It’s your Idols/Voice Gone Country 2014 Look Back/2015 Look Ahead, featuring 2014 recaps and 2015 previews for Lauren Alaina, Janelle Arthur, Danielle Bradbery, Kristy Lee Cook, Bucky Covington, Josh Gracin, Kree Harrison, Casey James, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler here in Part One. Part Two with Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, The Swon Brothers, and Carrie Underwood follows in the next post! Both posts include the most recent available sales numbers where available, and also new music news!
A deep dive into how solo acts, female & male, introduced to country radio since 2008 by Nashville’s biggest labels, have fared. Are labels bringing a lot more new guys to country radio? What are the success rates for new females and new males getting hits, and then backing them up with more? Check out data and analysis, after the jump!
We’re back with Idols Gone Country, with the latest from Kristy Lee Cook, Bucky Covington, Skylar Laine, Lauren Alaina, Josh Gracin., and Bo Bice!