October Mailbag: What Did Beyonce Think After Kenya Interrupted The Awards?

Staff | October 29th, 2009

What did Beyonce think after Kenya interrupted the awards?
She figured the country’s government must still be bitter that Taylor Swift is only bringing her tour to the West coast of Africa. — Karlie

What subgenre is Taylor Swift?
Moody electropunk jazzbilly thrash metal with operatic overtones. Or just pop-country. — CMW

When will I be loved by John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen?
Honey, pick one or the other. Let’s not get greedy. — Sam

That is one rootsy rock legend sandwich that I do not want to be a part of. — Pierce

How do you make your face look like a hobo?
Apply Jamey Johnson’s Beardification Serum (also used by Joaquin Phoenix) — Juli

Better not let Jamey Johnson’s beard hear you making fun of it, Juli. — Jim

What happened to Angela Hacker?
Not enough self-proclaimed Hacker-Backers lived up to their names. — Pierce

Like the other winners before her, she has entered the Nashville Star Witness Protection Program. — Ken

How old is Tyler Dean?
He wrote a song about Taylor Swift. The answer? Not very. — Pierce

Who did Kenny Chesney write “Better As a Memory” for?
His career. — Karlie

His hairline. — Sam

Disillusioned wives of pirates. — CMW

I think the correct term would be “disillusioned pirate wenches.” — Jim

Why is Johnny Cash important to our history?
So Jason Aldean could sing a song with his name in the title. Thank you for your service, Johnny. — Karlie

Because you can’t understand the subtle nuances of Jason Aldean’s song, “Johnny Cash,” without knowing the man. — Sam

He single-handedly killed the Reno tourism business by exposing the gritty undercurrent of thrill killing. — Ken

What kind of jeans does Luke Bryan wear?
All his friends say he likes Levi’s. — Karlie

I heard a Tim McGraw song that sounded like rock. What is the name of it?
This will be hard to narrow down. An easier question may be, “I heard a Tim McGraw song that sounded like country. What is the name of it?” — Karlie

What makes a great duet?
When one of the participants is Dolly Parton and the other isn’t Jimmy Wayne. — CMW

When two people who have a deep, undying affection for each other–think Tammy Wynette and George Jones, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner and Sammy Kershaw/Lorrie Morgan. — Ken

Why did they change the words on Jake Owens’ new song?
Wait, someone was paying attention to the words of “Eight Second Ride?” — Jim

Where was Keith Anderson on October 24?
Watching a Cowboys game, then performing with Tim Nichols and Jason Sellers at a charity event in Nashville. Dang, Carrie Underwood is right about Twitter being stalkerish. — CMW

Her black dress hit the floor?
I guess it must have, but my eyes never made it that far down. — Ken

How much does it cost to book Chris Young to sing?
One black dress. — Ken

Who are the people that sing “Amazing Grace” in the song “Where I’m From?”
One-dimensional figments of Jason Michael Carroll’s imagination. – CMW

How much did Lee Brice sell “More Than a Memory” for?
Garth Brooks has so much money that when he first heard the demo of “More Than a Memory,” he instructed Brice go inside his personal vault and leave with as much cash as could be stuffed into seven large canvas bags. — Jim

Why do you think Jimmie Rodgers is a country artist?
Who’s Jimmie Rodgers? — Justin Moore

Everyone knows that Jimmie Rodgers isn’t a country artist. Hell, he doesn’t even have an electric guitar in most of his songs! — Jim

What does it mean to dream of a headless man dressed in white?
You were probably viewing the macabre director’s cut of the “Waiting on a Woman” video before bed. — CMW

That’s what country folks do.
What is, “go tubing with preachers’ hot daughters,” Alex? — Juli

What is the meaning of “I’m Alive” by Kenny Chesney?
First off, the umbrella is obviously a metaphor for a smile. — CMW

Who wrote “Merry Christmas from the Family” by Robert Earl Keen?
Robert Earl Keen and his co-writer, 24 glasses of eggnog. — Sam

Is Kenny Chesney a nice guy?
Did Hazel Smith mention that she got a letter from him yesterday? — CMW

Didn’t Kenny already address the whole “nice guy” issue in his Playboy interview last year? — Jim

How much are old albums of Jeannie C. Riley worth?
About 8 bucks. But I hear they’re worth way more in Harper Valley. — Ken

When did Garth Brooks make more than a memory?
This month–Mr. Wynn’s gagillion dollars are worth way more than a memory. — Ken

Who are the two blonde country girl singers that harmonize?
The Coppolas, or BOMSHEL, or the tattered remnants of Cowboy Crush, or… — CMW

Achy Breaky Heart, original Mexican folk song?
Probably not. — CMW

How long did it take to go across the country in a stagecoach?
Ralph Stanley booked shows in New York and California two days apart earlier this month. — CMW

Was Taylor Swift on Canadian Idol?
Then-sixteen year old Taylor Swift first won over fans on the hugely popular television show Canadian Idol, when she wowed her peers and the judges alike with a deft pop-country take on “Too Bad” by the obscure Vancouver alternative pop band Doug and the Slugs. — Jim

  1. Peter
    October 29, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    whoo Doug & The Slugs!

  2. Noeller
    October 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Yeah, I popped pretty good for Doug and the Slugs, too – awesome!! Love “Day By Day” !!! :D

  3. PaulaW
    October 29, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    What kind of jeans does Luke Bryan wear?
    All his friends say he likes Levi’s. — Karlie

    Good one Karlie!

  4. Rick
    October 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    The best of the lot:

    “Why do you think Jimmie Rodgers is a country artist?

    Who’s Jimmie Rodgers? — Justin Moore” (lol)

  5. Michael
    October 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Hah! Loved the responses for “Better as a Memory”, Johnny Cash, a great country duet, Jason Michael Carroll, the headless man dressed in white and Kenny “Nice Guy” Chesney. Great batch this month guys!

  6. Justin Moore
    October 29, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I take issue with me supposably not knowing who Jimmie Rodgers is. Keep my name off you’re website if you don’t get your facts strait. I watched PBS as a kid and Mr. Rodgers came on right before Sesamy Street.

  7. Lucas
    October 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Oh, how I miss Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street.

    I’d like to see more new country stars on Scooby Doo. What’s the point of getting a record deal if you can’t be a guest star on Scooby Doo?

  8. Rick
    October 29, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I hate to say it but I think the above post from “Justin Moore” may just be the funniest thing on this page! From “supposably”, to “you’re website”, to “facts strait” to “Sesamy Street” I’d guess C.M. or Trailer are behind this post…

  9. Sam G.
    October 29, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Don’t get Justin Moore mad, you guys. He could kick your ass. Of course, he’d need to find a stepladder first, but still…

  10. Mayor Jobob
    October 30, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Is that seriously Justin Moore up there or am I just naive?

  11. Larry
    October 30, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Mayor JoBob

    Seriously?

  12. Chris N.
    October 30, 2009 at 9:37 am

    You’re just naive.

  13. J.R. Journey
    October 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Great edition – comments were as fun to read as the post this time. This is always my favorite feature … look forward to it every month.

  14. Mayor Jobob
    October 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Great!

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