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

Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

What is Scotty McCreery looking forward to the most in 2022?


Scotty shares, “Yeah, starting off January 20th in Raleigh, we are starting the Same Truck tour. Excited about that, play the whole album top to bottom, try it out on the fans, see what their thinking. So I’m excited to hit the road and kick of the year in a great way.”

Fans will be looking to hear his number-one song “You Time” and his current single “Damn Strait” on the Same Truck tour.

Photo Credit: Jeff Ray