Today, I thought I would share a little of the inspiration behind Country Girl Radio.
This past fall (fall, 2011,) there had been quite a bit of turmoil in my family, and as a means of decompressing I went to see a movie one Thursday night very early in November. That movie was the current remake of the classic Footloose. At one point in the movie, as the story goes, the main characters sneak off to a neighboring town to visit a tavern and dance hall there to have some fun and do a little line dancing. That particular scene so powerful! It was as if you could actually smell the bar, and feel the music. Well, through the magic of cinema audio, you actually could feel the music! But you know what I’m saying.
As I left the theater, that particular scene kept replaying in my head. Now, many of you know that I am the guy behind another Internet radio station, Girls Rock Radio featuring the music of women artists in rock, pop, and alternative music, which pretty much explains what happened next. There I was, driving down the hill on High Point Road after turning out of the theater lot, headed toward the intersection at Mineral Point Road in Madison, WI when it hit me. I don’t know why I felt surprised; frankly, I should have thought of it years ago. And, I don’t know why the thought sent shivers down my spine. But the moment was absolutely electric as it hit me, “Country Girl Radio!” And that scene from Footloose kept echoing in my mind, and then it came again – that shiver – as I thought, “Boys… Form a line!”
So there you have it, a simple little story really, about a very big inspiration.
Just a reminder…
Country Girl Radio is not yet “on the air.” In order to get there, we need to raise sufficient capital to cover startup expenses, as well as initial licensing for our first year of broadcast operation. If you feel you can help, please use the PayPal Donate button over in the sidebar. Thank you! Proof of concept and track record with a successful Internet Radio Station featuring the music of Women Artists can always be found at our sister station Girls Rock Radio.