Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Today's Country Tidbits

Lady Antebellum's three members are really close friends, so of course Charles Kelly, the first of the three to marry, gave Hillary Scott some pre-wedding advice: “[Charles] My only advice—and I’ve told her and told them—I think the first year was getting to know you—it was definitely a learning experience. [Hillary sings] ‘Getting to know you…’ [Charles sings] ‘Getting to know you…’ It was just learning to compromise. I feel like after that it got easy. So just be patient, and love each other, [sings] ‘as hard as you can love each other…’ [Hillary laughs] ‘Oh gosh!’ [Charles sings] ‘Cause it’s all about compromise…’ [Hillary laughs] ‘Oh boy!’”

David Nail's record label was very patient with "Let It Rain," waiting nearly a year as it climbed the charts to this week's #1 position. David co-wrote the song with Jonathan Singleton, who also co-wrote "Red Light," which hit the top 10 in 2009. About the experience of writing "Let it Rain, David says, “It was really easy to write. You know, Jonathan is great. The groove was very unique, and I think we...I know I was definitely excited and probably a little more focused than normal.” Meanwhile, he tweeted, "Starting to sink in right about here!" along with this picture.

That's a break-up song, and at the other end of the love spectrum is The Band Perry's "All Your Life." That song is being embraced by couples everywhere, and according to Neil and Kimberly, helping put rings on fingers: “[Neil] We’ve played ‘All Your Life’ a lot of times and two times while we were playing it, two guys proposed to their girlfriends. And two ‘Yes’s,’ so we’re two-for-two. [Kimberly] Yeah, we’re keeping count, so... [Neil] I think it’s a good luck charm for lovers. [Kimberly] And we’ve gotten so many invites to come play at people’s wedding as well, which is a huge honor for us, that folks even want us to be a part of that day.” Check out a special acoustic version of the song...

At the end of February, a road trip might be in order. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo gets underway with Alabama, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Luke Bryan, Reba, Kid Rock, Chris Young and other artists. Ticketmaster has the tickets - have fun!

The tweet of the day is from Blake Shelton: "Take no s*** my friends.... Everything is right about being yourself."