Johnny Gimble Remebers “Orange Blossom Special;” New Releases; Trace Adkins’ Bus Involved in Fatal Accident

Brody Vercher | February 16th, 2010

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  1. Kelly
    February 16, 2010 at 11:04 am

    If her work with The Little Willies is any indication, I would think a Norah Jones country album would be quite good. I really dug the versions of “Roly Poly” and “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” that were on that album.

  2. Leeann Ward
    February 16, 2010 at 11:20 am

    We agree again, Kelly. Norah has included a fair amount of country flavored songs on her albums anyway. So, it’s not a stretch to hope that she’d make a very good country album someday.

  3. Thomas
    February 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

    …corbin’s song is quite likely gonna end up as one of the best country songs of the year.

  4. Leeann Ward
    February 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    The Gimble Amazon link goes to the Josh Abbott album.

  5. Brady Vercher
    February 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out Leeann. It doesn’t look like it’s available on Amazon MP3, so I linked it to the CD instead.

  6. Stormy
    February 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    If Norah hopes to make a true country album why doesn’t she do so already and quit fooling around with this produced-by-Fraz-Ferdinand’s-producer-mess?

  7. Vicki
    February 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Great review of Miranda!

    The New York Times’s Jon expresses exactly what I’ve thought of Eric Church.

    California Country’s Youtube promotion: Kelley sounded great…the girl doing Temporary Home as good as Carrie? Nope..perhaps Swift.

    I like that song of Easton Corbin’s…kinda gets in your head.

  8. Nicolas
    February 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I really want to see Miranda Lambert in concert someday! =)

  9. Rick
    February 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I agree with Johnny Gimble about “Orange Blossom Special”. When presented in a direct, simple manner I still like the song but when the fiddler’s start tarting it up I head for the door. It’s probably the only song I’ve ever heard Elana James perform live where I was looking at my watch wondering how soon it would end. Like smelling salts, a little bit goes along way….

    Tom Russell’s description of Austin reminds me of how Tonio K described the Big Apple in his great song “American Love Affair”:
    “hey, hey and New York may be the new world,
    but she’s still a filthy concrete bitch without a soul”. I think when Tonio wrote that he knew New York City was full of future Obamavoters! (lol)

    Now that Norah Jones has had her recent musical decline and “Fall”, I think a country album would be a splendid way to redeem and recharge herself! Just think, if she had recorded her most recent album with Bill Bottrell out in California’s wine country north central coast, it may have sounded more like Kim Richey’s “Rise”! I guess we should all be thankful that Norah didn’t…..

    Eric Church really needs to add the word and concept of “humility” to all of his bluster and bravado. He’s no John Rich, but he comes too close for comfort. Both are truly legends in their own minds.

  10. Josh
    February 16, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    “Both are truly legends in their own mind”…awesome quote there Rick…I could probably spew out dozen more other hot shots who fit in that category as well.

  11. Colt
    February 17, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Not that I disagree with the general point of the Eric Church article, the pseudo intellectual snob that wrote it sure does need a noogie. Hard to read through the obnoxiously “rote” and “hew”ing “manna”. What does this guy want? If you don’t want to see the Nashville approved velvet painting caricature of 1987 Steve Earle, then don’t go. Humbug.


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