There’s Nothin’ Sexier Than Manners

There’s Nothin’ Sexier Than Manners

In this episode, Lisa, Jon, Jim, Tammy and Bob sit down to quickly cover 9 topics—including the winner of our Sexiest Man survey—with only 3 minutes of discussion per topic.

Show Participants

  • Lisa Konicki, Editor in Chief
  • Jon Freeman, Managing Editor
  • Jim Casey, Deputy Editor
  • Tammy Ragusa, Senior Writer
  • Bob Paxman, Senior Writer

Show Notes & Links

  1. Sam Hunt – Country or Not Country (What really is country?)
  2. The Carrie Underwood album event – Carrie released her new album on Oct. 23. Does this release event put her back on top in the format? Is it the biggest album of the fall?
  3. Charles Kelley goes solo – How hard is it to do as a country artist? Are there any Justin Timberlakes and Beyoncés, or are they all Chris Kirkpatricks and Kelly Rowlands?
  4. Country Music Hall of Fame – Who gets in next year? We just had The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns & Grady Martin. Who should be in?
  5. Garth Brooks – Expected to make a HUGE comeback after 10 years away. Did he do it? Was it as successful as he had hoped?
  6. Country’s Sexiest Man – Nash Country Weekly held our annual poll and asked our readers to vote for Country’s Sexiest Man. Winner announced. Agree or disagree?
  7. Sam Hunt really broke out in 2015. Who’s gonna do it in 2016?
  8. The Alan Jackson box set vs. the three-disc Hunter Hayes Album: How much is too much, and when does product become exploitation of an enthusiastic fan base?
  9. Ronnie Dunn stated in an interview: “If you are going to be heard, you gotta be played on radio.” Is it true, and how is it different from the comment made by Gary Overton, President of Sony Music, and got so much flack over? “If you’re not on country radio, you don’t exist.” Was it just said more politically correct? Decline of Album Sales – how do Blackberry Smoke, Aaron Watson, Chris Stapleton and their like outsell Toby Keith?

The Writers Room, Ep. 2, 37 minutes

Daily Dose

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett