Bum Economy ‘Suspends’ Business At Equity Music Group

Brody Vercher | December 17th, 2008

  1. Rick
    December 17, 2008 at 11:49 am

    When Equity let Little Big Town go the fat lady started singing in earnest.

    The Americana list contains some fine music. I was happy to see The Bellville Outfit at # 23 and The Wrights on the list at all. I would much rather own the albums on that list than the Top 100 selling (or top radio airplay) Top 40 mainstream country albums from that same time period.

    Traditional country music often was intertwined with gospel music (starting with The Carter Family) and that heritage continues somewhat these days. Although mildly spiritual content is still tolerated by Top 40 country radio, I’m sure many programmers would prefer purely secular content. In contrast I think gospel music will always remain a basic and integral part of the bluegrass music genre.

  2. CMW
    December 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the plug, boss.

    I had to Google “hangy-downs” to see if that’s the accepted terminology for those things… and wow, this page is already on the first page of results. You’re like a hangy-down pioneer, Brody.

    I think I need some Flatt & Scruggs pendants.

  3. Brody Vercher
    December 17, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    We Texans like to blaze our own trails.

  4. Kelly
    December 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    We Texans like to dominate the AMA Top 100 also it seems, take that Rick ;-)

  5. Stormy
    December 17, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Nice to see Fox still has hard hitting news stories.

  6. Rick
    December 17, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Here’s an answer to one of your recent “Mailbag” questions directly from Taylor Swift (via AllAboutCountry.com):

    “Here Are The Rules For Dating Taylor Swift!

    Since Taylor Swift writes her own music, it seems perfectly clear that she should write her own rules for dating. After being ditched by Joe Jonas (for Camilla Belle), Taylor turned her embarassment from the breakup into positive energy in making certain she attracts a better class of boys, er I mean men from now on.

    Here are Taylor’s Dating Rules:

    # 1 – I don’t call a guy first.
    # 2 – Never send 2 text messages in a row.
    # 3 – “If you’re like, ‘I need to talk to you’ all the time, (or) ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’… If you’re that girl, then nobody’s going to want to date you.”

    Taylor, who just turned 19 last Saturday (12/13), says “I’m not typically the girl who dates a lot of guys or is in relationships a lot. Most of my life, I’ve been single. If I meet somebody who’s great, I’ll make an exception. But I’m really happy being alone… I don’t feel a sense of emptiness if I don’t have a boyfriend.”

    Rick’s comment: Now that was profound, or will at least seem that way to her screamin’ tweener fan base….

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