Tim McGraw Helps Detain Unruly Fan

Brody Vercher | June 26th, 2008

  • Tim McGraw helped detain a rowdy fan during his recent concert in Auburn, Washington. He called for security to take the man away when he witnessed him rush forward and allegedly attack a female fan. After security was unable to get to the man fast enough McGraw helped drag him on stage. The band continued to play on, and when the man was taken away McGraw jumped right back into the song. (here’s a YouTube video)
  • In a Q&A with Mike Kieran, Todd Snider mentions that he might write a book, names his musical influences and personal heroes and relays the story of the time he had a gun pulled on him:

    I was with Billy Joe Shaver. He seems to always be around guns and alcohol. I was waiting for a phone call and I think I interrupted a drug deal. It was kind of a tough old bar. This guy put a gun in my face, a sawed-off shotgun. I thought, “What a dick, that’s rude!” Billy Joe talked me out of it somehow. As soon as the gun got in my face he said, “Todd, be quiet.” and I said, “OK.” And he started talking. I don’t remember everything he said, but we left. They told me to never come back to that bar but I did.

  • Download “Hi-Fi Love”–Texas Music Matters’ song of the day from Adam Carroll. The singer-songwriter dropped by KUT’s studios last week with his pedal steel player to record the song.
  • Littlefield, TX–the birthplace of Waylon Jenningsis holding a birthday bash to honor the outlaw singer this Saturday.
  • Reba McEntire, Patsy Cline and Trisha Yearwood all scored spots within the top ten of Country Universe’s 100 Greatest Women. There’s only five spots left to go.
  • Emily West, a self-professed klutz, had a few minor hiccups during her CMA Festival performance:

    The zipper on her vintage dress exploded on stage, leaving her in a slip. She had planned to perform barefoot, but the stage was so hot that she couldn’t stand still.

    “Everyone probably thought I was a really bad dancer,” West said. “Thank God I wore the slip. Then I almost tripped and fell going off stage.”

  • If you’re around Irving, TX this weekend, head out to the Country For a Cure concert featuring Lost Immigrants, Mo Robson and Jay Johnson. All the proceeds benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so you’re helping out a good cause and catching some good tunes at the same time.
  • Jackass’s Johnny Knoxville posted a hilarious three part video interview with Dale Watson. The majority of the interview is dedicated to Watson recalling the time he pulled a knife on an Ohio piano player in Sweden. (via the always delectable Twang Nation)
  • A WB press release says Blake Shelton will be next week’s Nashville Star musical guest. The theme is “family week” and he’ll be performing his latest single, “Home.”
  • Jamey Johnson on writing and performing: “Writing is not enough for me. I did not come [to Nashville] to just be a writer. I live to play. I’m not here to take a stab at it, I am going to do it.”
  • Check out “12 Ounce World” and “Pour Me a Drink” from Rodney Hayden‘s forthcoming album.
  • Jim Caligiuri published a lovely article on The Austin Chronicle‘s Earache music blog. Here’s an excerpt:

    “…it’s a country music site that doesn’t take sides in the battle between mainstream and Americana. It takes the current crop of Nashville poseurs to task when needed, but doesn’t praise all things alt or Texas either, pointing the way to what’s good on either side of the fence.”

    I wonder what site he’s talking about.

  • UPDATE: Mindy McCready was arrested, again.
  1. patrick
    June 26, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Congrats on the Caligiuri writeup! You guys deserve it.

  2. Stormy
    June 26, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Tim has more trouble with his fans.

  3. Jenna Vercher
    June 26, 2008 at 10:14 am

    That interview with yall was great! So proud!!

  4. Dan M.
    June 26, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Definitely a sweet write-up, congrats guys!

  5. John Maglite
    June 26, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Congratulations on the write-up! More to come, I’m sure!

  6. Brody Vercher
    June 26, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    I appreciate it, guys, as I’m sure the rest of the staff does too. Any success we have though is because of everyone who reads and comments. Otherwise, we’d be the only ones reading.

  7. Kelly
    June 26, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    It is a great write up and well-deserved, I tell everyone I can about what y’all do here! I sure wouldve liked the writer to include some snippets from some of the more famous, recent threads like the great “buddy jewell is probably racist” debate, or even better the “is perfect stranger in fact perfect or even a stranger??” debate of January. Who could forget the “phil stacy is real country cuz he is real nice” fiasco. I think the writer wouldve been well advised to really dig deep for some more material on the site ;-)

  8. Kim
    June 26, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    I can’t even believe Mindy was arrested again! Geez, she might as well just get a permanent bed in jail! This girl needs help.

  9. Stormy
    June 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I will say Mindy just beat out Chris Cagel’s girlfriend for best mugshot ever.
    I know I should think this way, but I can help but think that if Mindy could just get her writing and singing to match up to her life, she would be the best country singer of her generation.

  10. Jim C
    June 26, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Hey Kelly write your own story.

  11. Funk
    June 26, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Congrats on the AC piece. It’s accurate and very complimentary, a rare combination but well deserved.

    Congrats to Mindy too. She’s a peach.

    Nice link to the Snider interview. I’ve had a beer with him in a bar. (He didn’t used to be as popular OR country.) I am shocked, shocked I tell you that he ran into a gun under his chin.

    While I love the comments here, those under the Tim McGraw vid are fun too. My favorite: “country is the special olympics of music.”

  12. Kim
    June 26, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Awesome write-up on this site! I’m somewhat new to this site–been coming here a few months I guess but just recently started posting. As a fan of many artists in country music, I love this site and the many interesting articles and comments. Thanks for what you do and making this one of my favorite places on the web to visit daily!

  13. Lynn
    June 26, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Congrats on the write-up! I’ve also recently noticed 9513 reviews being linked on Wikipedia along with the big guys. Keep it up…

  14. Rick
    June 26, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Its amazing that WB would issue a press release on NBC’s “Nashville Star”, unless they are producing it? Hmmm… Forget about a “Family” themed show, we want drinkin’, cheatin’, and heart breakin’ themes. This is supposed to be a country music talent quest, not Disneyland! Crikey….

    The GAC blurb on Jamey Johnson is good but far too brief. I’m glad Jamey’s not content just to be a songwriter, and I’ve read where Ashley Monroe and Sarah Buxton feel exactly the same way (thank goodness).

    Congrats on the nice write up in the Austin Chronicle blog. Will curious Austin-ite newbies make this blog even more Texas-centric? Only the shadow knows….

    Mindy McCready looks way too nice in the mug shot for this to be a random event. I think Mindy’s figured out the only way she can keep getting publicity to help revive her career is to make sure she gets arrested on a regular basis. Good luck…

  15. Carolyn (rainynights)
    June 26, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Congratulations to the entire staff. :)

  16. Mike Wimmer
    June 26, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Looking forward to Rodney Hayden’s next album. BTW, anybody else love Reckless Kelly’s new release this week, Bulletproof? I also really like the new Mark Chesnutt album. Lots of good stuff coming out of Texas as usual.

    Jamey Johnson is awesome. This is no new thing, but it needs to be said every time the man puts pen to paper or sings.

  17. Baron Lane
    June 26, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Congrats on the write up. No one deserves it more. It totally kicks the Twang Nation write up in Juggs magazine.

    I’m delectable?

  18. Kelly
    June 26, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Jim C.- you gotta have thicker skin than that to come on here and comment. Just joking around with ya, i dig your stuff, even when i dont agree with it :-p

  19. Kelly
    June 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Baron…digestible definitely, i am not so sure about delectable :-)

  20. Chris N.
    June 26, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Maybe “debatable.”

  21. Jim C.
    June 26, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Kelly-No I don’t.
    You need to get a sense of humor.
    Seriously, I was only joking.

  22. Kelly
    June 27, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Jim C.-I am not sure whats going on here. I know you were joking, as was I, that is why I put the little smiley face on my message or whatever. i even made a point to say that I was “just joking” in my second comment, so it doesnt seem to me like I am the one in need of a sense of humor here…seriously. Go back to my original comment, and you’ll see that I was merely using your article as an excuse to bring up some of the more colorful comment threads that have taken place on this site recently, thats all. I started that comment with saying it was a great write-up, which I thought it was. If a guy cant friggin’ put a stupid smiley face on a comment to keep sensitive readers from getting offended what’s the use of using the stupid smiley face?

  23. Brody Vercher
    June 27, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Baron – Delectably insane?

    I had to google Juggs magazine to find out what it was about. I should have known from the title. Did you post about it on Twang Nation?

  24. Chris N.
    June 27, 2008 at 10:18 am

    I did not realize Juggs had a website. And you can order back issues!

  25. Baron Lane
    July 1, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Chis, it’s all in where you look, and back issues are the specialty of Rump magazine.

    Brody – I was kidding, if only…


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