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July 30, 2010 / Julia Hughan

A fitting thought for the day (not mine).

“Good communications is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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July 28, 2010 / Julia Hughan

Video: The State of Social Media in American Country Music straight from the horse’s mouth.

I have my own thoughts on this topic (which will be discussed upon the submission of my methodology chapter). However, this video is straight from the horse’s mouth and is the State of Social Media in Country Music according to the CMA.

Ben Bennett of the Country Music Association and speaker at Social Fresh Nashville discusses the state of social media use within Country Music as a whole. Some standouts include Taylor Swift, the Zac Brown Band, and Rascal Flatts.

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July 25, 2010 / Julia Hughan

The Johnny Cash Project: Where country music, art and new media collide

[tweetmeme source=”julesh”]The Johnny Cash Project is an online collective project that employs crowdsourced art to produce a video for Johnny Cash‘s “Ain’t No Grave”, a track from Cash’s posthumous album American VI: Ain’t No Grave released earlier this year.

Music and art have the potential to be about participation, engagement and collaboration and this project is a testament to that.

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July 22, 2010 / Julia Hughan

A fitting thought for the day (not mine).

“If a song can’t be written in twenty minutes, it ain’t worth writing.” – Hank Williams

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July 22, 2010 / Julia Hughan

Steve Rubel and David Armano present Six Digital Trends To Watch

[tweetmeme source=”julesh”]My recommendation is to find a pen and write this down or simply take a moment to ponder. You will definitely not find this on the Amazon Kindle:

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July 21, 2010 / Julia Hughan

The Current(ly) Essential Country Music Reading List

[tweetmeme source=”julesh”]There is plenty of content out there to be found on Google Scholar, blogs, YouTube, online articles and even Wikipedia. However, when you want to get down to the nitty gritty of learning about country music, there is nothing like diving feet first into the deep end.

These are a few of the books that proven to be invaluable to me as I navigate my way through my own country music research:

Any suggestions?

July 18, 2010 / Julia Hughan

RIP Hank Cochran

Legendary songwriter Hank Cochran passed away earlier this week at his home. Cochran penned a number of iconic hits for Patsy Cline, Eddy Arnold, Merle Haggard and George Strait including “Make The World Go Away“, “She’s Got You” and “I Fall To Pieces“. RIP.

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