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Thread: Cry Pretty's win in Lyric Mag's on-line poll

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    Cry Pretty's win in Lyric Mag's on-line poll

    This was a fun contest, run by UK enthusiasts - rather than an "official" organization award - but I think it was interesting, and worth posting.

    Lyric Magazine is a UK based on-line web magazine, founded by Emily Haine, which includes news, interviews, podcasts, playlists, etc. It promotes Country Music here, with a special focus on the songwriting aspect.

    The contest, voted on Twitter, started with 12 songs, and had three rounds

    In the first round, Cry Pretty had a relatively easy win, with 75% of the votes, to Cole Swindell's "Break Up" with 22% and Keith Urban's "Parallel Line" with 3%

    In the semi-final, Carrie had a tougher fight, winning more narrowly with 57% to Scotty McCreery's "Five More Minutes" with 43%

    In the final, Carrie faced Cam's "Diane" (which has been popular here, and had earlier seen off Ashley McBride's "American Scandal" - a strong song by a highly acclaimed newcomer - in the semi finals)
    Carrie won the final more straightforwardly by 75% to 25%

    So, although this was only a small contest, by a well-informed and quite dedicated audience, I think it bodes well for Cry Pretty here (In my opinion, CP is a more complex and more adventurously structured song than Diane, which is certainly catchy and emotional, but tends to be rather hook-dependent and repetitive)

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    Don’t know about anyone else but it’s exciting to me! Thanks for sharing Faraway
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    Very interesting read...... And for what its worth, that Ashley McBryde, what a unique singer.... Reminds me of Lorrie Morgan..... Also what a great writer she is.

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    Awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farawayhills View Post
    This was a fun contest, run by UK enthusiasts - rather than an "official" organization award - but I think it was interesting, and worth posting.

    Lyric Magazine is a UK based on-line web magazine, founded by Emily Haine, which includes news, interviews, podcasts, playlists, etc. It promotes Country Music here, with a special focus on the songwriting aspect.

    The contest, voted on Twitter, started with 12 songs, and had three rounds

    In the first round, Cry Pretty had a relatively easy win, with 75% of the votes, to Cole Swindell's "Break Up" with 22% and Keith Urban's "Parallel Line" with 3%

    In the semi-final, Carrie had a tougher fight, winning more narrowly with 57% to Scotty McCreery's "Five More Minutes" with 43%

    In the final, Carrie faced Cam's "Diane" (which has been popular here, and had earlier seen off Ashley McBride's "American Scandal" - a strong song by a highly acclaimed newcomer - in the semi finals)
    Carrie won the final more straightforwardly by 75% to 25%

    So, although this was only a small contest, by a well-informed and quite dedicated audience, I think it bodes well for Cry Pretty here (In my opinion, CP is a more complex and more adventurously structured song than Diane, which is certainly catchy and emotional, but tends to be rather hook-dependent and repetitive)
    Not to bust your bubble, but since the poll was on Twitter, I think anyone, anywhere could vote on it. I'm pretty sure that I voted in that poll as well. Perhaps the majority of the voters were from the UK, but I do know the poll was being retweeted by Carrie fans from all over.
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    OK - another bubble duly burst, lol! (Never underestimate the power of fan wars!)

    Some features of the poll still struck me as interesting though - the relatively strong support for Ashley McBryde, who probably still lacks a high level of established Mainstream fan support - and the low support for Keith Urban's (3%) and FGL's (4%) crossover-leaning songs. (Perhaps some fan bases got the message more than others)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farawayhills View Post
    OK - another bubble duly burst, lol! (Never underestimate the power of fan wars!)

    Some features of the poll still struck me as interesting though - the relatively strong support for Ashley McBryde, who probably still lacks a high level of established Mainstream fan support - and the low support for Keith Urban's (3%) and FGL's (4%) crossover-leaning songs. (Perhaps some fan bases got the message more than others)
    That was what I thought was interesting also...... A total shame that ALDBID did not even get into the Top 10 let alone a shot at number# 1. Great Great song IMO.....


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