Sugarland Leads CMT Music Awards; New Release List; Rhonda Vincent Bugs Out

Brody Vercher | May 19th, 2009

  1. Sam G.
    May 19, 2009 at 11:18 am

    All you need to know about the CMT Music Awards is that Def Leppard is nominated for 2 awards and “Bob That Head” is nominated for 1.

    The Rhonda Vincent video is hilarious, and her band has got some pretty good improv skills.

  2. Lanibug
    May 19, 2009 at 11:49 am

    You forgot that Ashley Monroe’s Satisfied album was finally released today…

  3. Brody Vercher
    May 19, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for the reminder. I added it in.

  4. Rick
    May 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    LA Concert Alert: Justin Townes Earle will be here in LA at McCabe’s Guitar Shop on Sunday night (May 24) and tickets are $ 16. I’ll be there incognito…

    If Lanibug hadn’t reminded you of Ashely Monroe’s official release of “Satisfied” today, I would have.

    Journeyman’s Wager is a good album and I’d give it a 3.75 Stars out of 5. I especially like the song “She Got The Ring, And I Got The Finger”. That would make a nice couplet along with Sarah Johns’ “The One In The Middle”.

    Thanks for the Rhonda Vincent video link. Great stuff!

  5. Brody Vercher
    May 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    The Geezinslaws had a song on their Eclectic Horseman album titled “I Gave Her My Ring,” and as you’ve probably guessed, they got the finger too.

  6. Lanibug
    May 19, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I find it interesting that Carrie Underwood only got one nomination — how many videos did she put out last year?? And no nomination for best female video?? Suits me fine…

  7. Ben Milam
    May 19, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    isn’t that a fromholtz song on the geezinslaws albbum. its gotta be the same one that steven wrote.

  8. Brody Vercher
    May 19, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Indeed it is. I’d never heard the Fromholz version before, but it’s on his MySpace.

  9. northtexas
    May 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Kenny Chesney was also shut out of the Male Video category so my guess is that their respective fan bases don’t believe that the CMT awards are worth the effort it takes to vote.

    Wasn’t Kellie Pickler one of the biggest winners last year? That tells me all I need to know about that awards show!

  10. Vicki
    May 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    LOL I loved the video of Rhonda Vincent! Also, what a terrific band- without missing a beat, the bass player jumps right in and continue the song, injected with sly humor.

  11. Rick
    May 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Speaking of Ashley Monroe, she will be performing on this coming Thursday night’s “Classic Country Opry” show along with Joey + Rory, Elizabeth Cook, Holly Williams and others. It starts at 7 PM Nashville time and you can listen online at WSM’s website. I’ll be in a state of country music hog heaven while listening to this show!

    Opry Schedule:

    WSM Online:

  12. Mike Wimmer
    May 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Just a heads up to any Jamey Johnson fans, he has a song on the new Oak Ridge Boys album called “Mama’s Table”.

    Pretty much the only song on the album that is very good, but worth listening to.

  13. merlefan49
    May 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I watched the Rhonda clip. I wonder if it was planed. Since the one member of the rage made the comment we better call a Toe Truck” It is still a funny clip.

  14. Rick
    May 19, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Rick’s Random Tidbits: I know there are a lot of Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson fans here, so here’s Kasey’s June concert schedule in the US:

    BELCOURT THEATER – Nashville, TN
    Thursday June 11, 2009

    Riverbend Orchestra Shell – Cincinnati, OH
    Friday June 12, 2009

    THE ARK – Ann Arbor, MI
    Sunday June 14, 2009

    Tuesday June 16, 2009

    Wednesday June 17, 2009

    Thursday June 18, 2009

    Saturday June 20, 2009

    THE CACTUS CAFÉ – Austin, TX
    Monday and Tuesday June 22 & 23, 2009

    Just thought you’d like to know…

  15. Brady Vercher
    May 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    The Cactus Cafe site says they’re playing two shows on the 22nd. I’d be interested in going, but $35 is a bit steep.

  16. Roger
    May 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    $35 is a little steep…but the show in nashville is $25 with Justin Townes Earle opening….one of the first times i am not jealous of Austin!!!!

  17. Jon
    May 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    “I watched the Rhonda clip. I wonder if it was planned. Since the one member of the rage made the comment we better call a Toe Truck””

    Naw, you can tell – well, at least I can; I know all those guys except Ben – that the band was taken by surprise. Hunter’s just quick-witted.

  18. Rick
    May 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    For Brady: Aaron Watson and Sunny Sweeney will be performing at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX this Sunday. I’d much rather see Aaron and Sunny than Justin Townes Earle that day, but at least JTE performs in the LA area unlike those other two pesky Texans….

  19. Leeann Ward
    May 20, 2009 at 6:44 am

    I’d pay $35 for that show.

  20. Brady Vercher
    May 20, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Roger, lucckkkyyyy…

    It’s one of the more expensive shows I’ve seen listed at the Cactus, which I guess is because they don’t tour much over here and I’m just not willing to pay a premium for that. I did see Guy Clark at the Cactus for about the same price, but he’s capable of selling 1,000 or so seats at the ballroom right upstairs for that price.

    Rick, Jamey Johnson will also be playing in New Braunfels on Sunday, so I’m going to try to make it out to that one since he rarely comes to Texas. He’s actually coming to Austin on 7/4 as well, but I’ll be out of town.

  21. merlefan49
    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Thanks Jon

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