Quotable Country – 10/12/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The first time we ever wrote together, we were finishing each other's sentences. No record label, no one other than the man upstairs, can put something like that together. ● --- Tyler Hubbard says Florida Georgia Line is God's gift to humankind. 'Dirt' is our favorite song we've ever heard, or one of them. Even if you're not a songwriter, everyone wished they wrote it. We got to the end of that hook, and it was chill-bump city is what … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 10/05/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. 'Download' and 'stream' are different animals. If you download and pay, it's the same as buying a record. If you stream, it's just dressed-up piracy. ● --- Rosanne Cash isn't a fan of Spotify and Pandora. One day I was delivering the magazine and I was pushing this dolly of bundles of issues, and James Taylor was on the cover. I was going down the street and who turns the corner and walks by but James Taylor? So I pulled an issue out … [Read more...]

Race you to the bottom.

(A little long-winded, so feel free to skip to the end for the gist of it.) If you want to have any hope of making a buck in online publishing, you need hits. You don't need hits because they equate to influence (not necessarily so) or because they accurately reflect the quality of your content (they don't, as proven by the rise of the viral list as default content form). You need hits because that's what advertisers care about. You need enough eyeballs looking at your page to make some … [Read more...]

October 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 April of 2015. 10/01/14 - Emmylou Harris - Gallo Center for the Arts - Modesto, CA 10/01/14 - Gordon Lightfoot - … [Read more...]