December 6, 2013Back To The Future
Back to the future, indeed ... think about it ... singles rule over albums ... Garth has returned ... The Broadway musical returns to TV for the first time since 1955! A boy-band rules pop music.
This has been an odd year. The hard news has been filled with negative and many stories like the health care issue ... simply dDepressing.
Sports have served their purpose as great distractions. I attended the Alabama/Auburn Iron Bowl and I'm still distracted.
The return of Garth Brooks' band and his sales strength sitting at #1 at Christmas, the loss of George Jones ... The rise of Fla-Ga Line, the fall of the female singers in Country.
When you thought Taylor Swift couldn't get higher, she did. Variety -- playing for Royals and the Victoria Secret fashion show. She was everywhere and selling concert tickets like no one. It will be an amazing story some day . How did this happen? Brilliant talent meets brilliant marketing is the answer.
November 22, 2013The Country Music Family
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Music City is awash in nostalgia tonight.. The Playin Possum tribute to George Jones event. Over 100 stars from six decades take the stage to give a musical salute to one of the Country genres greatest singers. Backstage at ...
November 15, 2013Change Overload
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Read a column stating the album release as we know it is dead! Or better said ... dying. We consume music differently; that is undeniable. Just bought a new GM vehicle. You need an Electronics degree to figure out how to Bluetooth ...
November 8, 2013Obamacare By Morning...
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Country music is at a level that I'm not sure was reached even in the heady Garth Brooks days. Network TV shows, national talk shows and even political talk shows have guests, segments or even songs featuring Country stars.. You ...
November 1, 2013And The Winner Is !!!
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. The CMA Awards and The Grammys are the biggest award shows in the music business. The rest don't have the prestige and the history. These awards were the first and have a lot in common. The politics and the styles are ...
October 25, 2013One Toke Over The Line
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. The pop-ification of Country Music is nothing new. Every few years something or someone comes along to take the twang out of the thang. From 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky" to Eric Church is a long ride. This week Eric closed his new ...
October 18, 2013Some Stars Are Just Better Than Others!
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Singing and songwriting get you in the door and on the radio, but the personality takes you to the top. If you don't have a personality, you can overcome that with attitude and that whole James Dean cool thing. A few try that but ...
October 11, 2013Wait Long Enough ... You Will Find Something!
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. I'm not a huge fan of rap ... that is an understatement. Rap in Country ... need I say more? Then how is it possible that I like Colt Ford's new song, "Drivin' Around Song"? The video was good ... Colt is a great guy I wanted to ...
October 4, 2013Coming Down Home Stretch
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. CMA voting almost done and the awards are a month away ... The year is speeding by with a dozen weeks to go. Already talking New Year's Eve shows like Hank Williams Jr. in Nashville with a free concert on Broadway as they drop the ...
September 27, 2013Art Reflects The World Around It ... CONFUSION!
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville. Mall mass murder, workplace violence on a Navy Base, $499 tickets for Country music shows (Zac Brown Food Experience at his Southern Ground Festival in Nashville), non-English speaking radio KLAX tops Los Angeles market, Seacrest ...