Showing posts from June 15, 2016

Chris Stapleton talks about making it in Country Music

Stapleton spoke on the phone last week with Music critic, Dan DeLuca before a show at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. You did pretty good at the Country Music Television awards the other night, getting breakthrough video of the year for "Fire Away." But you didn't clean up the way you did at the CMA awards. CS:  We were really fortunate. That was a good night. I was shocked to even be nominated and to win any of them, let alone all of the ones we were nominated for. That's changed your life, I would guess. CS:  It flipped the switch. It meant we could play bigger venues. And there was a huge record-sales impact. It made a big difference. You grew up in Kentucky. How rural was it? CS:  It was in eastern Kentucky. A really small town, about 200 people. My dad was a coal miner. My mom was a stay-at-home mom, but she worked as a clinical dietitian. We all played music, but my brother and sister just went on to do other things. What did you list

Country Music Songwriter Bobby Braddock talks to Variety Magazine

From Variety Magazine : Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Bobby Braddock’s illustrious career includes penning classics like Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” ; discovering, signing, and producing Blake Shelton’s first hits; and, most notably, writing (with fellow country legend Curly Putman) what is regularly voted “greatest country song of all time,” the George Jones epic tearjerker “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” While a staff writer at Tree Music in the mid-1960s, Braddock got the attention of Variety when he inked an artist deal with MGM Records. Last year he published a richly detailed memoir, “Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville’s Music Row” (Vanderbilt University Press) , and recently in Nashville, Braddock was honored by his publisher, Sony/ATV, for his 50 years on staff, a stretch that includes 13 No. 1 hits. V:  By 1966 you were well on your way to prominence as a songwriter. Was performing your ultimate goal?  BB: That MGM deal was one of five record deals

Riley Keough talks about watching The Girlfriend Experience with Mom, Lisa Marie Presley (VIDEO)

Last week Riley Keough was in NYC where she appeared on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote her show, The Girlfriend Experience which is currently airing on Starz. In the show, where she plays a law student who becomes a high-end call girl, her character is seen masturbating, inserting a tampon, and even having wild sex with clients. Here she talks about watching the show with her mom, Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley. She admitted: 'I have sat down with mom and watched it. I fast-forwarded some parts.' 'I haven't shown my dad, but my mom is very young for a mother and kind of progressive and understands. 'I don't have very conservative parents. She liked it.' BIM:  Sounds like Lisa Marie is a very supportive parent. I wonder how Granddad would handle this if he were still living? Sorry, I'm an Elvis fan, What Would Elvis Think? always is a thought! I couldn't find a clip of just Riley

Riley Keough met with call girls while researching her role in The Girlfriend Experience

The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Riley Keough about her role on Starz, The Girlfriend Experience. HR asked Elvis Presley's granddaughter if she did any research into high-end sex work. Here's Riley's answer: I met with call girls — and they weren't crazy! They were actually very smart women; most of them were probably more intelligent than me. It kind of put me in my place, and it opened my eyes to the fact that there are intelligent college students putting themselves through school that way and enjoy it. I didn't know anything about sex work before, but it was fine because I was playing Christine as she discovers this. BIM:  Riley has never come across as DUMB to me. Although this show is not my cup of tea and I worry about FREAKS doing weird things after seeing this. Watching the first few episodes, I was a bit uncomfortable and embarrassed seeing ALL of Elvis Presley's granddaughter and the things she had to do for the role. But That&

Margo Price on Later with Jools Holland (VIDEO)

In case you missed Margo Price on Later with Jools Holland a few weeks ago. Here is the FULL episode which also features Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, Graham Nash, Protoje, Lou Doillon, Blossoms. Margo Price

David Allan Coe on probation while continuing to pay IRS

“Outlaw” country singer David Allan Coe is now a convicted felon. The singer has been ordered to pay the IRS more than $980,000 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and failing to pay $466,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties, prosecutors said. Coe, 76, was also sentenced Monday in Cincinnati federal court to three years’ probation. The singer pleaded guilty last year to one count of impeding and obstructing administration of tax laws. Coe — who cultivated a rabid fan following as one the leading voices of the outlaw country scene of the ‘70s — put out string of hits like “Mona Lisa’s Lost Her Smile,” “Now I Lay Me Down to Cheat” and “Jack Daniels If You Please.” Federal prosecutors said the singer played more than 100 concerts a year between 2008 and 2013, but asked to be paid in cash to avoid paying Uncle Sam.  Coe wouldn’t take $50 bills, however, because “he believed they were bad luck and would not gamble with them,” according to the tax agency. “Mr.