Garth Brooks honored Merle Haggard at the ACM Awards by singing “Happy Birthday” to him.
Apr 7 2014, 3:16am CDT
Source: American Songwriter
As prolific a music maker as Jim Lauderdale is, it’s not inconceivable that he could have forgotten about writing a song for Conway Twitty three decades ago with Melba Montgomery (George Jones’s duet partner before Tammy Wynette) and a couple other country tunesmiths – a song to which his name is attached in a purportedly authoritative online music database. He sounds plenty skeptical, though, when I quiz him on the phone about said co-write. “I don’t think I even knew a ...
Full article at: American Songwriter
5 days ago, 3:01pm CDT
Source: Houston's Hot Hits
1. One Direction, $131.5 million.
2. The Rolling Stones, $115.1 million. They also have the highest ticket prices of any act in the top 100, averaging $177 a pop.
3. Justin Timberlake, $110.2 million.
4. Bruce Springsteen, $64.9 million.
5. Michael Bublé, $62.2 million.
6. George Strait, $61.8 million.
7. The Eagles, $54 million.
8. Billy Joel, $50.7 million.
9. Cher, $48.5 million. (Technically, she’s not ...
Full article at: Houston's Hot Hits
Jul 14 2014, 6:40am CDT
Source: Oh No They Didn't!
One Direction isn’t losing any of their grip on pop culture, judging from the band’s ability to fill seats. The British hearthrobs sold 1.6 million tickets at just 31 stadium shows, grossing $131.5 million on tour in the first half of 2014, according to a mid-year report from Pollstar. Expect them to top the year-end report, too—the band hasn’t started its North American stadium tour, which launches in August.One Direction led the list of the top 100 worldwide concert tours. The Rollin ...
Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
Jul 12 2014, 7:31pm CDT
Source: The 9513
Ketch Secor put together a list of eight essential Americana albums released in the last 15 years; his selections include The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Genuine Negro Jig and Iris DeMent’s Sing the Delta.
Garth Brooks is holding a press conference (which you can stream here) at noon today. The 615 reports that sources say Brooks is announcing not only a mega comeback tour, but an album as well. ...
Full article at: The 9513
Jul 10 2014, 10:29am CDT
Source: Guitar World
One of our Songtown citizens asked the question "How do you decide which artist to give your song to?"
So, I thought I would answer that one to the best of my ability.
Sadly, in my experience, it doesn't happen too often that multiple artists are fighting over the same song. I wish that happened more. But, most often, you have one artist wanting to cut your song.
Generally, I'm honored that an artists wants to cut my song and will give it to them, no matter who they ...
Full article at: Guitar World
Jun 15 2014, 10:29pm CDT