Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer Perform Toegther; Country Stars Land Roles in New Civil War Mini-Series; Free Rodney Crowell

Brody Vercher | December 16th, 2010

  1. stormy
    December 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Okay, my first thought when I saw “Free Rodney Crowell” was “Where is he being held?”

  2. Dave D.
    December 16, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for the Amber Digby link. If anyone has the talent to make traditional country appeal to the mainstream, it’s her.

  3. Ollie
    December 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    FYI. It’s Danny Flowers that Amber Digby has been writing with, not “Dani”– he also wrote Tulsa Time, Before Believing, and co-wrote Gulf Coast Highway, among other songs.

  4. M.C.
    December 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Another co-writer with Digby is Dale Dodson, not Doson. He’s a favorite of Lee Ann Womack’s.

    Also, besides the live NPR tracks, a lengthy interview with Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer ran on “All Things Considered” last night and is available to be streamed. They sing together on it as well.

  5. Brody Vercher
    December 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for the corrections. The Dodson typo was my fault, the other one came directly from the article.

  6. Ollie
    December 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Hmmmm. I just checked and it’s possible that Amber Digby IS writing with a Dani Flowers because after googling, I see that there’s a My Space page for a singer of that name. However, I would hardly describe her as a “Music Row heavyweight” the way the article does, whereas Danny Flowers is a well-established Nashville songwriter, and I think it’s more likely that she’s writing with him than her.

  7. Dave D.
    December 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    @ollie Amber co-wrote “After It Breaks” with Dani Flowers for her latest CD, so I assume that is whom the article is referring to. The term “Nashville heaveyweight” may contain some jounalistic license.

  8. Jon
    December 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Seems like Danny Flowers has been a little more active lately, too.

    Music bidness, blah blah blah, here’s *the* quote from the Alan Jackson interivew:

    “As far as the basic music part of it, I don’t know that it’s changed that much. There’s always different styles of songs you hear. There’s always been people down on Music Row, young kids coming to town and writing hard country stuff like I do. Then there’s a lot of them who come to write with a pop sound or a Southern rock sound. It’s always been that way even before I came here. There was more pop-sounding stuff on the radio in the early ’80s than there is now.”

    And from Amber Digby (love the band name, BTW!):

    “”You can’t buy what co-writing teaches you,” she adds. “Mostly humility.”

    That’s the other side of the coin from all the pondering on a loss of individuality via co-writing.

  9. Ollie
    December 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    sorry ’bout that– and apologies to Dani Flowers….

  10. Brocephus
    December 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I wonder how they’re going to shoehorn The Voice’s frosted hair into the special… probably not too much of that going on in the 1800’s.

  11. Rick
    December 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Gosh, I hope Laura Bell Bundy is playing either a Madame or “soiled dove” in that Civil War mini-series. She looks so good in trashy outfits! (lol)

    Gosh, I’m a huge fan of both Elizabeth Cook and Amber Digby but don’t grasp the comparison Tracy Pitcox is making(?). Well unless he means they are both really talented and yet have had very limited commercial success. At least Elizabeth is supported by the Nashville Americana bunch and the Opry while Amber is just doing her thing in the dance halls of Texas. I just want Amber to do some touring outside of Texas and the Western Music Association annual convention for a change! Go Amber!

  12. Barry Mazor
    December 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Nothing would please me more than to see more people getting to know and hear what Amber Digby does. I was especially big on her duet album with Justin Trevino this year, btw..

  13. Leeann Ward
    December 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for the Rodney Crowell tip!

  14. Jon
    December 16, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Hey, now, Will Kimbrough is not chopped liver!

  15. Rick
    December 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    WooHoo! I just purchased a ticket online to the “Dierks Bentley and Friends” gig at LA’s Troubadour Club on February 12th! I am so hoping Jamey Johnson and Miranda Lambert will be there to do a live “Bad Angel” just like on the music video. That alone would make the ticket purchase worthwhile. Again I say WooHoo! (lol)

  16. Thomas
    December 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    …you being in such a state over a ticket purchase of a mainstream act plus, perhaps, two more mainstream friends of his is kinda hard to believe. has something serious happened to president obama that i might have missed?

  17. Rick
    December 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Thomas, getting to see those artists have fun and get loose on stage together in a tiny club sounds like an entertaining gig! The only downside is The Troubadour sells so many tickets you wind up packed in like a sardine. Standing room only in their case means not enough room to bend over to tie your shoe!

    As for Obama, I’m just hoping the lame duck Obamikaze blitzkrieg session of destructive socialist legislation comes to an end soon! My Christmas wish came true on November 2nd when a lot of folks with still functional brains around the country voted a Republican majority into the House of Representatives! Of course my home state, the despicable “Libtard Republic of Mexifornia”, slipped even further into the blue state demographic of useful idiocy…

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