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Is New York City the Capital of Country Music?

Fergie 2012/08/09 20:00:00
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When you think of New York City, what images come to mind? I'm guessing most people don't pair NYC with cowboy hats, pickup trucks and BBQ stains on white t-shirts -- but the times, they are a-changin'.

A Nielsen/SoundScan report revealed that as of last year, New York City has the highest country music sales, beating out Nashville by 20 percent. In fact, Nashville, which many would expect to be the country music capital of America, ranked sixth in sales... even Los Angeles sold more! What do you think: Is NYC the new capital of country music?

NYDAILYNEWS.COM reports:
Perception: New Yorkers don't cotton to country music. Reality: So-called city slickers buy more country albums than any other town in America. Yes, you read that right.
reality so-called city slickers buy country albums town america read

Read More: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/new-york-...

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  • Mm Barefoo... 2012/08/10 07:42:13
  • Tennessee3501 2012/08/09 23:28:02
    No
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    Ever heard of Nashville, Tennessee? Anybody who wants to succeed in country music goes to Nashville.
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/08/09 23:26:14 (edited)
    Yes
    lurx: the soda jerk
  • Mm lurx: t... 2012/08/10 07:42:19
  • lonewolf 2012/08/09 23:06:36
  • Link 2012/08/09 23:03:08
    No
    Link
    Sales figures don't make a city the Country Music Capitol...

    Where the greatest number of country music stars are made... where the largest volume of recordings are created does make a city the Country Music Capitol...
  • Carson 2012/08/09 22:44:20
    No
    Carson
    Lol no.
  • Linnster 2012/08/09 22:29:26
    No
    Linnster
    NYC doesn't even have one ccountry music radio station.
  • DPRKworker 2012/08/09 22:25:51 (edited)
    No
    DPRKworker
    +1
    Are they just comparing raw sales numbers between cities? Because if they are then obviously the sales are going to be higher; New York and LA have a TON more people.

    Sometimes the level of stupidity in the questions posted here really degrades my faith in humanity.
  • Mm DPRKworker 2012/08/10 07:42:26
  • evceleb 2012/08/09 22:25:17
    No
    evceleb
    lol absolutely not
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/09 21:49:51
  • Tannenberg1993 2012/08/09 21:33:28
    No
    Tannenberg1993
    +2
    How many country artists start their career there? Not many, not yet. Besides, it's probably just a breath of fresh air to listen to country in NYC.
  • :)SuperGirl(: 2012/08/09 21:30:48
    Yes
    :)SuperGirl(:
    +2
    Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/08/09 21:24:21
    Yes
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +1
    NYC is one of the pedestals of music period; from indie rock, country, hard rock, hip hop etc....

    NYC MUSIC
  • Mm Latti I... 2012/08/10 07:42:34
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/08/09 21:23:54
    No
    Lerro DeHazel
    +1
    Austin is.
  • harasnicole 2012/08/09 21:22:42
    No
    harasnicole
    +3
    That'll be Nashville. I think it'll always be Nashville.
  • Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWC... 2012/08/09 21:18:23
    No
    Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWCM~JLA
    Harry Reasoner of ABC News said once......"Most people love country music but are ashamed to admit it....Northerners love it.....but they always turn the volume down at the traffic lights". The hipocrisy amazes me......
  • joe mauro 2012/08/09 21:10:24
    No
    joe mauro
    +3
    nashville and austin
  • Tenness... joe mauro 2012/08/09 23:30:25
    Tennessee3501
    Austin is famous for producing Sandra Bullock! Nashville is famous for producing Dolly Parton!
  • freakou... Tenness... 2012/08/09 23:43:03
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +3
    Don't underestimate Texas's role in Country music. Many big names of country are from Texas or have lived there.
  • tom C freakou... 2012/08/14 21:26:58 (edited)
    tom  C
    +1
    yes.!!! george strait
    willie
    Lyle
    lyle lovett
    clint black
    clint black
    Eli Young band
    eli young band
    clay walker
    clay walker
    pat green
  • joe mauro Tenness... 2012/08/10 00:52:44
    joe mauro
    +1
    nuff said
  • FanOreilly 2012/08/09 20:09:20
    No
    FanOreilly
    +4
    No way. New Yorkers love Broadway.

    Yes we are all gay.

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