Superstar Singer Joins NFL Team’s Practice Squad
- You’ll never believe who the newest workout partner for the New Orleans Saints is — Kenny Chesney, if only for a day. He’ll be suiting up to run through drills with the team on August 17th, the day before their pre-season game with the Bengals. You got to wonder what Peyton Manning thinks about all this.
- Watch: One of our readers from Australia wrote in to let us know about the newest single from an emerging artist in the land down under, Rob Black. The single, “Regular Guy”, is a fun ditty celebrating the irresistible appeal of the common man. YouTube: Rob Black – “Regular Guy”
- Sean Moores provided us with his six rules for maximum concert enjoyment, but prefers to call them “routines” because it sounds less rigid. So basically, they’re guidelines. Are there any guidelines you follow when attending a concert?
- Apparently the pairing of alternative bluegrass band Nickel Creek and Fiona Apple was inevitable.
- Tom Roland has a nice recap of the Buck Owens Birthday Bash that took place in Bakersfield on Tuesday night.
After the final chord in “The Streets of Bakersfield,” Dwight Yoakam’s mouth quivered just a bit as he hugged Buddy Owens, who had just handled the lyrics in the song associated with his late father.
- Country Universe says the 1993 Women of Country documentary is essential viewing, so essential in fact, that he’s provided you with links to thirteen YouTube videos.
- Martina McBride and Sara Evans saw sales spike more than 150% after ABC aired the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” special towards the end of last month. Other artists saw a increase as well, although not as large and McBride and Evans.
- Rosie Flores comes across as a woman who has been everywhere and done almost everything there is to do. The Austin Chronicle has a great article covering her musical career. Once dubbed the “female Dwight Yoakam” because the labels didn’t have any way to market her, she later became known as The Rockabilly Filly. Flores is surprisingly candid about her life. She talks about getting into Gram Parsons’ pants, touring non-stop, and the mom she could have been.
- Dierks Bentley sat down with Sam Bush for some one on one discussion, Q&A style, in the latest Country Weekly. Check out the web exclusive questions on their website.
- Billy Joe Shaver says that his kind of gospel may carry a little harder edge than traditional tunes.
- bob: Thanks Barry. Just reserved the Adam Gussow book. Sounds interesting.
- Barry Mazor: It may be over-stated, in arriving at practically a single explanation of everything, but Adam Gussow's book on lynching and …
- Leeann: Wow! Heavy topic and horrifying indeed! "Beer for My Horses" was all fun and games until that reference, I'll have …
- Barry Mazor: Everything else aside, the way that reporter fills us in, with must-have, pointless generational snark included, about who this "Little …
- luckyoldsun: "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" seems to be about a lynching--even if there's something about a judge …
- Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
- Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
- bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …
- Ron: Sky Above, Mud Below by Tom Russell is another.
- Jack Williams: Another Othis Taylor song from White African is "My Soul's in Louisiana."