Archive for May, 2010
Fewer than 2 percent of mobile users in the United States and western Europe used their phone to download music in the first quarter, showing the uphill task facing Apple iTunes challengers like Nokia. Instead, the vast majority loaded the tracks on to their handset from music they already had on a computer.
From the desk of Gary P. Nunn: Greetings from Cow Creek! It’s has been a lovely spring after what I would call a normal winter, i.e. some cold weather and even a couple of freezes. We’ve good spring rains and the lakes are full once again and the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes are putting on a show.
The music industry has landed a major punch in its fight against LimeWire, one of the oldest file-sharing networks on the Internet.
HONKY TONKS & HEARTACHES (TM) PLAYLIST #44
WEDNESDAY, May 12 7:00PM-11:00PM EDT
**REBROADCAST** MONDAY May 17 9:00AM PM-1:00 PM EDT
**ARCHIVED SHOW** BROADCAST EVERY FRIDAY 2:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT
From the desk of Everett Corbin: A few days ago in cleaning out my upstairs music room, I found a photo of a man by the name Henry Young, at one time a locomotive engineer on the railroad, dressed in similar garb as I have seen Jimmie Rodgers wear.
On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Music City community will unite to assist victims of the floods that ravaged Nashville and Middle Tennessee earlier this month. “NASHVILLE RISING: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery,” will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
I wasn’t going to comment on Chely Wright, and in fact I did not know (or forgot) that she had a number one hit with “Single White Female” in 1999. When I read an article that stereotypes country music my silence ended. Wright recently told the world she is gay, as if anyone really cared, but it was important to Wright and many appreciate her honesty.
After two years of struggling with a delayed merger, near bankruptcy, and the threat of delisting from the Nasdaq, Sirius XM may be turning a corner. On May 4 the satellite radio company reported first-quarter profits of $41.6 million, reversing a $52.7 million loss a year earlier.
At the Opry, five miles northeast of the entertainment district, performer Marty Stuart said he feared water had destroyed instruments, costumes, audio tapes, boots and “just everything that goes along with the Opry and Opry stars.”