Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coming to a Bookstore Near You!

Like Me
Ok, it's not coming for another month and a half, but there's lots of anticipation and speculation about Chely Wright's upcoming memoir, Like Me.  What exactly will she be confessing?

I don't have any inside scoop, but I am excited to read it.  I love Chely, she's never been anything but completely wonderful to me.  And one of my favorite albums ever is The Metropolitan Hotel.  So much so that I bought a t-shirt, and I almost never buy merch.  There was so much great music on there... gutwrenching sometimes... but great. "Southside of Lonesome"... "What If I Can't Say No Again"... good stuff.  A very raw song for her mom.  And then I always liked "It's The Song."  I'm a nerd like that... I like songs about the music business.  "I Got Him Ready For You" is another good one.  Sassy. 

Lifted Off the GroundSorry, I got distracted. There's new music coming too... the album is called Lifted Off The Ground.  They haven't serviced a single, although I hear there's a song floating around out there that's being referred to as a single.  I'm guessing it's a soft launch, going to secondary (smaller) radio stations first.

Anyway, both projects hit stores May 4th.  Looking forward to putting the rumor mills to rest and reading Chely's story myself.  How awesome must it be to have a BOOK in stores?  Completely different than a CD release day I would guess. 

Go Chely!  And don't forget if you're coming to CMA Music Fest, the 10th Anniversary Reading, Writing and Rhythm concert is BACK this year!  Sarah Buxton, Bucky Covington, Rodney Crowell... someone else whom I'm forgetting because it's 12:15 in the morning... Tickets on sale now!

Monday, March 22, 2010

My job is SO tough some days!

How much did I love hanging out with Gary Allan?  A lot.  He's so loose and fun... great sense of humor.  He came in and did a Guest DJ session for us the day that Get Off on The Pain was released.  I asked him if he knew how many tattoos he had at this point.  He said "I call it three."  They're just three very large tattoos!  LOL.  He got his first at age 15!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Need Proofreaders Please!

I have a lengthy piece that I've read and re-read over at my 3-day blog... do you mind looking it over and telling me if I missed any spelling / grammar errors or if something just doesn't make sense?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lady A At the Ryman

Check out these awesome pictures Sandi took at the Lady Antebellum show at the Ryman Auditorium. The one of them at the piano is definitely my favorite!

We saw them on the second night of their two night run. Unlike most shows I go to, where I'm in a section full of people I know from Music Row, this show I was smack in the middle of a family reunion. Hillary's grandparents were there, her mom was running around playing social butterfly, I know Charles and Dave both had a ton of friends and family there too. They played about an hour. My favorite song off the new album is still "Perfect Day." It's in contention to be the next single.

The after party was the most productive schmooze fest I've been to in ages. Spent time talking music with the Capitol promo guys, whom I love. Introduced Sandi to Hillary, Charles, & Dave. Got to catch up with Charles' wife, whom I hadn't seen in a couple of months. (They had 7 people staying at their house, including Charles' brother Josh who slept on the floor! LOL) Had a very lengthy conversation about new music with Mike Dungan, where I continued my campaign for "All I Want" to be the next Darius Rucker single. (I'm gonna lose that one, but I am still waving the flag.) And I stood and giggled as Sandi and Bob Doyle chatted about Vegas.

Those of you who are new to the Lady A bandwagon due to their recent crossover explosion, do yourself a favor and go buy their first album.

Here's "THE" Picture

Note... by looking at this picture, you hereby agree that if you know my parents, you shall not mention it to them. I'm going to get it printed and send it to them as a surprise. They still don't know about THE night.

You may now proceed.....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Want a sneek peek?

Here's what I'm working on...

It's a work in progress... still don't have the layout and the background quite how I want it. But you guys get the exclusive first look!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Consider Me Your Own Private Megastore

As you may have noticed... I've recently become an Amazon Affiliate. I will use the tools they give me (once I figure them all out!) to share some cool things I'm enjoying. But if you shop for anything else through Amazon (and really, who doesn't? They have everything!) I'd really appreciate it if you would stop in here first and click through one of my links.

Any money raised through these links are going for a very specific purpose... which I will be sharing with you here shortly. But until I get all the details in one place, I just wanted to start getting the word out.

I've had some fun adventures around Music City the past couple of weeks, but I've been really sick and run down, so I'm behind on my blogging. Lots of stories and photos coming soon!