Little Jimmy Dickens Recovering From Surgery for Brain Injury

Brody Vercher | January 14th, 2009

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  1. Sam G.
    January 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I hope Jimmy ends up alright. There’s not many of the old guard left nowadays.

    With all due respect to Melanie Cannon, releasing a duet with Willie Nelson is not a good way to get played on the radio, unless you’re singing about giving your horses alcohol.

  2. Matt B.
    January 14, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for Little Jimmy!

    I’ll pull a Rick here and say that I saw that Country Weekly’s not only going to be an actual weekly periodical (good for Chris N I suspect) but it’s also dropping all it’s Subscribers. So while I applaud the move to the weekly format, I’m skeptical about dropping the subscribers.

  3. Jim Malec
    January 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

    The Country Weekly move is daring, to say the least.

  4. Matt C.
    January 14, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Ok Chris, you have to explain this to us. How does making more issues and selling them at a lower price to fewer readers help keep Country Weekly afloat?

  5. Matt B.
    January 14, 2009 at 11:59 am

    It is daring for sure. It goes against all traditional reasons for having subscribers (advertising).

  6. Davey
    January 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Get well soon Jimmy!

    Glad to see RRB on the late show. Finally, the recognition they deserve.

    bold move on CW’s part, but I was never that impressed in the year I had a subscription. Maybe this will make it better….?

  7. CMW
    January 14, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Little Jimmy will be in my thoughts.

    That Russell/Peters western album sounds really good. Thanks for the video.

  8. Sam G.
    January 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    As the article mentions, Country Weekly is cutting the amount of published issues it makes, leading to a cost savings on paper (and probably time using the press). It’s cutting the price to presumably entice people to buy it more frequently, now that it’s publishing weekly.

    The print media industry sucks right now. Newspapers and magazines are doing whatever they have to in order to stay in business. I’m sure CW’s accountants have looked at the scenarios and have determined that the cost savings of publishing more often with fewer copies outweighs the loss of revenue from subscribers.

  9. Chris N.
    January 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    All the math was done way above my head, so I have no great insights into the reasoning. I just know I’m about to be cranking out a lot more copy.

  10. Paula_W
    January 14, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Ok – so subscriptions were UP last year and newsstand sales were DOWN and they are dropping subscribers for newsstands only? Sure doesnt sound logical to me. And I’ll surely take a refund rather than transfer to one of the other magazines they offer (that I’ve never heard of).

    Hey, now I can save money too. I’ll just flip through it, see if Anthony’s in there, and if not I wont buy it!

  11. Sam G.
    January 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Chris, is the average issue editorial page count dropping, or is it staying the same?

  12. Matt B.
    January 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm


    More copy is good for you. And for your sake, I hope CW continues to soldier on. Actually, it’s good for anyone who works in the industry (writing or recording) if CW continues to publish.

  13. Paula_W
    January 14, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    That’s what I was wondering too Sam. Also, by the time the magazine is actually published, most of the news is “old” already anyway, thanks to the internet. But it’s always nice for those of us who want a ‘hard copy’ to keep.

  14. Chris N.
    January 14, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I’m really not at liberty to say anything beyond what’s in the public domain already.

  15. J.R. Journey
    January 14, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    It’s really confusing to me that CW would drop the subscription end of the business for newsstand sales only – which are definitely going to be very unsteady. I just hope this doesn’t mean the end of the magazine …

  16. Baron Lane
    January 14, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Great news on Tom Russell and Gretchen Peters release. 2009 is turning out to be a great year for (upcoming) music.

  17. Leeann Ward
    January 14, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I agree with Baron. I’m excited about the Russell/Peters release too.

    January 15, 2009 at 9:14 am

    The print industry has taken a huge hit as of late and most publications who then try to switch over to the internet can’t pull the same amount of profit from their websites.

    I think Country Weekly has enough of an older readership who doesn’t want to read stuff on a PC where they can stay alive. There are many other music magazines who are falling apart because most of their readership is 15-25 where they would rather read it on a PC or mobile device. I do find the newsstand thing kind of interesting though as I know many older readers who are going to hate not getting it at their doorstep every other week. I guess right now though businesses in every industry are just trying to hold on and rough this out.

  19. Josh
    January 16, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Garth Brooks performing again??? Oh! The Humanity of the 90s! Miss my childhood ambitions. :P

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