Thread: "New" Country
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Old 06-14-2001, 03:06 PM   #18
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Boring, OR, USA
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quote:Originally posted by Steve:
I am happy that Gordon's music is not played on country music stations. Most of them only play the overproduced, overhyped top 40 pap that is endlessly repeated on mainstream country stations. Did anyone watch the CMA award show this year? Most of it made me want to barf!!
If you want to hear real county music, you have to look for a station that plays Americana. We fortunately have a great one here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, 95.3 FM, "The Range". Check it out on the internet at

Unfortunately, the Americana stations don't play Gordon either. I think part of the reason is that he limits his tours to the East and West coasts and upper midwest here in the US. He doesn't come to the Southeast or Southwest at all. He's only performed in Texas once in the 20 years that I have been here.

I can't comment on the East Coast, but even here out west his touring of the major cities in California is rather limited. He has not played the San Francisco Bay Area (including San Jose) for years, rarely hits Sacramento, and plays few major venues in Southern California. He does hit medium sized towns like Fresno and Bakersfield, but he can only play where the promoters will book him. Promoters in the major cities in California will not book him anymore. It is roughly the same in Oregon and Washington.

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