Taylor Swift Hosts ‘SNL'; Dolly Parton & Jessica Simpson Have Big Breasts; Kristofferson Receives Inaugural Stephen Bruton Award

Brody Vercher | November 5th, 2009

  1. Dan E.
    November 5, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I guess I shall tune in to SNL this week. Taylor Swift should make it interesting.

  2. Rick
    November 5, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Hey Nashvillians, tomorrow night (Friday Nov. 6) will be the debut public performance of the “Buxton Hughes Band”! Well actually its just Sarah Buxton with Jedd Hughes in what should be an absolutely wonderful show! It will be at The Rutledge, starts at 9 PM and will cost all of $ 10! Man, how I’d love to see this show. Darn.

    Link: http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=rutledgeeventscalendar&

    Carrie Underwood is not only the queen of blandeness, she’s obviously clueless too! I guess that explains part of her appeal to her fan base of like minded individuals…

    Thanks for the Corb Lund video link. That Canadiana music can be darn good at times, and especially if you are drinking Labatt’s beer, eating back bacon, and calling someone a hoser, eh?

  3. Truersound
    November 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Careful Rick, I hear Canada voted for Obama

  4. Brady Vercher
    November 5, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Kennedy’s album is also available on eMusic for people who swing that way.

  5. Sam G.
    November 5, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Dolly Parton & Jessica Simpson Have Big Breasts — See, this is the kind of groundbreaking, investigative journalism that makes The 9513 country music’s premier Web site. You won’t see these kinds of headlines on Country California or Country Universe.

  6. Dan
    November 5, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    It’s true, CU just doesn’t have the cajones for that kind of hard-hitting content. We have to leave it to y’all and the CMT Blog. ;)

    Just a heads-up, looks like the Amazon link isn’t working. And gotta say I’m not a big fan of their lists this year. Was I the only one who found Steve’s Townes album kind of boring?

  7. Cardsgal
    November 5, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    She may have gotten a degree, but Underwood just isn’t very bright. In my experiences, she isn’t clever and has nothing interesting to say. She’s got a great voice,yes, but to me there’s nothing going on between the ears, and thus as an overall entertainer she is bland. Taylor Swift, on the other hand, is an intelligent girl with a lot of interesting things to say. I hope she’ll do herself a favor one day and go to college, because that knowledge would only deepen her talents and allow her to better express herself. She may not sing like Carrie, but I definitely consider her to be a real artist with a real point of view.

  8. Drew
    November 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Canada actually has a conservative government.

    And the Amazon link isn’t working for me.

  9. Brady Vercher
    November 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Amazon link should be fixed.

  10. Paul W Dennis
    November 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Ms Simpson has to have something going for her, especially since she (a) can’t sing and (b) apparently either isn’t very bright or has no common sense

  11. Leeann Ward
    November 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks for the Drew Kennedy update, Brody! I feel like it was just for me.:) I’m off to purchase now.

  12. Lorria
    November 5, 2009 at 12:53 pm


    real artist? really inventive to talk about high school for 2 and a half cds now, about how she can’t get a date and boys stink all around. really original.

    Carrie is just way more subdued and not in your face like taylor, does not make her stupid if you dont know her like you think you know taylor. thats just her personality. Sorry if someone is too subtle for you to get.

    and i heard that she rocks in her skits on her christmas special, judging from what the producers and fans there have said.

  13. K
    November 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Carrie was validvictorian of her high school class, and in the top five of her graduating class. She actually is a pretty funny and likeable person…her interviews show lots of personality. Just because she is quiet and keeps a lot of herself closed off to the world doesn’t mean she is void of personality.

  14. Lorria
    November 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    and btw, Carrie graduated magna cum laude and was valedictorian in high school, so she isnt stupid no matter what you say and at the very least hardworking.

  15. Steve M.
    November 5, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Yes, it is a wonder she didn’t go to Cal tech or MIT with her genius.

  16. K
    November 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm


    No one called Carrie anything close to a genius. We are simply saying she is obviously very bright- in a book-smart type of way.

    She has a personality, but even she admits it’s hard for her to show it to others, especially people that don’t know her. It’s refreshing to see a star who doesn’t think we need to know everything- there is such thing as too much information.

  17. Cardsgal
    November 5, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I think that anyone who has spent significant time with both Taylor and Carrie knows which of them is more intelligent… Furthermore, I’ve merely stated my opinion, and I’m not interested in taking sides in the ‘Who’s Better: Taylor or Carrie’ debate that’s been raging for years among tweens/teens/and morons who should have something better to do.

  18. Cardsgal
    November 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    And, might I add, since I’m one of those card-carrying PETA members that Blake Shelton loves so much, I respect Carrie’s work for animals. And I’ve already said she can sing. I’ve got nothing against her personally. I said I think that she’s bland, and does not have the artistic vision that Taylor does. I stand by that. I find a lot to admire in Taylor Swift.

  19. Dan E.
    November 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Cardsgal: If you weren’t interested, you wouldn’t have brought it up. But you were, so you did. So are you the tween/teen/or moron that you were using when you were trying to describe other people?

    Also, you act as if you have spent significant time with both Taylor and Carrie. I seriously doubt that, but if I’m wrong please explain.

  20. Brody Vercher
    November 5, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Taylor and Carrie may very well be intelligent young women, but you know what they don’t have? Double-D’s. Anyone think we can get CNN to write that story?

  21. Razor X
    November 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    How did CNN forget to mention Kellie Pickler in their story?

    Carrie was validvictorian of her high school class, and in the top five of her graduating class.

    Too bad she was only a “validvictorian” as opposed to a valedictorian. Then she could have been the highest-ranking student as opposed to just making the Top 5. [sigh]

  22. Chris N.
    November 5, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I’m real happy for you, and I’mma let you finish, but Oscar Wilde was one of the most valid Victorians of all time. OF ALL TIME!

  23. Razor X
    November 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Not of all time, Chris. He was just one of the most valid of the Victorian era.

  24. idlewildsouth
    November 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    It always amazes me how no matter what else has been posted most recently, any negative mention of Carrie Underwood gets huge response. Exponentially larger than any other post. Just for fun, I’d like to see someone post something, just one line and nothing else, saying something negative about Carrie Underwood. Just to see how overwhelming the response would be.

  25. Sam G
    November 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Chris, I’m getting sick and tired of you mentioning Oscar Wilde at every opportunity you get. If you want to find a Oscar fansite somewhere, go post your nonsense there.

    Besides, Charles Dickens is twice the writer Wilde ever was. Do you see Jim Carrey starring in “Portrait of Dorian Gray” this winter? No. You Wilde fans never can accept that Dickens sold more books, has more fans and is the better writer by far.

  26. Razor X
    November 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Actually Queen Victoria herself was a more valid Victorian than either Wilde or Dickens.

  27. Chris N.
    November 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    You’re just jealous because Oscar Wilde was wittier than Charles Dickens! And gayer!

  28. idlewildsouth
    November 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Dickens is better than Wilde, because Jim Carrey’s starring in a cartoon representation of one of his stories?

  29. K
    November 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Carrie Underwood will be remembered for her incredible voice, charity work and membership in the Grand Ole Opry. She will be remembered for being one of few women to win Entertainer Of The Year, for winning over 50 awards, and for beautiful songs like “I Told You So,” “Just A Dream,” “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and “Temporary Home.”

    Taylor will be remembered for having some of the nost horrid live performances country music has ever seen, along with her forgettable songs about burning pictures and lusting for Romeo. She may be remembered as a down-to-earth, innovative individual, but she certaintly won’t be remembered.

    Carrie has the vocals, looks, and connection with her audience- the qualities that will make her a legend for her SINGING- not personality.

  30. stormy
    November 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Carrie and Taylor will be remembered as vastly similar singers from one of the worst eras in country music history.

  31. Rick
    November 5, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    This whole “Oscar Wilde vs. Charles Dickens feud” is far more entertaining to read about than the Carrie vs. Taylor deal! Thanks for the break from the boring and bland reality of today’s “contemporary country music scene”…

  32. Vicki
    November 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Carrie will be remembered as a superb vocalist and Taylor as a gifted songwriter from one of the worst eras in country music history.

  33. Noeller
    November 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    -Canada’s “Conservative” government, while still to socially conservative for my liking, is more “liberal” than your Democrats. Just the way Canada is – as a nation, we are VERY liberal! Legalizing pot and gay marriage and all that – we’re a nation of hippies. ;) With that said, I have no idea what back bacon is and I have never heard anyone EVER use the term “hoser”. We don’t have as large a population, and therefore, not as much money, but we’re a hell of a lot tougher than you guys …. and our women are hotter ;) (I keed, I keed)

    Regarding the Top 10 Albums list – there is no way on God’s green earth that Paisley’s album is better than Church’s “Carolina” or Miranda’s “Revolution”. I like Brad, but it’s not in the same stratosphere.

  34. Brady Vercher
    November 5, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    we’re a hell of a lot tougher than you guys …. and our women are hotter

    Sounds like you’ve never been to Texas, hoser ;)

  35. Jon
    November 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I’ve been to Texas and Alberta both, and he’s right. At least when it comes to the curling teams.

  36. Leeann Ward
    November 5, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I definitely like Brad’s better than Church’s. I didn’t think Church’s album was very good.

  37. sam (sam)
    November 5, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    K says:

    “[Swift] may be remembered as a down-to-earth, innovative individual, but she certaintly won’t be remembered.”

    I agree totally, but I certainly don’t agree completely.

  38. Rick
    November 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Noeller, you have to understand the primary reference for an “average Canadian” to many of us Americans are the McKenzie Brothers as seen in the “Great White North” comedy sketches and in the film “Strange Brew”. If you’re not familiar with the terms “hoser” and “back bacon”, then you need to take off, eh!

  39. Noeller
    November 6, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Rick – yeah, I was totally kidding. SCTV is a source of pride for us, trust me – and I’ve been on a bit kick lately, watching all the 80’s Frat Pack guys movies with Candy, Levy, Moranis, Thomas, Flaherty, et al. Good times!

    And maybe I’m crazy, but I put Eric Church’s Carolina album up with JJ’s “That Lonesome Song”, Zac Brown’s “Foundation” and Miranda’s “Revolution” as the best albums that I’ve purchased in 2009. The Rolling Stone and 9513 album reviews both back me up, or so I thought…

  40. dallas
    November 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Yea Taylor Swift is goimg to be SNL this Sat night.I cant wait till I see what she will do on it.

  41. stormy
    November 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Probably milk the whole Kanye thing a bit more then be generally as unfunny as the rest of them these days.

    Anyone watch the Hugh Laurie episode of SNL a couple years back–that was painful.

  42. K
    November 6, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    “Probably milk the whole Kanye thing a bit more then be generally as unfunny as the rest of them these days.”

    She going to use the incident judging by her SNL commerical. I even heard they are trying to get Kanye to be the “surprise guest” during her stint.

    She’s not a talented singer or great writer in my opinion, but this SNL gig will be perfect for her. She has proven herself to be a pretty solid actress, and a really entertaining, genuinely funny person.

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