Mike Sudhalter | December 17, 2008
Howdy,I have some honky-tonk questions
I love buying compact discs. Someday, they're going to stop selling them, because of duh - the Internet. And it's going to become as commonplace as the vinyl records that our grandparents owned and the cassette tapes that our parents did.
When that day comes, I'll have plenty of CDs remaining as souvenirs of the good ol' days (and also a handful of cassettes, too).
I will miss that day, because I love opening up a new CD and reading the lyrics as I sing along. But I understand business and know that itunes beats overhead any day of the week.
Speaking of which, if y'all hadn't noticed yet, we have a lousy economy.
And that's why it doesn't surprise me that Clint Black's Equity Music folded. What does this bleak economy mean for the future of independent labels or for the future of country music in general?
George Strait, the King of Country Music, will be making only one appearance in Texas, according to the dates he's announced to this point. He'll be at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, which I looked up on the map.
That's on the Texas-Mexico border. Logistically, it wouldn't be too easy for me to make the 10-hour trip southward to see this legend.
I would make the trek if I had some good company, specifically a female who enjoys country music and the company of a country blogger.
I've given up on long distance relationships (don't ask), but if you know someone who's looking for a country blogger to ride in on a White Horse, you know where to find me