Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Inducts Barbara Mandrell; Willie Nelson Bluegrass; Ricky Skaggs Stream

Brody Vercher | September 10th, 2009

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  1. Jon
    September 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    With T-Bone producing, I’m guessing that Willie’s “bluegrass” album won’t quite qualify as hardcore. Good, though, as Utah Phillips used to say.

  2. CMW
    September 10, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    So, what does Randy Rogers order at Subway?

  3. stormy
    September 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Model Scheana Marie Jancan doesn’t let the fact that Eddie Cibrian was married to another woman stop her from accusing him of cheating on her with LeAnn Rimes.

    Carolyn Marks has a great song called Not Another Other Woman.

    Taylor Swift feeds on pressure and is motivated by naysayers.
    I love Taylor Swift and hope she has a long and sucessful career. (That should work, right?)

  4. TexasVet
    September 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    “Taylor Swift feeds on pressure and is motivated by naysayers.
    I love Taylor Swift and hope she has a long and sucessful career. (That should work, right?)”

    LOL!…Very clever.

  5. TexasVet
    September 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Well, John Lennon was quoted as saying that the Beatles were bigger then Jesus so I guess from this quote Taylor Swift is bigger then both:

    “Taylor has obviously been a bright spot in an otherwise dismal climate for selling recorded music,” Jessen said. “We know right now that she’s bigger than the Beatles. The challenge now is taking steps to make sure that her country base is protected at all costs, if she and her handlers consider country to be her base.”

  6. stormy
    September 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Do we know she is bigger than the Beatles as they may well have the biggest selling cd(s) of the year? Especially if Yoko was correct and they will soon be releasing their body of work to I Tunes.

    Dammit, there I do helping her career again.

  7. stormy
    September 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20303319,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines

    Looks interesting, so long as it does not lead to a Jennifer Anniston singing career.

  8. Mando
    September 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Here’s another article, Jennifer will also learn how to play the dobro guitar. Looks like a very interesting movieproject, one to watch!
    Jennifer Aniston plans to sing and play an instrument in her next flick The Goree Girls.

    “She can sing,” the movie’s director, Michael Sucsy, tells E! Online. “And she’s going to learn how to play the Dobro [guitar].”

    The drama — a departure for Aniston, who normally stars in romantic comedies — is based on a true-life story about a group of women imprisoned in Texas who start a country and western band.

    “These women learned to harmonize and they learned to play instruments,” Sucsy says. “They weren’t these amazing, accomplished singers who banded together. That’s what’s interesting about it.”

    “It’s not just like, ‘Hey, you can play the guitar, I can play the piano, I can play the harmonica. Let’s put a band together,'” he goes on. “It’s like, ‘We have to get out of jail, and if we have to put a band together to do that, then that’s what we’re going to do.’ ”

    Sucsy plans to cast real-life musicians alongside Aniston, 40, for the band, he says.

    Aniston — who is also producing the movie (out next year) — last sang while guest starring on 30 Rock, where she serenaded Alec Baldwin for his birthday.

  9. Rick
    September 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I was saddened when I heard about Garrison Keillor’s stroke, but I’m glad it was minor. They have those medicines available now that if administered quickly after a stroke can minimize the lasting effects. Saturdays just won’t be the same when he is no longer able to perform on A Prairie Home Companion. Hopefully that won’t happen for a long, long time.

    Wow, that guy marrying Lucinda Williams must be a masochist. Either that or he wants a bigger percentage of her take! (lol) Is Tom Overby any relation to Amber Digby’s step-dad the steel guitar wizard Dickie Overby? Hmm….

    Tom Russell said: “It’s all I have at present. I believe in this record, and I don’t believe in much else.” Don’t forget Tom that you also believe in illegal immigration from Mexico as epitomized in your song “Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall”.

    I’m enjoying the Ricky Skaggs songs but would never buy an album with such sparse instrumentation. I like the old-timey, rootsy stuff to a point but this presentation is a little too rootsy for me. Fans of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings should like this one.

  10. Mike Parker
    September 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Why add six songs to an existing album that has already sold through the roof? Can’t she just find and break up with four more guys and put out a 10 song album?

  11. Rick
    September 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight the Thursday night “Opry Country Classics” shows begin their short fall season. Tonight’s theme is “Country Music Goes To The Movies”. Featured artists will include a couple of my faves Elizabeth Cook and Gene Watson as well as Mel Tillis, Rhett Akins (he’s still around?), and Waylon Payne(?). Should be interesting at least.
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/TicketsAndInformation/ThisWeek.aspx
    Listen In: http://www.wsmonline.com/

  12. Leeann Ward
    September 10, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Very interested in the Skaggs record, especially if it’s reminiscent of Gillian Welsch.

    The Willie record should be good and interesting too.

  13. Razor X
    September 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Why add six songs to an existing album that has already sold through the roof?

    So all the teenagers who already bought the album will buy the enhanced version.

  14. Jon
    September 10, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    “‘Why add six songs to an existing album that has already sold through the roof?’

    So all the teenagers who already bought the album will buy the enhanced version.”

    I dunno, I’d think those teenagers would be the ones who bought 20 million downloads on iTunes, in which case, they’ll just add the new tracks.

  15. Jon
    September 10, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Very interested in the Skaggs record, especially if it’s reminiscent of Gillian Welsch.”

    It isn’t to me – which might not mean much to you, Leeann, just sayin’.

    “The Willie record should be good and interesting too.”

    Maybe. T-Bone always gets good musicians, but IMO, his “bluegrass” productions are kind of hit or miss.

  16. Steve Harvey
    September 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    TBB seems to be the wunderkind of roots music, between the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss record and latest albums from John Fogerty, BB King and Elvis Costello. Can’t wait for the record with Nelson. Can we expect another 3 records from the man next year?

    And as much as I like Taylor Swift, she is NOT BIGGER THAN THE FREAKING BEATLES! Nobody is. Or ever will be.

  17. Rick
    September 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Leeann, just go to the ILike link and listen to all of the Ricky Skaggs’ songs in their entirety to hear for yourself. The most noticeable feature of this album is the sparse instrumentation, but I guess for a “solo” record it makes sense! (lol)
    Link: http://www.ilike.com/artist/Ricky+Skaggs

    PS – My favorite by a mile is the track “I Had But 50 Cents” that totally kicks country butt! (lol)

  18. Leeann Ward
    September 10, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks, Rick.

    I’m listening to it now and I really like it.

  19. Charles Murphy
    September 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Addressing the Taylor Swift Story on Tennessean.com and the moronic quote by Wade Jensen of Billboard Magazine…………………..

    WOW…I didn’t realize her Dad was a silent partner in Big Machine…but that would explain a lot. Like the 7 figures he plopped down to get her a deal..or bankroll the label too. It doesn’t explain the 6 figures her Dad dropped to get her on the George Strait tour…bumping Kellie Pickler off. It will be a relief when her fans grow out of listening to her and supporting this machine of awful singing.

    AND…

    “Bigger Than The Beatles??”….PLEASE!!! What an ignorant statement. The term “artist” actually applies to The Beatles…unlike most of morons that pick up a microphone these days. The Beatles were great writers, great musicians with influence that resonated SO loud in their time, continues to today and will continue as long as their music is accessible. Let’s see what the Soundscan charts say next week after the Beatles’ reissues are counted.
    The Beatles NEVER had more than 8 track recording….Mostly using 2 and 4 track recording for the majority of their artisty. They didn’t have or NEED Pro-Tools or Antares tuning software.

  20. Stormy
    September 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Jon
    September 10, 2009 at 7:39 pm Permalink “‘Why add six songs to an existing album that has already sold through the roof?’

    So all the teenagers who already bought the album will buy the enhanced version.”

    I dunno, I’d think those teenagers would be the ones who bought 20 million downloads on iTunes, in which case, they’ll just add the new tracks.

    Until the Beatles release their tunes to I-tunes, then the teenagers won’t be able to get to the computers.

  21. Joe
    September 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I think Wade Jessen is smart enough to not genuinely consider Swift bigger than the Beatles.

    Seriously, I’m sure he was just caught making what he considered a cliched statement.

  22. Jon
    September 11, 2009 at 9:09 am

    So, Leeann, is Ricky’s record reminiscent of Gillian Welch to your ear?

  23. Leeann Ward
    September 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Jon,
    I hear Rick’s comparison, but it’s probably not what I would have said without it being put in my head first.

  24. Jon
    September 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

    “I hear Rick’s comparison, but it’s probably not what I would have said without it being put in my head first.”

    Thanks, just curious.

  25. Leeann Ward
    September 11, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Even if Swift’s father did help bankroll parts of her career, there’s no doubt that she’s got something that his money couldn’t buy. There are plenty of rich people, including already established celebrities, who have tried to make it in this business, but haven’t successful. So, I really don’t think her father’s money has much real bearing on her ultimate success. Likewise, is there something that substantiates that Swift’s dad paid the Strait people off to bump Pickler from their tour? It’s possible that I’ve missed that bit of news, but that’s as much of an indictment on Strait as it would be on Swift, if it’s actually true.

  26. Stormy
    September 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    With a little help from their fans, The Beatles again rule the marketplace as Fab Four fever greeted Wednesday’s release of the band’s remastered catalog and The Beatles: Rock Band.
    Discs are moving steadily, with the $260 stereo and $299 mono box sets selling out at many outlets. Even the band’s website alerted buyers that new box orders would not be shipped until late October “due to the incredible demand.”

    At Amazon, the stereo and mono sets ranked first and second on the list of music best sellers, even though the site’s allotment sold out the week before and new orders won’t ship for up to six weeks. The Beatles held 15 spots in the top 20.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2009-09-10-remastered-beatles_N.htm

    Who is bigger than the what now?

  27. TexasVet
    September 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Stormy,
    I’m ordering the remastered Beatles CD’s two at a time to spread out the costs. The individual albums are all in stock and if you order them two at a time you’ll still get free shipping and the total cost is only $5 more then the complete stereo box set…$179 vs $184.

    “Who is bigger than the what now?”

    That was a pretty ridiculous quote from Billboard’s Wade Jessen who should know better. How can you compare her to a group that has been popular for over 40 years?

  28. Stormy
    September 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    How can you compare her to someone who can sell another set of songs most people already have at 300.00 a pop in this economy?

  29. TexasVet
    September 12, 2009 at 10:22 am

    “How can you compare her to someone who can sell another set of songs most people already have at 300.00 a pop in this economy?

    Well I’ve owned Beatles albums on LP records, cassettes, cd’s and now remastered cd’s. Somehow I managed to miss 8 track tapes. LOL!

  30. Jon
    September 12, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I think that Wade’s statement should be taken as literally as John Lennon’s statement about the Beatles being bigger than Jesus should have been taken.

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