroy whatever chance she has for a real career. With this rerelease, her shelf life just shortened. She’s being sold to the Walmart shopper just like a T-shirt or the $5 24-pack of Pepsi products.

  26. Mike Wimmer
    June 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I would hazard a guess that the Jessica Simpson t-shirt has more than one meaning.

    As if her debut song wasnt bad enough, I am officially already tired of Jessica Simpson as a Country art. If only for her father and the media circus she brings with her. Yuck.

    And if the record labels want to know why fans are not buying CD’s, perhaps they should look into customer loyalty. If your a fan of an artist, you really are a second class citizen if you buy his/her CD on the week it is released. Just wait a year and you will get the same CD with 5 songs.

    B.S.

  27. Rick
    June 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    The circumstances behind Sarah Buxton’s latest new song on her MySpace titled “Tomorrow” are really sad. Here is a link to a Variety article on the accident that took the life of Sarah’s dear friend (the link can be really slow to load, so keep trying):

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117977396.html?categoryId=18&cs=1

    This sort of thing is unfortunately far too common here in Los Angeles………

  28. GABY
    June 17, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    honestly isn’t everything that jessica simpson (or daddy simpson) does a marketing ploy to keep her in the limelight

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