Country music's evaluation in France




A short summary is essential



The holiday season is upon us and I am hearing some conversations on this past year. And yes it is time to take stock.

Which event caused the greatest stir this year in the french country music  industry ?, What was our favorite album this year ? More questions than answers. Has this ever happened to you, to talk to your friends, trying to take stock of the past year ? Yes, I'm sure. Everybody giving his or her opinion, impressions, everyone arguing passionately... Just Imagine what it can be among the American Culture Scope’s editors.

Among bluegrass lovers, New Country aficionados and those who are more rock or honky tonk, debates are very impassioned. As a couple of hours drift by, a finding finally emerges. What a year !, rich in contend and news, full of surprises, a sense of pure emotion.

For me part, I remember the Equiblues festival which gave us Patty Loveless, and made us discover a young singer Joanna Smith. A country Craponne Rendez-vous that filled us with Eric Church and Jo Dee Messina. Sheppard who keeps saying that we will hear about a certain Star DeAzlan and her "like a rose." Rich, varied, a year that reminds us of good memories.

Despite this, the event that surprised us the most, which everyone agreed on, was unquestionably the venue of Sugarland in France, at the showcase in Paris. Just think, the energy so intense of the duo was able to make hundreds of people believed that anything was possible overnight. Magic ...




But among all these albums, which ones have impressed you the most? Hum "that's a tough one." Several artist names come to mind; Toby Keith and his American Ride, Taylor Swift and her Fearless, and of course Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. The year was very prolific to a lot of artists, but it is a duo that won hearts. Sugarland, and his Love On The Inside. And yes Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have struck again. And to say that the list of albums to come is tempting between Miranda Lambert who just released her Revolution, Lady Antebellum and his Need You Now, and so on, the year 2010 will start under the best auspices. Country music news in France is no exception, between the coming of Mark Chesnutt and the return of Star DeAzlan, we are preparing to have a good time. This is why I look forward to the development of this website, which will allow us I am sure, to always offer you more content.


In any case I join the editorial team of the American Culture Scope and wish you a pleasant holiday season and a prosperous New Year. See you next year with full of surprises and lots of projects in minds.



Eric Church & Star DeAzlan



Sebastien William