Rascal Flatts Joins Big Machine; Russell Crowe Cast as Country Singer; Canadian Country Awards

Brody Vercher | July 30th, 2010

  1. Jim Malec
    July 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

    That Chris Shiflett song is just thin, if you ask me. No matter what genre you put it in.

  2. Stormy
    July 30, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Okay, about to out myself as a geek/groupie here, but Russell Crowe is actually not bad. When I am home and can access youtube and other such things I will post a couple links, but if you get a chance find a song called The Legend of Barry Cable.

  3. Drew
    July 30, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    From that CCMA tidbit, Gord Bamford’s nominations are well deserved. His most recent album wasn’t his best, but go through his catalog and I’m sure most of you will find some keepers… glad to see him getting nominated instead of some of the other Canadian performers who are nowhere near as good or as country (Corb Lund not withstanding, he’s the man haha)

  4. Jon
    July 30, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Be sure not to confuse Chris Shiflett with Kris Shiflett.

  5. Michelle
    July 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Oh, don’t worry, we won’t. I wasn’t expecting much from Foo Fighters frontman. I was bored stiff after the first minute and had to stop listening. Never did like Foo Fighters.

  6. Sam Sattler
    July 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    …and the Flat Rascals scam continues.

  7. AtlantaFan
    July 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Love the Lady A “Hazing”. Great spoof.

  8. Rick
    July 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Did what remained of the Lyric Street / Disney label family really just let Rascal Flatts leave? That’s one cash cow that’s moved to greener pastures…

    So the Thursday Night bluegrass dealies at the Ryman are over? GOOD! Now they can get back to the Classic Country Thursday Night Opry Shows for a few months, the best Opry broadcasts each week (followed by the Tuesday Night Opry’s). If WSM would have broadcast the bluegrass concerts I wouldn’t have minded so much, but they didn’t.

    Kristy Lee Cook still has a “music life” in Nashville? That’s news to me!

    Just think, if Gord Bamford moved to Texas and hooked up with a certain Americana band it could be named “Gord Bamford & The Gourds”! Or maybe not…

    OPRY Alert! Tonight’s show will includw Daryle Singletary, John Cowan (the king of “noodlegrass”), Restless Heart, and The Issacs. Good variety but not worth staying home for.
    Link: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  9. Stormy
    July 30, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Okay, was not able to find Barry Cable but here is Things Have Got To Change:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a2Jr6yIpaM

    I was able to find my favorite The Ordinary Fear of God song I Miss My Mind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFhjuEgDiic

    Yes, I do have cds by both of Russell Crowe’s bands. Still better than RF, right?

  10. stewman
    July 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Not that it matters too much, but Chris Shiflett is far from being the Foo Fighters “frontman”. That is Dave Grohl.

  11. Michelle
    July 30, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I thought maybe Dave had left the band. Dave Grohl is who I can’t stand. I don’t care if he WAS the drummer for Nirvana, still don’t like him.

  12. WAYNOE
    July 30, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Somehow Flatts being with the same label as Swift is fitting. Same style and you don’t want to know what I call it.

  13. Rick
    August 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Blair Garner’s gone rogue! (lol) Check out this recent post from AllAboutCountry that makes it sound like Blair Garner made a risky, bold move on his syndicated “After Midnight” radio show! Blair actually had the nerve to play a song by an indie artist of all things! YIKES! (lol) Here’s the article:

    “Blair Garner Breaks His After MidNite Rules and
    Introduces Listeners To An Unsigned Artist’s First Song!”

    Blair Garner says that on Tuesday (7/27), he “broke all the rules and debuted a song by an unsigned artist.” The song was “In The Mean Time” by Sarah Marince.

    The impact was immediate. That spin on After MidNite blasted the song to #40 on the Mediabase Real Time Chart. This coming Tuesday (8/3)Blair will interview her on his show and get her reaction to what has happened in just a short week.

    The song was written by ace songwriters Gary Burr and Caroline Cutbirth (of Stealing Angels) and produced by Victoria Shaw. (Gosh, that’s just sooo radical and unique by today’s Nashville standards!)

    Blair tells us, “When I met Sarah, I knew this amazingly talented woman had a voice and a message that needed to be heard. Because I believe in the power of music AND the power of radio, I wanted to bring these forces together to do something quite remarkable.”

    If you want to see why Blair is so smitten with this gal, just click on the lick below which is a promo website for the song. To call Sarah a “looker” is a bit of an understatement!

    Link: http://www.brickhousedirect.com/artists/sarahmarince/ecards/2010_InTheMeanTime/index.html

  14. I Am Very Cute
    August 2, 2010 at 10:28 am

    with exceptions of trisha yearwood and jack ingram, the rest of scott and hios big machine can now create a new sub-genre of country known as the big machine sound…

  15. Noeller
    August 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

    As for CCMA stuff, it’s really good to see Gordy finally getting some recognition. The new album, “Day Job”, isn’t really as good as the last one “Honky Tonks and Heartaches” but it’s not bad, either. He’s one of the true “road dogs” in CanCoun, and is fully deserving of all the accolades. Good to see Corby get a few nods as well, as Canadian Country Music Week is being held in his current hometown of Edmonton, so hopefully he’ll have strong support at the show. Should also be a big year for Johnny Reid, Doc Walker, and Dean Brody. Couple of big surprises are zero nominations for Deric Ruttan and “new” group Jo Hikk — two of the most successful acts of the last year. Oh, and no women up for the CCMA Fans Choice Artist of the Year speaks VOLUMES about the dearth of females in Can Coun right now.

  16. uklawgirl
    August 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Russell Crowe has written some great music. I second Legend of Barry Cable. I also love What’s Her Name. They also put on a really great show. I’ll be thrilled to see meld his musical and cinematic prowess on the big screen.

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