Saturday, August 02, 2014

In the News

This was the headlines in the local paper Tuesday, July 29. I will type the material out but not in Letterman style. Here we go. 

1. TOBY KEITH, $65 million
Keith's entrepreneurial ventures include a recording label, restaurants an endorsement deal with Ford.

2. TAYLOR SWIFT, $64 million
 The bulk of her money comes on the road, but she also pulls in big bucks from Diet Coke, Keds and CoverGirl. 

3. KENNY CHESNEY, $44 million
His shows packed in fans, and he has several ventures, including Blue Chair Bay Rum. 

4. JASON ALDEAN, $37 million
The bulk of his money came on the road, and his latest album sold 1.5 million copies. 

5.  LUKE BRYAN , $34 million
Bryan's "Crash My Party" vaulted him into the Top 5 for the first time ever. 

6. ZAC BROWN BAND,  $29 million
The band had a big year on the road in support of the "Uncaged" album. 

7.  KEITH URBAN, 28 million
In addition to touring and albums, Urban had a multimillion-dollar deal to host "American Idol".

8.RASCAL FLATTS, $27 million
The band scored another big hit with "Rewind."

9. GEORGE STRAIT, $26 million
His swan song tour helped put Strait back on the top earners list.

10. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, $ 24 million
Their debut album helped launch the band into the Top 10, and with a new album debuting this fall, they may stay awhile. 

After reading the list, I find my smooth voice favorite who could make Southern Comfort seem harsh compared to his golden pipes. He may be number 9 in earnings but he will always be number one with me. Looking at the names I would consider old number nine the only true country singer. Most of the others have crossed over into other forms of music. 
As for Toby, he is very country in mind and attitude and he never shy when he voices his opinion and I really believe he does not care if you like what he has to say. You go Toby. You know where you stand with him.  
Now Tennessee has to claim number two as she grew up right here in Nashville and has never forgotten her home town. She was the first country artist to give 5 million (number amount might be wrong) to Nashville to help with the 2010 flood. She is very genuine.  Number 3 is a good ole boy from East Tennessee and he can correct me but a big Orange Fan. His support of my favorite college put him on my heart strings. As for the bands, I like number six best. Besides not only sounding good, he is the only one who wears a knitted hat. Gotta love a guy who wears a hat of any kind. 
Number 7 lives with his beautiful wife Nicole here and has been seen often at the Cheesecake Factory. Comes from Australia and I could listen to him talk all day and night. 
The Kitty Justice is old number nine cowboy I liked when he rode in and now that he has ridden out, well I can still play his songs to my hearts content. 


Patty said...

I would be so tickled with just half a million. LOL Can't imagine what anyone could do with so much money. Have a great week-end, what's left of it.

Patty said...

I would be happy with half a million. Can't imagine what anyone could or would do with that much money.

Lee said...

I've always loved George Strait and have virtually worn out his cassettes and CDs over the years. I love, love, love "I Cross My Heart" from his movie "Pure Country" (I have the movie on video cassette).

And, of course, I'm a big fan of my compatriot, Keith Urban. And I love him as judge on "Idol". A friend's brother, a fellow Aussie is Keith's producer. I may have mention Mark Moffatt previously. Moffatt has been living in Nashville for the past 16 years.

Lady Di Tn said...

I guess we all we little folks would be happy with half a million. They keep lots of folks in a job plus do have charitable causes they contribute too. Most all who live around here are unassuming and go about their daily lives like ordinary folks. True TN folks treat them like down home folks. Peace

Oh wow, another thing in common we could drink and listen to GS all day and night. LOL Thanks for reminding me of MM as I had forgotten. I think country music artist are truly the BEST in everything. Peace

Lee said...

Many a drink has been drunk while leisurely enjoying Mr. Strait (amongst others), Lady that could very well be a possibility if we were within reach! :)

Small City Scenes said...

I like George too. He always was so good looking. I like toby Keith too. Well heck I like 'em all. Good for Tennessee.
I like you riverbed rock too.
I posted some Morning Glories just for you. I hope next year you have better luck. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

Todays weather sure does call for a cold one and a GS song. No telling what we two could do if we were close to hang out. Peace

Thanks, I will go straight away and look at those Pretties. Thanks and keep listening to the good ones. Peace