Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Nashville Star Week Two: Give Me A Break. I am reconsidering my thought that radio should get behind Nashville Star. Nothing against my friends at XM, but do we really want to be indirectly promoting XM on our stations? XM got more promotion than the ACM's gave our radio stations. And what's with all the pop songs and older Country songs? Except for John Rich's "Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy" there was nothing representing today's Country music. I had to laugh when they said that next week Nashville Star is going Pop. You mean, "Natural Woman" wasn't pop enough this week? To quote John Stossel, "Give Me a Break." I still have hope for the show, as there is some real talent there, but I'm not happy at the way the music is misrepresenting our format.

3 comments:

Christopher said...

Joel,
I couldn't agree with you more. I would like to know who the creative genius's are that guide and direct this show? Is it some network "duck" or is the Nashville Coummunity providing guidence? My guess is that behind it all it's just some tv executives thinking 99% about ratings and 1% about everything else.

Take care,
Chris Michaels

Joel Raab said...

Chris,

Thanks for your comment. I'd suggest the ratings would be better if the music were more reflective of today's Country music!

merle said...

If 'Nashville Star' is going pop next week, sadly it will be representing today's "Country" music.