Lost Highway Debut Announced for Robert Earl Keen; Rounder Celebrates 40; Kenny Snatches Camera

Brody Vercher | August 20th, 2009

  1. Kelly
    August 20, 2009 at 11:25 am

    As excited as I am for Keen’s new disc, I am even more “un”excited about Jewell’s…which minority group will he find to badger this time?

  2. Rick
    August 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Gosh Kelly “This Ain’t Mexico” is my favorite Buddy Jewell song. Unfortunately if he sings it here in California the song is incorrect as the previous “Golden State” has already morphed completely into Mexifornia.

    As for Exebelle and company, I don’t care for lo-fi production under any circumstances. Far too many low budget indie efforts suffer from crappy production (as could be expected). If the artists can make it to Nashville, doesn’t Mark Oliverius offer quality recording and production for reasonable costs? Hmmm…

    I really enjoyed Trailer’s Aussie album cover spoofs. I think the Sunny Cowgirls would actually like the “Dixie Sheilas” name. And Keith Urban didn’t earn enough back home in Australia to afford cocaine, which is likely why he headed to the US! I guess Jedd Hughes initial hype as “The Next Keith Urban” didn’t quite pan out…

  3. Chris N.
    August 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Get ready for “This Ain’t Canada.”

  4. stormy
    August 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Or if he really wants to get offensive “This Ain’t Kenya.”

  5. Truersound
    August 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Virginias best kept secret is Wrinkle Neck Mules and good BBQ. But I am curious to hear these others

  6. Nicolas
    August 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Way to be a d***, Kenny Chesney

  7. Sam G.
    August 20, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Robert Earl’s albums have been a release-day purchase for me ever since I discovered him. Can’t wait to hear this one as well.

    A YouTube search for “Kenny Chesney Concert” yielded 10,200 results. If he wants to keep from getting recorded in concert, he’s going to have to do better than getting rid of one memory card at a time.

  8. Brady Vercher
    August 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    What’s up with the language lately? Let’s try to keep it a little cleaner around here.

  9. Kelly
    August 20, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Kenny hates the camera-toting fan and Sugarland hates the indie record store…wow, way to stay country guys :-P

  10. Leeann Ward
    August 20, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Naw…I’d say that it’s more accurate that Allison Bonaguro hates the indy store. At least Kristian stopped in as a token instead of getting catty.

  11. TenPoundHammer
    August 20, 2009 at 4:37 pm
  12. Drew
    August 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Stay classy, Kenny.

  13. Rick
    August 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Brady said: “What’s up with the language lately? Let’s try to keep it a little cleaner around here.”

    And what’s worse Nicholas isn’t even old enough to be using those kinds of words! (lol)

    Speaking of foul language, here’s my favorite segment from the CMT blog about a recent Kellie Pickler performance regarding Kellie’s admiration of Loretta Lynn:
    “She raved about meeting Loretta Lynn at a fair in Canada, and told us Lynn wants to write songs with her. Pickler summed up the story (which she rarely does) by saying that if she’s in the business long enough, she hopes that people will consider her as genuine in person as they do when she’s onstage, just like Loretta Lynn.

    However, I don’t think Loretta would drop F-bombs in front of Opry management, or refer to her latest single as “Didn’t Yo’ Ass Know?!” And that’s what happened at the showcase.”

    F-Bombs! Who does Kellie think she is, the Richard Cheese of female country singers! Yikes! (lol)

  14. Nicolas
    August 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    ^ Oh please I’m plenty old enough to use “foul language”

    You’d think it wouldn’t be such a big deal on a country music blog =)

  15. Stormy
    August 20, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Pickler summed up the story (which she rarely does) by saying that if she’s in the business long enough, she hopes that people will consider her as genuine in person as they do when she’s onstage, just like Loretta Lynn.

    I don’t think she is going to live 647 years.

  16. Razor X
    August 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I’m actually surprised to learn that Pickler knows who Loretta Lynn is.

  17. idlewildsouth
    August 20, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    And honestly, I wouldn’t really be surprised by anything Loretta Lynn says.

  18. Rick
    August 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Rick’s Random Tidbits: Ashley Monroe performed publicly in LA for the first time last night and I was completely unaware of it! Michelle Branch was performing at “The Grove” and asked Ashley to join her for “Leave The Pieces”. This makes Ashley an honorary “Wrecker” for one night! Fortunatley someone with a camcorder recorded it and posted the video on YouTube. First it was Jewel and now Michele Branch is on board the Ashley train. Go Ashley!

    YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYoazhSUdEs

  19. Leeann Ward
    August 20, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    That was quite a treat, Rick. Thanks for posting it.

    Nothing against Michelle, but Ashly’s voice really shone there.

  20. idlewildsouth
    August 20, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Yea…I watched the video earlier, and realized that having her sing with her was a poor decision on Michelle Branchs part.

  21. lioness
    August 21, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Rick…what has Keith Urban ever done to you? Look where he is today and where you are….sitting here on a message board criticizing someone for their mistakes! Guess you’ve never made any..huh!

  22. Kelly
    August 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

    “Rick…what has Keith Urban ever done to you?”

    I don’t know what Urban has done to Rick, but he has annoyed the heck out of me for years with his glossy, vapid, non-country brand of country.

  23. Chris N.
    August 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I hate to destroy anyone’s dreams, but in real life country stars curse just like everyone else. And “Opry management” can probably cope with it without fainting.


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