ACM Win Boosts Sales For Jamey Johnson

Brody Vercher | April 16th, 2009

  1. idlewildsouth
    April 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Glad to hear anything good happening for Jamey Johnson…and especially to hear about the potential for new music!

  2. Rick
    April 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Jamey Johnson’s music appeals to anyone who liked the Waylon Jennings style outlaw music era. All they have to do is become aware of it, and since those types of people mostly don’t listen to AirHead Top 40 country radio its a tough row to hoe…

    Off Topic: Joey + Rory will be performing in Los Angeles on next Wednesday night April 22 at the Largo Coronet Theater. Its a 280 seat venue and tickets cost $ 20. I’m really looking forward to this and hope they leave the canned backing music out of this performance (unlike in St. Joe, Missouri).
    Link: http://www.largo-la.com/largohome.html
    (PS – Who in the hell is Eddie Izzard?)

    Also: 1100 Springs and David Serby will be performing at The Redwood Bar in Downtown LA this Sunday afternoon with the Americana Brunch starting at 11 AM. 1100 Springs always puts on a great live show, so I’m really looking forward to this one!
    Link: http://www.theredwoodbar.com/site08/homewiframe.htm

  3. Vicki
    April 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Hey, I love Carrie and I also love Jamie Johnson and Jory and Rory. I have their CD’s. You can’t put a country fan in a neat little package.

  4. Rick
    April 16, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Last Minute Opry Alert!

    Tonight’s “Classic Country Opry” show will feature The Wrights, Paul Overstreet, Rebecca Lynn Howard, and David Ball along with the Opry Legend regulars. Should be a goodun’…

  5. Steve Harvey
    April 16, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Rick, Eddie Izzard is a brilliant English standup comic. Not sure how big he is in the States though…

  6. northtexas
    April 16, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Vicki,

    Don’t you just love these self appointed music tsars who constantly try tell us what we should like and if you have the audacity to differ from their opinion then you’re an airhead.

  7. Rick
    April 16, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Northy, I almost love tweaking Carrie Underwood fans as much as I love tweaking Obama Voters! The bigger the “Rick Smack” reaction I get the better! Its easier than using a Desert Eagle .44 pistol to shoot endangered fish species in a rainforest hardwood barrel…

  8. Rick
    April 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Rick’s Random TidBits: The ACM Awards Show had a real impact on country album sales beyond just Jamey Johnson. Here’s some info from AllAboutCountry.com:

    “Over 1-Million COUNTRY Albums Sold Last Week!
    Big Debuts And The ACM’s Responsible For Best Sales Week Of 2009.

    For the first time in many years, it took sales of over 17,000 units to make it into the Nielsen Soundscan COUNTRY Top 10. All tolled 1,012,566 COUNTRY Album sold last week (the week following the 44th Annual ACMs), nearly double the total of the previous week, which represented another big week of album sales.

    As has been widely reported, Rascal Flatts’ Unstoppable became the best-selling debut album of 2009 moving over 351,000 first-week units. Jason Aldean’s Wide Open scanned almost 109,000 units, while both Taylor Swift’s albums totaled almost 108,000 scanned units.”

    Here’s the list and notice how many of these artists were featured on the ACM Awards Show:
    The Soundscan COUNTRY Top 10:
    1. Rascal Flatts/Unstoppable (351,025)
    2. Jason Aldean/Wide Open (108,960)
    3. Taylor Swift/Fearless (82,090)
    4. Keith Urban/Defying Gravity (72,255)
    5. Carrie Underwood/Carnival Ride (32,280)
    6. Taylor Swift/Taylor Swift (25,687)
    7. Sugarland/Love On The Inside (25,287)
    8. Zac Brown Band/Foundation (22,784)
    9. Jamey Johnson/That Lonesome Road (17,674)
    10. Darius Rucker/Learn To Live (17,427)

    Here’s another article sure to gladden the hearts of many 9513 stalwarts. (Ok, I’m being snarky again…):

    “Dan Huff Has A ‘Hot Hand’ In COUNTRY Album Sales.
    Dan Produces 3 #1 Albums In 3-Weeks!

    Nashville Producer Dan Huff appears to have the “hot hand” when it comes to producing the best-selling COUNTRY albums. In the past 3-weeks, each of the top debuting albums were produced by Dan: Rascal Flatts/Unstoppable, Keith Urban/Defying Gravity, and Martina McBride/Shine”.

    Rick’s comment: Dan is making my music choices much easier these days! I just avoid wasting time or money on anything he’s had a hand in producing….

  9. stormy
    April 16, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Rick: You didn’t know that about Dan already?

  10. PaulaW
    April 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Is Dan Huff also a songwriter as well as producer? Because there’s a Dan Huff on the bill at the Bluebird next Saturday night with Lari White.

    9:30 In The Round with Lari White, Marc Beeson, Chuck Cannon and special guest Dann Huff, $12.00 – A Benefit for the YMCA – 9:30 PM

  11. Razor X
    April 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Martina’s album is falling like an anvil. She debuted at #1, dropped to #7 last week and is down to #16 this week.

  12. Vicki
    April 16, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Razor, she just had one hit out of that album thus far and her ready fans gobbled her album up the first week. The majority of us with tight fisted economic blues cash are just waiting to see what else comes out of the album before buying.

    I imagine some of those current ACM album buyers were some of those waiting to see people too.

  13. Paul
    April 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks for the nice mention of our website, Groover’s Paradise!

  14. Brady Vercher
    April 17, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    That Doug Sahm cover is pretty killer. I gave it a listen a couple weeks ago when I discovered Groover’s Paradise.

  15. Peter
    April 17, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “Don’t you just love these self appointed music tsars who constantly try tell us what we should like and if you have the audacity to differ from their opinion then you’re an airhead.”

    I just wish he’d turn the darn record over. It’s getting tiresome. Imagine if one of us repeated the same tired Obama-this/Airhead Radio-that everytime we logged in.

  16. Kelly
    April 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Paula – I know that Huff is a guitar plyer as well as producer, cuz Pat Green commented on his “chops”…

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