Blake Shelton made a thoughtless statement which has opened up a big ole can of worms. The traditional country fans and artists may have to thank him one day as he gave them the big old kick in the butt they needed to kick this movement into high gear.
It has been announced that there is going to be a march on Music Row on April 17th, 2013 to protest the pop/rock type music that is played on Country Music radio today. The Traditional Country Music Fans yelling from the rooftops, that they have had it and they are not going to take it anymore. They want Nashville to hear them loud and clear.
The march is being organized by Maggie Penn and if you are a fan of Traditional Country Music and you want to help in the fight to take back and reclaim tradition in recording studios and radio stations, you can do so by joining the March to let your voices be heard. As the leaders of this movement say, “We are not forgetting the many, many radio stations here and abroad, AM and Internet stations that do play real traditional country music and we thank them for it by our listener ship. It should be noted that those same stations also do not discriminate against the new country artists that record and release pop/rock country.
There has been an online Petition started as well. You can click the link to sign the petition to help make this a successful start on letting the country music industry know that the current situation won’t be tolerated any longer and they need to listen to what their audience is saying and what their audience really wants to hear. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-old-farts-jackasses-march-for-traditional/
The following are quotes from Maggie as she continually strives to bring attention to the fact that songs played on today’s country music stations seem to lean towards Rock n Roll production, loud and long. Maggie says “We have been sitting back too long and allowed the conglomerates to take our country music from us. The music today is good, but it is NOT COUNTRY! We want our country music radio stations back, and not mixed with today's music that is called country, but is NOT.”
We are planning a march to let the record companies, producers and recording artists know what we want. It is time we take a stand and let them know that we want Traditional Country Music and Country Radio stations to record and play more traditional country music.”
The following is information on how to participate in the March on Music Row:
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:00 AM
WHERE: Meet at Tony Rose Park
8 Music Circle East Nashville, TN. 37203
Maggie will organize and line up to march/walk on the sidewalks.
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE MARCH DOWN MUSIC ROW CONTACT: MAGGIE PENN MPenn44243@aol.com
or Call: 618-792-3335