Sugarland Releases Live DVD; Billy Lee Riley Passed Away; Lorrie Morgan Lands Broadway Role

Brody Vercher | August 4th, 2009

  1. Charles Murphy
    August 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Just what Broadway needs…a play based on a really bad movie..GREAT songs though!! Wonder if Lorrie Morgan will be lip-syncing any of the songs like she has been doing for a while live.

    And NO Kristen Bush…We used to gather around and watch music specials that actually mattered..The fact that your boss, Jennifer, compared the Sugarland special to Elvis’ 1968 Special and the Beatle on Sullivan is a joke. Enjoy your career, Mr. Bush, until the powers that be excuse you to concentrate on Jennifer’s needs.

  2. Chris N.
    August 4, 2009 at 11:52 am

    The bridge is definitely the most dangerous part of the song, but you could also get married there or have a child there. A lot of stuff happens on bridges.

  3. Sam G.
    August 4, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Billy Joe McAlister agrees with Chris N.

  4. Nicolas
    August 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Yes yes yes! I’m so excited! I am so glad Pickler is releasing it as her next single =) I absolutely love that song

  5. Brady Vercher
    August 4, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    The bridge is definitely the most dangerous part of the song, but you could also get married there or have a child there. A lot of stuff happens on bridges.

    In other words, moments happen on bridges?

  6. Rick
    August 4, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Opry Alert: Tonight’s Opry will feature The Grascals (whoopin’, hollerin’, et al), Eric Church, Mandy Barnett, and Diamond Rio along with the usual “Opry Legends”. Last week Sarah Buxton kicked arse! (lol)

    We’ll see if being on a hit Kenny Chesney single has boosted Mac McAnally’s solo career. Somehow I don’t think it will make much difference.

    So who will be cast as Harley on the “Pure Country” musical? I think Emily West would be perfect for the role, and they could add “Annie’s Gonna Get a New Gun” to the score! (lol) Hopefully they will learn from the “9 to 5″ musical that it needs to be far more than just a carbon copy of the film version. Now go on and get your ass outta here…

  7. JD
    August 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    “…Emily West would be perfect for the role…”

    Now there’s a face custom made for radio…..

  8. J.R. Journey
    August 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Lorrie Morgan on Broadway sounds interesting. Her voice has certainly went downhill lately – have you seen her live? But Lorrie seems to have the same kinda attitude as Lesley Ann Warren’s character, so I think she’ll do fine.

    I didn’t see all of the Sugarland special, but I did get the set in the mail yesterday and the CD seems like a rip-off to me with only 10 audio tracks. The DVD is a full concert.

  9. Matt B.
    August 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm


    The CD is meant to be a way to give fans some of the covers they do live, not a full-on concert. At least that’s my interpretation of it.


    Really, you think Emily West is ugly? Guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder…

  10. KathyP
    August 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I’m surprised Pure Country is coming to Broadway. It was a cute, fluffy, feel-good movie, but the script was weak and the premise somewhat unbelievable.

    IMHO – Unless it’s tweaked considerably, it will be panned by critics and New Yorkers alike. Tourists will love it, though. No matter what.

  11. Chris N.
    August 4, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Impugning the self-evident loveliness of Emily West is asking for it around here.

  12. JD
    August 4, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Matt B…….. based on the pic on this very site, she looks like a cross between The Joker and a Flock of Seagulls.

  13. JD
    August 4, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I do love her musical talent, though, which is what it’s all about. I just wouldn’t be talking about her as a leading lady in a musical opposite Nichols and Morgan.

  14. Rick
    August 4, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Now JD if you’re going to pick on Miss Emily, you at least need to suggest some alternatives for the Harley character!

    Let’s see Whitney Duncan is cute and spunky and probably isn’t very busy these days. Rebecca Lynn Howard would be a fine choice but the height difference between her and Joe Nichols is a bit extreme. They definitely need to make Harley a singing character and pick a talented gal to portray her. Susan Haynes would be perfect, but the producers and most people would say “Who?”. Oh well…

  15. Paul W Dennis
    August 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Billy Lee Riley never was a big star but he played on a number of other artists recordings while at Sun. He only had two real hits, both released in 1957. The first hit was “Flyin’ Saucers Rock and Roll”, followed by “Red Hot”, both with backing piano by Jerry Lee Lewis.

    Neither were really big hits, but who can forget the immortal lyrics ‘My gal is red hot – your gal ain’t doodlely squat’ ??

  16. Vicki
    August 4, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Loved listening to Sara Evan’s first CD.

    Darn..forgot all about Sugarland last night..what a pity. I was watching the PBS Sound Stage showing on GAC with Lee Ann Womack singing from her award winning 2005 “There’s More Where That Came From” Good Stuff

    The Opry sounds like a winner tonight- wish it wasn’t raining/flooding so bad in Ky or I’d drive down there.

    I didn’t know Whitney Duncan did Nashville Star..saw her today on youtube.

    Emily West can be silly and off center some, but the girl can flat sing.

  17. J.R. Journey
    August 4, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    @Matt B. I get that the CD is mostly a covers album, with songs they’d probably never record otherwise. But wouldn’t it have been just as easy to put the DVD audio on the CD too?

  18. Noeller
    August 4, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but bad things about Shaun Silva’s production of that Sugarland special on ABC the other night. Apparently it was shaky, and the cuts were atrocious. Just a post-production nightmare from start to finish, from what I heard from a friend.

  19. Jeff Remz
    August 4, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Got an advance of Patty’s CD. More great music. She sounds really really good.

  20. Troy
    August 5, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I’ve just reviewed Kellie Pickler new single Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You on my new blog site

  21. Bonnie
    August 19, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    How ’bout a full review of Bonnie Bishop’s new album? I can’t stop playing it…

  22. Peter
    August 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Paul, I knew those songs from Robert Gordon’s albums…good stuff…thanks for the history :)

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