I just love being a part of the Country Music Community. I have never worked in any other musical format and I never will. Country music is about the melody, the lyrics, the story, and the heart.
Country artists drop what they are doing every summer just to return to Nashville to meet with, and entertain their fans at the CMA Music Fest. Garth Brooks once signed autographs there for 36 straight hours!! This is also a format that pays attention to radio. They understand that about 90% of Americans still get their first introduction to new music ON THE RADIO!! They also understand the absolute necessity of connecting with their fans. And no format does that better than Country Music.
What I love most though, is that Country Music is about everything we love. God, family, the United States Of America, and helping neighbors. That is what Country Music did last night during "Healing In The Heartland". They opened their hearts, showed their tears, shared their talent AND their money, and they helped people heal. Nothing does that better than music, and no music does that better than Country!