Jimmy Carter...AT SEA.
I think it is the longest time I have gone in years without hearing a note of Country music in a seven-day period. Not a note aboard the cruise ship, in Alaska, in the ocean, in British Columbia, no where. I bring it up because so many in the industry think Country music is on fire. There is still much work to be done before anyone can declare world domination.
The last few months have been great ones for Country. Our stars are on big network TV shows and their new album projects have debuted on Billboard's Hot 100. That is fantastic.
Been on a cruise with a bunch of Texans. They don't hear country like the current mainstream. The present pop influence in country is the "damned if you do ... and damned if you don't" issue. \
May 31, 2013Quakes, Twisters And Summer
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Back from my first round of the beach this Summer. You hate to come home. Radio always sounded better with the windows rolled down riding along the coast ... any coast will do. Did that from Dauphin Island to Panama City for about ...
May 24, 2013In Like A Lamb, Out Like a Lion
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. This will be a working weekend for those putting together the Oklahoma Tornado fundraisers. The victims sure don't get a holiday in Moore or Shawnee, Oklahoma. The news business is so fascinating in that you never know what will ...
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 ...
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 ... ...