Quotable Country – 03/15/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I don't have a ton of money in the bank. I was getting to a point where I can't do this independently anymore. That's why it became really clear when they called that this was the right decision. ● --- Meghan Linsey, speaking frankly of her reason for trying "The Voice." Rock was for the unpopular guy who couldn't get a girl, started by a kid who was bullied. Then fathers even liked it and it became as American as apple pie. [...] Now … [Read more...]

Whitey Morgan Has “Waymore’s Blues”


If this doesn't get you hankering for upcoming album Sonic Ranch (out May 19), I don't know what will: Whitey Morgan and the gang covering Waylon during some downtime at the studio. http://youtu.be/5VrDvHeh9sA Per the track list, "Waymore's Blues" isn't on Sonic Ranch. Rolling Stone has the music video for the project's lead single, a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Waiting 'Round to Die." … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/08/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Albright & O'Malley & Brenner's Becky Brenner later commented that many of the new breed of Country programmers who have migrated from the pop and Top 40 worlds are not historians of the format and may not, in fact, be huge Country fans at the end of the day. ● --- No kidding? From R.J. Curtis' All Access write-up on the Country Radio Seminar. I felt like sometimes in the early days — and you live and you learn as you get more … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/01/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I don't think decision makers on Music Row, in private, think that country radio is going to continue to matter in 10 or 20 years. ● --- Richard Lloyd, Associate Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, to Rolling Stone. "If those three chains don't play your records, you won't have a hit," Curb Records chief Mike Curb tells Rolling Stone Country. "And today there isn't any real firewall between radio and [major labels] . . . … [Read more...]

March 2015 Show Calendar

From the Northern California Concert Calendar, a listing of shows for the month ahead. If you have friends in the area, please invite them to receive 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. I just added most of the big mainstream country shows coming our way this summer, the full Stagecoach lineup (not Northern California, but worth traveling for), a few other festivals, and plenty of … [Read more...]