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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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.

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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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Texas Country Music Awards

This years Texas Country Music Awards should be one hell of a show, with an all star line up of some of the best Texas Country has to offer performing, as well as some really fine Nominee artists.

Those most notable performing at this years Awards Show; Mark Chestnut, Bri Bagwell, Brandon Rhyder, Del Way, Doug Supernaw and many more.

Voting ends soon so be sure to make your voice heard and vote for your favorites by clicking HERE!

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Real Country Countdown Week 14

This week on the #RealCountryCountdown week 14…
We shine the Spotlight on Dusty Brighteyes Neuman with his brand new single “Not Important Enough”. Joel Johnson at American Crossroads Radio shares his ACR Real Country Pick ion John Slaughter Music‘s single “Ghost Town”. Jimmy also shares his Future Favorite in Wayland Hicks latest single “What Some Call a Weakness”

In the Countdown this week;
Mike Ryan
Shotgun Rider
Curtis Grimes
Flatland Cavalry
Whiskey Myers
Sam Riggs
Koe Wetzel
Kody West
Zane Williams
Jay Dirks Music
Mark McKinney
Aaron Watson
Reckless Kelly
The Band of Heathens
Jake Worthington
Shane Smith & the Saints
Cody Jinks
Randy Rogers Band
Josh Abbott Band
William Clark Green

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