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Brody Vercher | December 14th, 2010

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  1. [...] From the comments: Sunny Sweeney’s “From A Table Away” has moved into chart position # 20 for the very first time on the Mediabase 24/7 country singles chart TODAY! Hopefully it will pick up even more momentum for having achieved that milestone position for a new artist’s first real (ie properly promoted) radio single. Go Sunny! [...]
  1. Cutting the Treacle
    December 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

    “John Rich hosted a Christmas party at his home on Saturday for patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and their families.”

    me: i heard one child cheerfully killed himself when they played “raisin’ mccain” for the 15th time. and who could blame that kid?

  2. stormy
    December 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Wait, they let John Rich around children? That can’t be a good idea.

  3. WAY,NOE
    December 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Stormy – Who would you prefer? Steve Earle of Natalie Maines?

  4. Lewis
    December 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Stormy: John Rich has a son now so he has a right to be around kids.

  5. stormy
    December 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Natalie Maines, definately.

    Its not the conservative aspect of John Rich that bugs Waynoe, its the sexist, homophobic, hot-tempered d-bag aspect.

  6. Jon
    December 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    It’s exciting to see the “I Am Strong” video out. It’s a fine, heartfelt song, an excellent performance by Jamie and the rest of the band (no surprise there) and a good, understated but moving video.

    Eric and Leigh played me some of the country album they did for Ricky’s label when we were writing for their new album last year – outstanding stuff. It would be great if some way were found to get it out.

  7. Jon
    December 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    What’s the line – no good deed goes unpunished? Or at least unsnarked.

  8. stormy
    December 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    To paraphrase the website, spare the snark, spoil the d-bag.

  9. Rick
    December 14, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature Gene Watson, Elizabeth Cook, Del McCoury, Diamond Rio, Danny Gokey, and Rascal Flatts (and only 2 “Opry Legends”). That’s quite a line up. Grade: B+!
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    It’s John Rich’s over the top egotistical arrogance and obnoxious, combative nature that annoy me. I actually enjoy the fact he offends Obamavoters by being sexist and homophobic! He can’t be all bad…

    Wow, Jimmie Dale Gilmore covering John Lennon’s ode to marxist ideology. That’s just freakin’ awesome! Hey Jimmie, here’s your sign..(ie the one that says “I’m A Useful Idiot”).

    Trailer’s album covers are up to his usual high standards and rate a solid “4 Hoots”. Good job.

    Occasional Hope’s “Top 10 Singles” did not include Sunny Sweeney’s “From A Table Away” and has therefore been rejected outright! (lol)

  10. Rick
    December 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Fun stuff from the Gerry House morning show in Nashville that is nearing its end (from “Country AirCheck”):

    G-Minus Three And Counting: This morning’s celebrity contestants on the “(Gerry) House Tour Of Nashville” were Alan Jackson, his wife Denise and Dierks Bentley. Jackson recounted hearing the first time Gerry House & The House Foundation played one of his records, even recalling that House said at the time, “That boy’s been sleeping under Vern Gosdin’s bed.”

    Bentley brought in some “Pop’s Brew” from an undisclosed holler in East Tennessee and discussed the upcoming birth of his second child who, judging from ultrasound, is either “going to be a girl or a very disappointed boy.” (lol) Click on the link for pics and audio:


  11. Rick
    December 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Ooops! I forgot to mention that Sunny Sweeney’s “From A Table Away” has moved into chart position # 20 for the very first time on the Mediabase 24/7 country singles chart TODAY! Hopefully it will pick up even more momentum for having achieved that milestone position for a new artist’s first real (ie properly promoted) radio single. Go Sunny!
    Chart Link: http://www.mediabase.com/mmrweb/insideradio/charts.asp?format=11&showtop

    PS – Sunny recently participated in a Texas radio station sponsored fund raising benefit concert: (From Country AirCheck)

    “KTEX/McAllen recently hosted its “10 Man (& Women) Jam” and raised more than $28,000 for the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. Katie Armiger, Shy Blakeman, Brett Eldredge, Jacob Lyda, Jerrod Niemann, Troy Olsen, Rich O’Toole, John Rich, Sunny Sweeney and Thompson Square performed.”

    Sounds like a good line up, well except for John Rich anyway…

  12. Jan C
    December 18, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Since when does giving a party for sick children and their families and giving a matching grant of $10,000 deserve the trashing that John Rich got on this page. You do not have to like him to recognize pure Christmas giving and charity.

  13. Stormy
    December 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    And don’t forget the awesome, d-bag hiding PR.

  14. Jon
    December 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Actually, Rich explained exactly why he called attention to this particular event, and it was a good explanation. Jan C.’s right.

    And while I’m here, there’s a new video introduction/teaser to the upcoming Gibson Brothers album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0orc4eF3i40 .

  15. Chris N.
    December 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    It would be awesome if Tim McGraw changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.

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