From a recent press release:
"The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc ® is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country music industry for the purpose of ensuring the continued vitality of the Country radio format. They do this by idea sharing and education through an annual convention called the Country Radio Seminar."
Any good seminar needs a keynote speaker. So who are they getting this year? Merle? Willie?
Try Sean Hannity, Clinton-hater for Fox News, as NNDB has it, and author of books Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Against Liberalism (2002) and Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism (2004).
Way to put the c*nt back in country, CRB.
Country Radio Broadcaster's President, Becky Brenner of KMPS Seattle comments: "We are thrilled to kick off Country Radio Seminar with a person of Sean Hannity's stature. He has truly lived a broadcasters dream by starting off in a small market like Huntsville, Alabama and graduating to the national platform he is on now reaching millions of people daily. We are confident his keynote will be entertaining, educational, and enlightening.
Whatever. The only thing that can take the edge of this news is a nice, free rare Burrito Brothers download. Visit Amoeba Music's downloads page to grab "Long Black Limousine" and, if you want, a new one from Brandi Shearer. Amoeba claims that this Burrito song, from a 2-CD live album from a 1969 concert (that was recorded by LSD chemist and Dead soundman Owsley Stanley), is "the highest-quality Gram Parsons live material we have ever heard."
Thank you, West Coast liberals.