Hey friends….it’s that time again….come join us for “Rodeo Week” at the OC Fair! We will provide some kick a$$ country music while you consume all the fried food you can eat 😉
We are off to a fast start at the OC Fair this year. Last night was our first night at Baja Blues this year and the crowd was raging out of control. So much fun words cannot describe it. In fact here are a couple pictures.
Hey event industry friends!!! Are you ready to come hang with SMITH at the ultimate “HOUSE PARTY”!?! We are excited to announce that we will be playing the industry opening for the brand spankin’ new House Of Blues in Anaheim along with our friends at Society Music and Sound! This is a private event but if you are in the special events industry, meaning you are a even planner, coordinator, designer, floral arrangement expert, AV person, promoter or a corporate client we’ll see you there. If you would like to be invited, please send us a PM or email us! Facebook Us!
We will be playing many country music hits this evening. Like our version of Dirty Laundry by Carrie Underwood.
Since the birth of the SMITH country band, the band has seen the number of audience members increase as well as their knowledge of the songs the band covers. More and more audience members are singing the words along with us. In addition, while at one time many people shunned country music, it is now obvious it is a leading force in the music business today. The acceptance and embracement of country music is feeling more mainstream than ever before because the demographic of people listening to it is changing. This audience makes more money and spends more on country music. This latest article backs up that observation.
Country Music’s Popularity And Influence Continues To Rise
There’s no disputing that on radio dials, country music is king.
The format has been the most popular among American adults for
several years in a row. Its 15.2% market share of the listener
base dwarfs news/talk (10.6%), top 40 (8%) and adult contemporary
stations (7.6%). Radio stations are flipping to the country format
in large numbers: there were 4,002 monitored country stations in
2015, up almost 40% from the 2,874 stations in 2008. According to
a new report by Nielsen, country fans aren’t just listening:
they’re spending big bucks, too.
Garth Brooks is the #1 earner in country music.
Kenny Chesney #2 highest country music earner.
Carrie Underwood is #8.
Jason Aldean is on the list too.
Nielsen pegs the median household income for country fans at
$65,000—26% higher than the national average. Country fans are
also 29% more likely than listeners of other formats to purchase a
truck or a pickup as their next vehicle. Perhaps unsurprising,
since recent hit radio songs include “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,”
“Truck Yeah” and “I Drive Your Truck,” just to name a few.
While the numbers of people watching the CMA awards was off the other night because of Game 7 of the World Series, there is no doubt that number would have been bigger than ever before. The show is better produced, has better live performances and feels slicker than almost any other award show on TV. If you missed the show, here are some performance highlights.