Tim McGraw May Or May Not Be Seriously Considering 2010 Gubernatorial Run

Brody Vercher | December 11th, 2008

  1. Rick
    December 11, 2008 at 11:51 am

    It looks like Kristy Lee Cook’s 15 Minutes of Shame have expired…(lol) It used to be that major Nashville labels gave new artists 2 radio singles to prove their marketability, but it looks like that may be down to one these days.

    As for artists who don’t speak like they sing and write, I’d have to say Kim Richey! Kim speaks like an Ohioan blue collar factory worker (less the swearing), which isn’t surprising considering her background.

    “My Kind Of Country” sounds like a good blog concept. I enjoy reading the scathing reviews of pop-rock country schlock Top 40 singles and mainstream album releases here at The 9513, but I don’t listen to nor buy most of that stuff.

    Off Topic: here’s a new release announcement from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop that all of us fans of quality vintage country music might find interesting:

    “As we approach the holidays, it’s gettin’ chilly here in Nashville. It’s time to crank up the heater & turn up the music. And, the music that we’ve been playing non-stop here at ERNEST TUBB RECORD SHOPS is the new “DIM LIGHTS, THICK SMOKE AND HILLBILLY MUSIC 1945-1950″ series from Bear Family. Each of the 6 CDs, one for each year, contain 27 (or, in some cases, 28) of the greatest Country recordings of all time. It’s pretty rare that we recommend various artist CDs but these collections are so brilliantly compiled that they’re perfect for just about any Country music fan. Whether you’re a beginner just sorting out your Lefty’s from your Webb’s or you’re a hardcore collector looking for artists who had a hit or two but have been passed over for CD reissue until now, these CDs will fill the bill. Each disc includes a 72 page booklet full of info & photos. They’re $26.98 each. Check our web site or give us a call for the details.”

  2. Shanna
    December 11, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Shania Twain always suprises me when she speaks, that’s the only one that I can think of at the moment.

  3. Sam G.
    December 11, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Reason #1 why Tim McGraw is qualified to run for governor: He’s rich enough already that he wouldn’t need to sell a senate seat to take care of his family.

  4. Stormy
    December 11, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    South Austin Jugg Band is also calling it quits.

  5. J.R. Journey
    December 11, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Ha! That’s true, Sam G. Who knew Illinois politics were so corrupt … :)

    Is the Billboard list a sales-ranked list? Sorry for my stupidity … just wondering. If so, it’s great to see Reba and George Strait still in there.

    And thanks for the shout-out to the blog, guys! The9513 is essential reading for me, so just being a link on your page is an honor in itself …

  6. Rainbow
    December 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    What J.R said. We are really honored to be mentioned here on the9513. Thank you so much guys!

  7. Marc
    December 11, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t think Alison Krauss could sound LESS midwestern. I think it’s funny how all places with their own weird accent (New England, NY/NJ (ugh), the South all throw “midwestern” out for a voice they don’t think fits with theirs.

    Having lived in the midwest, northwest and now the south… she sounds pretty “Southern” to me.

  8. Brody Vercher
    December 11, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    @Rick – The Bear Family website notes that the set was put together by Colin Escott, and it sounds super interesting, but I can’t help but think that at 27 bucks a pop most fans aren’t going to be rushing out to purchase the whole series. If I hadn’t already sent my Christmas list out I would have added a coupe of discs to it.

    @Sam G. – Zing!

    @JR Journey – The index doesn’t mention anything about sales, but I don’t see how it could be based on anything else since some of the albums weren’t even released in 2008.

    No problem on the shout out and I’m sure there will be more in the future.

  9. Rick
    December 11, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Stormy, I went to a concert mid-October that featured The Belleville Outfit and the South Austin Jug Band but didn’t hang around for the Jug Band’s set as I was felling really tired. I guess I blew that one……

  10. Chris D.
    December 11, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Ditto what Jr and Rainbow said. xD

    It was only a matter of time until Kristy got the boot, she was bad…

  11. Doran
    December 11, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Lots of people knew that Illinois had a corrupt political scene…once Blag-o-vachiaich or whatever goes to jail, 4 of the past 8 Illinois govs will have done jail time.

  12. Gerald
    December 12, 2008 at 6:54 am

    LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN for top country album……
    TAYLOR SWIFT for second, FEARLESS for 13th
    CARNIVAL RIDE for third top country album, SOME HEARTS for 19th

    Good god Some Hearts charted on year end for the third year….

    On Billboard 200 —
    TAYLOR SWIFT on 5th, CARNIVAL RIDE on 9th. CR was on 9th too last year.

    Neither Taylor Swift nor Carrie Underwood is on top singles xD


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