Nov 28, 2018

saving country music

I ran across a good article about Chris Stapleton, who recently received the Country Music Association awards for Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Basically, the article centers on Stapleton. 

Chris Stapleton
The article mentions that Stapleton is an artist with substance and is appreciated by his peers.

I told a couple of my colleagues that Chris might have saved a format. Chris is a breath of fresh air. I do like his song Broken Halos, which took the Single and Song of the Year on November 14th. My hope is that Chris continues writing material that is soulful and meaningful. 

My role in country music radio is to play Broken Halos with other songs. Playing new music with good, solid tunes already in rotation is where the creative winds start to blow.

Here is a 3 song set I came up with:
  1. John Anderson - Wild and Blue
  2. Chris Stapleton - Broken Halos
  3. Glen Campbell - Gentle On My Mind
Here's another:
  1. The Bellamy Brothers - Lovers Live Longer
  2. Chris Stapleton - Broken Halos
  3. George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today
I hope this will give you ideas. 


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