Shania Twain Writing Memoir; Asleep at the Wheel Celebrates 40th Year; New Tim McGraw Single

Brody Vercher | September 22nd, 2010

  1. Ben Foster
    September 22, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Can’t wait to read that Shania memoir.

    Not real big on that new Tim McGraw song though. I used to like him, but it’s been a long time since he’s released anything good, in my opinion. “Felt Good On My Lips” just sounded like one big mess.

  2. numberonecountryfan
    September 22, 2010 at 11:56 am

    It is not a big deal that Tim McGraw is releasing a new single now as it is coming from a #1 Hits CD being released this fall. This is coming four years after Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 and two years after Greatest Hits, Vol. 3. Can you say goodbye Curb Records?

  3. Trailer
    September 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Curb just writes their own satirical news stories. Pathetic.

    Thanks for the FTM link, as always, guys!

  4. Paul W Dennis
    September 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Congrats to Asleep At The Wheel on 40 years of great music. Anyone who has ever seen the band perform live knows that each and every year, they should be nominated for Entertainer of the Year. I purchased their first album, COMIN’ RIGHT AT YA, in early 1974 and wore it out – replaced it on vinyl twice, later obtained it on CD

  5. Matt Bjorke
    September 22, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Jamey Johnson officially has this week’s #1 country album (#4 in America).

    Joey+Rory, Justin Townes Earle and James Otto appear on the chart as well as the latest Now Country collection.

    As for Curb, at least the single is a new one and not just one from Southern Voice like they did for the GH3 collection two years ago. Still, it’s crazy how this is coming out. It’s like they saw AJ’s “#1’s” collection and how well Brooks & Dunn’s #1’s from last year did and figured, ‘why not us too?’

  6. Rick
    September 22, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Music City Roots is having a good line up tonight! Artists featured include Kim Richey, The Dixie Bee Liners, Suzi Ragsdale, Christabel & The Jons (Jon W. by any chance?), and Kara Clark. Tune in or be square! (lol)

    I’m just thankful to Ray Benson for keeping Western Swing music alive and well for the past 40 years. Without Ray keeping the flame going I doubt bands like Hot Club of Cowtown and The Marshall Ford Swing Band would have the audiences they do these days.

    Trailer’s album covers score a solid “4 Hoots” while the Carrie Underwood cover earns 5 Hoots all by itself!

    I may not care much for Jack Ingram’s music, but he did pick a fine song to cover this go round.

  7. Trent
    September 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    The McGraw song sucks. Sounds like he is trying to do alternative rock and it just doesn’t work.

  8. Jon
    September 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Sorry, Rick, I’m not one of Christabel’s Jons – though I guess there’s a chance that the Dixie Bee-Liners will be doing the song I co-wrote with Buddy and Brandi ;-).

    Not reported in this news round-up: an excellent picking party put on by fabulous fiddler Casey Driessen last night near 3rd & Lindsley. I personally spent most of my time playing swing with Darrell Scott, Aaron Till (Mark Chesnutt’s band), Amanda Shires and award-winning guitarists David Grier and Richard Smith, but I also picked a few with Richard Bailey (SteelDrivers), Ross Martin (Cadillac Sky) and Amanda Shires, and I saw a bunch of other folks, like the great Dave Peterson, Travis Book and Matt Mangano as well. I love Nashville!

  9. Mike Wimmer
    September 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I have defended Tim McGraw in the past. Granted he HAS put out some bad songs like Southern Voice, but it was always tempered with some really good, dark tracks on his albums. Hopefully that remains the case, because his new single is awful.

  10. Rick
    September 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Hey PaulaW, here’s something you would like! A CMA Songwriters Series show featuring new kid on the block Chris Young along with Brett James, Rivers Rutherford, and Craig Wiseman.

    Jon, if the Dixie Bee Liners sing your song tonight, be sure to post here which one it was!

    That picking party sounds like it was a top notch affair. But then again I have a real weak spot for Amanda Shires…

  11. Trailer
    September 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, that Tim McGraw song is indescribably bad. He used to be so good at selecting songs, but man.. that’s even worse than Last Dollar (Fly Away).

  12. Marco
    September 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I agree with everyone, that is Tim McGraw at his worst. I actually thought that his last cd was brilliant (with the exception of “Southern Voice”). I think “Ghost Town Train,” “Good Girls,” and “Forever Seventeen” are as good as anything he’s ever recorded.

  13. Ben Foster
    September 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    That new Tim McGraw song just sounds like one big piece of studio wizardry, and it just sounds like a hug mess to me. Not only has he totally dispensed all country instrumention, but he’s gotten rid of any semblence of narrative and purpose as well.

  14. Rick
    September 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I’d think Timbo is hoping if he makes really crappy music CURB will let him go sooner! Yeah, right…

  15. Ryan R
    September 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Not my favorite tim single but not my least favorite. Honestly i don’t thinks it all Tim’s fault ( if at all) on the last few years of the singles he released. I blame Curb Records.

  16. Kyle
    September 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Angry All the Time, Live Like You Were Dying, If You’re Reading This, My Best Friend, My Little Girl, Just to See You Smile, Where The Green Grass Grows, Like We Never Loved At All, The Cowboy In Me, Please Remember Me, Red Ragtop, She’s My Kind of Rain, Everywhere…

    What happened?

    Those were all interesting-to-great songs, and most still get recurrent play. His recent singles have been like they’re from an entirely different artist.

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