March 17, 2017Garth And Keith Get It!
Garth And Keith Get It!
All this week … story after story … Garth Brooks and Keith Urban seem to have a PR story every day. They create the appearance that they are superstars and here’s what cool thing they’re doing next.
Both acts are superstars with now very long careers. Look at how many singers have come and gone since these men started up the music ladder.
First Garth. The book on Garth is like no other. He and his folks operated like a well-oiled machine. The label and the PR … the producer and the booking agents. Everyone grabbed this tiger and just held on. It kept going higher and higher. But Garth remained loyal to his fans and the industry people who believed in him.
March 10, 2017Country’s U.K. Spring Break
The white, squeaky sands of Panama City, FL are Country music quiet this year now that the locals decided they loved the money, but it wasn’t worth the mess. Spring Break on PCB was historic for acts like Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and plenty of others. Alabama ...
March 3, 2017In Like A Lion….
Spring is here in Music City… Winter never was! Just ask Carrie Underwood, who is missing a chimney. Many music business folks live in Northern Williamson County, south of downtown Nashville. The tornado sirens whined Wednesday morning for much of the area of middle ...
February 24, 2017The Visible And The Invisible
Over 40 years ago, Billboard used to have a programming forum. Big shots and beginners mingling with the labels and the artists. For a college radio guy, it was an amazing event. First out-of-town convention and it was in Century City/Beverly Hills at the Century ...
February 17, 2017Who Cares About Award Shows?
A friend on Facebook commenting on the ACM nominations, "Who cares ... no one cares ... too many award shows!" Well ... I might agree too many award shows, but no one cares? I disagreed. Thousands care! These awards influence radio airplay. They affect jobs in the ...
February 10, 2017The Great Country Love-In
Thirty of Music City's best on stage February 8th saluting Country Music Hall of Famer member Randy Travis. It was one of those only-in-Nashville kind of nights. The Bridgestone Arena looked quite full from the floor to the rafters hungry to be a part of something so ...
February 3, 2017Living Life On The Edge
The jetwaysbetween andNashville and Houston are very busy as artists, technicians and fans embark on a journey to the Super Bowl. Most playing pregame shows. Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers played Thursday night at The River Oaks Country Club for the NFL team ...
January 27, 2017One Month Down ... Everyone's in Gear!
January and December are usually very different from the rest of the year in Music City. The weather is normally not-so-hot and many get out of town for a good deal of that time. Still work is done ... Tours are planned and announced for later in the year, new music is ...
January 20, 2017How Long Will This Go On?
Music Row's under-the-radar boycott of the Trump Inauguration went off without a hitch ... Actually the only ones showing up were Music Row folks. Still, the missing "A-Listers" did not go without notice. Garth Brooks took most of the social media flack. If it hasn't ...
January 13, 2017Taste This 2017
Just order Girl Scout cookies so you have taste on the brain ... Trying to anticipate the music consumer is the job of so many of you. If you have children, were a child or know one, it's a difficult business. The top three songs right now are not Bro Country. But ...