Jenifer Nettles

Discussion: Giving Thanks

November 26, 2008 // 5 Comments

On the eve of Thanksgiving, it’s a good time to say what we’re thankful for.  Keeping the focus on country music, here are some things that are inspiring gratitude on my part: New Channels of Distribution The days of wandering around in the wilderness after you’re dropped from a major label are long gone.  Today, even superstars like Toby Keith and icons like Dolly Parton are selling their music directly to the people.   The great talents don’t need middlemen. Great Singers on the Radio Carrie Underwood.  Toby Keith. Jennifer Nettles.  Gary Allan.   They’re plain great singers, making even ordinary material sound better than it is.   Thankfully, they’re often working with excellent material, with powerful results. DVR There’s simply no way to navigate CMT and GAC anymore without having your mute button handy.   The good shows can be recorded automatically (I’m looking at you, GAC’s Master Series) and the bad ones Read More