Universal Republic and Big Machine Launch New Label: Republic Nashville

Brody Vercher | June 5th, 2009

  1. J.R. Journey
    June 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Those are definitely some cool pants – comfort on the right side and stylin’ on the left.

  2. Ben Milam
    June 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    that script for crazy heart has been in development for years. there was a rumor for a while that dale watson was to play the lead role. good to see that its finally making it to the production level.

  3. Nicolas
    June 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    OMG! <3 The video for “Dreaming Love” is out, I’m so excited!

  4. Paula_W
    June 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Here’s a little more info on the Can-You-Duet-ers ….


    I’ve seen / heard / heard of / met a couple of them. Not enough to form an opinion though.

  5. Occasional Hope
    June 5, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I noticed not many of them seem to have much in the way of country influences.

  6. Rick
    June 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    That new Republic Nashville imprint is interesting since Scotty already has his successful (thanks to Taylor Swift) Big Machine label and Valory imprint. I guess they want to split the costs of launching new artists to reduce their individual financial exposure. I wonder what type of artists they will target? Hmm….

    Jon Randall’s “Walking Among The Living” is a fine album that seemed to have slipped through the cracks. With his voice he could always start and star in a Vince Gill Tribute show…

    I like Kate & Kacey Coppola a lot but don’t find the song “Dreming Love” very interesting. For their first serious radio debut single I think they could have done a whole lot better. Darn…

    I disagree with Chet Flippo! I would say that Taylor Swift has not captured mainstream country music’s heart so much as its air-head instead! (lol)

  7. Rick
    June 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Rick’s Random Tibdits: I just want to give a plug to Al Snyder’s “Classic Request Live” radio show on Friday evenings at 7 PM (E.T.) on WCYO FM. The show overlaps 2 hours of the Friday Night Opry, but it lasts for 5 hours! Tonight’s guests include Steve Wariner, Donna Fargo, and Earl Thomas Conley. To listen online here’s the link:
    (Al’s not Eddie Stubbs, but he’s alright…lol)

  8. Michael
    June 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Oh, God! Those pants? Much like a mullet: all business on one side, party on the other.

  9. Sam G.
    June 5, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Was she singing a Danzig cover while wearing those pants? Or, half of one, maybe?

  10. Nicolas
    June 5, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    @Rick: Hmm, I disagree… I think “Dreaming Love” is amazing <3 Its one of their best, in my opinion – and it has one of the best music videos I’ve seen in awhile

  11. Brady Vercher
    June 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Rick, I believe I saw something mentioning that Sunny Sweeney was the first artist signed to that new label and they have some group named Fast Ryde, too.

  12. Rick
    June 5, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Brady, I truly hope you are correct and Sunny is being moved to the new label as Big Machine has been farting around with her for waaayyy tooooo long! Maybe this new label will be more Americana radio savvy/friendly for artists like Sunny who are “too country” for Top 40 AirHead Country Radio. Sunny’s new album should have been out by now, so hopefully this switcheroo will speed things up a bit! Go Sunny!

  13. Rick
    June 5, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Another Random TidBit! CMT has a write up about the Thursday performance set at the “Bama Jam” and it contains the following very disturbing sentence:

    “In addition to Jamey Johnson, Thursday’s lineup included Luke Bryan, John Anderson, George Jones, Blake Shelton and headliner Taylor Swift.” Its a sad day for country music indeed when a teenie-pop prom queen like Taylor headlines above far greater talents! Tsk, tsk…

    Link: http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1613379/taylor-swift-and-other-stars-perform-for-a-waterlogged-bamajam-crowd.jhtml?rsspartner=rssYahoo

  14. idlewildsouth
    June 5, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Martina’s pants are kind of like a mullet.

  15. idlewildsouth
    June 5, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    And of subject, but I just wanted to make sure everyone knew that, according to Alison Bonaguro, Joe Jonas sings the line “I get a rep for breakin’ hearts/Now I’m done with superstars and all the tears on her guitar,” in one of the Jonas brothers songs. Ah burn. Im now a Jonas Brothers fan.

  16. Steve Harvey
    June 6, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Taylor Swift is billed above George Jones? That’s like the Jonas Brothers being billed above The Who.

  17. Kelly
    June 6, 2009 at 5:13 am

    There arent enough beef’s in teeny-bopper pop…

  18. Jon
    June 6, 2009 at 10:23 am

    The headliner on a multi-artist bill is called that because he or she is the act with the most drawing power.

    December 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    hello everyone wish a merry christmas and happy new year!! ciaoooo bye carlo m.

  20. Terry Lee
    February 5, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Taylor Swift was only 17 and 18 when she wrote the songs for Fearless. Her songs will get more sophisticated, though not necessarily better. If they get better, well she already won the Grammy for best album, she could be to pop music what JK Rowling is to children’s literature.

  21. Stormy
    February 5, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Terry: You do realize what fans of good literature think of JK Rowling, right?

  22. Jim Malec
    February 5, 2010 at 8:05 am

    @Stormy: That’s a pretty narrow path you’re going down. There are many, many “fans” of “good” “literature” who see a LOT of value in Rowling’s work and who have a great deal of respect for her.

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