Quotable Country – 10/19/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re songwriters at heart, first and foremost. ● --- Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard. All I want to do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned. ● --- Brian Kelley statement that prompted Florida Georgia Line's "Sun Daze." I just wanted to go kind of retro. It sounds like ‘I Love This Bar’ and ‘American Ride’ had a child, and ‘Beers Ago’ is their drunk uncle. ● --- Toby Keith on new single "Drunk … [Read more...]

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...]