Sound Bite: Aim at the heart, not the wallet

I just know what I like to listen to. I just know I want something aimed at the heart, not the wallet. How dare anyone in power determine for the listener what he or she wants to hear? Yet, this is country radio’s business model. The ‘failure’ of Ronnie Dunn’s “Cost of Livin’” is a microcosm of what’s wrong with commercial radio and I’m done.

I know traditional country won’t be played on mainstream country radio anytime soon. I’ve come to accept that. What I can’t accept is that they won’t even play something that makes the listener feel any feeling other than happy or blissfully ignorant.

-Farce the Music in a post titled “The Final Straw”

Posted on January 5, 2012 and filed under Sound Bites.