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KENNETH W. PAJAK:
"As a first-time reader, I am delighted. I look forward to more... and might I say that I am enthralled by the honesty, insight and integrity of your reporting. All the other industry rags refrain from reporting the real stories behind the sound bytes and press releases for fear of damaging whatever relationships they may have established. Your column is the first place I visit to get the real scoop!"
-KENNETH W. PAJAK
Attorney at Law
Stevens, Baldo & Freeman, L.L.P.
Beaumont, Texas

ENTRTNR (COUNTRY WEEKLY online message board poster):
"Stacy Harris is a Music Row journalist who calls most everything fairly, gives both sides of the issue when at all possible, and doesn't pull any punches... you'll love her!"
-ENTRTNR, COUNTRY WEEKLY online message board poster, October 15,2001


MANDY MCELFRESH:
"I would like to say that I really enjoy reading your reports about what is really happening in Nashville. Those fluff pieces in *Country Weekly* never seem to give a full story. Your column is juicy, fun and informative."
-MANDY MCELFRESH, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GEORGE PEDEN:
"Stacy....greetings from Melbourne Australia. Thought I'd just drop you a quick line to say how much I really enjoy your page. Sometimes we all lose sight of the work people put in for little recognition.....so......come out into the floodlight.....the applause is deafening I know....but please take a bow. Well done!!!!!" BR> -GEORGE PEDEN, Melbourne, Australia

NANCY HEDSPETH:
"After I read your report, I'll sometimes hear the same [information] two days later. And I'll smile because I already knew it."
-NANCY HEDSPETH, Virginia Beach, Virginia

DANA KIRBY:
"You seem to be the most reliable person in the know... I love your reports. They are very straightforward and answer the things that people really want to know and are wondering themselves!.. Thanks for all you do for us country fans."
-DANA KIRBY, East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

ALISON PAULSEN:
"Have just received my first copy of the report and saved it for future reference... Found articles and information great... In New Zealand we do not get a lot of country music information unless we buy expensive magazines or are on the Internet. I was a country music dj for 5 years and found it hard to get good info. We also do not have much at all in the way of country music radio, so I use my pc for that too. However, what we do have are thousands of country music fans..."
-ALISON PAULSEN, Waikuku Beach, North Canterbury, New Zealand

JANA SLEMPT:
"Glad to see there are still some reality-based journalists in Fantasyland, otherwise known as Nashville...Keep on keeping 'em honest. God knows no other journalist in that town is. Keep up the good work."
-JANA SLEMP, Hugoton, Kansas

DAVID CARTER:
"The sad thing about information disseminated by Crook & Chase on their daily show and 'Today's Country' is that most of their audience probably believe everything they say. In fact, as you have said on several occasions, many of their stories are full of half-truths, erroneous information, and blatant misstatements of fact...You have by far the most interesting and informative country music site I have found and I enjoy reading everything you write."
-DAVID CARTER, Victoria, Texas

CHRISTINE STIRLING:
"Thanks for the entertaining clips. Quite frankly, while I am a country music fan, I've just about had it with the trite, 'ain't they wonderful' pieces of artist 'advertising' thinly disguised as 'journalism.'  But, while you do seem to report the news, you don't go into detail with artist's personal lives, which I appreciate. It seems that what some sources report as 'insider information' is merely a report on a marriage breakup, affair, sexual orientation, etc. but no one deals with the BUSINESS of country music. I would think that country music, being a business, would be more influenced by who heads what label, who sells more albums and who is more 'powerful' than by 'who is sleeping with whom.' I think I am of average intelligence (although that is open for debate), but I am becoming increasingly offended by "country music journalism" as practiced by media such as TNN via 'Crook & Chase' and 'Country Weekly' (O.K., the latter is a tabloid but....). As far as media coverage is concerned, country music seems to be one big 'Entertainment Tonight.' Thank you for providing one source of what appears to be pure info!...Your page proves that sooner or later, the truth will come out!""
-CHRISTINE STIRLING, Toronto, Ontario - Canada

DAN BURCHETT:
"Great Web site! I really enjoyed it and I now have it bookmarked for easy referral...It is refreshing to get some solid information instead of the 'fluff' pieces we read in magazines.. . I spend a lot of time on the Web... and I see a lot of sites that are marginal at best. Yours really has the down-home punch that is needed today. If you are as personable face-to-face as you are when you write you are truly extraordinary. You write just as though you are speaking and I like that....You speak 'workin' folks' language, which is a really pleasant surprise, given what we are subjected to in the written media today. It seems most writers are more interested in snagging a Pulitzer than writing about those things they know most about."
-DAN BURCHETT, Dayton, Ohio

BLAKE WOLF:
"Your web page is far and away the best source for country music on the Web. You may have to rename your site THE ONLY COUNTRY MUSIC HOMEPAGE. It is very interesting and informative. Thanks again for a great web site." -BLAKE WOLF, Joplin, Missouri

HOLLY JONES:
"Just stumbled across your report and was ecstatic!!!!!! It had become clear to me that all country music media was bubble gum and cotton candy. Crook & Chase being the sugar suppliers!!! I have always felt a little insulted by the fact that these people (as well as many country music magazines) have never heard a bad CD or disliked an artist personally. Do they think that country music fans are that stupid--do they think that is all we want to hear? Thank you for changing that!!! We can love the music AND handle the truth all at the same time!! How I would love to pick your brain--ever thought about writing a book about the Nashville that you know? I'd be first in line for a copy of that one. Thanks for the honesty. I may have to start a Stacy Harris fan club!!...Again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!"
-HOLLY JONES, Shelbyville, Illinois

FRAN GALTON:
"I enjoy reading your column every day... (It's) great reading!... Why other writers don`t have the guts to print the truth, is beyond me."
-FRAN GALTON, Beverly Hills, California

ANGEL GONZALEZ:
"Stacy! Thanks so much for trying to get to the bottom of this! Hopefully... someone will give you a definite answer so you can stop these rumors and get the facts out there...Keep up the great detective work! I love reading you page!"
ANGEL GONZALEZ, Minneapolis, Minnesota

KELLEY HARMOND:
"Hey Stacy - - You go girl! Someone needs to keep an eye on the CMA. I was a member of the CMA once (when I worked in radio for 12 years), but could never figure out what the purpose was. Sounds like a lot of funny stuff going on." -KELLEY HARMOND, Price, Utah

DORA RODRIGUEZ:
"My daughter at Texas A&M suggested that I bookmark your Web site... I had been going into a country site quite frequently, but it's turning into more of a personal fan newsletter than anything else... She says that yours seems to be quite believable and your items can be proven by other material and that you know your stuff. She's right...Thanks again for taking the time... to be honest about what's happenings on Music Row. I can tell you really care about your work and like what you do and you do it so well. I like your "spunk" and your idealism. You don't wear blinders and you work to make your business a better business. You're willing to try to open eyes and minds and face the real facts."
-DORA RODRIGUEZ, Spring, Texas

BEKKA WHITE:
"I love your Web site. Your page is great. It's always blunt and to the point, without sounding gossipy." BEKKA WHITE, Marion, Ohio

GERALD ROBERTS:
"Great stuff! I'm telling everyone about your page... You are an international item!" -GERALD ROBERTS, Toronto, Canada

JULIE JANTZEN:
"I love reading Stacy's Music Row Report for the true goings on in the country music business, not the watered down fluff you get out of the country-music magazines... I try to read [STACY'S MUSIC ROW REPORT] every day, because I have to- it is my favorite web site."
-JULIE JANTZEN, Moundridge, Kansas

GARY STEIN:
"Stacy, I enjoy your site. Candor is something that is not exactly in abundance on Music Row!... Keep up the good work!"
-GARY STEIN, Nashville, Tennessee

CHRIS ANDERSON:
"Great Page! Lots of great info at your site. News like that doesn't always get out here."
-CHRIS ANDERSON, Stanton, California

JOHN JENKINS:
"What a fantastic page!... You have, by far, the most interesting page and information ... on the Internet. Thank goodness you say what you believe and you don't sugarcoat what is happening, Very refreshing."
-JOHN JENKINS, Nashville, Tennessee

CAROLYN STEFFAN:
"I really enjoy reading your reports. I have a feeling it's the only truth I read about the business."
-CAROLYN STEFFAN, Louisville, Kentucky

KEN BURKE:
"You're irreverent enough to not take too much too seriously and I like the splashes of strong opinion here and there. Keep up the good work!... This'll be one of my new favorite stops on the Web."
-KEN BURKE, Black Canyon City, Arizona

AUDREY STORER:
"Stacy, I had to tell you how much I love reading what you have to say......Never miss a day of it and I recommend it to everyone. Thanks."
AUDREY STORER, Xenia, Ohio`

STEVE TURCOTT: "Keep on exposing the Scum portion of country music industry. There are those of us that want to know the truth w/o the fluff. And I used to enjoy C&C. Man, if that isn't a whoring of one's self I don't know what is! Oh well, they have to sleep with that dog, not I. Keep on keeping on, Stacy." -STEVE TURCOTT, Williamson, New York

MEL TORMA:
"Stacy- WOW!!!! Just found your web site and all I can say is FANTASTIC!!!!! What a fountain of information you are and I absolutely love how it is not the "candy" dispensed out by PR wags or the "baby food" dispensed out by TNN. Your site has definitely been bookmarked...Again...such a great web site."
-MICHELLE "MEL" TOMA, Ocala, Florida

HUGH FITZPATRICK:
"I am a songwriter (un-published, so far) and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your site, and reading someone who is not afraid to tell it like it is. Thanks."
-HUGH FITZPATRICK, Houston, Texas

DEBRA FARLEY:
"I have been trying to find info on Johnny Cash all day. Your Web site is the only place I have found any news."
-DEBRA FARLEY, Marietta, Georgia

BRAD BELL:
"Great stuff!! You must be "the fly on the wall."
-BRAD BELL, Nashville, Tennessee

PAM HINDS:
"I read your page every day and am grateful for the information you provide about everything in the music business world! I have [linked STACY'S MUSIC ROW REPORT] to my Web site... for others to enjoy."
-PAM HINDS, Franklin, Tennessee

JEANNETTE WOOD:
"I thoroughly enjoy your column and read it faithfully every day (often more than once a day, just to check for any new tidbits)."
-JEANNETTE WOOD, Albuquerque, New Mexico

MIKE HAYS:
"Stacy, thanks for having the chutzpah to tell it like it TIZ."
-MIKE HAYS, Orange, Virginia

MARY E. BROWN:
"I really enjoy your reports. They are very entertaining and informative... You're really on the ball. ..I read you all the time. You seem pretty straight...You're my kind of reporter. No b.s.!
-MARY E. BROWN, Berlin, Wisconsin

THI SHANNON:
"I love your site... It's bookmarked!"
-THI SHANNON, Lonedell, Missouri

BRENDA GARRETT:
"Enjoyed your Music Row news. I will be a frequent visitor."
-BRENDA GARRETT, Houston, Texas

BEN RUSHING:
"Very impressive Web page!"
-BEN RUSHING, Sierra Madre, California

LOUISE GOULET:
"I found your report for the first time today. I really like it. I like to get inside news....I'll be coming back very often to read your report."
-LOUISE GOULET, Mont-Laurier, Quebec

NELL MURPHY:
"Stacy, this is the most refreshing, on target country news I have ever read. I'm a long time country fan, and have often gotten sick of the 'filtered' news we receive. Thanks!!!!!!"
-NELL MURPHY, Carrboro, North Carolina

SANDY MANNCHEN:
"I just found your column today and have been saying 'Amen.' I will check it out ... from now on...on a regular basis."
-SANDY MANNCHEN, Nashville, Tennessee

NANCY CHAPMAN:
"Stacy, I turn to your site every morning and evening for the news I know to be trustworthy....No wonder you are banned from CMA events. Sounds like .they can't handle the truth....I'm VERY impressed with your credentials and your NERVE!... Keep on telling it like it is (even if it hurts!)."
-NANCY CHAPMAN, Cinti, Ohio

MARTY CASEY:
"Your Internet column has been a source of terrific no nonsense journalism. I love to read it and am always wishing for more... Thanks you for the opportunity to yak to someone else who is not happy about the direction of the fascist industry known as County Music... Keep on doing it right."
-MARTY CASEY, Story, Wyoming

SHARON PASQUAL:
"Loved your article on the questionable practices of the CMA... I hope your article, or at least excerpts of it, receives wide exposure. True country fans deserve to know what goes on behind the scenes... You've gone a long way toward proving what we've always suspected: the CMA awards have nothing to do with talent, creativity, or fan input; and everything to do with greed, politics, and petty grudges."
-SHARON PASQUAL, Omaha, Nebraska

MIKE MILLER:
"Thanks for all the news!... . I saw your name on the society page. I just knew you [were] a big deal, Stacy."
-MIKE MILLER, Parsons, Tennessee

JENNY WHEAT:
"I really do like your Roughstock reports. Finally, someone who is honest and gets to the real heart of things." -Jenny Wheat, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

JEANNE WHITE: "Thank you so much for all your Nashville tidbits - they always give me a good laugh! Thanks for the preview into the Tracy Lawrence thing- I can't wait until you get to the bottom of it -and I know you will!... Thanks again for all the laughs!"
-JEANNE WHITE, Stoughton, Massachusetts

DWIGHT SMITH: "I found your web page by accident last Spring and saved it with a bookmark... Thank you for... your candor in expressing your opinions/understandings, etc. You have a good attitude!"
-DWIGHT SMITH, Walton, Kentucky

KEN STUART:
"I have just come on to your pages and it seems as though you have been a busy girl in all things you have been involved in. Also, I get the idea that CMA (doesn't) like you. I look forward to reading your pages again....Keep kicking arse."
-KEN STUART, Forrestdale, West Australia

SCOTT SHEPPARD:
"The reason I came to you is because I know that if anyone could help it would be the GREAT Stacy Harris!!! I love to read your column!... Every day I rush home from school to read your column! It gives me something to look forward to!!! God Bless!"
-SCOTT SHEPPARD, Raleigh, North Carolina

SHARON KORCHNAK:
"I like your no-nonsense coverage and the fact that no one gets a free ride with their actions and comments. I believe one of the reasons you can be so straightforward, and yet still keep the important connections is the integrity with which you report -- your opinions (whether I agree with them or not) are clear, and your facts are supported. A rare package."
-SHARON KORCHNAK Herndon, Virginia

ROBERT BROOKS:
"I finally found time to do something besides vote on the Roughstock.com site and found your Music Row Report. I'm glad I did -- I've been rather frustrated myself at the 'puff pieces' that seem to come from the record companies and become 'news'...By the way, your CMA expose is detailed and devastating!... As a web site designer myself, I'd have to say that the CMA Awards web site, while pretty, lacks any semblance of programming substance. If they paid their programmers more than minimum wage, I'd say they got a bad deal."
-ROBERT BROOKS, Grand Prairie, Texas

CONNIE WHITE:
"I just found you on the Internet. Man this is great.... I love C&W music. I read everything I can. Your Web page will be my first stop. Keep up the good work. And about CMA, I haven't watched it for 2 years now. I always thought it as a joke and not a very good one at that."
-CONNIE WHITE, West Plains, Missouri

CHERYL HORVETH:
"I really enjoy your site and visit it daily. Imagine my surprise when I was browsing through your section on comments from other readers and found an old high school friend.. Thanks for keeping us informed on the goings on in Nashville."
-CHERYL HORVETH, Canal Fulton, Ohio

PRESTON BELL:
"I enjoyed your Web page and have some time now. I try to check it frequently. It helps keep me up-to-date." -PRESTON BELL, Chickamauga, Georgia

RENEE MARTIN:
"Enjoyed your site so much. As a journalist and a country music fanatic, the information is extremely interesting to me."
-RENEE MARTIN, Richmond, Virginia

KIYOMI YIM: "I love your site and visit often." -KIYOMI YIM, Richmond, California.

ZENY WILLIAMS: "Your site...is great, as usual. I've put it on my home page so everyone can find it."
-ZENY WILLIAMS, Atlanta, Georgia

ERIC LABRECQUE:
"I read your report daily......I learn so much about the behind-the-scenes stuff from Nashville...I love your column."
-ERIC LABRECQUE, Milton, Vermont

CARRIE LOU SCHMIDT: "Love your news!"
-CARRIE LOU SCHMIDT, Monroe, Michigan

DUSTIN EVANS:
"Stacy, I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you I enjoy your page. I bookmarked it and intend to check it out often."
-DUSTIN EVANS, Mitchell, South Dakota

GERI MCNAMARA:
"Hi, Stacy. Just found your site...it's very interesting and quite informative!"
-GERRI MCNAMARA, Hendersonville, Tennessee

CLARK JESSE: "I just found your Web site, I love it!...Again, great site!
-CLARK JESSE, Waddy, Kentucky

SHIRLEY BARE:
"Stacy... I check your page each day for an update of the 'newest' news from Nashville....Thank you for all the 'inside news'. I especially appreciate you list of guests for *Prime Time Country,* too... Thanks for the time you spend getting the news for the fans."
-SHIRLEY BARE, North East, Maryland

CRAIG OWENSBY:
"Kinda tough to do country-music news when there's not much country around... If it has a marketing strategy and a personal trainer, it ain't country."
-CRAIG OWENSBY, Nashville, Tennessee

SANDY BITTINGER:
"I love your page and mostly your attitude for 'telling it like you see it.' Keep up the good work."
-SANDY BITTINGER, Alexandria, Tennessee

MELISSA FISHER:
"(As a Stacy's Music) Row Report junkie, (I find) your information very to the point. Thank you for constantly updating the site, unlike, with all due respect, *Music Row Magazine, * which updates about once every 4 - 5 months. Where else can I found printed articles of your work?"
-MELISSA FISHER, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

JAYNE "DOLLY" CADY:
"Checked out your website. Added to my favs. Sent it to my Country Lovin' friends too. Great column! Keep up the good work! I'll be seein' ya or at least readin' ya. Take care."
-JAYNE "DOLLY" CADY, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

AMY LEONARD:
"Hi. I love your report! I read it everyday... keep up the great work!"
-AMY LEONARD, Los Gatos, California

PAT ABELL:
"Hi, Stacy! I enjoy reading your newsy column very much - it gives me some feeling of being on the inside with the people who make me so happy!...Thanks for a good column!!!!"
-PAT ABELL, Miami, Florida

ROBIN CAMPBELL:
"I really enjoy your web site."
-ROBIN CAMPBELL, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

JILL LEIGHTON:
"Just wanted to let you know... I enjoy your site!"
-JILL LEIGHTON, Lewisville, North Carolina

KEVIN WEST:
"I love your column. It is always very informative and entertaining."
-KEVIN WEST, Strawn, Texas

DONALD SMITH:
"Great site, Stacy; a favorite of all country music lovers... Keep up the great work you are doing for all country music fans all over the world."
-DONALD SMITH, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

ROXANA DEHART:
"I really enjoy your column. It is refreshing to get the truth that most of the time eludes us."
-ROXANNA DEHART, Tucson, Arizona

S. RANDOLPH:
"I found your Web site today for the first time, and really enjoyed it...You're the only one I trust that will give the real info!"
-S. RANDOLPH, Seattle, Washington

FRANK CAREY:
"Hello Stacy! I love your Music Row report at Roughstock. It's refreshing to read about all the nitty gritty about Nashville first hand...Keep up the great work, because I, for one, do appreciate it."
-FRANK CAREY, Harding, Pennsylvania

BILL MONTGOMERY:
"I enjoyed reading your column on the bunker mentality of the CMA and found much with which to emphasize and to share your criticism... Keep up the good fight. Something is bound to give sooner or later."
-BILL MONTGOMERY, Frankfort, Kentucky

TODD STERLING: "Hello, Stacy. I read your column as often as time permits... Keep up the good work!"
-TODD STERLING, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

DEBI ANTHONY:
"Just wanted to drop a note to you and tell you how very much my husband and I enjoy your Web site every day! Finally! Someone who is open, honest, to the point and tells it like it is in the crazy, mixed up world of country music!...We would really love to meet you sometime. I know you probably get thousands of request for your time...but you just seem like such a great, down-to-earth person and someone whose opinions we really enjoy hearing."
-DEBI ANTHONY, Nashville, Tennessee

BRUCE GREGORI:
"I am a senior at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. I am a big fan of country music. I would like to thank you for your great journalism found on the Internet. I think you do a great job and hope you keep up the good work."
-BRUCE GREGORI, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

HAZEL S. LEWIS:
"My daughter, who is co-owner of Tabletop Productions with her husband, Skip Gosnell, wrote and asked me to visit your Web site... I'll definitely check out your pages again. Keep up the good work."
-HAZEL S. LEWIS, Oceanside, California

LISA A. JANUSKA :
"Maybe you should give lectures around the country discussing your career. I think your career is more interesting than reading about the celebrities. I really admire your life and would have to give you credit for all your accomplishments. I'm sure you know you do good work so keep it up...I really appreciate your contribution to country music by keeping the fans informed and I will definitely bookmark your Web site."
-LISA A. JANUSKA, Berlin Heights, Ohio

L. R. ROBERTS:
"When is [Gary] Chapman's contract up on *Prime Time (Country*)? I think he is rude to the old timers. I think you would make a good host for the show."
-L.R. ROBERTS, Amarillo, Texas

STACY GOLDEN:
"I read your report for the first time today. I find it quite refreshing that a journalist reported facts and news without slamming anyone or kissing up! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your report... I learn a lot from your Music Report and I appreciate that it's factual instead of tabloid fluff. Minus the hype, its easier to see the country artists as people."
-STACY GOLDEN, Suwanee, Georgia

GINA RUSSELL:
"Hi. I just checked out your Web page and I love it!"
-GINA RUSSELL, Cumberland, Maryland

BRUCE NEWMAN:
"Greetings Stacy- I think I spent approximately two hours, two business hours too long, leaping through your site yesterday but it sure was nice to have all of this information at my fingertips...I was unaware of the presence of the "good 'ole boys network" that seems to prevail in Country Music... Heaven help us if we are ever 'muzzled' by the powers that be!...I must say how good it is to read all of the news you provide us, although I am totally miffed when I think of just how much knowledge you must possess about the inner workings of Nashville and the Country music industry to produce such a report. I look forward to any and all updates you provide...You seem to grasp and then dispel the frustrations of many of us who really have no say in the politico-powers of country music. In other words, Stacy, you the ears and voice of many of us who have been muted for too long."
-BRUCE NEWMAN, Corning, New York

CLETE TREXLER:
"Hi. I just checked out your Web page and I love it!"
"Get'em Stacy !!!! You are the only one in Nashville that speaks their mind and tells it like it is. It is very refreshing. I find it continually difficult to comprehend that the figureheads that unfortunately rule recording mecca of Nashville are so weak-kneed and complacent about their goings-on. Keep up the wonderful work because I'm loving it."
- TREXLER, Nashville, Tennessee

LINDA MATULIN:
"Hi. I just checked out your Web page and I love it!"
"Love your report. It seems honest and you don't seem to be afraid to speak it like it is...You're great."
-LINDA MATULIN, Tuscon, Arizona

MERITTA HARVILLE:
"Stacy, Hi. I am a newcomer to your Web site and enjoy it very much. Glad to see someone with some guts for a change."
-MERITTA HARVILLE, Atlanta, Georgia

GAIL BLEVINS:
"Hi, Stacy: I came upon your column for the first time and enjoyed it...Thanks for listening and also for the very enjoyable column."
-GAIL BLEVINS, Baltimore, Maryland

DELISA THOMAS:
"I am an African-American woman who has lived in Florida for all of my 32 years of age and has listened intensely to country music since I was 13 years old. So, I am a Southerner, born and bred, and very aware of prejudice... Thank you for writing about and making known an African-American or black aspiring country singer. Unfortunately, not enough journalists shed light that more black country singers exist. I appreciate your informative column!...Keep up the good work and don't let anyone get you down. I can tell, however, that you don't, because of the feisty nature that you exhibit!"
-DELISA THOMAS, Tallahassee, Florida

MARGE MCMURTRY:
"I really enjoy your Web page. You call them as you see them."
-MARGE MCMURTRY, San Francisco, California

NANCY SWITZER:
"Hi Stacy, I've been reading your site for some time and have come to respect your opinion."
-NANCY SWITZER, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

BRAD BUTNER:
"Stacy, As an avid 24-year-old country music fanatic. I wanted to first thank you for the tidbits you provide me each week. I am amazed at some of the things that are mentioned in your column and I am very grateful that you give me the news that it is happening on Music Row. I enjoy reading the country magazines like everyone else, but it is so refreshing to read what is really happening in this industry - or should I say the TRUTH about what is happening...Country music is in a very risky stage, in my opinion, with the transition to more pop and less substance and it's nice to hear someone expand on that storyline with the newsmakers...Gosh, I was just looking at all of the comments on the Web site that people have written about your work. It must be so satisfying to know how much your hard work means to fellow media, radio, and especially the fans. I hope that one day I can look back and have that type of feeling on what I accomplish. You should be proud!"
-BRAD BUTNER, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

D.R. BERRY:
"I really love your column and can't wait to read it...I just want to say that when reading your column I know that I can keep up with whats going in country music. Stacy's Music Report is filled with interesting and fact-filled news. To steal a phrase: Read the rest and then read the best...Keep up the great job."
-D.R. BERRY, Sacramento, California

MARK SADLOWSKI:
"GREAT internet reading! I have been a long time fan of country music and appreciate your honesty and insight."
-MARK SADLOWSKI, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

KIM RYBERG:
"I've never visited your site before, but an admirer of yours suggested that if I was interested on the "behind-the-scenes" information you were the one to look to. I admit I'm pretty impressed with just what I've read so far."
-KIM RYBERG, Birmingham, Alabama

JUDY LEONARD:
"One of the things I appreciate about you and your column the most is that you make such an effort to respond to any letters from your readers--and do so in a timely manner to boot...I'm a journalism major at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA. My ultimate goal is to someday cover country music for a major magazine like *Country Music*(my favorite). After reading through your bio on your Web site, I have come to see that you are the consummate role model for anyone pursuing a career in country music journalism. You truly have done it all!"
-JUDY LEONARD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

HYDRICK HARDEN:
"Ms. Harris, I enjoy your column very much, and I am impressed by your responsible, accurate reporting."
-HYDRICK HARDEN, Winnsboro, South Carolina

KATHY SMITH:
"I enjoy reading all the stuff about George Jones. Thanks for the truth."
-KATHY SMITH, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

DEBBY STEPHAN:
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-DEBBY STEPHAN, Satellite Beach, Florida

PHILLIS NELSON:
"A friend told me about your web site and I have been checking in daily for updates! I really enjoy your stuff, it's a fun site.. Keep up the good work!"
-PHILLIS NELSON, Decatur, Alabama

TRISH CUMMINGS:
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-TRISH CUMMINGS, San Diego, California

LANCE SAMFORD:
"I enjoy the hell out of the way you go after the fakes, phonies and cookie cutters out there...Keep it up, Stacy! -- NON ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM"
-LANCE SAMFORD, Longview, Texas

KELLY WEST:
"Hi, Stacy! Found your site on the Web-what a great find! You obviously put a lot of work into the site, and it shows... Yours [is] the best site {I've come] across as far as informative and responsible reporting. Not to mention fun-it’s a rare thing to find both responsible reporting that is written in an enjoyable, easy reading style...."
-KELLY WEST, Nashville, Tennessee

NORMA CAVINESS:
"Just found your site a few days ago and bookmarked immediately. Have been on the net about a year, and can't believe I only just now found you! I really enjoyed reading all the news as you report it...just like it is! I'm just sorry that I missed you up until now!...Again, thanks for getting the real news out to all of us Country Music Fans."
-NORMA CAVINESS, Greensboro, North Carolina

MATT DAHL:
"I read your news almost every day!!!!!"
-MATT DAHL, Hallock, Minnesota

CHRISTY STANDFORD:
"I enjoy your column very much!!!"
-CHRISTY STANFORD, Albany, New York

LAURIE PAULIK:
"Loved your piece on the CMA."
-LAURIE PAULIK, Loveland, Colorado

AMY PARSONS:
"I love your Web page. It's one of the few I visit daily, and really the only one that presents a cold eye toward truth. So thanks for all your hard work."
-AMY PARSONS, Pinehurst, North Carolina

SHERRY WISE:
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-SHERRY WISE, Los Angeles, California

ADAM MEIGGS:
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-ADAM MEIGGS, Raleigh, North Carolina

LARRY DEAVER:
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-LARRY DEAVER, Hendersonville, Tennessee

DAN ALTMAN:
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-DAN ALTMAN, Laguna Niguel, California

BONNIE K. BLAIR:
"I enjoy reading your Web site very much. Several times a week I check the new posts you have...Thank you for reporting things as you see them "
-BONNIE K. BLAIR, Hollsopple, Pennsylvania

WALLY ARMSTRONG:
"Hi Stacy, I only recently discovered your web site and enjoy it very much...Again, thanks for your 'Stacy]s Report.' It's a daily, eagerly anticipated visit for me. Best always,"
-WALLY ARMSTRONG, Champaign, Illinois

MAGGIE WILSON: "I love to read your column. It's nice to read the truth behind what appears to be so many lies from any other music news. Too bad country music can't just be something we enjoy to listen to and believe in rather than the manipulation of many among the business...What I find so great about your page is that you offer both sides of a situation to speak of their own experience."
-MAGGIE WILSON, Green River, Wyoming

JOAN D. DOSTALER:
"Re: (Your) CMA article. Now I KNOW why I never watch the CMA awards and why I never have cared for them!"
-JOAN D. DOSTALER, Houghton, Michigan

DAVID WRIGHT:
"Hi Stacy--I spent a while on the page today and really enjoyed it. Interesting tidbits in the report for sure."
-DAVID WRIGHT, Stillwater, Oklahoma

D. KENT MILLER:
"Dear Stacy, After being in higher education for twenty-five years, I would like to do some free-lance writing about country music, perhaps some country CD reviews. I am very impressed with your country music journalism credentials and thought you might provide some pointers...Thank you for the quick reply and the information I requested"
-D. KENT MILLER, Weatherford, Texas

ANGIE GARCIA:
"Hi! I read your column every day and love it... Take care!"
-ANGIE GARCIA, Minneapolis, Minnesota

SHEILA GUNTER:
"Love your column, it always makes me think."
-SHEILA GUNTER, Adairsville, Georgia

PAT BALDWIN:
"I continue to be a big fan of your column."
-PAT BALDWIN, New Orleans, Louisiana

T. HAHN:
"Stacy - you have a great site and do a fine job bringing us the news."
-T. HAHN, Aurora, Indiana

RAY KNIGHT:
"I have been a fan of Country Music for over 50 years... I live in the Atlanta area and enjoy your column."
-RAY KNIGHT, Atlanta, Georgia

ELIZABETH REYNOLDS:
"Just read about you and your Web site in a magazine in a doctor's office. Can't wait to read all this good stuff. I'm a country music fan and a Gary Chapman fan...Look forward to being YOUR fan."
-ELIZABETH REYNOLDS, Cleburne, Texas

JASON FUELLING:
"Dear Stacy, I have never [written] you before but I read your column alot! Sometimes the comments you make crack me up!"
-JASON FUELLING, Lima, Ohio

JERRI ROBINSON:
"I enjoy reading your news, etc."
-JERRIE ROBINSON, Comanche, Texas

ELAINE HOWINGTON:
"Hi, Stacy. Thanks for your site. I did happen up on it by surfing for a long time."
-ELAINE HOWINGTON, Nicholson, Georgia

BOBBY PORTER:
"You write an interesting and intelligent column. I just wish there was more to it. But beggers can't be choosers. Thanks again."
-BOBBY PORTER, Hagerstown, Maryland

STACY PRUITT:
"Hi Stacy-First off, I want to say I love your site. A friend of mine turned me onto about a year ago when she said that we were 'both Stacys who love country music.' Anyway, I heard a rumor today that I would like to know your opinion on... Let me know what you've got. Again I love the site and thank you for the ability to ask and such."
-STACY PRUITT, Toccoa, Georgia

PEGGY MANNING:
"Stacy, I read your news every night since I discovered your site and think it is great."
-PEGGY MANNING, Abilene, Texas

JEANNINE EDGETON:
"...Let me say how much I enjoy your column. I admire your honesty; you're one of the few journalists out there who tells it like it should be told!"
-JEANNINE EDGETON, Birmingham, Alabama

MICAH HIBLER:
"I really love to read your reports, they are always a lot more informative than those damn magazines that I subscribe to. I often wonder why I read magazines like *Country Weekly* anymore, they always seem to have the same few stars and very little about my favorite older stars...Once again I would like to say thank you for your wonderful report, I LOVE IT. Keep up the good work... and the best of luck to you in the future."
-MICAH HIBLER, Grafton, Ohio

DEEANN SAGAR:
"I am shocked about the changes being made at the Opry, and I really fear for its future...What are these people at Gaylord thinking? My heart is just breaking. First they decide to turn Opryland into an outlet mall, and I'm sure their next move will be to turn the Opry House into a Vegas showplace...My husband and I have a couple of friends who are established in the Canadian country music biz and we will spread the word about your site. We will keep in touch."
-DEANN SAGAR, Ontario, Toronto, Canada

DEBORAH DUNAJ:
"I love reading your Web site daily to read the latest music news."
-DEBORAH DUNAJ, Mosinee, Wisconsin

DREW TUCKER:
"I just love your work. I try to get to your site at least once a week, sometimes a lot more just to see if you have updated it. I can't get enough of it...I look forward to more hard-hitting news on your site."
-DREW TUCKER, Colorado Springs, Colorado

PHIL CLARK:
"You restore my faith in journalism that is not based on fear, being star-stricken, or the pursuit of the almighty buck!"
-PHIL CLARK, Elgin, Illinois

STEVE GEERY:
"Stacy, I just found your Web site and it will be at the top of my bookmark list from now on. I appreciate what you do... Keep the torch burnin'!"
-STEVE GEERY, Lake Dallas, Texas

JANICE AKERS:
"Stumbled across your page... I just love the honesty and tongue-in-cheek journalism there. Truly a taste of reality in a city of glitter! If you ever have a hankering for some good food, drink, and friendly conversation, drop by The Trace Restaurant and talk to Patrick, one of the bartenders. He's my son and he's one whale of a guitarist and a great guy (he's pretty cute too!). Keep up the good work."
-JANICE AKERS, Knoxville, Tennessee

CARMEN DEWITT:
"First, I want to thank you for providing a site with bits and pieces of real news from Nashville; not just another fan column, but something for the business side, too. I have been an avid reader of your site for several years..."
-Carmen DeWitt, Terre Haute, Indiana

WADE PETERSON:
"Love your site. I am new to it... I truly enjoy your site and writings. I have been reading it for a while. I have recently come across many of your articles from CSR in some newly purchased back issues. I am from Minneapolis and am very interested in the history of country music in our fair city. Keep up the good work, you are a must-stop on my daily web journeys."
-WADE PETERSON, Minneapolis, Minnesota

DIANNA CREIGHTON:
"I came across your Nashville report while surfing the Internet and I'm so glad I did.You tell it just like it ought to be told and you don't sugar coat everything. Your column is what I call real reporting and not telling it the way Nashville wishes it was. I will read your report every day and tell all my e-mail friends to do the same.  I think your great. Keep up the good work. I agree with T. Graham Brown but he tells it like it used to be. Thank you."
-DIANNA CREIGHTON, Smithville, Tennessee

ROBIN J. ROTHCHILD:
"Happy belated wishes for Chanukah. I am an avid reader of your column and can't wait to see what you write each day... Your column keeps me informed each day of what's happening to the music I love."
-ROBIN J. ROTHCHILD, Albany, New York

CINDY JO CSOMO:
"My son and I always read your news on Roughstock. It is very interesting."
-CINDY JO CSOMO, Dyer, Indiana

TRACY BROWN:
"I love your column and check it daily. At least someone is willing to tell us fans the truth about what's going on."
-TRACY BROWN, Naoma, West Virginia

JACQUELYN HOWELL:
"I'm from Arkansas and read your column daily."
-JACQUELYN HOWELL, Monette, Arkansas

RANDY PARKS:
"I read ya and I live in Kansas...Great site. Thanks!"
-RANDY PARKS, Oxford, Kansas

AMY CARRAWAY:
"Hi Stacy. You're one of the few credible journalists that we have. It's a shame that more do not further pursue their research."
-AMY CARRAWAY, Murray, Kentucky

JEFF LOCKHART:
"Your site is the best!"
-JEFF LOCKHART, Lawrence, Kansas

DEBBIE HUDSON:
"Hi, Stacy! I've been reading your column for about a year now after a Web friend told me about it. You do great work! Keep it up to keep us, the fans, updated!"
-DEBBIE HUDSON, Louisville, Kentucky

STEVE GILBERT:
"I've been enjoying your site and I'm impressed with your credentials."
-STEVE GILBERT, Suffield, Connecticut

JANICE AKERS:
"Hi Stacy, Love to read your reports -- honest journalism at its best."
-JANICE AKERS, Knoxville, Tennessee

RALPH FALK:
"I check your web site fairly often. It is a pleasure to read comments from a lady who really loves to write."
-RALPH FALK, Louisville, Kentucky

GLENDA PARKS:
"Keep up the great work that you do! I don't miss a day checking your site for the 'Real' news!"
-GLENDA PARKS, Kingston, Tennessee

LORI TAKAHASHI:
"I know you were previously wondering if anyone from Hawaii reads your Web site. I do and I find it very informative and interesting.... Thanks again for your hard work!"
-LORI TAKAHASHI, Honolulu, Hawaii

TAMMY LEE-BRASIER:
"Stacy, I love your column and read it faithfully! I love your straightforward reporting style and the knowledge that when I read something you write, I know it's fact...not fiction."
-TAMMY LEE-BRASIER, Ada, Oklahoma

TROY KING:
"I love your report. Thank you for remembering the legends of country music."
-TROY KING, Montgomery, Alabama

JENNYLEE BOWMAN:
"Stacy, you are the best at getting to the truth of what's happening in Music City... Your page is the first I check daily."
-JENNYLEE BOWMAN, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

CAROLYN GARDNER:
"Just read the article on Conway....was great!"
-CAROLYN GARDNER, Houston, Texas

MARILYN JENNINGS:
"Love your column and enjoy the fact that it is info backed up...not gossip."
-MARILYN JENNINGS, Metamora, Illinois

DAVID SERIAN:
"I just found your site and think it’s incredible and honest. I love everything about it and that somebody can report the truth about what's going on and not water it down... You have one awesome site, and I applaud ya for it. I want to know if the country-music scene will ever git back to what it should be? I'd be embarrassed to be a so-called country singer and call myself country. And these radio stations playing country, what a joke. I wouldn't want to call it country radio anymore. They just find a way to sugarcoat all their listeners and I believe the listeners buy it. I think something needs to be done asap, cuz out of all the songs they play in a day, I can count on one hand how many are country."
-DAVID SERIAN, Irving, Texas

RAY SNODGRASS:
"I just wanted to let you know that this has to be the most informative site about country and its' performers that I have ever seen. I guess I was just lucky in going to the web site concerning the MILLS. After a lot of surfing I found this. Thanks a million for all your work..."
-RAY SNODGRASS, Suisun City, California

TONY DYER:
"I totally agree with your views on the CMA organization, Stacy. I am a big fan of country music and I try to learn as much as I can about its history."
-TONY DYER, Blairsville, Georgia

STEVE TATMAN:
"Hi Stacy! I love your column. It's great hearing the truth about what's going on in country music. I appreciate your style. I try to read your column every day..." -STEVE TATMAN, Columbus, Ohio

GARY LYN HARP:
"I stumbled on to your site searching for some clue of getting a comedy demo to some "powers that be", but I read and then re-read parts of it because it was interesting. I will most definitely be back to your site in the near future and often. It does seem to have the feel and sound of unvarnished truth."
-GARY LYN HARP, Fogel Spur, Oklahoma

PAUL W. DENNIS:
"Enjoy your column- I check it two or three times each week."
-PAUL W. DENNIS, Winter Springs, Florida

PHILIP DALE CLARK:
"Thanks for your endlessly amazing insights into the business. The P.R. arms of the top dogs in the country music business have a commercial interest in trying to configure our view of its inner workings into an attractive image that has no substance, sort of like constellations in the nighttime sky. They forget that, like so many things in life, it's the contrasts that create the standard of awe or wonder; the stars get their magic from the stark emptiness that surrounds them. Your journalistic approach to covering the music business, conveys the magic of the fame, the glitz, the glamor and the art, but the manner in which you also straightforwardly include the ordinary and even grim realities of that business, gives you a degree of credibility that I have never witnessed anywhere else in coverage of the entertainment industry. The mags tend to meter out and choreograph their coverage to please or shock their target demographic. But with you, I get the feeling that all the facts just roll right out onto the page.
-PHILIP DALE CLARK, Elgin, Illinois

RITA WEBSTER:
"I love your Web site and read it faithfully every day."
-RITA WEBSTER, Harriman, Tennessee

MICHAEL HENNING:
"Stacy, your music report is incredibly raw and I love it. No other writer in country music even comes close to the high-quality of material that you print."
-MICHAEL HENNING, Houston, Texas

KELLY MARTIN:
"Just a quick hello to tell you how much I enjoy reading your column."
-KELLY MARTIN, Cookeville, Tennessee

DOROTHY LAY:
"I enjoy your column very much; feel we always get the bottom line with you!"
-DOROTHY LAY, Westminster, Maryland

DON WHITE: "Please just get some country music back. We don't have any now. Thank you."
-DON WHITE, Howell, Michigan

DOUG PUGH:
"Just a few lines to say I have just read your report and the content is tremendous. It is the first one I have read and I shall be certainly returning in the future. In fact, we have nothing to match it over here in the UK. Good luck and keep the news coming. Yours in country music, Doug."
-DOUG PUGH, Watton, Norfolk County, England

D.J. MORGAN:
"I have read your column via roughstock for about four years. I enjoy it very much. Thanks!"
-D.J. MORGAN, Davis, Oklahoma

LISA MONTGOMERY:
"Just wanted to tell you how much I absolutely love your column and enjoy reading it almost every day. As a resident of Pittsburgh, it is wonderful to keep up with the goings-on in Nashville, as info on country music is rather scarce here.
-LISA MONTGOMERY, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CARI FORESTER:
"I enjoy reading your column on the Roughstock site...Thanks for the honest reporting."
-CARI FORESTER, Moreno Valley, California

RUSTY HEMBREE:
"I enjoy reading your column & updates."
-RUSTY HEMBREE, Canton, Georgia

DAVID COBB:
"First time on your site. Very enjoyable...I've been looking for news about the seedy underbelly of the Nashville music biz (laugh) and you tell it like it is. I don't like where country music is going, it's a sad situation, but it will come back someday."
-DAVID COBB, Chanute, Kansas

JOHN WAUGH:
"Recently found your Web site. Enjoying the material very much, especially your news on TNN, and Gaylord."
-JOHN WAUGH, Orillia, Ontario, Canada

BUDDY GIBBS:
"Thanks for fun column."
-BUDDY GIBBS, Old Hickory, Tennessee

DEBORAH GIBSON:
"I just wanted to compliment your work, as one hard-hitting writer to another. I think you do a great job. Keep up the good work."
-DEBORAH GIBSON, Fontana, California

MARK REICHENBACH:
"I've just come across your page and found it a lot of fun. My name is Mark Reichenbach and I am a once Nashville resident who lives in NYC... I went to Overton HS and MTSU. Worked as a photographer for the *Daily New Journal* in M'boro and I used to do a lot of photography for KDF back in the Carl P/Bob Cole/Steve Henderson days. I was once an old friend of Carl and Becky's but haven't spoken with them in years. Worked a boat load of freelance gigs for a few of the record company reps down there, during my college days. My sister is a wonderful columnist at *The Tennessean* and was once a real "mover and shaker" in the Country Music scene down there. I still have a few friends who are "in the business" so I try to keep up with the scene."
-MARK REICHENBACH, New York City, New York

WANDA LINDSEY:
"Enjoy your site and thanks for the keeping us updated on the happenings in the country music biz."
-WANDA LINDSEY, Solana Beach, California

ROD THACKER:
"Stacy, I am a longtime fan of your report... I read it regularly, and as far as I know, it is the only place one can get any real news about the CM scene and industry. Thanks for making your report available to us fans!"
-ROD THACKER, Omaha, Nebraska

SHEILA HANSEN:
"I wanted to drop you a line and tell you I LOVE it! Singer Brian McCullough told me about it. I especially love all the stuff about the CMA, etc. You get down to the nitty-gritty! You go, girl!! I will be passing the site on to friends.  I, too, am into journalism, although now more as a hobby. At one time, I wanted to either work in publicity in the music business, or write for a music magazine. It didn't take me long to make the same observations that you did. The closest I ever got, before opting OUT, was operating Roy Orbison's fan club, back in the early/mid 1980s. Speaking of fan clubs, and the CMA, well, you know the history of Fan Fair. As far as I'm concerned, the CMA took it over and messed it up. They started by booting out all the new artists and getting picky about who they gave booths to. They took away the luncheon shows which showcased new artists. Etc, etc. You know! It will never be the same. I had to miss the past 2 years, and it didn't even really bother me. The artists I wanted to see had fan club parties, and I went to them. Don't EVEN get me started about the award shows. Yawn!!"
-SHEILA HANSEN, Nashville, Tennessee

MISSY-JO BLACK:
"I want to thank you so much for putting out a column that gives the truth about what's going on in country music...Again, thanks for such a refreshingly honest view of Nashville. I look forward to your updates in your column."
-MISSY-JO BLACK, Hot Springs, Arkansas

TAMMY CARSON:
"Stacy, Wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your online report...when I want to read what's really going on in country music and not get all the hype, I appreciate a site like yours."
-TAMMY CARSON, Macomb, Illinois

RANDY SANWICK:
"I just read your article on the CMA and I think it's a great article. A lot of people should see it."
-RANDY SANWICK, Omaha, Nebraska

ARUNAS BAGDONAS:
"Hello!... Greetings from Lithuania!... My name is Arunas Bagdonas, I live in Lithuania, in East Europe, I am a 30-year-old Lithuanian man. I am a senior manager of our local Country Music lovers Club (CM Cl.) Our Club members are mostly students, young people and local country music enthusiasts. We feel a lack of country music here, this kind of music is almost unknown here. In Soviet times Country music was announced as "American" music, which is not good for "Soviet" people, so we lived in isolation and even music was ideologized."
-ARUNAS BAGDONAS, Anyksciai, Lithuania, Europe

DEBBIE MCCOY:
"I read your column daily and really enjoy hearing about what's going on in Nashville. It was hard when I had to move (for job reasons) three years ago and you have kept me "in touch" with your wonderful writing."
-DEBBIE MCCOY, Clearwater, Florida

TOM ANDREWS:
"Read your column every day and enjoy it."
-TOM ANDREWS, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

SUE CRAWFORD:
"Hi, Stacy: I read you music row report daily to see what is REALLY happening in Nashville. I always enjoy the tidbits and news as it seems you have an insight to so much more than we fans do."
-SUE CRAWFORD, Gautier, Mississippi

CLAYTON HARPER:
"I like to think of Nashville and the music industry as my hobby and retirement. That is, if I could ever get the right song pitched to the right people. Songwriting remotely is hard but, I am having fun with the "circuit" getting my song heard. I travel during the summer to different locations in the South and Midwest... And it pays for my vacation! I'd never want to be a singer.. or a famous songwriter.. I just want the world to see me through my songs. I like to go out in public and actually have a private life. I have been frequenting Nashville since 1992. But, I don't know NEARLY as many people as you... I see that you are also involved in politics. Is there anything that you are not involved in?... Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how impressive you sound. Am sure that you hear that a lot... I will stay here in Louisiana. Play with my horses. Write more songs. Sing more summers and work a regular job until someone hears one of my songs. And I don't want just anybody to record my songs. It must be someone with some sort of vocal talent. So, I might be waiting for a while eh? Keep up the good work."
-CLAYTON HARPER, Pearl River, Louisiana

PEGGY HAWN:
"Love your column."
-PEGGY HAWN, Granite Falls, North Carolina

JUDY SIMONTON:
"I really enjoy reading the Music Row Report."
-JUDY SIMONTON, Lawrenceville, Georgia

BRINDA BLAIR:
"I really enjoy reading your electronic column. I wholeheartedly agree with your take on the Hall of Fame fiasco!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work of being the 'thorn in the flesh" of CMA and Ed Benson!!!... I read your web site regularly to get the straight story and not just the 'fluff' stuff that's all over the web."
-BRINDA BLAIR, Magee, Mississippi

SHEILA BYRD:
"Stacy, As I told you in a previous e-mail, I really enjoy your website! It has a great many helpful and exciting things! I have referred at least 5 people a week to your website! The two top things I enjoy are the lyrics I can print and the country music news. And I am greatly appreciative of the help you recently gave me on finding a particular song! And you also responded in a timely manner. That shows me that you folks are on top of things! Thanks agin so much."
-SHEILA BYRD, Woodsfield, Ohio

MIKE RISHEILL:
"Hi, Stacy. I have been a frequent visitor to your site for the past 4 years and have enjoyed it tremendously!... God Bless you and continued success with your page!"
-MIKE RISHEILL, Troy, Ohio

ROBERT MILLS:
"Great news on your web site."
-ROBERT MILLS, Workingham, England

SHERRI BICKTA:
"I am a faithful reader of your column and enjoy it tremendously...Take care and keep on writing the great column you do and supplying us with news we can count on to be reliable!"
-SHERRI BICKTA, Reading, Pennsylvania

D.B. SUNDE:
"I have been reading your Music Row Report now for quite some time and really enjoy it. You are doing a great job... Keep up the great job. I really enjoy your writing style and your sense of humor. "
-D.B. SUNDE, Berea, Ohio

TIM BLACK:
"Hi Stacy...I'm a long time reader and lover of your report. It's nice to hear the flip-side perspective of what the 'Industry' would like us to believe...Keep up the great work. If you are ever up in Ottawa, Canada the coffee is on me."
-TIM BLACK, Ottawa, Canada

LAURA ZANONE:
"...I enjoy your column very much. It is very refreshing to read 'the other side' and you always have interesting information. I particularly enjoy your humor/sarcasm - always on the mark."
-LAURA ZANONE, West Palm Beach, Florida

MIKE PUGH:
"Thanks for your informative site. My brother, Ronnie Pugh, worked for CMF over 20 years but was abruptly terminated in early September. It's interesting to note all the insider material you present to see what impact that may have had on Ron's firing. Thanks again."
-MICHAEL M. PUGH, Marshall, Texas

ANDREW K. SMITH:
"This is a most interesting and useful site, and the only one that I know of that is prepared to provide background information about the recent CMF dismissals of world-respected country music expert, Ronnie Pugh, and the editor of the JCM. Thank you for printing Bob Pinson's comments on the situation. In doing so, you have provided a valuable resource to those country music collectors outside the USA who are sometimes left in the dark about the politics behind country music. Keep up the good work! I've bookmarked this site for repeated visits....I was reading through your pages the other day, and the information was very interesting, and more informative than some books that purport to describe the behind-the-scenes actions of the music business. "
-ANDREW K. SMITH, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

MAJOR JOE EVERSOLE:
"I read your news every chance I get... I am in the Air Force stationed in Nashville."
-MAJOR JOE EVERSOLE, United States Air Force, Nashville, Tennessee

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-PAULA BARNETT, Memphis, Tennessee

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-TAMMY PATRICKS, Los Angeles, California

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"Really, your style of writing, which combines passion for country music with no-nonsense appraisal, is a big hit with us and obviously many other love what you are doing also.  Needless to say: please keep up the same great work into 2015 and beyond!  We are looking forward to it as always! 

"I live in Bournemouth in the south of England (UK).  So I am one of your overseas fans!  I have a few friends who live in Nashville.... I am hoping to make a visit there next year. 

"Great website, Stacy.  I really enjoy reading your music reviews!   Your opinions are so refreshing- they are witty, insightful and always seem honest.  I wish other country-music journalists used this approach!"

ROSS TURNER, Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

 

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