Monday, March 31, 2008

US Country - R.I.P.

Just a reminder that today is the last day for you to enjoy the 80's and 90's country music featured on U.S. Country. At midnight Eastern tonight, the channel goes to Strait Country for the next 2 months.

I will be back to give the channel a proper obituary later, but didn't want you to miss the chance to record some programming on your Inno, Helix, or MyFi should you need to.

The first song to ever play on U.S. Country was "American Honky Tonk Bar Association." The last song to play on U.S. Country will be "The Dance."

Bragging on my blog readers~!

I was alerted by our friend Carrie in the Jacksonville Convention & Visitors Bureau that I needed to check out the travel section of the Tennessean yesterday.

Indeed, her hard work paid off in the form of an above-the-fold, front-page-of-the-travel-section story on how to make a "Three Day Escape" to Jacksonville. Sounds good to me! The only thing that would have made this story better was some beach pictures, because I personally could spend 3 days laying on the sand listening to the ocean.

Roadtrip anyone?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tag -- I'm It!

Derek, has tagged me. (Nice to meet you!)

The rules are:
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago:
Directing 6 and 10 news at the NBC station in Nashville, trying to figure out how to get into country music programming, decorating our new house, and chasing after a toddler.

Five things on my To Do List today:
1. Write the Phil Stacey Driver's Ed
2. XM Programming Conference Call
3. Get evaluation for Root Canal
4. Edit George Strait RDRS
5. Make green beans for Room In The Inn

Snacks I enjoy:
Chocolate, topped with chocolate, and a side order of chocolate

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Buy a house on the beach
Fund some amazingly cool charity project in Delaynie's name
Take Delaynie to New Zealand
Buy a house on the beach in New Zealand
Set up a Mass Comm scholarship at my alma mater
Trust funds for the kids and grandkids

Three of my bad habits:
1. Hitting the snooze button several times a morning
2. Not washing my makeup off before I go to bed
3. Obsessively checking my email

Five places I have lived:
1. Farmington, IL
2. Normal, IL
3. Bloomington, IL
4. Morton, IL
5. Nashville, TN

Five jobs I’ve had:
1. Waitressing (You name it, I've served it)
2. Selling local tv commercials (hated it)
3. Directing local tv news
4. In house TV director for Nashville Predators
5. Radio producer

People I'm tagging:
I'm not sure I know 5 people that have blogs... so I may have to randomly search the net and find people. (Volunteers accepted!) Stay tuned.


Staring a list of notes to come back to....

The Driver's Ed from HELL. Some of you saw the blog entry I put up. Once I got that out of my system I felt better. So I took it down. LOL Worst. Press Kit. Ever. Seriously, I could write a book on what was wrong with the material I got from a record label for a Driver's Ed we recorded early this week. And the recording session didn't go much better. Not going to be a fun edit.

An hour and a half with Brooks & Dunn - There were restrictions on what tour dates we were allowed to talk about when, and I didn't take good notes on that, so we're just not going to talk about the tour, k? They're doing one. Go see it, it's going to be cool. They're going to do an acoustic thing on a 12 foot pod out in the middle of the audience and change up the set for that every night. That was inspired from their Australian trip. They have a book in progress... Ronnie was incredibly sunburned... and the next single is going to be "Put A Girl In It." They're performing with Keith Urban on the CMT Awards -- "Raise the Barn."

My favorite B&D moment though, might have been when Ronnie said he'd talked to Reba the day before, and she'd told him that the ACM Entertainer of the Year was going to be voted on by the fans. (That was news to him.) Ronnie said that would be really interesting to see how that would play out once they announced the 5 nominees.

ACM Nominees were announced 3 weeks ago. LOL

The best written bio of the week award goes to... former American Idol contestant Phil Stacey! And I told him so. He had a great bio. And he was a really good interview. We got his album hot off the press, the morning after it was mastered, under all sorts of restrictions, so I can't talk about it. He'll be on Driver's Ed the end of April when his self titled debut CD hits stores.

The Keith Anderson party I never got around to telling you about - has the album release date been published? Keith did an industry showcase at 3rd & Lindsley, which is where the photo I put up was taken. He pretty much did the same show we saw at CRS, without Foster & Lloyd, with one additional song. (I Need a Hug? Something about hugging. I got a couple of hugs that night, if that counts for anything.) It was a small crowd, maybe 100 people. Good food. David Lee Murphy and Craig Wiseman were there... some radio folks, some media folks, Keith's girlfriend and her mom. The album has been pushed back again from the last date I'd heard - it's now a late June release.

Josh Gracin on ShortCuts this weekend - listen for the Garth mentions! There were a couple of them, I can't remember exactly what now. Phil Stacey has a GREAT Garth story... be listening for that show so you can learn what Garth song caused him to join the Navy! That's the power of music.

Celebrity Apprentice - Kudos to Trace for his performance on that show. He really came off looking good, and doing country music proud. The point where his girls came in and he got all teary... definitely a side of Trace I hadn't seen. HOWEVER -- all that said... and yes that tabloid guy was an ass... if the show is about being a business apprentice, and the goal was to find the most business minded person, who could raise the most money for charity, then the right decision was made, IMHO. Yes he was ruthless, but Donald Trump didn't get to be a gazillionaire by being Mr. Nice Guy. And really, Trace won big with all that exposure. And now, thankfully, my wading into the Reality TV waters is over.

RIP US Country - that's going to get it's own blog entry. Along with the scoop on my new, yet old, gig.

5th grader for sale. Cheap.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Closed Circuit to Carrie in Jacksonville!

This morning, Gerry House (WSIX) did a thing on the radio about how the first thing to go post-merger would be their show, (which I highly doubt) because nobody listened to them on XM.

So he asked for - and got - calls from XM listeners from everywhere, including Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana and New York.

I sat there listening just SURE I was going to hear someone saying their name was Carrie and they work in the Jacksonville Convention & Visitors Bureau and they listen faithfully every morning. Where were you???? LOL

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I know y'all have nto been able to sleep at night wondering what my garden looks like. So here you go. The first few pictures are the "Before" -what it looked like when I came back from the cruise. Perhaps someone can explain why you'd plant a row of daffodils along the sidewalk in the grass. Next year they'll be somewhere else, for sure. The last four pictures were taken at the end of our work day on Saturday.

We added pine bark mulch, a trellis and climbing rose bush, pansies, and hanging baskets. Drug out the bird bath and some feeders. And gave the tree a little character. Hopefully in a few weeks it will all bloom and be pretty. Not sure if we'll have roses this year... guessing probably not.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Update on The M Word

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The U.S. Department of Justice Monday approved a $4.4 billion merger between Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (XMSR), ending more than a year's speculation as to whether the deal would be allowed to go ahead.

The Department of Justice's antitrust division said in a statement it had concluded that a merger between the only two satellite radio companies posed no harm to competition.

The approval removes a major regulatory hurdle to the deal going forward, it now requires the green light of the Federal Communications Commission.

Just gonna say this while I still can, without risk of getting fired.... ;-) Our country programming kicks their country programming's ass. And that's been fun.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


I totally got busted trying to take a picture of our hot waiter, Vijay. So he leaned in to the nearest guest and mugged for me.

Lots more photos from my trip below. Hope y'all had a great Easter weekend. We completely re-did our front garden Saturday... I now ache in places I didn't know I had. The fun thing about having a new (to me) house is that you have mystery plants popping up out of the garden. I came home from the cruise to discover a zillion pink, purple and white hyacinths blooming, along with some totally random daffodils. There are a few things I'm unsure about - are they weeds or could they be flowers? Time will tell.

I will have garden photos later in the week. (They don't really compare with hot waiter pics, sorry.) To get pics off my camera I have to put my SD card in my work camera, and it's being used to take pics of our new studios, which, I'm told, are now in progress! So hopefully I'll have photos of them to share soon as well. Yay!

Onboard the Carnival Valor

The Bahamas

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

St. Maarten (The Dutch Side)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Running Away to the Ocean

Just a few random pictures to share. St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and 2 at sea.

Funniest thing today... the woman at the Red Cross was putting me through the "what foreign countries have you been in lately" quiz before I could give blood, and when I said St. Maarten she asked if I had been anywhere else in Europe.

I told her I hadn't been to Europe, I'd been to the Carribbean. And she told me there was 2 St. Maartens, and they were spelled differently.

I didn't tell her that they were on the same island.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Photos You Don't Show Your Husband

Double dating
with your co-worker...
but this time
you're sharing the date...

to quote Amy Paige

"that's a Manwich!"

(I am resisting the urge to make further comments that might not be family friendly enough for this blog...)

A Tibetian rug you fall in love with in the Virgin Islands...
Because you know it will look awesome in front of your fireplace...
So you buy it...
and ship it home...

Actually... Gary's seen the picture ...of Keith.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Grascals in the House!

Our favorite bluegrass band is in the studio right now, pickin' songs from their forthcoming album. I have been the official photographer of the Grascals today... Jamie gave me control of his camera during their session... heh heh heh...

Delaynie is here on Spring Break, when they're done playing,she wants to meet Garth's fiddle player. Will let you know how that goes. . .

Mission Accomplished! Sharon -- I just realized she's wearing your shirt! :-)
Jimmy actually remembered meeting her a zillion years ago, one of the very first times they were in to the HOF.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Just some random photos I took while wandering around Miami. I really enjoyed my day there. Some very cool skyscrapers. Jacksonville photos are below.

Meanwhile, back in the real world...

Calgon... take me away! Back to where someone turns down my bed and leaves chocolates on my pillows... where the sun is shining brightly, the water is turquoise blue, and hot waiters pull out my chair and bring me lobster....

Taking a break from the intense Josh Gracin submersion I've been in (writing a ShortCuts episode that we're cutting TODAY) to refresh my brain and update you on a few things going on back here in Music City.

Bill Anderson Visits with the Statler Brothers is airing TODAY on XMX channel 2, so I'm told. I haven't had a chance to listen, but hope to on my way to the orthodontist.

Highway 16 Driver's Ed with Ashton Shepherd debuts today at 3pm ET - airs again Thursday and Sunday. This will forever be known between us as the "Miss Clairol Driver's Ed."

I no longer look like a Lobster, I'm now the color of a baked potato. My tan lines, however, have tan lines. But it's too cold here to show them off anyway.

Legs are much better too, thanks. One of the downfalls of those 2nd degree burns was that I'd registered to do a 5k for Komen on board ship - "On Board for the Cure." But I was in too much pain to run. That would have been awesome though - our ship had an outdoor running track and the weather was perfect. I'm bummed I couldn't do it.

Also - I caught Celebrity Apprentice last week for the first time. Trace did good!
Looking forward to seeing the next 2 shows.

Still haven't mentioned my souvenir to Gary... he worked late last night so I barely have seen him since returning home. But no, to answer a couple of questions, it's not a tattoo. LOL. It's much bigger. And more expensive. And is probably going to be delivered in the next 48 hours, so I should probably confess tonight...

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hello from Jacksonville !

Hello from Jacksonville! I'm only here for about an hour and a half, the airport is apparently out in the middle of the forest. I have yet to see the city or the ocean, hopefully I will have better luck on my flight out. I will be in Nashville by lunch time. Reminds me of that Josh Turner song he had on his first album, called Jacksonville. Wish I could spend "a few more days in Jacksonville..." listen

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Didn't plan on hangin' out in Florida
Never was to good at standin still
Suddenly it's lookin' like I'm gonna
Kill a few more days in Jacksonville
<- This is the art I mentioned in the comments of the previous post. It hangs in the Jax airport above the escalator going down to baggage claim.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hola from Miami!!

I'm baaack~! Kind of. Holed up at the J.W. Marriott in Miami, which is quite possibly the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in in my entire life. And I've stayed in some very nice hotels. Computer in the room, so I can get all caught up on work, and a big ole flat screen tv on the wall. I might stay here forever.

We had the most amazing week at sea... I can't wait to tell you all about it, and share photos. The only small downside is that I got 2nd degree burns on my legs, which are swollen up like crazy. Note to self: SPF 15 not quite strong enough for the Carribbean.

The ports were all awesome - once again I loved St. Maarten the best. We had perfect weather, the group we traveled with was amazing... and I should have a pretty good radio show out of it all when I get a studio to edit it in.

And oh yeah... I bought a little... souvenir... from St. Thomas that I haven't told my husband about... Yet.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

I am blogging from the...

I am blogging from the ocean probably 45 minutes also coast of Miami. How cool is this? It is beautiful here, the weather is awesome and we are sailing, we are at sea. We are sailing at sea! That's what we're doing. See ya. listen

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Good morning from Miami....

Good morning from Miami. I am at the Miami Airport filter(?) where I'm watching a plane. Arrow Cargo, is about to take off. I feel as I can reach out and touch the plane here. We are very close to the airport. We are siting on this unusual body of water canal type of thing with the skyline of Miami in the background. It was beautiful weather here, nothing like the snow I left behind. There goes that plane and I don't know if you can hear that noise but wow it's loud. Anyway, I just wanted to say have a great week and I will possibly talk to you. Unbolt(?) the ship. listen
Umm... that should have been "ON BOARD" the ship.

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Hello from the sunshine...

Hello from the sunshine stick, I can't believe I work up to 5 inches of snow, and right now I am looking at palm tree, I am at the Fort Lauderdale Airport waiting on my Mom to that second snow in Chicago and the luggage pair itself here play steel drum music when I started up, pretty funny, anyway, that's exciting going on here, just thought I check in today, hey, because I have to killing hour while I waiting for Mom. listen

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Up Next on the Producer J. World Tour:

- Ft. Lauderdale
- Miami
- Bahamas
- St. Thomas
- St. Maarten
- Miami
- Ft. Lauderdale
- Jacksonville
- Nashville

Do you know what Nashville has that none of those places has?


Ugh.... first decent snow we've had in eons (supposed to get 4-6 inches overnight!) and I'm supposed to be on an airplane tomorrow. This is NOT going to be fun.

So anyway, at long last the fan cruise I'm emceeing for Jimmy Fortune (of the Statler Brothers) is finally here. Grandstaff (aka, The Next Generation of Statlers) is a special guest, which is going to make it a blast. And yes, I'm taking recording gear to put it all on the radio.

My mom is going with me - I can't remember if I told you that was what I was giving her for Christmas. Funny thing is... we booked our flights to come in the day before the cruise because we were worried about flight delays for her from the frozen cornfieds. HA!

Who knew that I'd be the one snowbound?

Anyway... y'all be good while I'm gone. CRS pictures are up, including the Best. Picture. Ever. Scroll back down through the posts... the photo of the ridiculously uncomfortable boots are the last new thing. In my absense I'm expecting a programming announcement that is probably going to make some of you very unhappy. Just know... I fought the battle to my boss... who fought it to his boss... and we lost.

I'm not taking a laptop with me. Hmm... audio blogging from the US Virgin Islands?

Photos coming!

I still have a bunch of packing to do... but I'm going to be adding pictures to the posts (and if I have time... fixing the translations!) as the night wears on.

First off... the promised photo of Keith Anderson in a toga. Chris Young performing.

By the way, my phone battery was dead this afternoon, so I didn't get a chance to do one last Audio Blog today. Our lunch entertainment today was Capitol Records, who brought out Emily West and Lady Antebellum. Emily was rather...bizarre, but I'm totally a Lady A fan now!

More Elevator Adventures!

More elevator adventures! I left my hotel room today and there were all these very tall girls running around in orange. I get on the elevator to get down stairs and I'm the only person in the elevator not wearing orange. I'm also the shortest person on the elevator. I get downstairs, the hotel staff is all wearing orange, even the guy sweeping the parking lot. Yes indeed I stayed at a hotel with the Tennessee Lady Vols last night. My weird life continues.... listen

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It is almost 2:00AM...

It is almost 2:00AM and my night of Suite Hopping has come to an end. Remind me tomorrow that I have pictures to share of Keith Anderson in a toga. Sweet dreams...! listen

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Hey, I'm blogging from...

Hey, I'm blogging from the boat... just because I can. You probably will not be able to understand this, but I'm looking around the room at Sara Evans, Kelly Pickler, Montgomery Gentry [...], many many more and Craig Morgan. And what is Craig Morgan doing onboard the Sony BMG boat? Well, add 2 and 2 together and you'll get 4. Amy Paige and I double dated tonight, and I've got the picture to prove it. Watch this space! listen

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Best. Picture. Ever.

Going Down?

I just got off an elevator with Algor. (Al Gore) Sometimes I just don't believe my life! listen

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Lunch Report

Look at that... I got a computer today after all!

Today's lunch session was good. The food was awesome, for starters. But beyond that, the entertainment was first rate.

Keith Anderson opened. He did 5 songs... "C'mon," "Every Time I Hear Your Name" "I Still Miss You" and "Pickin' Wildflowers." Then he brought Foster & Lloyd out... he apparently covers their hit "Crazy Over You" on his new album, and all of them together just rocked out. It was pretty cool. Although that puts us up to 3 cover songs (even though he was the songwriter on 2 of them, so that may not count) on this album.

I couldn't begin to tell you how many times I've seen Montgomery Gentry at this point... going back to a show at The Wildhorse when their first album came out. Given that they took the stage just after 1pm... this could quite possibly be the first time I've ever seen them sober. I liked it.

I was reminded again what a great voice Troy has... he really, IMHO, needs to take better care of it. They performed a couple of new things, including a hysterical song called "Long Line of Loosers." Probably not going to be a single, but very MG anyway. Another one I think was called "Now We're Talking" or something like that.

Tonight is the Sony Boat show, where I'm expecting to see everyone from Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney to Sara Evans to Martina to brand new acts I haven't heard yet. The weather here in Nashville is AWESOME.

This is a fun week to hang out in Nashville, just walking the streets or sitting in a Starbucks you see all kinds of stars. I met Cody Collins, the new lead singer for Lonestar last night. (Have I told you yet that they've signed with an indy label?) They are showcasing at midnight tonight, I'm going to try to stop by. The autograph seekers are crawling around the hotel lobby too... oddly enough I know several of them from coming by the Hall of Fame.

Got some paperwork to do here for some upcoming bookings, and then I'm headed to the hotel, to get gussied up for tonight. Trading in my uncomfortable boots for a pair of ridiculously uncomfortable boots. But they're going to look great with this new skirt I'll be wearing!

I wonder if I have time for a nap...?

Good morning blog users, I...

Good morning blog users,
I am just getting my CRS day started, up first on the agenda is lunch with Montgomery Gentry and Keith Anderson. It is going to be a very yummy lunch. I'm staying downtown tonight because it is a very long day and even longer night so they got us hotel rooms so we could party all night and actually get a little bit of sleep. All audio blogging from [...] out. listen

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Not that I'm suggesting...

...that you keep your eyes on You Tube or anything. But there is no sort of "no taping / video / photography" rules at CRS events. Now it could quite possibly be that people were holding their cell phones up in the air backwords pointed at Mr. & Mrs. as some sort of gesture of appreciation that I'm unfamiliar with. In which case, there were a lot of appreciative people in the audience!

Of course, some folks, like this young lady, didn't seem to have any problems sitting right down front with her camera video taping the whole show from her lap.

If you're new this blog, let me share with you my "please don't post my pictures anywhere else" speech. For one thing, they're not that good, because I'm just carrying my pocket camera with me. But mainly, they're for the enjoyment of my blog readers, who have been very good to me - especially when other people / places haven't. So you are welcome to share a link to my blog with anyone you care to send over, but please don't swipe the photos.

That way I can share cute little pics like this one, taken during "Walkaway Joe."

This Space Reserved

For Amy Paige's guest blog about the Music City Jam last night with Brad Paisley and Friends. I'm not sure I told her one was expected, but I'm sure she realizes that, right?

She does now. :-)

Mr. and Mrs. Brooks

Trisha's event was held at a little club on 3rd Ave I don't think I'd been in before... because I didn't even know it was there. There were probably 300 people or so... it was invitation only, not the standard "your CRS Badge gets you in" that most late night events are. She had Heather and Johnny with her. Did several songs from the new album, as well as "The Song Remembers When" and "She's In Love With The Boy." The last one she did was "Cowboys Are My Weakness" and she did her usual bit about how someone always hollers out "Where's Garth?" and she doesn't want people to buy a ticket to her show thinking he's going to be there, because he's not. But tonight, he was.

So he came out, Johnny and Heather left, and together they did "Walkaway Joe." I don't recall him actually saying anything on mic the entire time he was up there... just playing and singing. She did make a funny comment about I heard you sang with someone else today... would you sing with me too?

The plan then was for them to be done, but she put him on the spot and asked him to sing one. "Just one, then we can go home." He did The Dance.

And then they left, holding hands.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

9:44, Central Time,...

9:44, Central Time, I am headed over to see Mrs. Burk(?). This blog has [...] to my friend Amy, who has had a fabulous dinner with John Michael Montgomery [...] all about Amy [..] with her. She has discovered my blog a long time ago. So, I was telling her about audio blogging because she works at [...]. Amy this one is for you. listen

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This audio Pod is for...

This audio Pod is for Penney. I was walking out 5th Avenue and saw Trent Willman walking down the street towards me, He looks good. Headed off to dinner with John Michael Montgomery. See you. listen

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Translating that Blog

Well I get bonus points for attempting to Audio Blog from CRS. Jeepers.

When I walked up to the convention center it was about 9:40, and outside the artist entrance there were 3 fans waiting there, one had a KC Hoodie on. I said "Isn't he here yet?" and they hadn't seen him. I'm guessing they didn't get there early enough. Hopefully they caught him on the way out.

At any rate... as you might have heard from my audio blogging, Garth was very clear that this session was "OFF THE RECORD." He talked about going round and round with his publicist about not letting "press" in. I'm not sure what he considers press, because I know that lots of media outlets register for CRS, and are completely entitled to attend all sessions. This came up when he gave out one pretty juicy tidbit which the tabloids would have a field day with, so I understood. "Off the Record" means just that in my book, so out of respect for that, I'm not going to report on the things he said. Although I do have a full page of notes I will leave in my will to someone, LOL.

I can report, however, that he was wearing a blue Wrangler hoodie, faded blue jeans, and the white cowboy hat. He was very nervous and very uncomfortable. I personally got a lot more out of GRS last August, and thought Melinda Newman did a better job leading the session, much as I love Gerry House.

Read this body language!

They did a drawing where they picked one attendee by the draw of a business card to go up on stage and sing with Garth. As cool as that sounds... quite honestly I'd have rather gotten the time it wasted to hear Garth talk some more. The winner was a small town Georgia guy, who decided he was going to put it all on the radio... and we had to sit around and wait while he called the station, they tracked down the on air guy... waited until a song was done... blah blah blah. When you only have 50 minutes of Garth... that was 10 minutes wasted, in my book. Cool for him, don't get me wrong. But not so great for the rest of us.

Anyway... as I texted Sandi earlier, I had gotten a glimpse behind the curtain of the band setup, so I knew what was coming. They started off this guy and Garth, the 2 of them and Garth's guitar, for the opening verse of FILP. Then of course, they hit the chorus, the curtains open, and voila -- Stillwater is there! I wonder when the last time was that Garth performed FILP without the 3rd verse. It seemed odd without it! After that he did "Callin' Baton Rouge," "Much Too Young" and "The Dance."

Although I can't report on what WAS said, I can tell you what WASN'T. As you may know, "Workin' For A Living" has peaked and they stopped working it. What I wanted to learn, and didn't, was if there would be another single.

As a side note... along with the interview and performance, I enjoyed the most amazingly fabulous blueberry muffin.

I think that's it. I've got a dinner with John Michael Montgomery tonight and then the soiree with the Mrs. Hoping to pop by a Trace Adkins thing after that.

Breaking news from CRS39,...

Breaking news from CRS39, Clay(?) Walker and his wife Jessica are expecting a baby, more news as it comes in. listen

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Hey breakfast with Gath...

Hey breakfast with Gath is over, here's the good news, the good news is he brought still water with him still water, [...] never gonna spell still water, anyway they did a few the songs I'll fill you in on this , the problem is the bad news is that he told everything in the session without the record, it's kinda little damn but I'm sure some of it will get out because despite them saying that there is no press there, I saw media people there they were registered for CIS, so we'll see what to tell but e looks good, he was very uncomfortable and very nervous and so he picked up the guitar, that's the report from here I'll talk to you later. listen

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The Mr. and the Mrs.

Headed off to see Garth this morning... I shall let you know if anything comes out of it. Given all the Garth media we've gotten over the past few months, I don't expect anything new. This is set up to give more radio people the experience we got at "GRS" last August. I am hoping to learn if they are planning to release another single off Ultimate Hits.

Other things on the agenda today include a lunch performance by Rodney Atkins, dinner with John Michael Montgomery at a fancy schmancy restaurant, and late night event possibilities with Trisha, Trace and a bunch of newbies. We'll see how far I make it.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Dixie Rose Deluxe's Honky Tonk Hair Salon and Script Writing Spa

I'm giggling so much... I just had to come blog. I'm sitting at my big bathroom counter, on the laptop, writing an episode of Driver's Ed, while Ashley colors my hair.

You might be a redneck if....

Ok, funniest thing ever. I walk into the studio today and introduce myself to Ashton Shepherd... whom I'd never met before...whose show I was writing at my bathroom counter last night... The very first thing out of her mouth -- I swear to God -- was "I love your hair color!"

Monday Morning Ramblings

UPDATE: I have solved the mystery! Brooks & Dunn "That's What It's All About." I can't wait to listen to them back to back. I may be completely out of my mind and next to each other they might not sound anything alike. (Wouldn't surprise me.) But I know y'all will sleep better now that I've figured that out.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Ok... I think there's a little of Faith Hill's "Secret of Life" in this song too. I guess it's just the style that's familiar.

Happy Hell Week. Technically it all doesn't start until tomorrow, so today I have to schedule 5 logs, edit a ShortCuts, and write a Driver's Ed. Oh, and get my income taxes done.

Question -- this new Joe Nichols song. It sounds to me like another song... that whole talking thing he's doing in the verses. It's on the tip of my tongue... has anyone else noticed it? I'm thinking it's a Brooks & Dunn tune, but I can't for the life of me come up with it. They HAVE to have the same songwriters, or someone would be getting sued by now.

All day long today on XMX channel 2, the Trisha Yearwood and Faith Hill Artist Confidential episodes are airing. Alan Jackson Release Day Rest Stops are airing tomorrow. Check out all the country coverage in the XM Signal!