Can Anyone Upstage George Strait In Texas? ... Actually, Yes...
September 6, 2013
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville.
Award season is here with the CMA nominations out in the week ahead. Will they be cutting edge with all new folks dominating or middle of the road?
Florida Georgia Line ... Luke Bryan have both seen huge years. Miranda still dominates the ladies. The surprises will come in the rest of the nominees. Where will Blake fit in? Can he repeat EOY? Yes, he can.
George Strait announces his tour dates for 2014 in the coming week. Fall is here and it's going to get busy.
With the talk of Syria talk dominating the news this week, The CMA noms will have to shout loudly to get attention ... 30 years ago, a Country duo was getting attention with a #1 song ... 30 years ago for "Islands in the Stream." Kenny and Dolly have a new song out now, "You Cant Make Old Friends." From the new Kenny CD out in October. You wonder, but not very long, the chances of that song getting a spin? Regardless of the quality. New World Order with many choices where you get music. You wonder what five years from now looks like with more Internet in cars and corporate radio ever more having a chokehold on their stations.
Keith Urban has the PR machine on high with his new CD out in the week ahead. Looked good on that NFL kickoff show from Baltimore. Playing the downtown clubs in Nashville tonight and always the "American Idol" machine pumping out pictures and Twitter messages.
In case you are reading this before Sunday... Kenny Chesney on CBS Sunday morning this week. They always do great work.
Is Taylor Swift headed for the big screen again? The Secret Service is the rumored film, starring Samuel L Jackson and Colin Firth. She would play a kidnap victim if the rumors are true.
Merle Haggard at the Blackbird studios this week after playing at Loretta Lyns ranch a few days ago. Steven Tyler in town to write. Never know who you are going to see in Music City.
ACM Honors at the Ryman in the week ahead ... it is about to get busy as the temps cool and holiday buzz begins. Kelly Clarkson's track list for her Christmas CD looks great.
Reba and Trisha sing "Silent Night" with her. CD will be huge...
The story that might upstage Syria and George Strait this week ... drumroll ... easily ... Johnny Football! Alabama at College Station to play the Aggies on Saturday ... ratings and attention will be huge! ... wait until the hype on this kicks in...
The NASCAR Chase begins, too ... Fall ... gotta to love it!