Response Blog #3: Amanda & WMZQ

I have been meaning to respond to one of Amanda’s posts about her love for country music all semester, so finally, for my last response blog entry, here it is!

Even though I grew up in an area of the country (Philly) that is not particular in one way or another to country music, I too, love country music, and since a lot of other people I know don’t like it at all, it is great to hear someone talk about how much she loves it! (Personally, I don’t understand what’s not to like about country music — it’s so catchy, always tells a great story and fun!) My favorite country artists are: Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson. Oh and Faith Hill (especially her Christmas music!) I also especially enjoy seeing Keith Urban in concert — he puts on a really amazing show.

I especially liked Amanda’s Thanksgiving post about the website for which she is most thankful: WMZQ an WMZQ streaming. I don’t have a car, so I have not been super familiar with what radio stations play what kinds of music in the DC metro area (and I pretty much never listen to the radio), but I do like to listen to podcasts, videos and/or music online while at my desk at work. Therefore, being enlightened by something new to help get me through the work day, WMZQ streaming is fabulous!

Thinking about music streaming online makes me ponder about how, like many other things that used to be simple in the world, music is not just music anymore. With the rise of online communications and social media, music is a huge part of the online community — in fact, country music alone has its OWN social media community. (Amanda, did you do your community snapshot project on that)? I hope so! 🙂

Anyway, since I didn’t write my week 10 blog on the website for which I am most thankful, I will say that I am very thankful for the social media community that exists for country music. I love following my favorite artists on Twitter and Facebook; watching excerpts of their concerts and music videos on YouTube and reading the newest updates/engaging in the online conversations about their lives on celebrity blogs and Wikipedia.

So, thanks for telling me about another great online space for enjoying country music, Amanda! Glad you have found one in the DC area that works well for you. 🙂

Until next time —
J

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About Jessie Gillman

This blog was created for my social media class as part of my graduate program in PR and communications at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. In addition to being a grad student, I am a PR/comm professional at Environics Communications where I focus on clean energy/environmental issues, education and women's health. I am also a huge book lover, an avid traveler, a big Philly sports fanatic, and I love Yoga.
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