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.)
- mrsandy: Also worth noting: Priscilla Mitchell was Jerry Reed's widow.
- Leeann Ward: Wow! My heart goes out to Allison Moorer. She's had so many terrible things happen in her life. It's too …
- Leeann Ward: I must have this audio book!
- Juli Thanki: Ha! Same thing happened at Sturgill Simpson's show I went to last month, only he was singing "I Never Go …
- Dave D.: On the topic of Lee Ann and dark songs, the funniest moment at this year's Americana Fest was during her …
- Jonathan Pappalardo: I love Lori McKenna. Coming from Massachusetts, she's our local girl. I've been fortunate to see her in concert a …
- bll: I suss her re-recording her hits for 'Gwendolen records' means she can stop MCA from releasing her hits against her.
- Greg Judy: Cooler festivals and marching bands at the football games!
- kevin ilinger: Fall colors bluegrass and apple cider
- luckyoldsun: If I was a "long-time fan" of Trisha, I'd probably spring for the CD.