Garth Brooks Tickets Sold Out; Little Doug Sahm’s First Single; Country Music Displacing Rock n’ Roll

Brody Vercher | October 26th, 2009

  1. Pder Bogert
    October 26, 2009 at 11:19 am

    “Fox Business’ Elizabeth MacDonald says a general consensus if forming in the music industry: Country music is displacing rock ‘n roll as America’s most popular brand of music. (via That Nashville Sound)”

    Ha ha ha! As the Geezinslaws sang, “You call it country, I call it bad rock and roll.”

  2. Chris N.
    October 26, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Hey Fox Business — 1990 called, it wants its trend story back.

  3. Thomas
    October 26, 2009 at 11:56 am

    careful with sentences like: “good morning beautiful – make my day”

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    October 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm

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  5. Sam G.
    October 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Didn’t rock & roll cease to become America’s most favorite form of music around the time the Britney’s of the world took over pop?

  6. Jon
    October 26, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    That Marty Raybon album is a dandy, and so is the Sam Bush video.

  7. Madison
    October 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    And Martina McBride is going to be touring withTrace Adkins!!!

  8. Steve M.
    October 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Rock stopped being rock when Kurt Corbain blew his brains out. Sure there are some holdouts (Foo Fighters), but for the more part, like country radio, crap reigns supreme (see Nickleback).

  9. Wade Patry
    October 26, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “Rock stopped being rock when Kurt Corbain blew his brains out. Sure there are some holdouts (Foo Fighters), but for the more part, like country radio, crap reigns supreme (see Nickleback).”

    Red Hot Chili Peppers?

  10. Billy
    October 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Nickelback really aren’t that big on the rock formats these days. They’ve only had one number one in about three years.

    I’d say that the most popular rock group right now is Shinedown.

  11. J.R. Journey
    October 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I have to say it’s marvelous to see a headline that reads ‘Garth Brooks tickets sold out’ again.

    And thanks for lending us your readers yet again today.

  12. Rick
    October 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I first became a Doug Sahm fan back in the 1960′s when The Sir Douglas Quintet had rock radio hits with “She’s About a Mover” and “Mendocino”. What those singles lacked in sound quality they made up for with infectious energy.

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