Monday, November 24, 2008
Sorry guys yet again I have to vent about another cross over artist. On the way to work today I was listening to K102 like always and I heard one of Jewels songs. In no way is she country to me and I don't understand why she is getting air time on K102. Don't get me wrong I don't hate all the girls music. When I was 12 in 1997 I did enjoy bopping along to "You Were Meant for Me" and "Who Will Save Your Soul." But, I don't understand where her new found love for country came from. In 1998 she received much criticism after singing the national anthem at the XXXII Super Bowl. She forgot the beginning of the anthem and it didn't help that she was lip-syncing so everyone heard the words but magically her lips weren't moving. I don't know many country stars that would do any of the above. Her first country album, Perfectly Clear, was released on June 3, 2008. To my surprise it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Charts. But not to my surprise, the next week it dropped down to #25. Its lead single, "Stronger Woman" was released to country radio on January 17, 2008. Its peak position on the country music charts was three months after it was released at #13. I know there are some of you out there that think i am crazy so please let me know I love to hear opinions that aren't the same as mine and who knows you might convince me to not turn the station every time one of her songs comes on. Also, for those of you who love the country Jewel I found out that you can get Mystic Lake Showroom tickets to see her on January 27. This is one country concert you probably won't see me at.