Stay Strong Texas

I hope this post finds you and your loved ones safe.

Due to the historic and devastating circumstances in our Great State, we will not have the #RealCountryCountdown this week, but will return next week!

I appreciate seeing the outpouring of love and support from people all over this great nation of ours. It is truly heart warming.

So…until next week…Stay Strong Texas!

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Don’t Worry, REAL Country Music is Alive and Well!

bluebonnetsI have heard and read plenty of lamenting over recent years that Country Music is dead…and with good reason. Have you heard some of the stuff being pushed out onto the airwaves lately?

Ah…but herein lies the problem; the Corporate Country that is most in the public eye is NOT Real Country Music. If you are looking for REAL Country Music, you need look no further than the Grassroots, Honky Tonkin’, Good timin’, Beer Drinkin’ music rising from the Texas/Red Dirt Country scene.

Just as in days passed we looked toward icons such as Waylon, Willie, Johnny, Merle and the two George’s, Jones and Strait to carry the torch of Real Country Music, Now we look to the likes of Cody Johnson, Cody Jinks, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Aaron Watson and so many others to carry on this great tradition!

Corporate Country America will have to one day wake up and embrace this Texas Country Music Scene, or risk the danger of becoming nearly extinct like the Hammond B3 Organ is to the Church World.

Recent statistics are the true indicator of what is really happening in the music world, as listenership for “traditional” FM radio has dipped into the millions while music streaming has swelled into the billions.

Fear not fellow REAL Country Music lovers, REAL Country Music is alive and well thanks to the many great artists rising thru the Texas/Red Dirt Music scene…and to the ones who paved the way with their blood, sweat and tears.

I believe the REAL Country Music loving world will one day look back and remember fondly artists such as Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Gary P. Nun, Townes Van Zandt, Pat Green and Robert Earl Keen to name a few, for laying the foundation of the Texas Music Scene, and saving REAL Country Music!

#texas #texascountrymusic #countrymusic



Is Radio Promotion Worth It?

I don't pretend to know much about the ins and outs of the current Radio scene, but I am blessed enough to have friends who do.

Chris Fox over at my main Go To site for all things Texas Music, recently posted an article that I felt like is worthy of a little cross promotion. I will post an excerpt here, but strongly encourage y'all to click the link posted and read the entire article.

So is radio promotion still worth the money in our scene?

I think it definitely can be; but not in all scenarios. I think it’s much more complicated than “I need to get some exposure for my music, therefore I need to push a single to radio”. With less radio listeners from the younger generation, the value of getting your song on the radio has unfortunately diminished, but make no mistake, there can still be a lot of value in it; but only if it meets the right conditions.  (Click To Read More)

Real Country Countdown for Week 30!

This Week in the #RealCountryCountdown for Week 30…

Joel Johnson with American Crossroads Radio brings us his #ACR Real Country Pick of the Week in Aaron Watson and his song "Texas Lullaby". This week we debut our good friend Jeri James from Red Dirt Roots Radio and her Artist Spotlight featuring Jerrett Zoch And The OSR Band

This week in the Countdown;
Sundance Head
Kevin Fowler
Bart Crow
Kody West
Mario Flores and The Soda Creek Band
Parker McCollum
Curtis Grimes
Cody Jinks
Whiskey Myers
Cody Johnson
Kylie Frey
Randy Rogers Band
Dalton Domino
Josh Abbott Band
Josh Ward
Pat Green
Casey Donahew
Jon Wolfe
Cody Sparks Band
Troy Cartwright

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Thank you to Texas Music Pickers for their Weekly Spotify Chart which we base the #RealCountryCountdown off of.

Thank you to Jeri James with Red Dirt Roots Radio and to Joel Johnson with American Crossroads Radio for their contribution to the show.

Thank you to the radio stations that air our little Countdown every week, Red Dirt Roots Radio & American Crossroads Radio! Please check stations for air times.

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Parker McCollum’s “Probably Wrong” Gets it Right!

The Limestone Kid a.k.a. Parker McCollum gets it right big time with his latest EP release entitled “Probably Wrong: Session One”

Aside from the EP’s Chart Climbing first single “I Can’t Breathe”, there are some other notable and future Chart Climbers to be found here.

If you haven’t heard of Parker McCollum you are probably a little out of touch….but that’s ok….let Parker’s music speak for itself.

Conroe does miss you Parker…but we are so proud of our Native Son!

Click Here to hear Jimmy E’s Favorite and One To Watch

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