Country Music Alive's Predictions: Year In Review 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thinking about what to expect the upcoming year, I really don't know what to expect. I am not even sure if I can predict anything this year, but, I will give it a try.

I will predict that we will hear something else from Garth Brooks this year, again. Not sure what it will be, but something will be newsworthy. Whether another CD project, video project, or concert tour... we will hear something from him.

Should I predict, for another year, that George Strait will retire his career? Sure... one more album from his I believe in 2009 and a farewell tour announcement...

I also predict that we will see a new album from Shania Twain this year.

Country music sales will be flat in the upcoming year I predict. Digital sales will skyrocket, more than even we have seen thus far. This upcoming year will be all about turning away from physical CD sales and going to downloading music.

Satellite radio will become an even more major attribute to the music industry and country music fans will be leading the way of understanding the power of satellite radio.

Also, I have a feeling of some type of major announcement or change at the Grand Ole Opry. Not sure what it will be or anything, but I think it will be a big year for them, negative or positive.

Just predictions... and now we wait a year to see what happens....