Stephen Bruton, Longtime Guitarist for Kris Kristofferson, Succumbed to Throat Cancer

Brody Vercher | May 11th, 2009

  1. Brody Vercher
    May 11, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    The Steve Earle tribute album that’s mentioned in the last bullet is available a day early on Amazon, and only costs $2.99.

  2. Sam G
    May 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve heard a few Stephen Bruton covers over the years by some very talented artists, and yet I’ve never heard one that topped his version. Truly a real loss to the music industry.

  3. J.R. Journey
    May 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I really enjoy reading Jamey Johnson interviews.

  4. Rich
    May 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Nice interview w/Jamey Johnson. Saw him Sat night. Awesome! The man sure does seem angry though.

  5. Leeann Ward
    May 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to Juli!! She’s quickly become one of my favorites.

  6. Rick
    May 11, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    This was indeed a good week in years ending in 9 for # 1 country singles, well up through 1969 anyway…

    The only thing Trailer’s “Badass O-Meter” needed was a picture of Julianne Fluff in butch clothing and haircut further up the scale than dainty Chuck.

    Juli, you had me right until you mentioned Neko Case. (lol) Also, I think Eilen should spell her first name Elan so as to add a touch of class to offset that tattoo on her forearm. Congratulations on placing the review in a big paper and hopefully it will be the first of many more to come. The NY Times is next!

    The Edward Morris article on Keith Whitley is a nice read. Thanks for the link.

    That Jamey Johnson interview although brief is one of the best I’ve read. Jamey packs a lot of depth and intelligence in his answers. My favorite quotes:

    “The only thing I’ve said about it is, don’t try to stop me from getting my music out there to those people. If you’ll play everything else, you have to play this stuff, too. If you’re going to play contemporary country music, you have to play traditional, too. That’s where it came from. If you’re not willing to play that, then maybe it ought to split. Maybe you ought to have contemporary country radio stations and traditional country radio stations. I don’t know.” Great stuff!

  7. idlewildsouth
    May 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on the Steve Earle album! I downloaded, and sadly, feel pretty happy I didnt spend 15 dollars on it.

  8. northtexas
    May 11, 2009 at 7:38 pm
  9. Rick
    May 11, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks Northy! I always appreciate your thoughtfulness! (lol)

    Ken over at That Nashville Sound has pointed out that CMT has a music video of the fetching and talented Karen Fairchild singing a duet with John Mellencamp on a song titled “A Ride Back Home”. The sound quality is a bit rough, but I like the song and Karen looks and sounds great! I knew she’d shine apart from Little Big Town…

    Link: http://www.cmt.com/videos/john-mellencamp/295244/troubled-land.jhtml?

  10. Rick
    May 11, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Oops, the video player switched to the next track before I copied the page address! DOH!

    Link: http://www.cmt.com/videos/john-mellencamp/378177/a-ride-back-home-feat-karen-fairchild.jhtml?id=1610472

    That’s better….

  11. Trailer
    May 11, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Rick, don’t be giving my joke ideas for later away. :)

    On another note, that Steve Earle album is very solid, well worth the purchase.

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