Sara Evans Inks Book Deal

Brody Vercher | March 16th, 2009

  1. Matt B.
    March 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm


    You might want to let readers know that it’s Country Thunder Records that closed, not the successful concert series of the same name.

  2. Occasional Hope
    March 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Sara Evans’ book is apparently written “with” (i.e. almost certainly by) a professional writer.

  3. Stormy
    March 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Actually, I doubt even Katy Perry remembers the incident which inspired I Kissed A Girl–those things usually happening at such time as memory is impaired.
    Speaking as a fan of both good and bad music in my own teenage years I will say I still remember both Steve Earle’s Guitar Town and Le Tigre’s The Cars That Go Boom. However, I will only sing along with the former in public.

  4. Kelly
    March 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Stormy – I will still sing wth the latter…cuz we like the boom…

  5. Razor X
    March 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Sara Evans’ book is apparently written “with” (i.e. almost certainly by) a professional writer.

    I had the same thought — it will be ghost-written by Sara.

  6. Rick
    March 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Juli, thank you for that wonderful article on Rose Maddox. I would surmise that Rose and her brothers were the true foundation of “The Bakersfield Sound” that followed. Rose no doubt inspired another Bakersfield artist Jean Shepherd in the 1950’s, who likely inspired Loretta Lynn and on it goes. Its nice to have you and Laura Cantrell still promoting the idea of well deserved inclusion in the Country Music Hall of Fame for Rose and her brothers.

    That Tennessean interview with Keith Bilbrey was touching. I hope he quickly finds another job where he can indulge his love of great country music. Is Eddie Stubbs next? God forbid! (lol)

    Off Topic: The “Heart of Texas” label 20th anniversary concert last Saturday night on the E.T. Record Shop Midnite Jamboree on WSM was a hoot. For me the highlights were Kimberly Murray (with Amber Digby) singing “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad”, Heather Myles singing “Nashville’s Gone Hollywood”, and Amber Digby with Justin Trevino singing the Louvin Bros. classic “How’s The World Treating You”. Ferlin Husky sang a couple of songs including “Wings Of A Dove”. I didn’t even know that Ferlin was still alive!

    PS – Ray Price performed “Heartaches By The Number” and most of “Crazy Arms” at the end of Mike Huckabee’s show on the Fox News channel on Saturday. I would guess from the reactions I get to my digs at “Chairman O”bama around here that not many of you regulars ever watch Fox News….

  7. Juli
    March 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Hey Rick, thanks for reading. I think the Maddox Brothers and Rose just barely edge out Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys as my favorite country band. I sure wish more people would listen to them, or were at least aware of the influence they had on country/rockabilly.

  8. Nicolas
    March 16, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Yay some Sara Evans news, hallelujah! <3

  9. Jon
    March 16, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    “…the Louvin Bros. classic ‘How’s The World Treating You’?” I don’t think so. And while I like the Maddox Brothers & Rose – and especially Rose, whom I had the chance to back on a couple of bluegrass shows years ago – I think the case for their inductication (as Jimmy Martin would say) has to rest on the intrinsic merits of their (especially her) music. Asserting influence and impact isn’t the same as demonstrating it.

  10. Rick
    March 16, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Jon said ““…the Louvin Bros. classic ‘How’s The World Treating You’?” I don’t think so.” You mean the James Taylor/Alison Krauss version off of “Livin’, Lovin’, Losin'” didn’t turn that song into a instant “classic”? I’m so confused…..

    As for Katy Perry, let us not forget Jill Sobule’s 1995 MTV hit in her self-penned “I Kissed A Girl”, which was one of the most “country” sounding songs Jill ever recorded. If ever there was a truly honest songwriter, it’s Jill. Jill and Loudon Wainwright III would have made an interesting couple.

  11. Jon
    March 16, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    “Jon said ““…the Louvin Bros. classic ‘How’s The World Treating You’?” I don’t think so.” You mean the James Taylor/Alison Krauss version off of “Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’” didn’t turn that song into a instant “classic”? I’m so confused…..”

    It was a classic before the Louvin Brothers ever got hold of it.

  12. Chance
    May 23, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Why Isn’t or Why Hasn’t Sara Evans been invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry?

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