Say What CMA?

I don’t normally agree with Chet Flippo, not because he’s not a great guy (I don’t even know him) but primarly because I find he talks the CMT-line so speak…but this week’s Nashville Skyline had me nodding my head in agreement when the pointed out…

• Am I the only one who thinks that it’s very unfortunate that Jamie Foxx and the Eagles will be on the CMA Awards show, but the three new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame will not be? Let me see, Vince Gill and Mel Tillis and Ralph Emery, as the newest members of the Hall of Fame, will not even be mentioned during the show, but Foxx and the Eagles get prominent screen time? Don’t get me wrong. I love the Eagles’ music and Foxx is a marvelous talent, but … Foxx and the Eagles did not build country music. Tillis, Gill and Emery were hugely important in the rise of country. I think there’s an important lesson here. As the wise University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal used to say, “Dance with who brung you.”

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