I moved back to Nashville recently, because I believe the folks in the music biz here are the ones who are birthing the future of the industry. Amongst them is Joe Kelly, who has worked hard for the last three years building a new way to monitor airplay at radio stations. This week, CDX TRACtion announced that I will be joining them as the chart director of a brand new radio chart, TRACtion Texas, serving the Texas Red Dirt radio stations in Texas, Oklahoma, and beyond. I am so excited to be launching this new venture, which will provide a home for the music of many artists we have filmed for Music Fog through the years. The chart debuts on Wednesday, July 6th, less than a week away!
In a lifetime of being a tumbleweed, I can’t count all the times that people have asked me where the best place I ever lived was. I can narrow it down to two states, Texas and Tennessee. Difficult to say for sure, because I have lived in some mighty beautiful places!
Don’t know if you have been following the drama caused by ABC dropping the show Nashville. Happy to say the new season will indeed happen, as Nashville moves to CMT. That is especially good news for our friends in the cast and crew, including Colin Linden. He plays the tasty music parts that you hear on the show, as he is the Musical Director. His career is the stuff of Renaissance Men: he has recorded solo and with his band, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, which Music Fog was honored to capture in 2011 at AmericanaFest. Colin is a prolific record producer, and guitar slinging sideman for the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. He is badass.
- Jessie Scott