Taylor Swift Wins Trademark Case; Kenny Chesney Debuts at No. 1; Guy Clark Tribute in the Works

Brody Vercher | October 7th, 2010

  1. highwayman3
    October 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Those Sugarland preview tracks worked well on convincing me not to buy their album. I’ll never forget how wide the world is after hearing it repeated 300 times, and thats just in the 30 second preview stream.

    Also previewed Taylors Speak Now song. Sounds like nothing she’s done in the past. Another song, another back door to wait at. Someone throw her half a dozen Grammy’s, she’s trying.

  2. Lewis
    October 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I would like to see Jamey Johnson, William Lee Golden and Ricky Skaggs all in the same room with all of their hair combined. They could also place bets of whose hair will fall down to the floor first.

  3. Noeller
    October 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    @Lewis — have you seen the latest cover of Country Weekly feat. Toby Keith?? Somebody musta convinced him that growing a faux-JJ beard would garner more critical acclaim. Oy!

  4. WAYNOE
    October 8, 2010 at 8:42 am

    A shame Jamey’s “Guitar Song” is sliding down Billboard so quickly. As I mentioned previously, most times one needs a strong radio single and they simply won’t play him.

    It is now sitting at #4 on the country albums and #3 on Billnoard 200. It is one behind Currington (gag).

  5. Alison
    October 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

    That “True Grit” trailer looks fantastic. Was a bit worried- it’s a dangerous thing to try to remake The Duke but looks like the Cohen brothers pulled it off.

  6. K
    October 9, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    The tracklists for the new Reba, Keith Urban, Sugarland, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts were revealed via Amazon:

    “All The Woman I Am” (Reba):

    1. “Turn On The Radio”
    2. “If I Were A Boy”
    3. “The Bridge You Burn”
    4. “Cry”
    5. “When Love Gets A Hold of You”
    6. “Somebody’s Chelsea”
    7. “All The Woman I Am”
    8. “The Day She Got Divorced”
    9. “A Little Want To”
    10. “When You Have A Child”

    “Get Closer” Keith Urban:

    1. “Put You In A Song”
    2. “You Gonna Fly”
    3. “All For You”
    4. “Long Hot Summer”
    5. “Without You”
    6. “Georgia Woods”
    7. “Right On Back To You”
    8. “Shut Out The Lights”

    “The Incredible Machine,” Sugarland: Audio clips are up)

    1. “All We Are”
    2. “Incredible Machine”
    3. “Stuck Like Glue”
    4. “Tonight”
    5. “Stand Up”
    6. “Incredible Machine (Interlude”
    7. “Every Girl Like Me”
    8. “Little Miss”
    9. “Find The Beat Again”
    10. “Wide Open”
    11. “Shine The Light”

    Jason Aldean. “My Kind Of Party:

    1. “Tattoo’s On The Town”
    2. “Dirt Road Anthem”
    3. “Church Pew or Barstool”
    4. “Just Passing Through”
    5. “Fly Over States”
    6. “My Kinda Party”
    7. “I Ain’t Ready To Quit”
    8. “It Ain’t Easy”
    9. “Country Boy’s World”
    10. “Heartache That Don’t Stop Hurting”
    11. “Texas Was You”
    12. “Don t You Wanna Stay” (Duet/w Kelly Clarkson)
    13. “See You When I See You”
    14. “If She Could See Me Not”
    15. “Days Like These”

    Darius Rucker, “Charelston SC, 1966″
    (Clips available)
    1. “This”
    2.”Comback Song”
    3. “Might Get Lucky”
    4. “Whiskey And You”
    5. “Southern State Of Mind”
    6. Love Will Do That
    7. “The Craziest Thing”
    8. “Things I’d Never Do”
    9. “We All Fall Down”
    10. “We Don’t Care” (feat. Brad Paisley)
    11. “She’s Beautiful”
    12.”I Got Nothin”
    13. “In A Big Way”

    Rascal Flatts, “Nothing Like This”

    1. “Why Wait”
    2. “Easy” (Duet/w Natasha Benningfield)
    3. “Sunday Afternoon”
    4. “Play”
    5. “Nothing Like This”
    6. “All Night To Get There
    7. “Red Camaro”
    8. “They Try”
    9.”Sumer Young”
    10. “Tonight Tonight”
    11. “I Won’t Let Go”

    Source for all tracklists:

    amazon.com

  7. Razor X
    October 10, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Only 8 tracks on the Keith Urban album?

  8. Troy
    October 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    It becoming increasing popular to have cds out with 6-8 songs on it.

  9. Razor X
    October 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Yes, but they don’t seem to be marketing it as an EP.

  10. Chris N.
    October 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    The Keith Urban record will have eight songs at most retailers, but 15 (three more studio tracks and four live tracks) at Target.

  11. Joseph
    October 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    @Noeller I noticed, and thought the exact same thing!

  12. Razor X
    October 11, 2010 at 8:17 am

    The Keith Urban record will have eight songs at most retailers, but 15 (three more studio tracks and four live tracks) at Target.

    Wow … that’s a huge difference.

  13. Leeann Ward
    October 11, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Seems like a rip off. I understand at least giving ten songs and a couple bonus tracks at limited outlets, but eight songs with almost just as many being tapped as limited edition tracks seems to not be in the best interest of fans at all.

  14. Sam G.
    October 11, 2010 at 8:36 am

    So unless you buy the deluxe Keith Urban version, you’re not even getting a full album? That’s a whole new level of record label craptitude.

  15. Ben Foster
    October 11, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I’m going to have to agree with Sam here. Craptitude indeed. But at least they’re not waiting a year to release the full version as a “platinum edition” to tempt all the fans who bought the first version – that would be even worse!

  16. Leeann Ward
    October 11, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I think getting a whole album’s worth of songs being considered a “bonus” is worse though.

  17. luckyoldsun
    October 11, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Didn’t Garth at some point near the end sell his albums exclusively at WalMart?

    This seems like the next best/worst thing. The label isn’t quite offering Urban’s album exclusively at Target–they’re just giving a completely subpar product everywhere else.

    I wouldn’t buy any of his albums anywhere, so it’s nothing to me.

  18. Thomas
    October 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    …take this urban record and shove it…

  19. Leeann Ward
    October 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    If I remember correctly, the Garth deal with Wal-mart didn’t happen until after his studio albums. I believe special editions of the studio albums and his box set were exclusive Wal-Mart deals, but not regular albums.

  20. Troy
    October 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    @Razor X yeah i meant its a growing tread to release an album with 8 tracks and not call it an EP. It’s been happending a lot with European artist and is starting to happend with American singers. The last album I bought an album it only had 8 songs on it and it was being marketed as an album.

  21. Barry Mazor
    October 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    What was the price on that, Troy, compared to what you’d paid for a 10-12 track CD at the same place?

  22. Occasional Hope
    October 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Shades of RCA in the 80s.

  23. Cutting the Treacle
    October 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Thomas: “…take this urban record and shove it…”

    Me: First, you’ll have to show me where to find it. I just went on the Target website. I see Target’s exclusive deluxe album from Taylor Swift, but I can’t see a thing about the exclusive deluxe Keith Urban album on there.

  24. Jon
    October 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Maybe that’s because it’s not due out for about another 5 weeks.

  25. Cutting the Treacle
    October 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    That’s the weird thing, Jon. I would expect to see it being promoted as it is only 5 weeks out (and it’s already being promoted on Amazon.com as an 8-track set). And Target.com is already promoting other albums being released in November and December. Weird.

  26. Jon
    October 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I don’t know that it’s necessarily weird. Target’s going to want to focus on closer-in releases, like the Taylor Swift exclusive, Urban’s had other stuff going on – he had a promo campaign built around the cover that just wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. And besides, you’re hearing about the Target exclusive, etc. precisely because the album’s being promoted ;-).

  27. Troy
    October 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    @Barry Mazor it was import from the UK so it cost a little more than usual because of dollars and pound differce. It was 7 pound/11 dollars for 8 track one and it was 10 pounds/16 dollars for their 12 track one.

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