by Brad Schmitt
Brad Schmitt is a longtime Nashville entertainment journalist, having shared the goods on Music City’s most interesting people in the newspaper, on TV, and online for more than 15 years. Every week, Brad hits country fans with the latest news from Nashville and the lives of their favorite country artists.
Ouch! David Nail’s vocal problems are a real pain in the neck
On Thursday (Oct. 18), David Nail says he has never canceled a concert in the four years since he has been a major-label artist.
And today, David Nail ain’t sayin’ much of nothin’ – he’s on total vocal rest after some serious vocal problems over the weekend.
And those problems resulted in David canceling Friday night (Oct. 19) in Milwaukee.
“A terrifying feeling to have such uncertainty regarding the way in which I make a living! I’m sad Milwaukee, we will see you again soon!”
The show went on the next night in Chicago after a doctor put some sort of injection in David’s neck.
Doctors will look at again soon. Until then, David reports he’s on total vocal rest through Thursday.
Of course, David is a prolific tweeter, so he probably won’t be “quiet” for long.
While you wait for David’s voice to heal, check out this video of him performing on the Opry.
Taylor sings about flirting with boys, not just dumping them, ya know!
Yes, we’ve heard the break-up songs. I mean, one is called “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” right?
But Taylor says it’s not just heartbreak on her new album, Red, out today (Oct. 22).
After all, she’s only 22, so she wrote a song called “22,” where Tay Tay clearly hasn’t given up on boys yet.
“It was fun having the summer that I had where I was making the record, but my life felt normal in the sense that I would be in the studio every day from 9 to 5, and then I’d call my girlfriends and be like, ‘What are you guys doing tonight?’ You know?” Taylor told reporters recently.
“And so, the song ‘22’ is about that feeling of like, ‘We are young, we have no idea what we’re doing. We have no idea who we’re going to end up with. That guy looks like he’s gonna be really bad for me. That one!’ You know?” she said, laughing.
Uh oh. Doncha feel sorry for “that guy”? He might be trashed on Taylor’s next album.
Garth Brooks goes into Country Hall of Fame, says it’s the best day of his career
James Taylor sang “The River,” and Bob Seger sang “The Summer,” and Garth Brooks took it all in with tears in his eyes Sunday night (Oct. 21).
Garth was one of three folks inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame – and he loved every minute of it.
“There’s big days, and you get there — getting in the Grand Ole Opry, playing the 100th anniversary of Cheyenne with Chris LeDoux, and nothing’s gonna top those,” Garth told reporters beforehand.
“I might’ve lied,” he said, laughing.
“This might be the biggest night of my career. I’m so excited, and so nervous, and feel so undeserving and excited at the same time.”