Vince Gill Joins The Time Jumpers; SPBGMA Winners; New Releases; Zac Brown Band Responds To PETA

Brody Vercher | February 9th, 2010

  1. Stormy
    February 9, 2010 at 11:25 am

    From what I have heard from Laura Bell Bundy you would have to be young-ish to think the vocals cound good or like the lyrics.

    As for Gary Allen, I smell gimmick.

  2. Rick
    February 9, 2010 at 11:53 am

    The Laura Bell Bundy videos have been bloked by UMG! I guess she was portraying an image UMG figures won’t go over so well with Soccer Moms and their tween daughters. On the other hand they appear to give a roll model image for Miley Cyrus to strive for! (lol)

    Its nice to see Vince Gill supporting the Time Jumpers as its sure to increase their visibility around town. These days western swing bands in Nashville need all the help they can get! (lol) Way to go Vince!

    I love Zac Brown’s response to those leftist PETA / Obamavoter bloc morons. Good job Zac and keep up the good fight, and especially keep grillin’ those juicy steaks…

  3. Roger
    February 9, 2010 at 11:57 am

    unfortunately the Time Jumpers Shows will never be the same now that they announced that Vince is an official member…nothing against Vince…he always does a great job but now the place will be filled with people screaming out for Vince songs and you will have to get there 1.5 hours before show time to get a seat….all good things must come to an end and it probably just did for fans of great western swing in a quiet respectful environment.

  4. Jon
    February 9, 2010 at 11:59 am

    now the place will be filled with people screaming out for Vince songs

    I’ll bet not. And smart people have been getting there early on Monday nights for quite some time.

  5. waynoe
    February 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Zac Brown Band – You gotta love the reply. We’ll think of you PETA when we put a juicy piece of chicken on our “PETA” bread.

    Josh Turner – Hope his CD does well. He’s one of the good guys.

    Laura Bell Bundy – You’re kidding me. Right?

    SPBGMA Awards – This organization needs to get itself out in the public know more.

  6. Rick
    February 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Rick’s Country Quiz!

    Here’s the latest Mediabase radio adds list for the top 6 song adds this last week. Which of the artists listed doesn’t quite fit in with the others?

    This Week’s Mediabase Most-Added Songs:
    1) George Strait/I Gotta Get To You (41 station adds)
    2) Tim McGraw/Still (26)
    3) Reba/I Keep On Loving You (17)
    4) Martina McBride/Wrong Baby Wrong (16)
    5) Emily West+Keith Urban/Blue Sky (14)
    6) Kenny Chesney/Ain’t Back Yet (14)

    I would love to see Emily West maintain that kind of momentum in the coming weeks and do well on the charts with “Blue Sky”. Maybe the Keith Urban factor will be enough to get Emily in the door at Top 40 country radio this go round. Go Emily!

    PS – Maybe the Time Jumpers need to move to a bigger venue? I know that’s heresy but if I were in Nashville I’d rather be able to get in the door and see them perform at a larger venue (with minimal hassle) than not be able to get into a packed Station Inn.

  7. Brady Vercher
    February 9, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Joe Nichols to a new record label? Anyone know what he’s talking about?

  8. Razor X
    February 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Perhaps he’s referring to the Universal South-Show Dog Nashville merger?

  9. Leeann Ward
    February 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I’m guessing Obama is too centrist for PETA members.

    To be realistic, I don’t think Vince is drawing huge crowds anymore these days. The last Vince concert I attended, in 2006, the mid-sized auditorium wasn’t even half full and it was very easy for me to get very good seats for a concert that I’m attending in April. I honestly don’t think he’s going to ruin anything, Roger.

  10. Erik
    February 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I am smitten in every possible way with Laura Bell Bundy.

  11. Noeller
    February 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Couple o’ notes:

    -Will probably pick up that label-forced Cagle GH comp just ’cause I dig him…

    -Gary Allen is COOL. Period. He’s cool the same way Hag was/is cool.

    -ZBB are funny bastards. Reckon I’d enjoy a pint or ten with them boys.

    That is all. :)

  12. sam (sam)
    February 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Laura Bell Bundy’s idea of on stage antics seems a lot more interesting than Gary Allan’s.

  13. Stormy
    February 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Sam: Except that neither Gary nor Laura Bell came up with anything that hasn’t been done since the 1970’s.

  14. sam (sam)
    February 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Stormy – neither idea may be terribly original. But I see no entertainment value in Gary Allan’s gimmick and at least some in Laura Bell Bundy’s gimmick. Given the choice between the two gimmicks, I’d rather see Laura Bell Bundy’s unoriginality than Gary Allan’s unoriginality.

  15. Josh
    February 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I’m an environmentalist myself, but even I can enjoy a good tidbit between ZBB and PETA. Personally, I think PETA takes things too far too seriously too fast. But hats off to ZBB…a really classic response. :P

  16. Stormy
    February 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Sam: I don’t know. You might get a good tatoo out of Gary’s; Laura’s seems like it would be a pretty bad lap dance.

  17. Razor X
    February 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I’ll take a bad lap dance over a good tattoo any day.

  18. Stormy
    February 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Okay, but I’m female.

  19. Nicolas
    February 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I really don’t like the Zac Brown Band, but I love that response to PETA… rip ‘em a new one boys :P

  20. Pierce
    February 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I think ole Roger is a tad bit out of touch. I agree with Jon and Leann. People won’t be screaming for Vince songs and I wouldn’t expect the crowds to be out the door.

    Vince is a great guy and a great artist… but he has such a common prescence in and around Nashville that it’s not unusual to see him pop up anywhere and everywhere.

    It’s not a knock on him, but if you live in Nashville you’ve probably seen Vince perform a couple of times–whether you’ve wanted to or not.

  21. Dianna
    February 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you for posting about Elliot Randall & The Deadmen’s new release!!

  22. Roger
    February 10, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Pierce, Rick and Jon….I really don’t think i am that far off the mark on what the effect will be to the announcement that Vince is a full-timejumper. I have been going down there for ten years for their monday night shows…in the last few years if word leaked that Vince was playing the place was full at 8….again..not calling out Vince because i love his playing and singing and love listening to him play with them….he did a swing version of “go rest high on that mountain one night” that was great and he played an incredible song about John Hughey in his first show back after John passed with John’s wife in the audience..again a great preformance by Vince…I just don’t think it was necessary for them to send a press release out that Vince was a full-timejumper (so every tourist that googles what to do on a monday night in Nashville will go to the station inn) when they were already at capacity every time i have been in there in the last year..just my opinion but it has gottenn to be such a social thing that it is getting harder and harder to hear the music of these incredible musicians because of the audience chatter….I truly respect all your opinions so I thought I should clarify mine.

  23. Matt C.
    February 10, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Laura Bell Bundy is who Carrie Underwear wishes she could be. Here’s one genre evolution that I won’t complain about.

  24. Mila
    February 10, 2010 at 1:54 am

    matt C,

    Why would Carrie want to be that cornball, Laura Bell Bundy? Her fake twang and bizzare facial expressions which she thinks signifies stage presence is nothing to brag about.

    She is way too over the top for mainstream music, if she wants to succeed she needs to tone it down imo.

  25. Cardsgal
    February 11, 2010 at 10:24 am

    ZBB — What a stupid bunch of trashy hillbillies. Plants don’t have a central nervous system, and their replies were neither correct nor clever.

  26. Stormy
    February 11, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Cardsgal: That’s what is called a joke.

  27. Cardsgal
    February 11, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Hey, I have a sense of humor, but I don’t find factory farming very funny. I’m odd like that…

  28. Stormy
    February 11, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Cards: Are you a localvore?

  29. Roger
    December 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Rick, Pierce and Jon, I remembered this story from last winter so i thought i would post again. It is now December 9th and I just picked up a copy of the Tennessean and saw that The Time Jumpers have raised their ticket prices again. Before Vince started being a “part-timer” it was $5 to get in, then when he started showing up it was up to $7, once he officially joined it went to $10… then this summer $15…now it is $20. Same show, no better/worse because of Vince but now twice the price and you have to get there 2 hours before the show starts to get a seat. There were 50 people in line at 7:00 when we went a few weeks ago. I used to take every visitor I had from out of town to the station inn on monday nights to see these wonderful players but with everything else to do in this town it is hard to justify 2.5 hours of waiting on cheap chairs with no desirable food to purchase and if they are going to ask these prices they need to sell advance tickets. I am happy for them that they are so successful, but I don’t think I was that far off the mark on my first post last February. And then when we went and paid $15 in October Vince was not there, they said he had a “real” show to do but that was not posted outside or even mentioned until the band took the stage. All good things must end and Mondays at the Station Inn are just not the same as they used to be.

  30. Jon
    December 9, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    If people have to get there two hours early to have a chance at getting in, they need to raise the ticket price another $10 or so.

  31. BAMBI
    December 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Cardsgal i’ll back you up on ZBB comments being neither correct nor clever, but it’s not very clever of you to refer to people as “trashy hillbillies” on a country blog. That is, if you want anyone to think you have a valid point.

    Looks like the Zac Brown Band was trying to jump the Blake Shelton bandwagon. Blake was an ass when he responded to PETA tweets, but he was a funny ass. It fits with his kiss my country ass persona. ZBB, not so much.

  32. Roger
    December 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Jon, I’m sure that is coming.

  33. Jon
    December 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Roger, it’s hard for me to get indignant at the idea of people paying a market rate to some of the best musicians in the world to hear them up close and personal for a few hours. Those guys and gals deserve every penny they can get.

  34. Roger
    December 9, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Absolutely Jon, Read back at what I originally posted, I want them to make as much as they can but when I saw the price jumped another $5 I remembered when this was on the 9513 in Feb. All I ever said was Vince joining the band was going to change the dynamic/fanbase of what goes on down there and he did…good for them that can fill the place at $20 a head, but for those of us that supported them for the first 5 years when no one else was going down there Vince’s playing/singing does not improve it in the least, except for price.

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