Hey y’all. I don’t ask for much do I? Just show up, read what I have to say, check out the music I write about and if you like the music and are able, support the music. In the past, I’ve suggested ways to help out Ear to the Ground so that we can continue to bring you great music. Simple stuff really, like if you shop at Amazon – connect to them through one of our many links and shoot some commissions our way, spread the word to increase site visits etc. And, yeah, I’d still appreciate any of those things. But, I do have a kind of big favor.
We are big on Band of the Month/Year polls, and whenever one of our favorite bands in entered in some contest that involves fan voting, we try to steer you there to support the bands.
Well, Nashville’s long-standing Alternative press newspaper – The Nashville Scene is holding their annual Best of Nashville voting. I would love it, if you would head over to the Poll and vote for Ear to the Ground as Best Music Blog. The voting is all write-in. I don’t really expect to win (it would be cool but…) – there are some really popular local music blogs – but I think if I could get some significant votes, it could help raise my profile on a local level. This would, of course, benefit all of the bands I support. See, it’s not all Selfish…. 🙂
NOW: Here’s the catch, you have to vote in 20 categories for your vote to count. I know right. So, for those of you not from Nashville, I’ve put together a handy voting guide with some suggestions in other categories. You don’t have to use these suggestions, but you can – I have reasons for supporting each of these.
Radio Station – Lightning 100
Food Truck – Moovers and Shakers
Local Band – Dogs of Oz or Vinyl Thief or Calicocat or Joy of Painting
Korean Restaurant – Seoul Garden
Dentist – Timothy McNutt
Place to Worship – 2nd Presbyterian Church
Local Twitter Account – @thecroftonshow
Music Writer – Joe Wolfe-Mazeres
Political Blog – Southern Beale
TV News Personality – Neil Orne
Place to buy vinyl – Grimeys
Best Instrumentalist – Victor Wooten
Beer Selection – Flying Saucer
Pediatrician – Tara Huss
Hospital – Vanderbilt Children’s
Elementary School – Crieve Hall
Playground – Lily’s Garden
Veterinarian – Grassmere Animal Hospital
Theatre Group – Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project