Letter from the Editor: December 2010

Dear Subscribers, Readers and Customers,

January 1st marks another milestone for the Nashville Music Guide. On this date one year ago we bought the guide. The guide has came a long ways since then;  to full glossy, monthly, all color and the most impressive website in the industry. We would like to thank Dan Wunsch for his guidance and his help. Also, a big thank you to our advertisers and subscribers at NMG you all make each issue possible and a success.

This month, we have a double issue, covering December & January, to make it possible for some new transitions. We are working on the guide’s website, combining video and with a digital advertising company partnership.  We are also very proud to be working with www.nixacountry.com . Nixa Country is an internet radio station that plays unknown, undiscovered, and upcoming artists; it also streams video from live events around Nashville. Take a listen to this station it is very impressive; it’s the only thing I listen to now in the office. A special thanks to the owners, Kevin and Val, for taking the time to meet with us.

We are really proud of our association with Corey Frizzell. Corey designed the front cover this month and is a very talented artist. He has been doing a really great job, I’m sure you will agree. We are also very thankful for all our writers with their great, one-of-kind stories. It’s nice to pick up a magazine and read what it’s about rather than reading the public records.

November 17th thru the20th, I made a trip to Canada, where I caught two of Craig Moritz shows. It was impressive, especially since it was in Regina, SK., about 8 hours from his house. Although it was a small Honky Tonk, what was impressive was his fans. He had a couple drive three hours and even a group from Edmonton; that’s an eight hour drive. Now that is some good following … the crowd loved each song from the “Five Stage Clinger”  to “Drinking and Dialing” I would of stayed for the 3rd show, but a high of  13 below did not impress me. I’ll take my chances with the winds and the tornado’s.

This issue is packed full of artists from all walks of life. From a man who has had his hands in many powerful stars like Alan Jackson & Randy Travis; a lady who has started her own media social network with a following of over 80,000; an unknown artist hitting the strip in Stillwater, OK.; a legend that just had her birthday and celebrated her 55th year at the Grand Ole Opry; the Opry’s newest member and the new CMA Male Vocalist of the Year; and a guy that has decided to make his own album out on a wing and a prayer. I hope you find this issue interesting and your comments on the articles online would be appreciated.

Just a reminder we have relocated the office to 1700 South Hayes at the corner of 17th and Hayes. We hate it that we don’t have the chance of running into Jamey Johnson anymore but really happy with our new location.

Remember if you go Honky Tonkin’ let somebody else drive! 2011 brings good things to The Guide … be sure and be part of it. If you have any stories or anything of interest you’re more than welcome to drop us a line.

Wishing everyone a good Christmas and a Happy New Year.,

Randy & Kymberly Matthews