Looks like the phenomena of American Idol's old guy audition of PANTS ON THE GROUND is kickin' it country, too. The original song by "General" Larry Platt..... was done as a joke and judge Simon Cowell scowled that he had a "horrible feeling this will be a huge hit." Even Brett Favre got his Viking teammates singing it after victory over the Cowboys.
Well, the internet made it so, and even country music is taking off on the song about too much cheekage (is that a word?)... Some of you might just remember that it was COUNTRY MUSIC that first had "pants on the ground"... remember STRINGBEAN on the old Hee Haw and Grand Ole Opry? He couldn't keep 'em up!
And... just Google it "country" and you'll find all kinds of versions... "pants on the ground... giddy-up"... lol... here's some of the lyrics... "With the gold in your mouth, hat turned sideways, pants hit the ground, call yourself a cool cat, lookin' like a fool, walkin' downtown with your pants on the ground..." ...Pull them britches up now... it's too cold outside!!
Another month and we'll be in Daytona..... off season is flying by..... saw Dale Jr the other day with Danica Patrick..... they make a pretty couple..... but I think it's only business..... Don't know how she'll do but I've got a good feeling about Jr this year.....
If you want to check in with Jimmy Wayne who called in on the show and is walking half way across the US go to Jimmywayne.com..... the CMS Media Tour starts next week so check back and I'll give you the low down..... PS
A little showbiz news from Music Row. The holidays got so busy with, well, shopping, parties and family stuff... that I didn't have a chance to tell you some good news. I was cast as one of Sam Shepard's ex-wives in a new TV Drama called Tough Trade that'll be filmed in Nashville.
We shot the pilot in December at the old Nascar Cafe where I used to record my half of Racing Country. Long days and night... 16, 18 hour days, but it was pure fun. Plus, I got to talk to my buddy Trace Adkins every day and he's chompin' at the bit to come back on our show and tell everybody what he's been up to (about 6'6" I'd say). He plays my ex-husband's body guard and does a verrry believable acting job.
Sam Shepard, Cary Elwes, and Lucas Black star in this show that's about a legendary, dysfunctional country music dynasty that's having a bunch of struggles. Just got word that the show's been picked up..... Stay tuned.....