Trace Adkins To Honor United 93 Passengers; Exclusive Miranda Lambert EP; Tribute to Silverstein

Brody Vercher | September 8th, 2009

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  1. [...] Best Buy is offering an exclusive EP from Miranda Lambert today which  includes her new single “ Dead Flowers” from her upcoming album Revolution. The EP includes three bonus tracks from her prior album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The cost of the EP is $1.99, or you can pre-order Revolution and get the EP free. (via My Kind of Country and the [...]
  1. Kelly
    September 8, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I really like the new Ragweed disc, but I only think it’s their best since Soul Gravy. It is much better than the last 2 releases, and maybe better than the “purple album”, but no way in heck is it better than Soul Gravy…the pedal steel on “Kick in the Head” alone makes it better than Mission California.

  2. Drew
    September 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I disagree… I’m not really a fan at all of Ragweed’s new album. Nothing comes close to stuff like “Cry Lonely”. It’s all just boring and muddled.

  3. Grizzly Adam
    September 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Whoa…Danny Balis is amazing. I hear a bit of Marty Robbins in a few of the songs too.

  4. Stormy Lewis
    September 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Todd Snider, My Morning Jacket, and Kris Kristofferson are a few of the artists who pay tribute to Shel Silverstein on the new Bobby Bare-produced album Turnable, Twistable Man.

    “I know he would have loved the album. Shel didn’t like modern country, new country at all. His favorite singer was Ernest Tubb, if that gives you any indication, so we kept asking ourselves if Shel would like what we were doing. I think he would.”

    Well then I guess its good that they got traditional country artists like My Morning Jacket then…..

  5. Kelly
    September 8, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Grizzly Adam – Since you liked the Balis stuff so much, check out the stuff from the band he plays in full-time, The King Bucks. They are a practical Dallas/Ft. Worth all-star band of musicians…

  6. Truersound
    September 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Todd Snider doing A Boy Named Sue, I would be interested to hear that.

  7. Leeann Ward
    September 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I can hear him doing it. He’s got that cheeky way about him that’ll work well for the song, especially since Todd talks in his songs here and there.

  8. Adam
    September 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Soul Gravy is outstanding, and I really liked Garage and Mission California. I’m having a hard time getting into the new one.

  9. Tony
    September 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    The new Jason Eady is awesome. I picked it up over the weekend (someone put it out early) and it is really good. He tours often as well and puts on a great show.

    Will be picking up the Mirada EP as well. I heard samples of everything on it and it sounds great as well.

  10. Rick
    September 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Gosh, Danny Balis sounded really interesting right up until that comment about being recommended by Kelly! Darn, and he seemed so promising…(lol)

    This has to be one of the largest news summaries yet. My head is swimming there is so much going on here! Talk about an information overload! Sheesh…

  11. Brody Vercher
    September 8, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    After being out a week, I had a lot to catch up on ;)

  12. Rick
    September 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Country Weekly’s Chris Neal gave Jace Everett’s new “Red Revelations” four stars, which beat out Sugarland’s new DVD/CD thingie and Love & Theft’s CD! Good going Chris!

    I listened to most of the music links above and really liked the Rosanne Cash and Robert Earl Keen songs. Loved Miss Leslie’s new one which reminded me a bit of the excellent Dwight Yoakam song “Johnson’s Love”. Don’t care for Bonnie Bishop (she sounds “Texas Regional” if you know what I mean). Mac McAnally sounds a lot like Pat Donohue on “A Prairie Home Companion” and would be a perfect guest on that radio show! (Speaking of APHC, last Saturday they were live at the Minnesota State Fair and featured Mindy Smith even though Sunny Sweeney was performing at the fair during that time frame! Arrgghh!)

    Rick’s Random Tidbits: Abraham Lincoln had his “Emancipation Proclamation” and FDR had “Fireside Chats”. Today our Dear Leader Kim Jong Obama took his “cult of personality” brain washing pitch directly to the school children of America! Yes today marked the first of many “Obama-nation Indoctrination” messages to be forthcoming soon in support of Obamacare. TV and radio news broadcasts (except FOX) and mainstream newspapers and news magazines have been working their “Obama-nation” magic on the adult population, but getting to the kids has been problematic. Well until now anyway…..

  13. Stormy
    September 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I agree that Todd doing any one of a number of Shel Silverstein songs (The Winner would be my first choice) would be awesome. Its just if you opt to make a big stink about traditional country on an album you might want to put him a little further down the list. And write My Morning Jacket really, really small.

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