Ryan Bingham Joins Country Throwdown Tour; Brad Paisley’s Bruise; Blake Shelton Debuts at No. 2

Brody Vercher | March 10th, 2010

  1. numberonecountryfan
    March 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

    The top two selling CDs for country music next week are:
    Lady Antebellum-126,000
    Blake Shelton-71,000
    Lady A returns to #1 on the top 200 chart as well!

  2. Brody Vercher
    March 10, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Thanks numberonecountryfan, I misinterpreted the press release. Shelton did indeed come in at No. 2 instead of on top.

  3. Ben Milam
    March 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    bingham sticks out like a dick at a dinner party on this tour. it will be interesting to see how mainstream country fans respond to his brand of music.

  4. Michelle
    March 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Tear it up BS!

  5. Michelle
    March 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    A kilted guitar player? It ain’t no big thang!!

  6. Matt B.
    March 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    What’s interesting about the Shelton numbers is that he’d likely have had the 3rd best-selling album had Gokey’s CD not been sold-out in multiple places, or at least it seems that way from Gokey’s tweets (and fans tweets) talking about the album being sold out in many places.

  7. Rick
    March 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    That BMI party was for Ashley Monroe to celebrate her first chart # 1 co-write on “The Truth”. Her co-writer Brett James is allied with BMI’s competitor ASCAP and wasn’t invited. (Just kidding! Sheesh!) It turns out Jason Aldean does serve a useful purpose after all! (lol) Go Ashley!

    If Blake Shelton had released a full CD would it have sold in bigger quantities? When new full album Nashville CD releases often sell their debut week for $ 8 at Best Buy and Target the $ 6 price for Blake’s “6 Pack” isn’t that great of deal.

    Josh Thompson sang “Sinners” on the Opry last week and it was a fine song. He described it as by far his favorite song on his new album, so the guy has a little depth.

    So Nathan Rabin considers his fellow Jew Kinky Friedman a great songwriter huh? It must be for Kinky’s song “They Don’t Make Jews Like Jesus Any More”! (lol)

  8. Michelle
    March 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    And thanks to Jason Aldean “The Truth” was a big hit! That’s because of his talent and great voice!!

  9. Noeller
    March 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    ha ha ha – talent and great voice………ummmm….Jason ALDEAN???

  10. Michelle
    March 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Uh, yep, that’s exactly what I said and meant. Prove to me he’s talentless! Oh, wait, you can’t!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Andrew
    March 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Prove to me he’s talentless!

    Have you ever heard “She’s Country”?

  12. Michelle
    March 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Uh, yeah, what about it? Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean others don’t. That’s a little thing called personal preference! You obviously think he sucks, but obviously you’re not the majority!!

  13. waynoe
    March 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Sorry folks, like it or not, the single “The Truth” was a great song and yes it did well on the strength of the lyrics and composition. At least Aldean liked it and readily released it.

  14. Matt B.
    March 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm


    The Blake Shelton CD was 3.99 and 4.99 many places.

  15. Rick
    March 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks Matt! Its no wonder why it sold as well as it did! (lol)

    If I went to a “Country Throwdown” tour show, I’d really enjoy hearing Jamey Johnson! And that’s about it, although I would enjoy looking at Karen Fairchild as well… (lol)

  16. Michelle
    March 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Hmm, would I go out and buy a CD simply because it was cheap? Nah, I think I would have to like the artist and then I would pay whatever price it was to get it!

  17. Nicolas
    March 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Being the farthest thing from a Jason Aldean fan, I must say that “The Truth” was pretty good.

    I also hope Danny Gokey exits country music soon, because he definitely doesn’t belong in the genre.

  18. Jesse
    March 10, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    That blogger certainly doesn’t seem disposed toward someone like Danny Gokey, but good for Gokey that he apparently has a ton of people who do like him from his AI fanbase and open-minded country music listeners. Best selling new male country artist since 1992? I’m not thinking he’s gonna follow the Phil Stacey route just yet, lmao.

    I was surprised that Blake Shelton’s CD was so close to Danny Gokey’s on the sales results this week. Had thought Blake’s popularity would carry him way past a newcomer, but it was really pretty close.

  19. Randy
    March 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Also surprised that Blakes’s CD was so close to Gokey’s.

    Did hear stories of the Gokey CD being sold out.

    I actually like Gokey’s better; but I lean toward pop/rock in my country.

    Its a pretty good debut album. Get Away kicks a**

  20. Pam
    March 10, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    IDK, Nicholas, seems Danny Gokey is here to stay.

    My Best Days is pretty good, IMO.

    He gets a great response live; from what I’ve been hearing. Touring with Sugarland is only going to help.

  21. Marilyn
    March 10, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I think Danny Gokey fits Country music. I listen to only country and the Album I bought, My Best Days is imouniquely country/soul. Danny Gokey has one h’ll of a good voice. I wouldn’t count him out.

    I was at a country bar in San Jose where Danny sang and darn if he didn’t rock the joint. The young crowd there was sure enjoying him and wouldn’t let him leave by applauding long after he left the stage. Finally he came back and did “My Best Days” again.

    I don’t think any of that crowd thought he was just taking a stab at country.

  22. Wendy
    March 11, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Blake; Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, love the 6 pack format!

    Never heard of the Gokey guy; but was intrigued after your scathing agenda type (WTH with copying some small time blogger’s boring review??) entry here so checked it out at iTunes.

    I liked it! Bought it. Guy has a great voice. Definitely falls on the pop side, but its country enough for me.

  23. Brody Vercher
    March 11, 2010 at 8:31 am

    C’mon Wendy/Pam/Randy, we can tell your aliases belong to one person and that you actually came from iheardannygokey.com. Let’s keep it to one name.

  24. Ben MIlam
    March 11, 2010 at 9:09 am

    this is obviously some kind of organized response. either that, or the general public’s taste and comprehension of music is really that bad. heads or tails?

  25. Sam G.
    March 11, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Danny Gokey is rather cleverly marketing his album to the multiple personality demographic. It’s a great way to get one person to buy multiple copies of the same CD.

  26. stormy
    March 11, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Sam: Or he IS the MPD demographic considering that this year he spent his childhood hugely influenced by country music and last year he had not even heard of the Opry.

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