There is a myth out there in the country music industry that only old people like old country music. And since old people are already stocked with their cadre of outdated CD’s, there’s no reason to court them with new music. Of course, this isn’t true on a number of levels.
All you have to do is poke your head into The American Legion Post 82 in Nashville on Tuesday nights, or The White Horse on Austin’s east side, or check out an installment of the Grand Ole Echo in Los Angeles to find that old school country music is still very cool among a younger set—maybe even a little too cool and bordering on the hipsterish with certain crowds. Also older listeners left behind by radio still like the more classic style of country music, and are more willing to purchase it in greater numbers than younger fans who just stream music on their phones. Read More . . . .