Shania Twain Stars in New TV Series; Willie Nelson and Robert Duvall Show Up for Shaver

Brody Vercher | April 8th, 2010

  1. highwayman3
    April 8, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I can’t see how Shania Twain needs a reality show. She’s too big of a star and once she releases new music, it will cause enough hype on its own that a show isnt needed. A reality show is usualy a last resort desperation for fame. It feels cheesy.

    I can’t imagine the Eagles having a reality show before their comeback album 3 years ago, I can see Mindy McCready having one though.

  2. Steve M.
    April 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Twain’s last hit was a long time ago, and she is over 40. Not a good combination in today’s youth obsessed music industry.

  3. Rick
    April 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Trailer’s parody song is a total hoot! I think Blake Shelton would enjoy singing that song, and especially when he’s drunk! Unlike Merle Travis’ “Fat Gal” there is thankfully no rendering the gal for lard in Trailer’s song! (lol)

    Amazon is now offering a freebie download of one of the previously unreleased tracks from Sarah Buxton’s original Lyric Street album. “Crazy Dream” is in the funky style of Sarah’s early music I like best, but she’s “evolved” away from this to songs like “Space”. Oh well…

    Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038AJ85C/ref=dm_ty_trk?ie=UTF8&qid=1270743183&sr=1-28

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s “Classic Country Opry” will feature Gene Watson as the “Spotlight Artist”. Other artists featured include Suzy Bogguss, Daryle Singletary, and T.G. Sheppard. Mandy Barnett will also be there but she over-stylizes her vocals so badly these days (by coming in sooo late the band gets confused) its unlistenable. Mandy must think she is being “jazzy” and personalizing the songs, but what she is actually doing is wrecking them! Argh!

  4. Stormy
    April 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Apparently you can follow the Billy Joe Shaver trial on Twitter. I can’t post twitter links from work but Jason and Deb can, so you can click the link on their blog:
    http://www.101x.com/morningx/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10106729

  5. Chris D.
    April 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I love “The House That Built Me”, I’m happy it’s having so much success and the video is great.

  6. Noeller
    April 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I know we’re all a little cynical and jaded, but what if Shania isn’t doing a show for some ulterior motives, but rather, because she ACTUALLY wants to do a TV show???

  7. Nicolas
    April 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    @Noeller: *hi-fives*

    I’m with you, I don’t think its because she needs the money or anything (which is duh)

    And I don’t think she’s really in any hurry to get a new album out there… its been over a year since she made that big announcement, I believe

  8. Noeller
    April 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Yeah, I don’t think she really gives a damn about too much right now, other than just enjoying life, and she’s the kind of personality that would really enjoy doing a TV show.

  9. Rick
    April 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I’d expect Shania’s music without Mutt to be about as exciting as her debut album, which remained obscure for a very good reason. When it comes to her music Shania without Mutt is kind of like Allison Moorer without Butch Primm. They can still write songs and make music, but compared to their best material what’s the point?

  10. Noeller
    April 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Her debut was still her best album, actually. “What Made You Say That” and “Dance With The One That Brought You” are two of her best ever singles. I desperately want her to get back to that singer/songwriter vein that she’d mined early on.

  11. Rick
    April 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Texas Music Alert! Gene Watson and Amber Digby will be performing with their full bands at the Willie’s Place combination truckstop/concert venue in Carl’s Corner, Texas on Saturday night April 17th! So stop by to hear some great music and fill up that Ford Power Stroke dually you use to tow that horse trailer to the rodeo! (lol)

    If you want to reserve some seats, just tell ‘em you want the “Heart Of Texas” label seats! Here’s the details from the label:

    “Willie’s Place has reserved a special seating section for those Heart of Texas Records fans. If you want to go to the event and have this special seating, please call Matt Crawford direct at 1-254-759-7600 and tell him you are with Heart of Texas and want the special seating.”

    Its times like this that living in non-Texas locations like Los Angeles or Gig Harbor can be a real pain! (lol)

  12. John P
    April 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Just wanted to agree with Rick’s assessment of Mandy Barnett’s current back phrasing style. Heard her doing 3 Patsy Cline tunes on the Opry last night and it was a train wreck. It sounded like she and the band were never on the same page. Still, even with all that, Mandy Barnett is one of the greatest singers ever heard in Nashville and she deserves to have a much larger career. Her sound is impeccable despite the new jazzy work. I hope she makes an attempt like kd lang to have her music accepted to a broader spectrum. Maybe she should try for a Broadway show. She could outsing any one of them there.

  13. Steve M.
    April 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Billy Joe Shaver acquitted. So where do you want it?

  14. sam (sam)
    April 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Seeing that I don’t want it anywhere at all, I think I’ll keep my distance from Billy Joe Shaver. The guy does shoot people, after all. I might listen to some of his music on my iPod, though. I think that should be safe.

  15. stormy
    April 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Or you could tell him you want it in the ground. That might work.

  16. Ben Foster
    April 13, 2010 at 12:09 am

    It’s cool that Shania is coming out of hiding. But aren’t you going to tell us what her new TV show is about?

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