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  1. [...] old pretty quick, not to mention it’s only been a year since his last release.” — Josh “Kenny Chesney is not my favorite artist, but he’s not my least favorite. I really like [...]
  1. Josh
    October 22, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Unlike most people who will be reading this, I don’t hate Chesney one bit, I actually like him, but I still am not surprised at his low sales numbers. His “island themed” music is growing old pretty quick, not to mention it’s only been a year since his last release.

  2. Country Music Fan
    October 22, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Josh, i agree with you to a point i like Kenny Chesney but your right is island music is getting old, had this discussion with a friend of my this past weekend and it seems he is forgetting where he came from, because last i checked steel drums did not come from Tenn, i wish he would hit some of the traditional sounds and leave the islands to the carribean and he can enjoy it everytime he goes back and film the videos in the country and not on the beach or on boats anchored at the beach

  3. Billy
    October 22, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Kenny Chesney is not my favourite artist, but he’s not my least favourite. I really like some of his island music, but it is starting to get old, like Josh said. I don’t think that he should have released a new album already, Poets and Pirates just came out around a year ago. He didn’t release some of the song that I thought that he should have, like Dancing for the Groceries and Demons.

  4. Josh
    October 22, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Billy, “Demons” very well could be my favorite song on that album.. so yeah, it’s a shame we’ll never hear it on radio.

  5. hairandtoenails
    October 22, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I wonder if Kenny Chesney’s “low” sales really has much to do with the island schtick getting old or if it has more to do with the fact that the stock market is doing poorly, et cetera. The billboard article also mentions that sales last week were down 17% compared with sales of one year ago. Maybe the problem is the economy, not Kenny.

    I do think he is overdoing the island theme, though.

  6. Chris D.
    October 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    No, it’s Kenny. Sure the economy played a part, but I think it really is Kenny’s lack of anything remotely new or interesting or country.

  7. Rick
    October 22, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Trailer did a fine job with “The Anti-Chesney”. I’m not sure Dale Watson would want to be associated with Kenny Cheesey in any capacity though. Hmmm….

    Jeremy McComb is an interesting artist but I think he is too individualistic for Top 40 country radio since he doesn’t fit in the cookie cutter molds they accept. Jeremy falls into that no-man’s land somewhere between mainstream country and the Americana scene.

    I thought Patty Loveless’ use of the word “squalin'” in “Pretty Little Miss” was a cute colloquialism, but its obviously one of Craig Morgan’s favorite words! Crikey mate.

    Now that Kenny Cheesey has worn out his welcome being the Countrified Jimmy Buffet, who else will he choose to mimic? Maybe he can pretend to be a Jonas Brother or Michael Buble…..

  8. Nashville4u
    October 22, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I like Craig Morgan but I am not sure if he was ready for an invitation to the Opry yet. I would say give me another hit song or another great album before he should be considered. It’s not a terrible pick but he just doesn’t seem like one of the country music elite.

  9. Matt B.
    October 22, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Chesney’s sales going down is a combination of multiple things but the biggest factor is the economy.

  10. Rick
    October 22, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    I don’t know Matt. I went to Best Buy to pick up a real copy of Jamey Johnson’s “That Lonesome Song” this week for $ 8 and grabbed Crystal Shawanda’s debut as well (for $ 10), so I’m still buying! I think maybe Chesney’s fans are just saving up their wages for something more important, like more beer at the tailgating party at their next Chesney concert…..

  11. roger
    October 22, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    “I like Craig Morgan but I am not sure if he was ready for an invitation to the Opry yet. I would say give me another hit song or another great album before he should be considered. It’s not a terrible pick but he just doesn’t seem like one of the country music elite.”

    ……craig seems to be the type the opry likes…not too big for his britches and respecting of the opry and willing to play on a regular basis….

  12. Chris N.
    October 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

    With an economy in the dumps and the music industry collapsing, it’s unrealistic to expect most anyone to sell the way they used to.

  13. Kelly
    October 23, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Rick: I tend to agree with you about McComb, and I think that is why he has found a substantial fan-base in Texas. he has multiple songs that get airplay here and even have creeped onto the texas chart. I got to see him perorm in a very intimate, acoustic setting, and he almost blew the doors off the place with how he could belt it out….

  14. Brady Vercher
    October 23, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Does the music industry not qualify for a bailout? It seems like everyone else does.

  15. Thomas
    October 23, 2008 at 10:27 am

    bailing out dave watson – blasphemy!

  16. Chris N.
    October 23, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Dave Watson is, of course, Dale’s even more hardcore twin brother. He’s being kept in an underground laboratory until the world is equipped to deal with how country he is.

  17. Kelly
    October 23, 2008 at 10:30 am

    i saw a commercial that said Denny’s can bail us all out with cheap grand-slam b-fasts, i guess that goes for the music industry also….

  18. Kelly
    October 23, 2008 at 10:31 am

    …oh, yeah, also, I read in the Wall St. Journal that (as I predicted a wee or two ago), we will soon be using Dale Watson’s sideburns as currency…

  19. Thomas
    October 23, 2008 at 10:56 am

    chris n.: what do you think, can we expect any birthday bikini-shots of dale and dave like the ones of brody and brady?

  20. Chris N.
    October 23, 2008 at 11:23 am

    In that event, I’m afraid we might see some sideburns we don’t want to see.

  21. Kelly
    October 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Chris N, speak for yourself!

  22. Matt B.
    October 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Kelly, W/R/T Jeremy McComb; His new single “Cold” is a perfect example of his vocal ability. It may be ‘country-pop’ but the whole song is pretty good and it has an immediate hook. Too bad radio seems to not want to play it (which is funny given he’s a former Radio DJ).

  23. Kelly
    October 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Yes, it was his performance of “cold” that he really nailed and impressed me quite a bit…the fine folks and readers of the 9513 may be hearing that very performance very soon……maybe, hhhmmm….

    Oddly enough, his cover of Wagon Wheel is climbing the Texas Charts, even though that is his “old” single and video…

  24. Matt B.
    October 24, 2008 at 9:21 am


    I think that single was the very first single they released. “This Town Needs A Bar” being his second. Doesn’t surprise me though. Stations in Texas may have been serviced that song (again?) instead of Cold.

  25. Bobby
    October 24, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    “This Town Needs a Bar” is the best non-charting song of 2008 in my opinion.

  26. Kelly
    October 24, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    that is the song that made me take notice of McComb, Bobby. I really thought it would be “contemporary enough” for radio, but it wasnt, even though thats how I heard it down here in Texas…

  27. Elaine
    November 4, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I loved this episode of Nashville At Nite…I guess it was sort of a day time edition which was cool, ha. Halfway to Hazard were very funny at the end of the video. And Dierks seemed so happy talking to Ashlie about being a brand new daddy. Thanks for the coverage!

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