Taylor Swift Makes European Debut to Sold-Out Crowd

Brody Vercher | September 4th, 2008

  1. Kelly
    September 4, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Dang its a busy news day…thanks for the shout-out and thanks for high-lighting my grammatical errors too!!!!

  2. John Maglite
    September 4, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the plug… I think. Did you just do this to scare me into buying another back-up copy of the Gosdin compilation?

  3. John Maglite
    September 4, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Also, kudos on the interrobang.

  4. Brody Vercher
    September 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    No problem on the shout-out guys, it only helps make the roundup more comprehensive, so thanks for that. Glad you enjoyed the interrobang, too. I had to copy and paste it from google since they don’t come standard on keyboards :P

  5. SamB
    September 4, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Woohoo, I got in a news article! :))

  6. Jim Malec
    September 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    - I think Taylor leaving out “Tim McGraw” has to be because the audience has little idea who Tim McGraw is. Not to mention it’s one of her most ‘country’ songs, and is also somewhat divergent from the rest of the show’s material.

    – Hey, I have every Willie song ever released on MY iPod. What’s crazy about that? I wonder if he has the new Blues album…(it’s awesome).

    – The Boxmasters always surprise me in that they don’t suck.

  7. Chris N.
    September 4, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Color me skeptical. I don’t think every Willie song ever released would fit on an iPod.

  8. leeann
    September 4, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I really enjoyed that Willman article. He raises some interesting points for sure. The portion that he quoted from his book is what I was referring to on the thread regarding Obama’s use of the song in last Friday’s News Round Up.

  9. Jim Malec
    September 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Not every song he recorded, but every song he’s released–it’s about 8GB worth of MP3s.

  10. leeann
    September 4, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Oh yeah, ditto to Friday Night Lights, Brody. I don’t know why, but I really like that show. They choose great music for it too.

  11. jana
    September 4, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    That Susan Gibson album is pretty awesome.

  12. Rick
    September 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks for the links to the tunes by Elizabeth Cook and Sarah Buxton, two of my favorite current artists. It kills me that true talents like that can’t get on airhead country radio while piffle twit artists like Jessica Simpson and Julianne Hough get greeted with open arms due to their pop culture noteriety.

    Taylor Swift’s reception in the UK proves that some folks over there have just as poor of musical taste as young American females……

    Last year Vern Gosdin recorded a duet with Louisiana born artist Kimber Sparks down in Australia where she is attending college even though she is in her late 30’s. Kimber asked Vern to sing “Chisled In Stone” with her and he provides a supporting role with his noticeably weakened voice these days. Nonetheless the song comes off just fine and Bill Chamber’s production works really well. Its worth a listen….

  13. Marc
    September 4, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    John Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy were, as usual, awful. I used to like John Rich too. Proof that politics and reality TV can make anyone a twit… doing both… yikes.

    Elizabeth Cook is fantastic. Good set.

    Sarah Buxton is proof that looking cute isn’t the only way to get radio airplay. She should be on the radio just as much if not more than Julianne Hough. Shame she’s not, she can actually sing too.

  14. leeann
    September 5, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Something was off about Trace’s rendition of the National Anthem last night.

  15. Brady Vercher
    September 5, 2008 at 7:57 am

    The instruments were obviously off =P Just curious, what did you find to be off about his rendition? I kinda dug it. Here’s a video for anyone interested.

  16. Kelly
    September 5, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Jana: I really dig tha lbum too (obviously). I think it helped me that I saw her perform much of the album acoustically only with a fidlde accompaniment a week or so before i popped in the disc. It gave the songs real life when i listened to them later…

  17. leeann
    September 5, 2008 at 10:25 am

    His voice quality seemed dry…not the performance so much, but the voice. I can’t really explain it.

  18. Matt B.
    September 5, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Trace seemed fine to me (here we go again Leeann!)


    Susan Gibson is pretty good.

  19. leeann
    September 5, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I guess I’m only a moderate fan of his voice. I just feel he didn’t really gain much traction or something. I suppose it was okay; I wasn’t big on it though. he certainly didn’t ruin it or anything…

  20. Jenny
    September 9, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Has anyone heard the upcoming Taylor Swift single “Love Story?” Lots of forced Romeo and Juliet references. The second verse strts with “You were Romeo; I was a Scarlet Letter.” I’m guessing she’s never read either as those lyrics don’t make sense, and she finishes with Romeo and Juliet marrying each other at the end of the song. I’ve always found her songwriting has always made up for her weak vocals, but not in this new song. I’m sure it’ll still be a hit among middle school and high school girs.

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