USA Today’s music writer Ken Barnes took part in an online chat with readers Tuesday (March 16), discussing his thoughts on Joss Stone and Sleepy Brown, amongst others. He said of Stone: “Joss is really interesting, and her version of the White Stripes’ Fell in Love with a Boy (Girl) actually is getting some radio airplay. Looking forward to her next album, at which time I think she’s a definite Grammy new artist candidate.” As for Sleepy Brown? “Haven’t heard much of Sleepy, just the Outkast song, but he seemed kinda cool in the profile Steve Jones did of him last week. If his album does well, he’s another good new-artist candidate.”
The transcript at usatoday.com has since been removed.