Miss Leslie Resolves to Have More People Hear Her Music

Brody Vercher | January 5th, 2009

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  1. [...] the other hand, independent honky-tonker Miss Leslie recently offered up free autographed copies of her album Between the Whiskey and the Wine to anyone who sent in their name and address through her site or [...]
  1. Rick
    January 5, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Wow, Miss Leslie Sloan is about to be overwhelmed by requests for her CD! Offering free download music would have been so much cheaper. I think this offer will be of very limited duration once she gets buried in the avalanche of requests. If she sends me one I’ll pass it on to John Nutting who hosts the nationwide “Saturday Night Country” radio show in Australia as he loves real country music. Hey, she said she wanted to spread the word! In an interview at “Country Standard Time” Leslie related how she’d love to do her music full time but there just hasn’t been enough demand for concert gigs in Texas. It seems she’s decided to go for it in 2009.

    I’d comment on the new Sunny Sweeney songs, but I’m afraid she’d post a response here and box my ears verbally…(lol)

  2. Marc
    January 5, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Virginia Rain? are we going to have a rain song for every state now? :o

    Rick, depending on the response, postage might be cheaper… :P

  3. Stormy
    January 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Guys, I’m going to need an albi. I think I am going to have to kill Jack Black. Which is a pity because he was so good in Tropic Thunder. But I have heard Tenacious D and don’t think I can handle that being done to Bluegrass.

    Marc: Isn’t that Sufajan Steven’s job?

  4. Sam G.
    January 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    http://www.hadenfamilyandfriends.com/

    The whole album is streaming on that site, so you can hear the vocal “stylings” of Jack Black for yourself. He’s not very good, but most of the song is an instrumental, so you might want to spare his life after all. The producers of “Kung Fu Panda 2″ would appreciate it, at least.

  5. Baron Lane
    January 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I was at that Madison Square Garden show featuring Stuart and Wagoner. It’s the reason I went (I walked out after 4 sings from the White Stripes)and it was a great show. The crowd loved them.

  6. Nashville4U
    January 5, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Wow I don’t know how Leslie could afford to send everyone a free autographed copy of her album. That seems like it would get pretty expensive but I guess it won’t go to waste like many other artists marketing budgets that just copy what others do.

  7. Stormy
    January 5, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Sam: Can I at least kick him in the crotch a couple times? It might make him sing better.

  8. Rick
    January 5, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    It appears that the CMT news section will be spotlighting Texas based artists this week! Will this musical contagion continue to spread or can it be contained within the borders of the Lone Star State? Only the shadow knows for sure…

    Today its Reckless Kelly, so here you go:
    http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1602074/reckless-kellys-bold-and-bulletproof-style.jhtml

  9. Miss Leslie
    January 6, 2009 at 9:14 am

    My goal for 2009 is to get more fans. I also happen to be a fan. Just as a fan – what would YOU rather have? Free downloads or a signed CD from the artist?

    I could expound upon this for awhile, but this isn’t about money. I’m still in the stage where I am investing in my career.

    And this is an experiment – my bet is that I won’t get as many requests as Rick thinks. . . or then again, maybe I will.

    Either way, I’m gaining true, genuine fans. And that, folks, is, as Master Card says, “Priceless”.

  10. Mike K
    January 6, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Thanks so much Miss Leslie for the offer. I know it means a lot to your fans times being tough with the holdiays and all. I think you’re correct in that the fans you gain from this type of a promotion are far more likely to stick with you. Thanks again.

  11. Juli
    January 6, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I was already a fan, but a free CD full of awesome honkytonk makes me even more fannish.

    Dammit, Miss Leslie, why are you so cool?

  12. Brody Vercher
    January 6, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Consecutive days of comments from honk-tonk ladies. I wonder how long we can keep the streak alive.

  13. Sam G.
    January 6, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Stormy: Just be sure to record it. It might end up in the bloopers reel of his next movie.

    Now that I think about it, Jack Black sang pretty well in High Fidelity when he did “Let’s Get It On.” Maybe he’s more of a soul guy than a bluegrass guy after all.

  14. Leeann Ward
    January 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    For the record, Miss Leslie, if you’re reading this, my email request came back to me as “undeliverable.”

  15. Rainbow
    January 9, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    You’re the kind of artist every fan dreams of, Miss Leslie. You make the time to sign copies, and even give them away for free.
    I bought your current album back in August when I was shopping for music, and when your album was played in the store, I knew I had to buy this album.
    I had to pay 200 NOK for it though, which is about 35 dollars!
    It was worth every penny.

  16. Andrew
    January 11, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I got my CD from Miss Leslie today, and I love it. Thanks Miss Leslie!

  17. Miss Leslie
    January 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Lee Ann – just check and make sure that you took the NOSPAM out of the email address. Just send the email to info@missleslie.com to get it to me. I try to be careful about posting my email address places so I don’t get 50 emails a day about viagra! Ha! Let me know if you have a problem.

    And thanks, Rainbow. That’s just ridiculous to have to pay that much for a CD. I’m very sorry about that. We send CDs to distributors and make half of what we usually sell CDs for and then for someone to turn around and mark it up that much is sad.

    Thank you for the compliment – and Andrew as well.

  18. Leeann Ward
    January 12, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Miss Leslie,
    I emailed you through Myspace yesterday. Otherwise, I’ll try the other email again. Thanks.

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