August 28, 2015Who Will Write The Song For This Week?
Where were you when the world stop turning? A brilliant Alan Jackson Country song. A perfect fit for all in that moment in time and remains an emotional work.
The Roanoke TV murders this week touched an equally sad chord. Watching the outrageous crime play out live made many cry and just has many sick. Not on the scale of the 9/11 tragedy but a hole in the heart just the same.
I hope a special songwriter like Alan Jackson can find words to capture this moment in time. Find the words like only a Country song can that comforts those hurting.
The issue of security in the media business is rarely talked about. In fact, no one wants to even think about it. But it's a real issue. And the artists and their managers have to think about it. The stalker and crazy fan list is very long at some offices. The threat is all too real.
August 21, 2015Nobody Does It Like Taylor ... Still!
I know she's not a Nashville act anymore ... The world is her playground. She was a graduate of the Garth Brooks School of Country Stardom. She may be the only act to do it better than her mentor. She remains amazing and so does Garth, for that matter. Both out of the ...
August 14, 2015The Evolving 'Urban Cowboy'
A few weeks ago, the word went out that Fox was going to make a weekly drama out of the move Urban Cowboy. That movie moved the Country music earth back in 1980. New songs stars and who could ever forget the mechanical bulls and the line dancing classes at clubs ...
August 9, 2015A Stressful Music City Week
A homeless man terrorizes a Nashville movie theatre, an unpredictable Mayoral election, the deaths of super '70s agent Tandy Rice, The death of the first Country female to sell out Madison Square Garden, death of the greatest steel guitarist Buddy Emmons and the death of ...
July 31, 2015Unplugged ... Making It Real
Nashville has a wonderful new place to play music ... Eric Church unplugged christened it on a perfect weather evening this week. Great place to hear music under the stars with even the mosquitos taking the night off. Eric, like most artists, were all originally ...
July 24, 2015The First Couple Of Country Go Down In Flames
There isn't much to say that hasn't been screamed this week on the Shelton/Lambert divorce. It was a huge story for the entertainment pages of newspapers, the Internet and television. They were the Ken and Barbie of Country and the fans loved them as a couple. They will ...
July 17, 2015No One Cares!
How many times do I hear that a week? No one cares what people over 40 think! No one cares about how the streaming or digital songs sound! No one cares about serious issues like terrorism and immigration! No one cares! That really sucks and at one point do people start ...
July 10, 2015Like Watching Ballet
Watching a good career PR plan is like watching a fine ballet. Having things happen at the right time.peak at the right time and control the buzz. Movie companies were the best at this until the social media generation came along. They lost control of their message. Now ...
June 26, 2015It's A Cookie-Cutter World
Have you taken a car trip lately? Well I'm on one right now. Driving from Nashville to Cleveland ... Cleveland to New York City to Boston to the Carolinas and back. Listening to radio but it mostly sounds the same. Looking for a place to eat but is the same restaurants ...
June 19, 2015Surviving June In Nashville
OMG! It is hot here ... FAN FAIR is a broil bath every year and the CMA Fest is too ... Can we stop frying the fans now? The chorus needs to build that sends the festival back inside during the day as it was in 1972 when it began at the Municipal Auditorium. The ...