CMT Music Award Performers See Boost In Sales And Presidential Hopefuls Embrace Songs Of Rural America
- After their outstanding performance on the CMT Music Awards, Sugarland saw album sales jump an impressive 79% and sold more than 2,300 downloads within 48 hours after the show. The Tennessean reports “other artists who had notable sales increases after the awards show included Toby Keith (26 percent), Carrie Underwood (24 percent) and Kenny Chesney (23 percent).”
- Chet Flippo says that the first sign of country music elements in the presidential race of ’08 are starting to be seen.
Hillary once took her lumps when she criticized Tammy Wynette for the sentiments in her song “Stand by Your Man.” If Clinton has any political moxie at all now, she will appropriate Elizabeth Cook’s feisty new song, “Sometimes It Takes Balls to Be a Woman.” I mean, hell, go all out. It will be a down-and-dirty, vicious, dog-and-cat fight to the bitter end. Might make a good country song.
Also of note, if you donate $50 towards the John Edwards campaign, he’ll send you a free CD of the not-yet-released Moneyland.
- GAC has the scoop from People about the Carrie Underwood/Tony Romo love connection that’s been in the rumor mill since the NFL playoffs.
After first denying reports the two were dating in February, Carrie’s publicist says, “They have recently been spending a little time together,” but they are “definitely not boyfriend/girlfriend,” adding, “It’s very casual at this point. It’s [in the] really early stages.”
Carrie Underwood also made People’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People” list.
- John Goodspeed from MySA.com has a dilemna. He doesn’t know whether to see Terri Clark or Gary Allan tonight. As Joe Diffie once so aptly sang “I’d like to have a problem like that.” However, I wouldn’t be so torn in this instance. Allan is playing in a more intimate setting and has Sunny Sweeney opening for him. Go for the Gary Allan show, Goodspeed!
- luckyoldsun: If they're only allowed one modern inductee per year in the H-o-F, then there's a backlog developing. You have Skaggs, …
- Leeann Ward: I'm not an ETC fan, but I do love "Brotherly Love" with Keith Whitley.
- luckyoldsun: It's got to be "What I'd Say." (I think that's the title.) There was some question, I believe, over whether …
- Paul W Dennis: probably "Nobody Falls Like A Fool" or "Silent Treatment"
- Lynchie from Aberdeen: Where in heck's name is "That Was A Close One"?!?!? It's the guy's best song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrR_2rXiKA0
- Cody: Love seeing ETC getting some credit! My five, in no particular order at first; Crowd Around the Corner Home So Fine I Have …
- Juli Thanki: I think it's technically a Keith Whitley song, but I've always been fond of his duet with ETC, "Brotherly Love."
- luckyoldsun: Lots of very good artists have not had anywhere near the radio play and hits that Lee Ann Womack has …
- Hard Times: Just read Jewly Hight's feature on Womack. I couldn't believe Womack has had only a half dozen or so Top …
- Barry Mazor: Leeann, Im not surprised about your sister's response--or that, for many, Garth Brooks now equals the ancient days of country …