Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Where Are The New Country Superstars?: Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith. We love ya! You guys are mostly exclusive to our format and came of age in the late 90's, nearly ten years ago. Entertainment however is cyclical. We need a "next big thing" exclusive to our format to sustain growth. The current new crop of Superstars (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift) are crossover artists. We share them, and their sound with other formats.

Ten years ago, we wondered, who are the next Garth, Alan and Clint? Today, we wonder, is there a new Kenny, Tim or Toby waiting in the wings? Could it be Brad, Dierks and/or someone we don't yet know about? Why is there no woman on any of those lists? That's a great question for another blog on another day.

1 comment:

Buzz Jackson said...

why no women? Frankly, because they all sound and look the same. The audience is not screaming for another Carrie Underwood clone, but that's what we're getting from the labels.

Even though there's a ton of talent in these ladies, the audience doesn't have time to figure out who they are.

My two cents.

Buzz in Tucson