Randy Travis Divorces; Asleep at the Wheel to Celebrate 40 Years; Broken Bow Records Signs Kristy Lee Cook

Brody Vercher | November 1st, 2010

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  1. stormy
    November 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Terry Gross interviewed Keith Richards for NPR–it was BRUTAL. Have to cringe for any interview that ends with the interviewee saying “Nice try, honey.”

  2. Lewis
    November 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Farce the Music forgot the following:

    How To Cheat On Your Spouse And Get Away With It – LeAnn Rimes

    When Your Supersized Ego Gets Away From You – Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift

    I Married Her Just Because She’s Older – Randy Travis

  3. Leeann Ward
    November 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Those don’t even make sense for the pattern Farce the Music was following.

  4. Thomas
    November 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    …on one hand, we might be in for the best traditional country album in a long time, now that randy travis is going through the big D. but on the other hand, chances are that we might have to settle for just another god one.

  5. Cutting the Treacle
    November 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    “Farce the Music created a list of what would surely be the top ten shortest books by country artists”

    Me: Ugh. I hate lists like that. But it did remind me of Ralph Emery’s comment that he thought about including in his autobiography a chapter titled “things he liked about Skeeter Davis” and leaving a few blank pages.

  6. Craig R.
    November 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Every time I read or hear a quote from Jason Aldean I cringe. He defends his musical choices like he is a true artist. His limited, pretentious sound is one of the reasons that country music seems to be on life support. He comes off as very obtuse to what great country music is all about. Anyone who gets to be that famous with so little talent only tells you how cheap fame is today.

  7. Mike K
    November 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    i didn’t really know where to post this, but for anybody who like Robert Earl Keen or Hayes Carll, their Austin City Limits episode aired this weekend and is viewable online at http://video.pbs.org/video/1618757818/.

    Hayes also has some helped from the “worldwide legend” Ray Wylie Hubbard on “Drunken Poet’s Dream” that they wrote together.

  8. ccdixon
    November 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Mike Farris released his The Night the Cumberland Came Alive EP last week and it’s well worth picking up. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Nashville flood victims. The Alternate Root has a break down of all the songs:


  9. Phil
    November 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Nice to see Kristy Lee Cook was signed to Broken Bow Records…even though her name was spelled “Kristi” in the headline. :) I really enjoyed her first 2 albums, and I’m looking forward to hearing her new music. Kristy has a really unique, honest, believable and beautiful singing voice that I can relate to personally. I know she has been busy with her show and writing songs, and she has really worked hard for this opportunity. She definitely has had to earn it.

    For me it has always been the singer not the song.

  10. Rick
    November 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Hey, I’m working on a song kinda like the one featured here by Marshall Chapman! Mine’s gonna be titled “I Hate Obamavoters!”. I’m betting Rolling Stone won’t give me a favorable review…

    Trailer’s book titles list earns a solid “5 Hoots” for being both accurate and cutting to the bone at the same time! Sometimes the truth hurts while being also being very funny. Good show!

    Speaking of The Secret Sisters, I saw them live at a late night show in Santa Monica last Friday night and they were delightful. Even though their set was relatively short the vocal harmonies were truly goosebump worthy and they surely lived up to their billing as The Everly Sisters. They performed a newly written song titled “River Jordan” that clearly shows the depth of songwriting talent these gals possess. Their act would be a perfect fit for bluegrass and roots music festivals all across this great land, and A Prairie Home Companion as well. These two sisters are going to be around for awhile even if their commercial success doesn’t live up to the initial hype. T Bone Burnett has performed a public service by bringing these gals so much media attention in their short career thus far. Now, if they can just stay away from Jack White! (lol)

    The Derailers were in LA for a couple of shows a week ago and I caught their set at The Redwood Bar. Although the current line-up puts on an entertaining show, I really wish I could have seen them live back when Tony Villanueva was still with the band. Its kind of like catching an early Paul McCartney and Wings concert after having seen The Beatles previously. Oh well…

    If Kristy Lee Cook could sing as good as she looks, she’d be another Carrie Underwood! Umm, you know what I mean.

  11. Richard
    November 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I think Lady Antebellum has great potential… they seem like they have a knowledge of traditional country music, and I like their singing. However, the material on their current album is just too sugar-coated and glossy. They need to take some chances on the next album, and maybe do a few pieces that aren’t so pop-sounding.

  12. Mayor JoBob
    November 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Is it just me or did it seem like Rimes was really puffing out her chest for that cover? Or is that just her natural posture?

  13. luckyoldsun
    November 1, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    It’s funny, one gets the feeling that phoney marriages last longer than most real ones nowadays.

  14. Kyle
    November 2, 2010 at 2:00 am

    George Jones “a tall drink of water”? At 5’7″, I’d think he’d be closer to an old-fashioned glass of scotch!

  15. Cutting the Treacle
    November 2, 2010 at 6:39 am

    luckyoldsun: “It’s funny, one gets the feeling that phoney marriages last longer than most real ones nowadays”

    Me: Marriages forged in the closet have always been surprisingly resilient. On some fronts, at least.

  16. luckyoldsun
    November 2, 2010 at 7:02 am

    It’s also amusing that Travis says Hatcher will still be his manager.

    I mean if you look at Travis’s career for the past, say, 15 years, would the words that immediately come to mind be “well-managed”?

  17. Lewis
    November 2, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I wouldn’t say that Randy’s duet with Carrie Underwood on “I Told You So” exactly reignited his career either other than the duet being his first Top 10 Hot 100 hit and his first Gold record but he hasn’t done anything to make a lasting comeback on country radio besides “Three Wooden Crosses”.

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