Apparently despite Garth’s world-beating success, he still is hungry, and has some unresolved business to take up with country music. And looking to get a strategic advantage over his competition, he’s employed the services of the somewhat unproven, but very popular health accessory known as the Phiten necklace, worn by many professional athletes, especially throughout Major League Baseball.
One of the principle purveyors of this underground hick hop is the record label Average Joe’s. What The Wall Street Journal piece explains is how Average Joe’s has been working very intimately with Wal-Mart to market country rap to certain areas seen as favorable to the emerging sub-genre. While physical CD sales are falling overall, Average Joe’s has been able to keep the CD alive with the help of Wal-Mart, and country rap.
This is the first in a series in support of Record Store Day’s Vinyl Saturday this Sep. 5th. This is in response to this CMT blog called “Sugarland, Wal-Mart Are Not the Bad Guys,” which admits that Wal-Mart is running local record stores out of business but asserts it is not a bad guy for […]
With the death of local record stores, and even the smaller national chain music stores, Wal-Mart has now taken the spot as the big dog atop the music selling food chain. Problem is, Wal-Mart refuses to sell any album with what they consider “offensive” lyrics, so artists are forced to ether produce “clean” versions of […]
How to Order Damn Right Rebel Proud on Vinyl I have had a ton of people asking me about this, so please help me spread the word. For those of you that haven’t heard, Hank III’s new album Damn Right, Rebel Proud is going to be released in limited quantities in a record version. The […]