U.S. House of Representatives Honors Country Music; New Releases; Awards Results

Brody Vercher | October 20th, 2009

  1. PaulaW
    October 20, 2009 at 11:32 am

    NSAI also named Wynn Varble “Songwriter of the Year” at their awards.


  2. Jon
    October 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    If I were knowledgeable about country music, I’d ask you to correct the spelling of “Jordanaires.”

  3. Brody Vercher
    October 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Corrected. You may want to let the folks at American Songwriter know that they’ve spelled it wrong, too.

  4. Occasional Hope
    October 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Has the Randy Kohrs album actually been released? My dealer is saying it’s been shelved, and the Amazon link above says discontinued.

  5. Rick
    October 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Wow, Karlie has become a dyed in the wool, starry eyed Jamey Johnson fangurl! Good show! The part about Jamey and Kellie Pickler is a bit disconcerting though, unless it leads to some classic country style duets! Could they be the next Conway & Loretta, or George & Tammy? Hmmm…..

    I’m still amazed that Curb is actually releasing a Bomshel album at all. Its too bad Amy Dalley didn’t get the same courtesy at the time “Men Don’t Change” was on the charts.

    I disagree with Trailer’s contention that just because an album gets a positive review at Roughstock that it likely sucks! Pretty much every album reviewed there gets a positive review, even if its from Colt Ford! So depending on the album reviewed it may indeed not suck, but there’s just no way to be sure….

  6. Rick
    October 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature the Eli Young Band, James Otto, and Darryl Worley along with the “Legends”. There is a gap in Bill Anderson’s segment which means a last minute mystery guest will be recruited! Hmmm…

    Schedule Link: http://www.opry.com/TicketsAndInformation/ThisWeek.aspx

    Listen Link: http://www.wsmonline.com/

  7. Jon
    October 20, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    “Has the Randy Kohrs album actually been released?”

    I don’t think so. Dunno about “shelved” or “discontinued,” though – probably just delayed. I’ll see what I can find out.

    The Sam Bush album, by the way, is outstanding. See http://www.nashvillescene.com/events/music-city-roots-feat-sam-bush-mike-farris-and-miss-tess-and-the-bon-ton-parade-324324/ . And the Grasstowne entry is a solid one, too. Weird to see Foggy Mountain Banjo reissued yet again; I hadn’t noticed its previous incarnation going out of print…

  8. Mike Wimmer
    October 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    FYI, Joe Nichols new album is available for streaming a week before it’s release on Rhapsody.

    I still cant get over how awesome “Goodbye To An Old Friend of Mine” is. George Jones would be proud to record that. Might be the best song to come out of Nashville this year.

  9. Brody Vercher
    October 20, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    We just got word that the Randy Kohrs album has been rescheduled for January 12th.

  10. Truersound
    October 21, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Garth doing Townes and Guy Clark……wait what?

  11. Occasional Hope
    October 21, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the update, Brody.

  12. Mike K
    October 21, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Wonder if Karlie remembers any of the words to that Haggard song that she hadn’t heard before? I’d love to know what it was…

  13. Karlie
    October 21, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Hey Mike – I looked it up after the show and it was “You Take Me For Granted,” which was actually a number one hit for the Hag in 1982.

  14. Mike K
    October 21, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks, Karlie. That’s a great song and is included on the “Down Every Road” boxset.

    My new goal is to get my picture taken with Jamey in some various stage of disrepair.

  15. Jon
    October 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Holy cow, you hadn’t heard “You Take Me For Granted?!” Good call for Kellie!

  16. Karlie
    October 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Sadly I hadn’t. Went back to my iPod and realized I have it on there but must have skipped over it all this time. Definitely a great song.

  17. Jon
    October 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Note that it was written by Leona Williams during their marriage…

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