The Dixie Bee-Liners Plan Bluegrass Concept Album for Fall

Brady Vercher | February 16th, 2009

  1. Jaime
    February 16, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Here’s another link, re: Kellie Pickler needs to stop with the body “improvements.”

  2. Michael
    February 16, 2009 at 11:31 am

    So Kenny Rogers thinks his new music will be commercially viable? Well, I know he has a better chance of getting radio airplay than Aaron Tippin and his future “aviation themed” and “big band” records. Um, yeah. Whatever Aaron. Strange choices for the former gimmick song king… or anyone for that matter.

    Keith Urban’s “You’ll Think of Me” also made the list of best breakup songs.

    I enjoyed the Roughstock/Matt Bjorke piece. In particular, this very true quote:

    “… aside from the fact that these songs are repetitive and bad writing, last time I checked, most of the country music listening community cannot relate to songs about tractors or farming or even being from the country, because they aren’t and never were.”

  3. Nicolas
    February 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Kellie Pickler is idolizing Dolly Parton a little too much with that

  4. Matt B.
    February 16, 2009 at 12:09 pm


    Thanks for the comment. When I spoke with Collin Raye, he mentioned the glut of those songs which I’d already been thinking so I posted that article while using the Marcus Hummon song as an example of a GOOD ‘from the country’ song.

  5. Dr. No
    February 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    What a hypocrite. Kellie Pickler preaches to girls about how beautiful they are yet she needs to make corrections to her own image?

  6. Razor X
    February 16, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    The prospect of Aaron Tippin doing a big band album is a scary thought indeed.

  7. Razor X
    February 16, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Re: Kellie Pickler. That photo can’t possibly be real. Can it???

  8. Occasional Hope
    February 16, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    “The prospect of Aaron Tippin doing a big band album is a scary thought indeed.”

    Exactly my thought when I read that.

  9. Leeann Ward
    February 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I can’t even imagine what a big band album from Tippin would sound like. I just can’t wrap my head around it.

  10. Matt B.
    February 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    When I talked to Aaron he said that his wife was making the big band album.

  11. Razor X
    February 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Maybe Tippin will try his hand at opera next.

  12. Dan Milliken
    February 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    This is nit-picky, but weren’t Keith Urban and Uncle Tupelo’s contributions to that 20 Break-Up songs list worth mentioning, too?

  13. Brody Vercher
    February 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    They would be if they were country…

    For real though, I had an errand to run early this morning and must have glossed over their names trying to get something written. Brady finished the rest of the roundup though, so any other nit-picky comments can be directed his way. :P

  14. Leeann Ward
    February 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I was wondering where you were, Brody…not that Brady didn’t do a great job, of course.

  15. Hollerin' Ben
    February 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I’m preoccupied with the fact that I think The Dixons and The Two Dollar Pistols sound so much alike. I probably shouldn’t care, but whenever I hear The Dixons, it’s all I can think about.

  16. Kelly
    February 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Ben – I dig the 2 Dollar Pistols (not sure if you do or not). Luckily there is one station here in DFW that will play them every so often…I’ll take your comparison as a compliment to them (sorry if you didnt mean it that way, I’m not trying to put words in your mouth) and give The Dixon’s a shot…

  17. Kelly
    February 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    …also, isnt the Dwight Y. song in question at the top of the round-up, “Intentional Heartache”?? I could be wrong though…

  18. Hollerin' Ben
    February 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I totally dig the Two Dollar Pistols, and maybe I’m the only way who hears the similarities, but it trips me out a little.

  19. Vicki
    February 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I was thinking the same thing RazorX. That cannot be a true picture of Kelly. Someone has made over it to make her look weird.

  20. Rick
    February 16, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    If Joey + Rory thought that “Cheater Cheater” suffered an “early death” at Top 40 country radio, wait till they see what happens to “Free Bird”…

  21. J.R. Journey
    February 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    The Jessica Harp song is actually pretty cool. I like it.

    And now Kenny Rogers is trying to team with Tony Brown for a radio hit? With Dolly already on board, do I smell a Jessica Simpson duet too?

  22. Jim Malec
    February 17, 2009 at 8:50 am

    RE: “Free Bird” being the next J+R single–It’s a great album cut, but in a format that is scared to death of ballads, I can’t imagine that track ever rising beyond #40. Think about it–that version of “Free Bird” would be the slowest song on commercial country radio this decade. It’s not going to happen–even country radio ballads are about tempo, tempo, tempo.

    I think Sugar Hill knows this. I don’t think the goal is a major radio hit–the goal is to spur enough interest to keep the disc selling 4-8k a week, which would really be phenomenal all things considered. The label is interested in selling albums, which, as we can see from the Shelton figures, is no longer transcribed from radio success.

  23. Maxine
    July 27, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Does anyone know the author or title of a song with these lyrics “If I were a bee, I’d sting you”, If I were a door, I’d swing you? I was out around the 1950’s. My dad use to sing it all the time when I was a little girl.

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