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Paisley Presidential Play

Posted on 29 September 2009 by Bill West

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Miranda’s Revolution Evolves

Posted on 28 September 2009 by Bill West



Miranda Lambert on the 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour

Miranda Lambert on the 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour

Country spitfire and covergirl Miranda Lambert will please a bunch of RanFans this week.  A RanFan is the name of her fan club members and they are going to be fired up over the release of the spunky blones latest CD “Revolution.”

The CD is bound to build Lambert’s fanbase.  There’s something for all of them.  The gun lovers, the romantics, and the singer songwriter fans.

In fact, Lambert wrote or co-wrote 4 of the 15 tracks on the project.  Impressive, and kind of surprising seeing that she hasn’t really been widely known as a songwriter.

Revolution was Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke and has a roots but comfortable feel with some spiffy transitions between a few tracks.

A few notable tunes: “Time To Get a Gun” will surely be a wild singalong live…. and “Love Song”  is a surprisingly traditional tune ( a collaboration with not-so traditional Lady Atebellum members Charles Kellyand Dave Haywood).  But the romantics in the audience will prefer the softness of “Makin Plans.”

Lambert Enjoying The Spotlight

Lambert Enjoying The Spotlight

Lambert covers a lot of grund and rarely missed except on “Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go” that tries to rock in a country sort of way but ends up just being noise.

Lambert’s radio singles have mostly struggled in the past ( Revolution’s “Dead Flowers” is better as an album track) but she may have finally gotten over the hill.  If you’ve been a RanFan from the start (Nashville Star and “Me and Charlie” in October of ’04) you’ll love “Revolution.”  If you just discovering the pisot from Lindale, Tx after “GunPowder and Lead”  you’ll probably become a fan.

Grade:B+

Dowload:  “LoveSong” or the single “White Liar”

Delete:  “Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go”.

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Taylor Backstage at View

Posted on 18 September 2009 by Bill West

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Skinner Is The Winner

Posted on 18 September 2009 by Bill West

Kentucky chicken catcher Kevin Skinner can quit his day job. He walked away with $1 million and a headlining Las Vegas show as the winner of NBC’s summer reality show America’s Got Talent Wednesday (9/16). Skinner premiered on the show with his rendition of Garth Brooks “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” but clinched the championship this week with a weaker “Don’t Want To Miss a Thing.”

With some training and a bit of Autotune in the studio Skinner could havea big radio hit if he gets something traditional to radio now.

Workedfor Buddy Jewel.

Kevin Skinner

Kevin Skinner

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Chesney Puts Touring on Hold for 2010

Posted on 15 September 2009 by Bill West



Kenny Sits Out 2010

Kenny Sits Out 2010

For some of us it will simply mean we’ll missout on that onenight of summer that Kenny Chesney made an annual party… for others it is a business, paycheck, or opportunity,  that will be put on hold. 

Kenny Chesney tells the new issue of  Entertainment Weekly that he’ll be sitting out 2010 as far as a major tour goes.   In the exclusive interview (suspiciously coinciding with a  Saturday defeat of his beloved Tennessee Vols?) he say’s he not quitting totally.   He’ll still be making records and perhaps doing one-off shows but the full throttle exhausting touring is done until he can recharge.

Kenny will spend the time trying to “be a good friend” and reconnecting with friends and family.   Although this is a change of pace for Kenny this is also a huge change for his band and the many folks that have been on the touring payroll over the last nine years.

Read the details in the latest Entertainment and make plans to see Buffet instead next year.

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Taylor Wins at VMA and Kanye Plays the Fool

Posted on 13 September 2009 by Bill West


Kanye West bullies Teen Superstar Swift

Kanye West bullies Teen Superstar Swift

Taylor Swift won Female Video of the Year at the MTV VMA’s and check out how Kanye West’s inflated ego makes him the most idiotic man in music.

Check out the video of her acceptance speech cut short by West.  West is no stanger to inappropriate outbursts on live tv.   Could this be his last invitation?

Later singer Pink gave West an earfull in the audience  before he made

his getaway.          CSO is hoping he getsa taste of his own medicing on tv tonight as Kanye is scheduled to perform on the debut of the Jay Leno Show.

 

 

 

How does this guy get away with this?

Then she followed up the slam with a killer performance and Beyonce let her haver her say.

West had an apology posted HERE but at last check it as removed. 

Swift will have a home in Country long after pop turns its back on her.

Kanye is a bully!

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Kellie Pickler: Didn’t I Video

Posted on 13 September 2009 by Bill West

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2009 CMA Nominees

Posted on 09 September 2009 by editor

logo_2_106621JPGCMA Award nominations were announced this morning by Darius Rucker and LeeAnn Womack on Good Morning America.  See who wins on November 11th 8pm on ABC. 

 Rucker surprises with at least two nominations and Taylor Swift could with the BIGGIE.

2009 CMA Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban

New Artist
Randy Houser
Jamey Johnson
Jake Owen
Darius Rucker
Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” Brooks & Dunn ft. Reba McEntire
“Down The Road” Kenny Chesney (with Mac McAnally)
“Everything But Quits” Lee Ann Womack (duet with George Strait)
“I Told You So” Carrie Underwood ft. Randy Travis
“Old Enough” The Raconteurs ft. Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe

Vocal Group
Eagles
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Sugarland

Single of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
“Chicken Fried”
Zac Brown Band
Producer: Keith Stegall
Atlantic Records

“I Run to You”
Lady Antebellum
Producers: Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley
Capitol Records Nashville

“In Color”
Jamey Johnson
Producers: The Kent Hardly Playboys
Mercury Nashville

“People Are Crazy”
Billy Currington
Producers: Carson Chamberlain and Billy Currington
Mercury Nashville

“Then”
Brad Paisley
Producers: Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville

 

Album of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley
Producers: Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville

Defying Gravity
Keith Urban
Producers: Dann Huff and Keith Urban
Capitol Records Nashville

Fearless
Taylor Swift
Producers: Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records

Love on the Inside
Sugarland
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles
Mercury Nashville

That Lonesome Song
Jamey Johnson
Producers: The Kent Hardly Playboys
Mercury Nashville

 

Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriters.)

“Chicken Fried”
Songwriters: Zac Brown and Wyatt Durette

“I Told You So”
Songwriter: Randy Travis

“In Color”
Songwriters: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto

“People Are Crazy”
Songwriters: Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones

“Then”
Songwriters: Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley

 

Musical Event
(Award goes to each artist.)

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
Brooks & Dunn featuring Reba McEntire
Arista Nashville

“Down the Road”
Kenny Chesney (with Mac McAnally)
Blue Chair Records, BNA Records

“Everything But Quits”
Lee Ann Womack (duet with George Strait)
MCA Records

“I Told You So”
Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis
19 Recordings/Arista

“Old Enough”
The Raconteurs featuring Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe
Third Man Records, Warner Bros. Records

 

Music Video
(Award goes to artist and director.)
“Boots On”
Randy Houser
Director: Eric Welch

“Love Story”
Taylor Swift
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“People Are Crazy”
Billy Currington
Directors: The Brads

“Start a Band”
Brad Paisley (duet with Keith Urban)
Directors: Jim Shea

“Troubadour”
George Strait
Director: Trey Fanjoy

 

Musician of the Year
Eddie Bayers — drums
Paul Franklin — steel guitar
Dann Huff — guitar
Brent Mason — guitar
Mac McAnally — guitar

 

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Zac Brown Gets Sauced

Posted on 05 September 2009 by Bill West


Zac Brown

Zac Brown

Atlantic Record’s Zac Brown Band and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store have partnered to release an exclusive version of their album The Foundation, a cookbook of Brown’s recipes, and a cleverly titled  “Southern Ground Grub” rub Southern Gound is the name of his music group)  and sauce. 

  We’ve heard Zac is quite the cook (owning his own “Zac’s Place” restaurant in the past) Out Monday at all locations, the CD will feature three unreleased tracks including live versions of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Martin” and “I Shall Be Released.” The cookbook, rub and sauce will be available this fall.  

 

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Cassanova Cowboy: Carrie’s New Song

Posted on 03 September 2009 by Bill West

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