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chris ivey


From:
sacto
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 8:20 am     Reply with quote

...finally has some. there was a black country boy with a beautiful country voice on the other night. way better than your darius ruckers and the huge crop of pickup truck posers. country music needs this guy. wish i knew his name.
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Jim Cooley


From:
The 'Ville, Texas, USA
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 9:28 am     Reply with quote

Chris,

His name is Milton Patton.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 9:41 am     Reply with quote

More power to him.
http://www.gossipcop.com/milton-patton-americas-got-talent-video-audition-whiskey-lullaby-performance-black-country-singer-cries-crying-agt-youtube-watch/
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chris ivey


From:
sacto
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 10:02 am     Reply with quote

nice...the dobro really compliments his voice in that song.

just great to see any young singer these days with a pleasant smile and no attitude bullshit.
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Theresa Galbraith


From:
Goodlettsville,Tn. USA
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 12:53 pm     Reply with quote

Dissing Darius and others to promote someone you like is unnecessary. JMO
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chris ivey


From:
sacto
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 1:12 pm     Reply with quote

you're right. i meant it as a comparison of an existing ok artist to a potentially very good unknown. one pleases my sensibilities while the other made very little effect on it.

i picked out darius because, for some reason...even now in 2013, there are and have been 'very' few african-american country artists. no disrespect intended. i can't keep up with whatever the current acceptable political terminology is...aside from the fact that that is all a bunch of crap. i should have just compared this new kid to 75% of the current singers with all their posing and strutting.
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chris ivey


From:
sacto
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 1:19 pm     Reply with quote

of course, as a footnote, i've only heard one short song from milton. let's see how he develops.

does anyone know where his backing track came from?
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Joe Casey


From:
Weeki Wachee .Springs FL (population.9)
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 1:22 pm     Reply with quote

I too thought he was great and humble too insisting he was just a Country Boy. This kid could be big fast.
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Theresa Galbraith


From:
Goodlettsville,Tn. USA
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 3:53 pm     Reply with quote

I wasn't meaning anything policially correct. I dislike that crap, too!
I just meant, why diss someone else? Posting what you like is suffice.

You might bing the new guy. I'll be watching America's Got Talent.
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Craig Stock


From:
Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 6:39 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for that link Chris, I don't watch the show, but am curious now. Even Howard Stern was moved.
That says a lot.
I agree, he's a great talent, although I do also like Darius in his Hootie days and also his country records, he also has an amazing voice too.
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Clete Ritta


From:
TX
Post Posted 11 Jul 2013 8:34 pm     Reply with quote

I missed Milton, but my good friend David Fenley is on this season too. Im rooting for him to win!
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chris ivey


From:
sacto
Post Posted 12 Jul 2013 8:34 am     Reply with quote

ok theresa. i watched darius on letterman last night and he was ok. not nearly phony as so many others.
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Mark Eaton


From:
Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post Posted 12 Jul 2013 9:43 am     Reply with quote

This Milton kid is pretty good, I enjoyed the clip.

Whiskey Lullaby - great song! I think when Jon Randall Stewart and Bill Anderson got together to complete that one which was apparently started by Jon, who had been going through a rough patch in his life, I imagine them saying "there's been a lot of sad country songs throughout history - let's see if we can write one that will be the saddest, most miserable song of all!"

And the Paisley/Krauss version which was a big hit was in B minor - a lot of sad and miserable music has gone down in that key!
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Roddy Ring


From:
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Post Posted 12 Jul 2013 9:57 am     Reply with quote

Are you suggesting that Bm, and not Dm, is the saddest of all keys?
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Dennis Smith


From:
Covington, Georgia, USA
Post Posted 12 Jul 2013 12:45 pm     Reply with quote

Sad song, How about the song "My wife tied my dog to my steel guitar and ran over them as she drove away in my pickup truck with my last bottle of whisky"
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Richard Damron


From:
Gallatin, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 12 Jul 2013 12:49 pm     Reply with quote

Someone has to say this: - As much as I enjoyed Milton - and I really did - he doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of making it in the current country music scene. So sad.

Richard
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chris ivey


From:
sacto
Post Posted 12 Jul 2013 1:34 pm     Reply with quote

i disagree richard. i think you may underestimate the power of tv promoted talent shows. it's instant million dollar advertising for anyone with something of interest to offer, whether it be talent, sob story, cultural/political interest, etc.

even scotty mccreery ridiculously got a #1 album out of it and he's not a very good singer and looks like alfred e. newman.

it's a different ballgame now in the twitterworld.
that doesn't mean i'm happy about it.
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Donny Hinson


From:
Balto., Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 12 Jul 2013 3:04 pm     Reply with quote

One of my favorite black country singers isn't a singer...he's a ventriloquist/comedian! Yes, I do like Willy Tyler. Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjpxPxXJKgE

Another guy I liked very much was a local cardiovascular surgeon-turned-singer, Cleve Francis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCoY3NHH0H4
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Richard Damron


From:
Gallatin, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 13 Jul 2013 5:44 am     Reply with quote

Chris Ivey -

Point well taken but could possibly be countered with the question as to whether the deep pockets that control so-called country music wield more influence than a brief appearance on TV. Based solely upon what we've seen over the last several years, I'd suggest that the folks that control country music will do what they damned well please without being influenced greatly by outside sources.

I'm not pleased, either, but Milton's style does not fit the mold as manufactured by those in control.

Rock-n-roll sells and will prevail regardless of how much you and I jump up and down and scream and holler.

Since my personal influence on the matter is less than nil I can only go elsewhere for my musical jollies.

I do, and will. They won't miss me - or you - or the others in the minority who rebel at the masquerade called "country".

Richard
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 13 Jul 2013 9:53 am     Reply with quote

Quote:
Are you suggesting that Bm, and not Dm, is the saddest of all keys?

Funny, Roddy.. Laughing

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Since my personal influence on the matter is less than nil I can only go elsewhere for my musical jollies.
I do, and will. They won't miss me - or you - or the others in the minority who rebel at the masquerade called "country".

Take me with you, Richard.
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Jerry Hayes


From:
Virginia Beach, Va.
Post Posted 18 Jul 2013 6:58 am     Reply with quote

I saw "Marty Brown" on there the other night. Didn't he have a couple of hits in the nineties? It seems like I remember him from Nashville Now and some other things on TNN as well as videos....JH in Va.
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chris ivey


From:
sacto
Post Posted 19 Jul 2013 8:51 pm     Reply with quote

well, maybe i was wrong....they threw milton out in the first 'group purge'!
i hope someone's got plans for him. they certainly kept many less talented people.


oh well...$how biz.

maybe they'll call him back later in the show as a 'pre-planned' emotional moment.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 20 Jul 2013 6:29 am     Reply with quote

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maybe they'll call him back later in the show as a 'pre-planned' emotional moment

Yeah, that'll happen. I'm afraid Richard's assessment was spot on. Corporate doesn't know what to do with those who don't fit the mold, so they are summarily dismissed… NEXT!
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Joe Casey


From:
Weeki Wachee .Springs FL (population.9)
Post Posted 22 Jul 2013 5:13 am     Reply with quote

Haven't seen a true Million dollar act that will bring people to Vegas like Terry Fader has. Lots of "B" Circus acts and karaoke wanta be's.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 22 Jul 2013 1:06 pm     Reply with quote

Joe, did you mean Terry Fator?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fator
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