Settlement Will Allow Country Music Hall of Fame to Keep Historic Instruments

Brody Vercher | December 31st, 2008

  1. Stormy
    December 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Someone is going to have to explain the Electric Boogaloo reference to the people born in the 80’s.

  2. Chris N.
    December 31, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Ahh, just let ‘em enjoy their youth instead.

  3. Matt B.
    December 31, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for the mention. Oh, that Peter Cooper story is damn funny (his rant). I sure hope the Blackberry dude reads that article. The thing is he’ll probably be too stupid to realize it was about him.

  4. Vicki
    December 31, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    LOL I loved the album covers-especially Taylor Swifts “EARLESS”

  5. Trailer
    December 31, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Members only jackets and Breakin’ references in the span of two weeks …I’m showing my age :). Thanks for the link.

  6. Karlie
    December 31, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Photocrap really outdid itself on that one! Hilarious.

    Also, Time Warner Cable/Viacom still haven’t agreed on a new settlement and Viacom is set to take its channels off the air tonight at 12:01, including CMT. I guess since I haven’t turned on CMT since Can You Duet? it’s not too big of a blow…

  7. Dan Milliken
    December 31, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Peter Cooper is the man.

  8. Jaime
    December 31, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Loved the Ashton Shepherd interview. Hers is the one new album I’ve listened to over and over again this year.

  9. Dan Milliken
    December 31, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I would never begin to call Ashton Shepherd’s album the absolute best of 2008, but I’ll be darned if it wasn’t one of the most likable. That really is a great interview.

  10. J.R. Journey
    December 31, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Stormy is right: I have no idea what an ‘electric boogaloo’ is – but I’m not sure I want to know either …

  11. Kelly
    December 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Stormy said: “Someone is going to have to explain the Electric Boogaloo reference to the people born in the 80’s.”

    Chris said: “Ahh, just let ‘em enjoy their youth instead.”

    I used to sign my school papers with the name “Turbo”…

  12. Katie
    December 31, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Wow, J. Freedom ranked Ashton best album in any genre (and Jamey Johnson gets No. 4). Kanye will not be pleased.

  13. Chris N.
    December 31, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    “How Big Are Angel Wings” kept Ashton’s record out of my Top 10. Them’s the brakes!

  14. Vicki
    December 31, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Wait? I didn’t realize Time-Warner and Viacon had a problem. So that’s what I was seeing going across my cable this morning. To call this number or not see MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 again..but I didn’t see CMT but I’m sure it’s involved. Well, darn..I do watch GAC all the time but CMT once in a great while does have a music special “GIANTS” and I did enjoy watching “CAn You Duet” and those best duets in country music specials. But I can’t stand all the stupid repeated reality shows over and over and therefore I check the channel for the whole night and most of the time skip for there’s nothing on there to watch. Mmmm…well, I’m a calling. I was upset that they did move PURECMT to another stage above what I pay to get GAC. That was a good CMT channel as it was mostly music.

  15. The Confessor
    December 31, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Good news regarding Collin Raye; I hope he’s able to find his way back to commercial viability… or artistic relevance; either would be find by my book. He’s certainly got one of the best tenors in the country music business today.

  16. Rick
    December 31, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Trailer, I love the Glen Campbell mug shot cover with Ashton Shepherd a close second. Great stuff as usual.

    I finally caught the Ashton Shepherd episode of GAC’s “Into The Circle” recently and that plain little country gal charmed my socks off. I hope Ashton spends as little time as possible in Nashville so that she doesn’t get corrupted. Ashton is so genuinely “country” that she is giving Chris N. a run for his money.

    Wayne Hancock is here in LA tonight for a New Year’s Eve concert at the Regent Theater downtown, but I’m just too tired to even consider going. I may have been the role model for the Lucky Stars band’s song “Run Down Daddy Blues”…..

  17. Davey
    December 31, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Accoridng to the washington post, Ashton still lives in a trailer. good for her. great album covers. really funny. glad to see soem people haev a sense of humor still. though, I bet Taylor Swifts people will make them take hers down because its uncomplimentary.

  18. Davey
    December 31, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    wow. sorry about the typos. my fingers are dyslexic or something.

  19. Stormy
    December 31, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    JR: In the beginning, there was Breakin’ (
    so, of course, you had to have Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

    They are worth a watch on a slow weekend.

  20. Stormy
    December 31, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Tift Merritt interviewed Patty Griffin for The Spark:

  21. Leeann Ward
    January 1, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Chris N, that song is what largely kept Ashton out of my top ten as well. No wonder she was nervous about Cannon, the guy who produces Chesney.

  22. scooter
    January 1, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I think Buddy Cannon did a good job with Jamey Johnson’s album also. But I can’t say I really care for any of Kenny Chesney’s stuff.

  23. Leeann Ward
    January 2, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I should add that no wonder she was worried about Cannon, the guy who produces Chesney, but fortunately it mostly worked out for her.

  24. Chris N.
    January 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

    “Ashton is so genuinely ‘country’ that she is giving Chris N. a run for his money.”

    Between her and Dale Watson I think I’d better just retire while I’m still on top.

  25. Rick
    January 4, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    As for Ashton’s “Angel Wings” song, I don’t normally care for overly contrived sentimental songs unless they have a musical structure I really like. Both “Angel Wings” and Sherrie Austin’s “Streets of Heaven” are songs I love to listen to. Ashton’s vocals on “Angel Wings” are some of her most powerful on the album and the song always leaves me saying “wow”! I can understand why that song would turn a lot of people off, but I like it. I guess I’m a natural born contrarian. Oh well….

  26. Peter
    January 5, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    My God I agree with Rick! For once! In another’s larynx, “Angel Wings” mighta stuttered but by gum if Ashton didn’t smash it into the stratosphere with her vocal…and those harmonies on the chorus are the icing on the cake.

    But it’s Whiskey Won The Battle that keeps me coming back…

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