Joe Galante’s Departure; Lyric Street Closing; Blake Shelton Lands Record Fish; Rodney Hayden & Friends Lineup

Brody Vercher | April 15th, 2010

  1. Thomas
    April 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    …first the ep, now the ef (extended fish) – i wonder what’s the next e-thing blake shelton is introducing to the fans….honi soit qui mal y pense.

  2. Lucas
    April 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Poor Sarah Buxton can’t catch a break! She is finally on the verge of making it and the label closes and she will probably fall back out of graces again!

    We’ll hear more from Mr. Galante, a true veteran of the business. Sony/RCA et al. will likely undergo a bloodbath of artists under the new management.

  3. Matt Bjorke
    April 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Lucas,

    Many people I know think Joe Galante will create a new label in Nashville that’s similar to the Big Machine model. So, perhaps he’ll be wise and pick up Sarah Buxton if Hollywood/Lyric Street in Burbank doesn’t keep her.

  4. Rick
    April 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks for the Yep Rock download link. I’m not sure how many of the songs I’ll keep, but I always appreciate a freebie!

    Speaking of freebies, Amazon is offering a free download of Brandon Rhyders’s song “Rock Angel”:
    Link: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Angel/dp/B002Y69XME/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1271376088&sr=1-2

    I’m sure Joe Galante has had enough of corporate politics for a lifetime! I do hope he opens his own label where the music comes first. He could sign Sarah Buxton and Tyler Dickerson right off the bat. Go Joe! (lol)

    I think Rascal Flatts is far more deserving of a suckerpunch than a sackpunch(?).

    Hey guys, how about a Kristen Kelly interview and album giveaway contest? That gal has got it goin’ on I tell you! (lol)

  5. Because someone has to say it ....
    April 16, 2010 at 5:07 am

    I wonder if Sony will keep Alison Bonaguro on the payroll.

  6. Barbara
    April 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Kevin Fowler, Tyler Dickerson and Bucky Covington join Rascal Flatts in moving from Lyric Street to DMG. Sarah Buxton, Love & Theft and The Parks have been dropped.

  7. Steve M.
    April 16, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Poor Sarah Buxton. To be bumped in favor of Bucky Covington is adding insult to injury.

  8. Lauren
    April 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Rascal Flatts is nominated for Group Video of the year at this year’s CMT Awards! Please be sure to go to CMT.com to vote for RASCAL FLATTS for their amazing video, “Here Comes Goodbye.” Voting for the first round ends soon so please be sure to vote, vote, vote!!! Thanks!

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