Girl In A Country Song-Maddie & Tae (BMLG/Dot)

It’s a concept single if there ever wuz wun. Some song writers are sittin’ around over drinks n’ weed, see. And somebody mentions this article they saw, like in the Times or the Atlantic or somewheres, and this article is about bro-Country and how all the girls in those songs are just accoutrements of truck seats and dessert to go with the meal of heavy drinkin’. Like, misogyny and objectifyin’ and stuff. Somebody giggles (that’d be the weed smoker) and says: Let’s write us a song about that and get a couple’a hot chicks to sing it. Missing the irony of those last few words. They couldn’t decide on getting’ a couple of blondes to sing it or if it should be a blonde and a dark-haired lass. So they compromised and got one that was in-between color. Kinda light, kinda dark. But pretty, of course. Gorgeous, in fact. Both of ‘em. They’ve got names of the type that we usually only see printed side by side in a list of cheerleaders at one’a them SEC schools. The young women met each other for the first time when they walked into the studio to record this piece of work. Read that somewhere. Seems about right

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I am one of the pioneers of the Hot Country format that swept across radio in the late 80's. In the early 80’s, I began advising his clients to make two significant formatting moves: 1) Increase the tempo. 2) Play more Currents. What seemed radical at the time, immediately producing ratings winners. My report about the formatting tactics I was using "Repositioning Country Radio" was published in ‘91. It was purchased by more than 200 radio programmers and served as a basic game plan for the Hot Country movement. Today, most radio markets have at least one station positioning itself as “Hot” Country. However, I no longer advise using the slogan anymore. As the format continues to evolve rapidly, new strategies are needed to maintain market share. First announcing job in '64; first PD position at age 18. I served as PD, air talent and station manager in twelve diverse markets prior to starting my consulting business in 1981. At the end of the 90's, I began transitioning from consulting to full-time business development of my music scheduling software company. Conceived and developed the first for the Macintosh computer, introduced in 1987; and Music1™, the first scheduler for Windows, introduced in 1994. The Mac-based scheduler was retired in the early 90s. The innovative Music 1 scheduler is now installed in broadcast and webcast stations around the world. Author of The Programming Operations Manual, radio's only step by step "how to" programming and formatting guide. The $99 book has been purchased by over 3000 broadcasters in the U. S. and around the world. I've often written about the technical, strategic and philosophical aspects of radio programing. My articles have appeared in all major trade publications. Experienced in all standard radio research methodologies; focus group, one-on-one interviews, questionnaires, call-out, etc. From jingles to TV production, billboard and bumper sticker design, telemarketing to direct mail, I've been involved in every aspect of radio programming and marketing.