Country Music Alive: 2008 Year In Review

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Looking back on Country Music Alive this past year, it has certainly been very exciting.

The website was re-designed and given a bit of a facelift much earlier in the year, and another one is planned upcoming in the upcoming year. The Country Music Alive Blog was given a new look and just last week, new features coming for 2009.

Twitter became apart of Country Music Alive this year. A lot of great updates and short comments made on that site throughout the year on the site including live Twitter updates from a Toby Keith concert and during the CMA Awards.

The Blog has been its most successful than ever in the past year. I am truly amazed by the support you all, my readers, have given this past year. With over 175 posts and over 23,000 hits this year, I am so grateful to all you and hope for an even better 2009.

If you have been a supporter of the Blog the past year, you have been a part of comprehensive coverage of the CMA Awards, The Hall of Fame Inductees biographies, a comprehensive review of Toby Keith's concert stop in Virginia Beach, and chances to download 4 free songs, and 10 contest chances. Lucky winners were rewarded with a Toby Keith Greatest Hits CD, a Willie Nelson boxset, an autographed Jewel CD, and autographed John Michael Montgomery CD, and 5 Toby Keith CDs and autographed pictures during Toby Keith week coinciding with the release of his new album. It has been a great year for Country Music Alive on the blog.

Many posts have caught your attention this year. Many different commentary posts continue to be popular to this day, even though they may have been written many months ago. The past year, I have enjoyed more comments than ever left on posts, and I greatly appreciative of your feedback.

I even noticed a lot of news and information posts throughout the year, including one post in February mentioning the chance of a Brad Paisley instrumental album that became a reality in November.

So, indeed this has been a great year for Country Music Alive. I can not wait to begin 2009 and bring you an even better year full of exciting plans for the Blog in the upcoming days, weeks, and months.

I can't express my sincere appreciation for each and every visitor to the site and I invite and hope that you will visit regularly to allow me to continue to share my love of country music with you.

Have a safe and very happy new year....

Kirk Fitzgerald

Country Music Alive