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 an average night at a local amphitheatre.
Country music is pretty healthy when it can pull off numbers like that! The merchandise sales were huge, too, as Country music fans are spending money at their venues. The Country concert business is in very good shape.
With ear monitors plugged into the system directly, the stars don't hear much of the audience. But they are loud and the atmosphere is electric ... Next year many of the Country acts will be back invited back to show off to the masses ... a few maybe not. The big rodeos are still promoting Western Heritage. It is so great to watch it in action. You all need a dose of Texas rodeo every year! I highly recommend it.
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 ...
March 6, 2015The Comeback Kids
Shania Twain made the headlines this week announcing her new tour and maybe her farewell tour. Tickets go on sale March 13th for Rock This Country. A very ambitious schedule that takes Shania from Seattle on June 5th to Fresno August 23rd, with 46 or so stops in ...
February 27, 2015Remain Calm ... All is Well!!!
Really? With the Country Seminar packing its tent for another year, it sure sounded like things are great and life is good. That's fantastic! Well maybe a few problems on the label side and the radio ownership side, but hey, nothing is perfect! A research presentation ...
February 20, 2015Cold ... Cold And More Cold!!!!!
If you are in the Northeast ... I can't imagine!! Nashville has been for the most part off-duty this week ... Holiday weekend turned into a scene from " Frozen" ... and it's still going on... Can't make any promises about CRS next week. Weather is always a wild card at ...
February 13, 2015Anything But A Quiet Week
Certainly an awful week for the television business! The Brian Williams scandal ought to scare anyone who is on the air ... or manages people on the air. The speed that a star can crash to Earth is scary! This was not just a lesson for TV people but for anyone in the ...
February 6, 201550 Shades Of Country
It's Grammy weekend in Los Angeles. Sunday night Feb. 8th on CBS ... if you are reading this beforehand remember they only give out a few Grammys during the Grammys. Many go out in the pre-award ceremony ... whoops, it's not called that anymore ... was the Grammy Awards ...
January 30, 2015The Thrill Of Victory ... And You Know The Rest
There is a certain excitement about reading the nominations for an award show. Luke Bryan says they're still butterflies in his stomach as he waits to see if they're going to read his name. At some point they do stop reading your name, but in some cases they will come ...
January 23, 2015No Risk ... No Reward
Taking chances ... if you are not willing to do that ... not sure how your road through life is going to work out. Hard to not find gamblers in Music City. Top of the list this weekend is Blake Shelton. Yes, Saturday Night Live is a big honor ... 40 years of comic ...
January 16, 2015The Year Of The Tour ... And Humpty Dumpty
A couple of times a day lately news hits the e-mail box of a new tour or an expansion of a previously announced one. Kenny adds Nashville and so does Stevie Wonder. Mariah heads to Vegas and so does The Voice winner. The big tours are adding dates and the competition for ...