Cue Skeeter Davis!
Rumbles From The Row by Jimmy Carter
May 20, 2011 at 4:34 PM (PT)
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world? That mournful song was huge for SKEETER DAVIS and later, my friend PETER NOONE. In case you missed it, Google it: The End of the World -- 6p, MAY 21st.
If it is SUNDAY, ignore first paragraph and title ... re-title: End of the World Part 2.
How can we proceed with NO OPRAH? Must be the end times ... KATIE COURIC and MARY HART of ET threw in the towel before the scheduled end of the world. Now this week the Big O is going ! Made a paltry $190 million last year per FORBES. That’s enough money to buy a law firm and give to ARNOLD S.!
Two Country singer finalists for "IDOL" and a Country winner/finalist for "APPRENTICE?" Country folks never get shots like this ... now toss in "THE VOICE" with BLAKE and you see Country Music influence that is the possibility of an accident while still being fantastic ... Country Music is the popular music of today. The safe genre-busting format.
The US WEEKLY with the BLAKE/MIRANDA wedding pictures is fantastic ... Seven pages -- and what a view! One of the most colorful, unique weddings ever. Very custom-made for those two! BLAKE just keeps coming off smelling like a rose! New CD out this Summer.
LADY GAGA will upstage BRAD PAISLEY on the charts this week with both releasing new albums. Both are in NYC first of the week, doing early morning and late-night shows.
BRAD’s new video on NASCAR.COM starting SATURDAY night if you read this over the weekend. BRAD with JEFF GORDON on the Speed Channel SATURDAY afternoon.
BRAD’s CD, This is Country Music, is his best. Simple as that. PDs listen to the song "Working on a Tan" ... that is a fun Summer song. So many hits on the album ... many flavors and moods on this CD...
CARRIE UNDERWOOD and BRAD have a huge radio record on the CD -- "Remind Me." That should jump off your desk onto the air before MEMORIAL DAY. Will scream up the chart maybe one of the fastest EVER! You watch! How could you not play that almost once a shift for the first few days ... I will never understand how you can take the excitement of new music out of radio programming. Maybe it’s because some of the programmers really don’t like or even know the music ... ever think?
While the world is ending SATURDAY night, I am set to be at the TAYLOR SWIFT dress rehearsal … bought four tickets for charity and using one; other three going to teenager in the house and her two pals. Will advise what I see. TAYLOR keeping a low-press profile on this and she needs to stay off the covers/insides for a while...
JASON ALDEAN’s concert grosses are fantastic … from $600,000 to $300,000 a night ... very impressive. If there was any doubt, some of the STRAIT-REBA shows pull in a million plus every night.
BAMA RISING tickets are on sale NOW via TICKETMASTER, as are the GARTH BROOKS shows at the Wynn Hotel Vegas for the rest of 2011.
BAMA RISING ... JUNE 14th, TUESDAY night ... TICKETMASTER to see:
LITTLE BIG TOWN