The Opry Lives On; Julianne Hough to Return to ‘Dancing with the Stars'; Stream Hank III’s New Album

Brody Vercher | May 5th, 2010

  1. Saving Country Music
    May 5, 2010 at 11:05 am

    The subject matter is not for everyone, but the Hellbound Glory album might be the best album put out in the last two years. It’s that good.

  2. Rick
    May 5, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I listened to last night’s Opry show online and it was filled with equal parts pathos and victory. Jeannie Seeley performed even though her house and everything in it was destroyed by the flood! Eddie Stubbs mentioned numerous times that the Opry was located in the (WWI) War Memorial Auditorium from 1939 to 1943 and Ernest Tubb was inducted as a member during that time frame. The cobbled together audio gear and internet sound feed were not up to usual Opry standards, but the rawness was actually quite refreshing. I was surprised to hear the head of Gaylord Enterprises speaking with a British accent! If all those performers would have been stranded on an island, its no doubt Marty Stuart would have emerged as their leader. I truly hope this flood remains as a “once in a lifetime” event!

    Its about time Julianne Fluff returned to “Dancing” so she can rebuild her country music fan base! (lol)

  3. merlefan49
    May 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    wonder if there will be a clean version of Hank 3’s new cd. I do like his music but the nasty words turn me off.

  4. Rick
    May 5, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I have to say Hank III has released better country albums than his father. Since Hank Jr. gone political his music has gone downhill.

  5. Leeann Ward
    May 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I like a lot of Hank III’s music, but I have to admit that I never want one of his songs to come up on shuffle if I have guests over.:) Too awkward.

  6. Razor X
    May 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I like a lot of Hank III’s music, but I have to admit that I never want one of his songs to come up on shuffle if I have guests over.:) Too awkward.

    That’s the main problem I have with profanity in music; it can pop up at awkward times. It doesn’t bother me so much in other media, such as film, because you know that some people will be offended, so you avoid watching those films when they’re around. But with an iPod on shuffle, you can be taken by surprise at inopportune times.

  7. Leeann Ward
    May 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I don’t really get embarrassed by the F-word popping up once in awhile, but he goes a little further than that sometimes, which is what is even too embarrassing for me.

  8. Kelly
    May 6, 2010 at 5:22 am

    see, guys – thats why i take a Garth-like stance on the crafting of all playlists that will run when company is over. i’m a meticulous playlister…so much to consider: white wine or red, beef or chicken, afternoon or evening, large amounts of profanity or just some playful double entendres…it’s a lot of work.

  9. Leeann Ward
    May 6, 2010 at 6:59 am

    If only I were so organized. Bill likes to make such playlists, but I enjoy the element of surprise too much.

  10. Matt Bjorke
    May 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Leeann,

    Playlists come from the old ‘mixtape’ days where you’d make a mix of songs that were ‘similar’ or stuff you liked to hear together, it’s actaully how we probably got the genre definitions anyway.

    I make large ‘party’ playlists and cd-sized playlists. there’s also that great ‘genius’ feature on iTunes (if you use that program). It’s all fun to me.

    if not for playlists, my diverse taste in music (which ranges from country to rock to hiphop to opera to broadway, etc) may cause for some strange random playlists.

  11. Leeann Ward
    May 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I used to make mixed tapes and loved it back in the day…but that was before shuffle on the iPod.:) Don’t get me wrong, I still make playlists, but I mostly just put the whole ipod on shuffle.

  12. Matt Bjorke
    May 6, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I understand, lol. But I cannot stop making playlists, lol. Mood music if you will.

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