Quotable Country – 08/24/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The thing about Nashville is: Nashville is not Nashville any longer. When I was a kid, there were 400,000 people here. Over two million now. People who are moving here have no regard for the history of this city. They have no regard for our landmarks or anything. They’re just tearing everything down and throwing up these terrible glass buildings everywhere. The thing is, because of that stupid television show—it makes us looks like … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 08/17/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I just kind of side in with whoever I’m with on things. Call it two-faced, or whatever, but if you show your true face every time, you’re in trouble, you know? People cause me to project a different personality, and the effect of their personality on me causes me to halter somewhat. I’ve tried to have a personality that goes along with the saying ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ You go down there to Rome and act like a gung-ho Texan, … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 08/10/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re writing what people want to hear. So what’s the backlash? More ticket sales? More money coming into Nashville? What’s wrong with that? ● --- Dallas Davidson to Country Aircheck on bro country. “I love bro country,” [Craig] Wiseman says. “It’s been years since I’ve been a fan of everything as much as I have been lately, where I can just leave Country radio on and dig every song that goes by for an hour or two.” Wiseman is … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 08/03/14 Edition

The first Quotable Country was published August 3, 2008, so this edition marks six years of uninterrupted straight talk, bemusement, and sarcasm. Thanks for reading. Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There have always been people complaining that it isn’t like it used to be. Well, it’s never going to be like it used to be. Looking at the shares that Country radio is pulling in market after market, I’d say that Country is pretty healthy. If there were a ‘backlash,’ the … [Read more...]

Enjoy the concert updates?

Hey, it's your friend at Country California here. I send you those monthly concert emails. Hopefully you enjoy them and find them useful for keeping track of who will be performing where, and when. I began offering the monthly emails last year because, as a country fan myself, I couldn't find all this information collected in one place. Why wasn't there a single listing to check? Well, because... Although we have many great concert venues here in Northern California, individual venues … [Read more...]

August 2014 Show Calendar

From our Northern California Concert Calendar, a listing of shows for the month ahead. If you have friends in the area, be sure to have them subscribe to receive our monthly roundups by email. Don't forget that you can always check the calendar on our site to see shows further out and get your tickets in advance. Believe it or not, we already have details on shows through March of 2015. 08/01/14 - Chris Smither - City Winery - Napa, CA 08/01/14 - Chris Young - Bob Hope Theatre - … [Read more...]