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Last week, Universal Music Group made a ground breaking decision. In the wake of free downloads and digital listening, CD profits have taken a nose dive. So Universal, whose country division includes Sugarland, George Strait and Josh Turner, has decided to lower its CD prices to $10 or less. Hoping the drop in price will be made up in increased sales, Universal also plans on releasing higher- priced deluxe or special edition compilations that offer exclusive content. This is an extremely smart move on Universal’s part, but the question remains, : Is it too late to raise CD sales from the dead?
The latest Idol-gone-country has released his first single. Danny Gokey, the 2nd runner up of last season’s American Idol competition, has stepped out as a country singer because of the focus on true messages and personal stories our the genre offers. Known as the emotional ballad- belter, Danny has a real future in country. Take a listen to his first single “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” and find out for yourself!
Another country star has decided to support our troops in the Stars for Stripes U.S Troops tour this coming April. Darryl Worley is making his 8th trip overseas to entertain the brave men and women who fight for our country on a daily basis. The tour runs extends from April 29th-May 3rd , and giving multiple locations will have the chance to enjoy Darryl’s music. Just as we commend the soldiers fighting for us, we also commend Darryl for his naturally altruistic attitude and his willingness to pay it forward.
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