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Update on Country Music Chicago

Hello There! If you’re reading this, y’all found me. Hey, it’s 2021. It’s taken me a while to write this but after a weekend at my parent’s house in my old bedroom, I was reminiscing a bit.

Country Music Chicago was an incredible project that I started in 2008 and carried on for many years. For those of you who I met and worked with, thank you. There are numerous partners and fans that I developed over the years and very honored to serve you all.

Let’s face it the music has changed as well. It’s been many years since I visited a country music concert, COVID didn’t help that matter. The country music business has changed, the nation we live in is more complicated than ever. Not to mention personally, life simply gets in the way.

I went on to explore new passions and build other communities, including ones that taught others how to build blogs and communities like Country Music Chicago at my startup, contentacademy.com.

Most importantly, Country Music Chicago was an incredible experiment and something I would do all over again if I had the chance. In fact, this site does live on in many ways. It’s uprising is a big portion of my book which is a marketing strategy that I forged from creating content and posting it to this WordPress site. Plus, many of the strategies and tactics I used then still apply today.

I hope that I’ve inspired many and that others can leverage websites and blogs to build a voice online and be found.

That’s my story, thank you for being a part of it and I hope that we can reconnect again in the future. I’m sure I’ll be back someday, the Circle is Unbroken as they say. Bye for now. – Scott

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