May 17, 2013Summer of 2013: Week One
Jimmy Carter on the road
Alright here we go this summer of 2013 is upon us. In Nashville normally we don't declare summer until fanfare/CMA music Fest week. This year is an exception; we're all ready for summer to begin.
We didn't have much of a spring, o there are high hopes for this summer. My hotel over friends in Panama City Florida stated bookings are very strong for the summer so maybe the economy has picked up.
Kenny Chesney is in Milwaukee this weekend, so that's a good start for the Wisconsin gang. Next week the huge Bayou country fest in Baton Rouge. Check ticket prices out lately for those who actually have to buy a ticket? The aftermarket prices for things like the Bayou Superfest $ 169 for nosebleed $ 381 for a two day pass on the floor ... Paul McCartney this weekend in Orlando, the best seats were maybe an average of $381. And those figures are each, so times two if you're taking a date! Looks like we may to moonlight a second job to be able to go to many concerts this summer. The price the talent charges and the price we pay for tickets way over-the-top, but as long as people keep paying, it'll stay that way
May 10, 2013Running A Good Idea Into The Ground
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. "American Idol" has been very good to Country music ... if it was only for Carrie Underwood you would have success, but the show has sent us a half-dozen others. It will send another soon ... Kree Harrison. If Angie Miller had ...
May 3, 2013Finally Friday!
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Rebooting your inner Jones ... Country music stations were shamed a bit in the last week when they really couldn't honestly salute George Jones. 2013 Country radio rarely dips into its past . Kind of like a divorcee with four ...
April 26, 2013Crisis Management Is Not Our Best Subject
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. When our performers run into trouble, the public relation arms of the industry seem to fold. I've taught crisis management in a PR class at Belmont so I know the information is around. Just not implemented. From the DUI to marital ...
April 19, 2013A Week Like Few Others
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Some of the week read like a bad Bruce Willis movie. Elvis impersonator sends poison letters to the President ... Two brothers bomb the Boston Marathon in the name of who knows what. A fertilizer plant burns, then explodes, killing ...
April 12, 2013333 Million Results on Google!
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. "Goodbye Earl" and "Boot in Your Ass" don't even register on the Richter scale when you put Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist" in the contest. Cut 14 of 17 on "Wheelhouse" is a tune that will go down in the books. Mean people, ...
April 5, 2013Leno Was Our Friend!
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel hate him ... Letterman does, too. They are so jealous of TV's most successful late-night comic. Jay Leno. The NBC company man that has been stabbed in the back multiple times. Ratings ... he wins ... ...
March 29, 2013The Eye On Nashville
When you're hot, you're hot. Time Warner's TNT is the latest national network to point a camera at Music City. The folks that make the "Housewives" shows are creating a docudrama called "Nashville Confidential." It's an eight-hour, unscripted look into the lives of ...
March 22, 2013Automate! People Are A Pain In The Butt!
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. That has to be what the ham-handed handlers at NBC must be saying. The Bad News Bears on TV can not do anything right when it comes to high-profile talent handling. NBC screwed up with Letterman ... Carson ... Conan ... Leno times ...
March 15, 2013Everybody's Out Of Town
Jimmy Carter back in town I came back from Spring Break in Florida and everyone was gone! What a travel week ...The ruling class went to South by Southwest in Austin. Foo Fighers, McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Prince, Al Gore, Ashton Kutcher ... all there doing music, film ...