Tyler Childers’ angst feeds viral marketing of new album, anger in some quarters

Tyler Childers dropped a surprise new album ‘Long Violent History’, but he didn’t just slide the album onto the market. He also dropped a video aimed at explaining the album. Whatever your response, and responses have been varied, you have to hand it to Childers. This indie musician’s angst is boosting album sales and publicity in a powerful way and that is smart marketing. Continue reading “Tyler Childers’ angst feeds viral marketing of new album, anger in some quarters”

‘Whiskey Lullaby’—Underwood versus Krauss

By coincidence I came across a duet by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. They did one of my favorite songs during a broadcast over Labor Day weekend. Underwood didn’t record the song when it originally came out in 2003. Paisley did the original duet with Alison Krauss. I’m a big Carrie fan, but frankly, I am not wild about her take on that song (Article continues after photo). Continue reading “‘Whiskey Lullaby’—Underwood versus Krauss”

Alan Jackson pivots with drive-in concerts

Talk to anyone who makes a living doing music and a key word emerges—pivot. That’s what virtually every self-employed person in the music sector has had to do after Coronavirus shutdowns. That pivot didn’t just occur in the indie music sector. It’s also occurring in the superstar sector, and country music’s Alan Jackson is pivoting in a big kind of way. Continue reading “Alan Jackson pivots with drive-in concerts”

Daysies news: Live show date, changes for ‘Live from Ja’Ville’, and a new chain

We’ve been under lockdown in our Crazy Daysies circle since early March, but as Florida reemerges from the cocoon, things are looking up. News is up on their first show after shutdowns, a change in schedule for their live Facebook show, and a new chain (of sorts). Continue reading “Daysies news: Live show date, changes for ‘Live from Ja’Ville’, and a new chain”

Mystery of the George Jones tapes—legit or just a hoax?

George Jones’ music legacy lives on just as stories about his hell-raising years do. Now there’s a mystery surrounding the legendary country music singer, and it’s waiting to be cracked. Continue reading “Mystery of the George Jones tapes—legit or just a hoax?”