Wear Black For Johnny Cash; Fan Voting Open For ACM Awards; Kristofferson Demos Scheduled For May

Brody Vercher | February 26th, 2010

  1. Brody Vercher
    February 26, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I just got this in my inbox:

  2. TexasVet
    February 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Per a Brad Paisley tweet Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood did a duet last night on the annual Sony/Nashville Dinner Cruise.:

    http://twitpic.com/15d7b4

  3. Stormy
    February 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    That reminds me: NPR’s Fresh Air will be playing a collection of interviews with Johnny Cash and Rick Ruben today.

  4. Razor X
    February 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Speaking of Johnny Cash, I heard on the news this morning that “Guess Things Happen That Way” has just been named the 10 billionth download from iTunes.

  5. Razor X
    February 26, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    OK, scratch the above comment. I should have read the News Roundup all the way through before commenting.

  6. Jon
    February 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Speaking of Johnny Cash, I heard on the news this morning that “Guess Things Happen That Way” has just been named the 10 billionth download from iTunes.

    Me, I read it in the 3rd paragraph above.

    Saw Denise at Fido yesterday and waved. I didn’t have the time nor the inclination to ask what the deal was, but that is far and away the biggest item in this roundup.

  7. Razor X
    February 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Me, I read it in the 3rd paragraph above.

    Did you really?? Apparently you missed my follow-up comment that appears just above yours.

  8. Jon
    February 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    It wasn’t there when I went to write my post, dude. Chillax!

  9. Casey
    February 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Wow, I’m not up to speed on Ashley Monroe I guess, but she wrote Hank’s Cadillac when she was 17?? Take that Taylor Swift!

  10. Thomas
    February 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    …probably one of the funniest song title’s in the drinking-songs department of country music. sweet pick.

  11. Vicki
    February 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    LOL Absolutely love Joey and Rory! They are so real and down to earth. I’m voting them for sure!

  12. Rick
    February 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I’m wearing black today because Chairman Odumbo and his obedient Demoncraps in Congress plan to start jamming Obamacare down the throats of the American public starting next Monday. The “Reconciliation Process” can only legally be applied to pure budget related bills, but legality and propriety means nothing to a marxist Chicago thug idiot like Odumbo. When Bush threatened to get the Republicans to do a similar move the Demoncraps labelled it “the nuclear option” but now that Odumbo is trying this stunt its become a “parliamentary procedure”! That’s just freakin’ awesome…

    I wonder how much of the decline in country music related spending is due purely to the major economic downturn that hit in the fall of 2008 and hasn’t really let up yet? Maybe Odumbo can cook up a “Country Music Industry Stimulus Bill” to get the industry back on track! I think its a combination of the economy and progressively crappier music pouring out of Nashville. Crikey.

    If Denise Stiff had a son named Richard, would his nickname be….oh, never mind. (lol)

  13. Trailer
    February 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the Happy Birthday!

  14. Sam G.
    February 26, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I just love the fact that the 10 billionth downloader was a 71-year-old retiree, going completely against the typical demographic you’d expect from a music downloader. And he picked a killer song, too.

  15. stormy
    February 26, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Rick: Considering that the decline in country music spending start nigh on a decade ago, probably not a lot.

  16. Nicolas
    February 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    @Sam G: “I just love the fact that the 10 billionth downloader was a 71-year-old retiree, going completely against the typical demographic you’d expect from a music downloader. And he picked a killer song, too.”

    It would’ve been funnier if his download was Rascal Flatts or Taylor Swift though xD

  17. Chris N.
    February 26, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    What the Republicans called “the nuclear option” in 2005 was abolishing the filibuster altogether; what they’re calling “the nuclear option” now is reconciliation, a perfectly ordinary parliamentary procedure used often over the last three decades to pass things like Bush’s enormous tax cuts for the wealthy.

    Why do I argue with Rick? It’s like arguing with a 5-year-old, except the 5-year-old does less name-calling.

  18. Jon
    February 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Chris N. is exactly right on “the nuclear option.” Rick probably thinks the filibuster is written into the Constitution somewhere.

  19. stormy
    February 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Nicolas: Would have been funniest if his download had been Winning the War on Drugs or Fire Water Burn or something.

  20. Troy
    February 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Everyone loves a good Filibuster

  21. stormy
    February 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Or, you know, a good nuclear option……

  22. Josh
    February 28, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for the Ashley Monroe link…ever since i’ve heard of her, I was smitten and amazed that she’s not up there. Such shame for such a talent. Keep giving us the good stuff and filter all the other sub-pars.

  23. agent713
    March 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    $10,000 iTunes gift card?!?!? Wow!

  24. Vicki
    March 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Yanno I know nobody cares about voting but I do. I knew who to vote for individual and duo but the group…well, who would you chose between Eli Young and Lost Trailers? I WILL NOT vote for Gloriana.

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