May 22, 2015Super Dave!!!!!
Wow! 13.8 million viewers for a late-night TV show ....biggest audience for the show since 1994. Bigger audience than any show that day on network television!
Dave went out with a bang! The way anyone would want to go out total audience was one million smaller than Leno's goodbye ... ouch!) STILL ... it was the most talked-about TV event in some time.
With the baby boomers getting older the media is changing. Record companies are changing ... radio is changing ... or panicking, in many cases, for all the above.
The economy is simply not right. Hasn't been right. Wages are not going up. Technology is killing more jobs than it is creating at least on the media side.
Musical tastes seem harder and harder to predict. Can Taylor Swift be the only person in show business able to read the consumer? Sure seems that way sometimes.
May 15, 2015Bye Bye, BB ... Bye Bye, Dave
Riley BB King was a humble man. One of the most famous guitarists in the world. BB put down his beloved Lucille a year or so ago. He said good bye to us on social media a few days ago. He was not Country, but find "Nightlife with BB and Willie live," and you will see ...
May 8, 2015Deacon Gets His Liver!
Congratulation to Tim McGraw. Getting his own dramatic series on TNT. Robbers ... based on a book from 2000 of the same name. The Robbers producers have some big shows already on CBS and sounds like a first-class deal. Tim has been offered TV shows and always turned them ...
May 1, 2015Spring Cleaning
The year is a one-third over and hasn't this been a rather "spin the tires" year ... so far? Let's see ... "Girl Crush" seems to be the song with the most buzz this year. Little Big Town has worked so hard to get where they are .,. Can't imagine how anyone could not like ...
April 24, 2015Show Stealers, One-Of-A-Kinds And Flops
Seemed like a long week ... The ACMs felt long ... because it was. The stadium looked fantastic. One and done on that idea, though. Too expensive. A novelty. Award shows blur so much these days. That was an impressive one-of-a-kind event ...16 million on the high side in ...
April 17, 2015Watch Where You Step!
Most smart business types try to stay away from controversy. Some subjects are very polarizing and like electric fences, you need to stay clear. Politics would be one. Abortion another. Gun control issues ... oh yeah. Last week, The National Rifle Association rolled ...
April 10, 2015Country Music And Guns!
Anyone want to take bets on print reporters taking shots at Country music in their coverage of the National Rifle Association's yearly convention stopping this year in Nashville? Seventy thousand expected to hit the new Music City Center. Every politician worth his ...
April 3, 2015CMT Is On Fire
The words of Jayson Dinsmore, one of the big bosses at CMT. The network told advertisers and the rest of us about their new programming plans and I'm not sure what this means for Country music. Billy Ray Cyrus will play an Elvis impersonator in a CMT comedy; Kellie ...
March 27, 2015Oh What A Beautiful Sight!!!
To stand in the middle of Houston's huge NRG Stadium and look up at over 75,000 Country music fans is impressive! Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton all played to over 75,000 paid at RodeoHouston. That's a big number ... four times more than ...
March 20, 2015$40 To Park ... Hundreds To Sleep!
If long lines, bad traffic and high prices don't scare you, then you should be in Austin right now. More bearded men than a lumberjack convention and if you don't have a lanyard around your neck, you are nothing! Texas, Texas, Texas ... hard to not have the state on your ...