Trace Adkins Is A Cool Cat

Posted by Webb on 07/09/2009
Webb Heads Up

That Trace Is So Cute, Even When Close to Death
Trace Adkins says there’s nothing like the adrenalin rush of almost dying.  He ought to know – Trace has worked an oil rig, lost a finger in an accident, ran over himself with a tractor, and been shot through the heart by an ex-wife.  I knew he had cat-like qualities.
Roseanne Does Her Papa Proud
In 1973 Johnny Cash gave his daughter Roseanne a list of the top “100 Essential Country Songs”.  Now Roseanne is preparing for a new release that features 12 of those songs.  At the time dad John was afraid his 18-year-old daughter might be too into Southern California rock and The Beatles.  Songs on the new release include Jimmie Rodgers' “Miss the Mississippi and You,” Hank Snow's “I'm Movin' On,” Bobby Bare's “500 Miles” and Bob Dylan's “Girl From the North Country.” Also included are duets with Bruce Springsteen (“Heartbreak Hotel”), Elvis Costello (“Heartaches by the Number”) Jeff Tweedy (“Long Black Veil”) and Rufus Wainwright (“Silver Wings”).  I wish she’d added at least one of those Beatle cuts.
Brad Has Something To Party About Saturday Night
Brad Paisley’s new American Saturday Night release hit #1 in Billboard’s Country Album’s Chart in its debut week with sales of 129,000 copies.  You didn’t have to have a hound dog’s nose to smell that one coming.
John Rich Sings “Old Blue Eyes”
John Rich says he’s a huge Frank Sinatra fan.  He gets his chance to pay his respects by covering Frank’s “One For My Baby” on a Frank Sinatra tribute album currently available only on iTunes called His Way, Our Way.  The best part though. Woof woof, is that John Rich actually has a Bulldog named Frank Sinatra Rich.  I wish I had a Bulldog named Frank Sinatra Rich, but I can’t keep dogs in the house.
Hey Alan & Trisha, “What’s cookin’?”
Alan Jackson has updated his previously released cookbook Who Says You Can’t Cook It All, while Trisha Yearwood has also updated her previously released book Georgia Cooking In An Oklahoma Kitchen.  I’m working on one that combines the best of both called Who Says You Can’t Eat It All…The Way From Georgia To Oklahoma.
Appalachian, Bluegrass and Country Combined
That’s how Patty Loveless describes her upcoming release Mountain Soul II.  It is a follow-up to her critically acclaimed release Mountain Soul.  I’m sure this one’s full of tear-jerking and knee-slapping goodies…really…the first one was great.  Here’s an Appalachia quiz for you – What comes after Mountain Soul II?