Snoop Dogg Contemplates Doing Grass of the Blue Variety
- Inspired by his recent appearance at the CMT Music Awards, Snoop Dogg supposedly wants to record a bluegrass album, you know, because he’s been smoking so much green grass. Quick, somebody shoot me.
- Unhappy with Montgomery Gentry‘s sales figures on their previous album, Joe Galante urged the duo to toughen up their sound. So that’s what they tried to accomplish on their new album; through their song choices all the way down to the studio that they recorded at.
- Fresh Air from WHYY is featuring an audio review of the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit “Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy” from Milo Miles.
- Popeater.com posted a picture of Jessica Simpson that can be described as…interesting.
- Chris Parker tells Jason Eady‘s story. Here’s a snippet describing his experience in Nashville:
He didn’t understand the manufacturing of pop stars — like hot dogs and legislation, you don’t want to know how they’re made.
“They looked at the packaging part first, like, ‘What do we want to make him?’ ‘How about the young guy who sings about cars? Let’s go out and get a bunch of songs about cars,'” Eady says, ruefully recounting his near-makeover. “It was like the record label had a need and they just went out looking for people to fill that. It didn’t seem as authentic as I had hoped.”
- Trace Adkins is scheduled to perform “You’re Gonna Miss This” on the next episode of Nashville Star.
- In his blog, Brad Paisley shares one of the scenes from an animation he’s, uh, animating for his new tour, and calls working with Andy Griffith one of the most fantastic experiences of his life.
- Texas Music Matters has an audio interview with Emmylou Harris.
- Country Universe’s 100 Greatest Women feature is down to No. 18 with Cindy Walker. If you haven’t been checking out this feature, I’d highly recommend doing so, pronto. Even if you don’t agree with the order you’ll still learn a thing or two. Maybe even three.
- David Cantwell asks, “between 1964 and 1973, who had the most number one singles on the Billboard country chart?” The answer will probably surprise, and maybe even frustrate, you. Cantwell says this person is simply nowhere near as impressive or important a talent as his/her contemporaries.
- And lastly, Rob O’Connor mentions several country artists in his list of “25 Music Legends (With At Least 25 Years Of Service).” (via an email from Zach, thanks Zach.)
- Leeann Ward: Thanks, NM. I like a good pop hook, to be honest. So, maybe I need to try it again.
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim Z. That changes everything. I surrender.
- Jim Z: to call the Dirty River Boys an "Austin area band" is still incorrect. They are based in El Paso.
- nm: Leeann, you and I often have similar tastes in more-traditional country. And, to my ears, Sam Hunt's voice and lyrics …
- Barry Mazor: Matter of fact, as always--I did. The notes say the album was recorded & mixed by and at "The …
- Roger: Looking forward to picking up the Jamey Johnson Christmas EP - love all of those songs and can't wait for …
- Jim Z: that record was recorded in El Paso. (you could look it up) and other than appearing in Austin once in …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, I can always use more dobro in my life! Thanks for the Phil Leadbetter tip! I haven't been able to …
- Barry Mazor: OK, Jim. The record's more or less out of Austin. But I'm sure they're also good in El Paso...
- Jim Z: Dirty River Boys are from El Paso, Texas.