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countrymusic’s Ashton Shepherd will follow-up her debut album Sounds So Good in the early Spring. Her fans are currently enjoying the first track from the forthcoming album, “Look It Up.” This past Friday I gave Ashton a call as she and her husband were headed from Mobile, AL following a visit to a radio station and a stop at Cracker Barrel. Driving along Highway 43 they were headed to the tiny town of McIntosh, AL. This five-part interview starts today with Ashton bringing us up to speed on her musical childhood and her years before she made music her career.
Listen to the interview here
1 jan. 2010, 14h04m par davidn87Country Top Ten in no order -
George Strait - The Road Less Traveled
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift
Clint Black - Drinkin' Songs and Other Logic
Maren Morris - All That It Takes
Kenny Chesney - Just Who I Am (Poets & Pirates)
Kellie Pickler - Small Town Girl
Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts
Ashton Shepherd - Sounds So Good
Miranda Lambert - Kerosene
Garth Brooks - Scarecrow
From outside Country i'd say -
The Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
Miley Cyrus - Time Of Our Lives
Colbie Caillat - Coco
Britney Spears - Blackout
Amy Macdonald - This Is the Life
Sandi Thom - Smile...It Confuses People
Girls Aloud - Out of Control
Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again
Paris Hilton - Paris
Brooke White - High Hopes & Heartbreaks
Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin
Tried to keep a decent male/female balance there but couldn't think of any male non-Country albums I really liked lol
5 juin 2009, 15h48m par Carpetbagger513So much for thinking that a two-hour special devoted to George Strait would make him the sure-fire #1 artist on the charts this week. The best he could do was tie for fourth with Patty Loveless at 22 listeners. Sugarland is on top this week with 24 listeners, and Alan Jackson and Johnny Cash are in second place with 23. The Artist of the ’00s did manage to beat the Artists of the ’90s (Garth Brooks with 21 listeners), ’80s (Alabama, 8 ), ’70s (Loretta Lynn, 9) and ’60s (Marty Robbins, 5) at least.
Alright, so who’s going to be the artist of the ’10s, then? Sugarland? They’ve got some momentum already, but the odds of Jennifer Nettles not going solo at some point are slim. The other artists in the Top 10 include Brad Paisley (20 listeners), George Jones and Lee Ann Womack, (19 each) and Tim McGraw (18). Of those, it would seem that Paisley stands the best chance of having a good decade-long run. You can’t rule out either Carrie Underwood (15) or Taylor Swift (14), of course…
27 mai 2009, 15h57m par Carpetbagger513It can take years for a singer’s career to build and grow before they become a major, chart-topping sensation. The end of that phase of a singer’s career can happen almost instantaneously. Sometimes it’s in the choice of albums they make. Patty Loveless was still producing Top 20 hits when she went into bluegrass mode. Since then, her singles have gone unplayed, and she’s now doing her own thing on an independent label. Sometimes it’s the fact that they refused to stay young. Dwight Yoakam’s career as a top-charting country singer essentially ended when he turned 40 years old, and I’m convinced that the two events are related. The Dixie Chicks (Saddam’s Angels) and Garth Brooks (Chris Gaines) require no further explanation. I suspect that in some sub-basement of a media empire headquarters, there are two lists of artists, “Relevant” and “Irrelevant.” Make one wrong move–put your artistic ambitions ahead of commercial demands, say something dumb…
15 mai 2009, 14h03m par Carpetbagger513Considering that The 9513 Group jumped up to 65 members this week, I was interested to see how that would affect the charts. Would we start to turn into every other group on Last.fm and have Radiohead among the top artists? Thankfully, no. Instead, the infusion of new blood created one of the best Top 10 charts we’ve ever had.
Sure, we’ve got our share of chart-toppers, with George Strait (22 listeners), Alan Jackson (19), Sugarland (18) and Martina McBride (17) all being well-represented. But right at the top, with 23 listeners, is Dwight Yoakam, who hasn’t had a Top 10 single on the Billboard charts since 1993 (sad, I know). I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for Dwight, as “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc.” was the first cassette tape I ever bought with my own money, and he and Randy Travis introduced me to country music.
Speaking of, Travis is also in our Top 10 with 15 listeners, and he’s had exactly one Billboard Top 10 song in the 21st century. …
25 fév. 2009, 20h19m par Carpetbagger513Once again, the #1 artist on the 9513 charts is a duo where the lead vocals are mainly handled by the one person with a superior, perfect-for-radio voice, and the other half is relegated to guitar duty. Nope, not Sugarland, though they're in the Top 3. Brooks & Dunn hold the top spot this week with 21 listeners. Actually, we've got a few new faces near the upper end of the chart, with Johnny Cash in 3rd place with 18 listeners and Gary Allan in 6th place with 16 listeners. I really hope that awful Remix reason isn't the reason that Cash is so popular this week.
(long aside begins here)
While he's never been a chart-topper around here, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Cash is the most popular country singer on LastFM. He's got more than a million listeners and 33 million plays. For reference, The Beatles and Radiohead are nearing 150 million plays, and Coldplay just passed the 100 million mark. However, Johnny is right up there with people like Modest Mouse and U2 (45+ million) and The Decemberists (26 million). …
31 jan. 2009, 23h14m par codynascarWeekly Top Artists 2006
Weekly Top Artists 2007
Weekly Top Artists 2008
Weekly Top Artists 2009
Weekly Top Artists 2010
Weekly Top Artists 2009
date -1st place, runner-up
Dec 27 - Carrie Underwood[X12] 35, Taylor Swift 33
Dec 20 - Carrie Underwood[X11] 41, Taylor Swift / George Strait 36
Dec 13 - Taylor Swift[X4] 25, Yellowcard 23
Dec 6 - Carrie Underwood[X10] 25, George Strait 13
Nov 29 - Carrie Underwood[X9] 46, George Strait 12
Nov 22 - Carrie Underwood[X8] 22, George Strait 21
Nov 15 - George Strait[X8] 65, Carrie Underwood 39
Nov 8 - Carrie Underwood[X7] 78, George Strait 37
Nov 1 - George Strait[X7] / Carrie Underwood[X6] 16, Metallica 14
Oct 25 - George Strait[X6] 26, Ashton Shepherd 20
Oct 18 - George Strait[X5] / Jay-Z 7, 3 artists with 3
Oct 11 - Keith Urban / Carrie Underwood[X5] 4, Lonestar 3
Oct 4 - George Strait[X5] 9, 4 artists with 6
Sep 27 - George Strait[X4] 23, 3 artists with 6
Sep 20 - George Strait[X3] 41, Jay-Z 9
14 jan. 2009, 16h32m par Carpetbagger513We're getting to the point that the three constants in life are death, taxes and Sugarland at or near the top of the 9513 charts. That's no different this week, as 17 listeners listened to the duo. Following them, it's a veritable who's who of neo-traditionalists, most notably Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood with 16 plays apiece.
Excavating down further into the charts, you get some interesting strata. A little further past the neo-trad layer, you start to see elements of pop-country appear, with Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift among the artists in 9th place. Beyond that, you get a layer of pretty traditional music, with Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Patty Loveless and Dolly Parton packed closely together. Alt-country starts to make an appearance around 8 plays, with Reckless Kelly and Hayes Carll showing up. Beyond that, it's a total free-for-all, with any genre you can think of making an appearance. Three people in this group listen to The Ditty Bops? Fantastic.
8 jan. 2009, 15h38m par Carpetbagger513Behold the power of the Brothers Vercher and cohorts! The 9513 names Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson's Rattlin' Bones as 2008's album of the year, and suddenly the Aussie duo vaults into the Top 10 artists played in our group, and their album is #1 on the top album charts. Let us hope that the 9513 writers will continue to use their powers of persuasion for good and not for evil.
I've been asking who can dethrone George Strait from the Top artist chart, and the answer apparently is a whole bunch of women. The 50% estrogen-based duo Sugarland nabs the top spot with 16 listeners, and Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack are right behind with 15 listeners apiece. 9513 year-end list sweethearts Joey + Rory had 5 listeners (7 if you include those who mis-tagged them as Joey+Rory, no spaces), Hayes Carll had 7, and Justin Townes Earle had 4.
In the Top Albums list, Lady Antebellum by, well, Lady Antebellum tied with Rattlin' Bones with 12 listeners. …