Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Big comeback?

I've never seen the like. It's both enlightening and at the same time appalling.

The disgraced Dixie Chicks are making their much anticipated come-back with help and support from every corner of the main stream media. This link will take you to a corporate press release that was syndicated on Yahoo for some reason. The content of this puff-piece is eye-opening for someone like me who doesn't tap into the msm as much. With all this coverage of one music group, OF COURSE THEY DEBUTED AT #1!

No country music group or artist gets this attention from the liberal media unless they politicize themselves appropriately.

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Anonymous Ruth said...

Thoroughly predictable, thoroughly disgusting.

6:46 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People don't care about what the Dixie Chicks said 3 years ago anymore because they first said it when the President was highly favored among the public, now with pathetically low approval numbers folks have let it pass. Sure, a few radio stations in some trailer park community wont spin the record, but that wont stop them from going platinum 3x. And the Dixie Chicks are not country music. They are pop trash like most country music these days. Traditional country is starting to die off, the last remaining being George Strait, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, & other neotraditional country acts.

Jerret

11:14 PM, June 07, 2006  
Anonymous mark said...

Jerret

I could care less what genres they span, how well they sing, or how well they do. My point is huge bandwagon of free promotion they got from an otherwise uninterested media by politicizing themselves.

12:21 AM, June 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well they debuted at number one with their 2 previous albums pre Bush speech. So I don't think the media pops sales that much. You are talking about a band with a huge fan base that will buy anything no matter what. Loyal fans will make up the bulk of your fan base and allow one to still sell records (see Michael Jackson). They probably only lost a few fans over that spat. Also, look at the many American Idols winners who had tons of promotion, and all but one have really gone on to be mega stars. Oh, and Toby Keith is the king of politicizing himself. He was hardly as big a star until he came out with that stupid 9/11 song. And he has milked that cow dry.

6:54 AM, June 08, 2006  
Blogger Mark R said...

Ok, Jerret, no offense, but just what is your interest in the country scene that you are misinformed on so many things?

A huge fan base? I don't know what you mean? There are still stations out there who don't play their music. I'm still trying to think of someone who likes their music so much they will buy anything--and I know a few former fans. I read recently they were having major trouble filling concerts. There only quick sellouts being in Canada--and I even know Canadians who think they stink.

Toby Keith! LOL... So telling Osama off is politics? Not a big star before that? huh? Granted I'm not a big Toby fan because he's so crass...but the thing he seems to do right is the patriotic thing.

American Idol? That's hardly the kind of "respectable" bonofide news coverage that the Chicks have been getting. Call and ad an ad and people might ignore it. Call it news, and people might sit up.

10:56 AM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no real interest in what is currently called "country" music. Keith did not sell nearly as many records until he started doing the whole post 9/11, flag waver garbage. He politized himself with right just like the chicks politized themselves with the left. You say that the chicks debut at number one because of media coverage when they have debuted at number one before without the said "coverage." They had the biggest debut of the year of any genre and would have with out the so called coverage. So they obviously have an already established fan base. I don't know anyone who goes and buys a cd because they like what the Dixie Chicks say about Bush, otherwise myself, my gf, and all my friends would have the cd by now. You either like the music or you don't.

As far as concert tickets go, I could definitly see them having trouble selling out venues in the south. One point I may make is that nationwide concerts in general this summer are having trouble selling out since weeked festivals like Lolloapalooza, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, etc, which offer music spanning all genres, are way more poplular choice for concert goers. It is not just the chicks having trouble selling tickets this summer.

11:55 AM, June 10, 2006  

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