Friday, August 31, 2007

Is Faith Hill Planning To Snub Radio? Why Do That?

Steve Holstein's Interprep Friday material included this question:
Did FAITH HILL’s actions at the Academy of Country Music Awards effect the fact that she wasn’t nominated for an award? She hasn’t had much out, but she and TIM MCGRAW were both overlooked for Entertainer of the Year when their Soul2Soul tour and the 2007 follow-up installment were among the biggest in
country music.
Personally, I'd bet that it came more as a result of block voting by the major labels of the winning nominees than anything as diabolical as that, but then comes this press release from Tree Paine at WB Publicity:

Faith Hill is in New York City today, where she'll appear at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, to tape the season premier of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Set to air on September 5th, the appearance will mark the broadcast debut of a new song entitled "Red Umbrella." Faith is also slated to perform her breakthrough #1 "This Kiss." "Red Umbrella," to be released as one of the new song's on Faith's soon to be released CD The Hits, was written by Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey, and Brett and Brad Warren. "It's always nerve racking to perform a new song on television," said Hill. "But we added 'Red Umbrella' to the set for the last three Soul2Soul dates and the fans reaction was fantastic. So at least that gives me a bit of comfort. Fact is that it has the ingredients of any great song - it's cleverly crafted and it's message is sincere." "Red Umbrella" was recorded earlier this year in Nashville. It was co-produced by Byron Gallimore and Faith. It arrives at radio on September 13th. Contact: Paul Freundlich, PFA, 212 334 6116

September 13? I gather this means they think more Faith Hill fans watch "Ellen" than listen to country radio? Keep treating us like this and that will be the case.

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