Tribute To Shel Silverstein Slated For June 8; Mark Chesnutt Covers Outlaws; Hooked On Sarah Petite

Brody Vercher | March 31st, 2010

  1. Stormy
    March 31, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Mark Chesnutt covering the Outlaws kind of scares me after his really neutered rendition of Rolling With the Flow a few years back.

  2. Steve M.
    March 31, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I have always been partial to “The Ride” by David Allen Coe and and Waylon Jennings’ cover of “Can’t you See.”

  3. Jeff
    March 31, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Chesnutt did a few of these songs recently during a show at Billy Bobs and sounded awesome! One of the best vocalists in country music!!!

  4. Noeller
    March 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Chesnutt is one of those guys who could sing the phone book and it would sound awesome. I absolutely LOVED his version of Rollin’ With The Flow, and I’m sure the Outlaws album will be cool.

  5. Rick
    March 31, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve never been a big fan of the Outlaw Movement in country music in the 1970’s nor Mark Chesnutt, so I give that new album project a double yawn rating.

    Its too bad the folks at Alt-512 never got their hands on Kimber Sparks’ “Its Her Turn” album as the music is more interesting and “musical” than Sara Petite although Sara’s music is very good. Sara’s “Lead The Parade” and “Coming Home” do come close though! (lol) Sara is from San Diego, and Southern California needs all of the cool country acts it can get! Go Sara!

    I know that broad list of artists included in the Shel Silverstein tribute might appeal to hipsters, but I wouldn’t waste a nickel on this effort. The fact it features artists with worn out vocal chords like Bobby Bare Sr., John Prine, and Kris Kristofferson is a big enough red flag for me.

    Shelby’s song is okay but I wish she’d revert to her western swingin’ persona again even if only for a short while (like a concert in L.A.).

  6. Rick
    March 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Rick’s Random Tidbits: Catherine Britt has finished recording her fourth studio album in Australia and is getting ready to release the first single “I Can’t Change a Thing”. The new self-titled album was co-produced by Bill Chamber’s and Shane Nicholson, so the Brett Beavers/Modern Nashville Sound approach of “Little Wildflower” has been left behind here in the States. (Whew!)

    Catherine’s new single can be heard in its entirety by going to the website home page of an Aussie women’s clothing retailer named “Sussan”. The song plays through twice if you hang around long enough. Its a catchy little ditty but I’d tremble to see Jim Malec apply his review standards to the lyrics! Crikey, mate! (lol)

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  7. Jim Malec
    April 3, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Yeah, because I think all lyrics have to be weighty or something.

  8. Leeann Ward
    April 3, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Jim said, “Yeah, because I think all lyrics have to be weighty or something.”


  9. Jim Malec
    April 3, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I was responding to Rick’s assessment of my standards (sarcastically).

    I like the Britt song.

  10. Leeann Ward
    April 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Oh, okay. I’ve learned to skip over Rick’s comments nowadays. Kidding-ish.

  11. Charles Murphy
    April 5, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Mark Chesnutt is going the way of Daryll Singletary…which is to mean his career is pretty much done. Sad as I thought Chesnutt was going to come back to life a few years ago with “Savin’ The Honky Tonk” but most all songs released on there tanked and now the album is all but unavailable.
    Is a situation like this the cause of the singer, bad management, bad label representation or what?? So sad to see him go the way of the has been, but it seems that is the way in music if you aren’t putting out anything relevant.

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