Sunday, July 22, 2007

she called it country "music"

Stephanie writes for a country music trade publication, and forwarded me an advertisement that includes this text:

SAVANNAH, TN - - (July 11, 2007) -- Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run presented by West Tennessee Healthcare sets talent line up for the 6th annual event. Joining Worley at the centerpiece concert event are superstar legend, “Charlie Daniels”, multi-award winning and platinum selling, Curb Records recording artist “Trick Pony” featuring their new lead singer, the beautiful and awesome, Aubrey Collins, and just coming off two consecutive hit records in “Alyssa’s Lies” and “Livin’ Our Love Song,” Arista Records recording artist, “Jason Michael Carroll”. The annual event will be held September 14 – 15, 2007 at Pickwick Landing State Park Resort in Hardin County, TN.

You know, that guy some of us call "Charlie Daniels" will be there. what's especially egregious about this example is that the song titles are (appropriately) quoted, which makes the artist names blend in instead of stand out. Silly country promoters.

4 comments:

tim said...

It is physically painful to me how many commas were used in that paragraph. If you read it in the cadence that it was punctuated the whole thing sounds very funny.

Alex, FCD said...

Actually, the names of albums are supposed to be italicized, not put in quotes. They can be forgiven for that one, however; it's a pretty obscure rule.

The Submitter :-) said...

the peeps who sent out this press release are renowned for horrible grammar and stylistic errors in their press releases!

And, Alex, if you write for the music industry, it shouldn't be obscure to you. :-) lol...

These people have NOT A CLUE

bethany said...

Alex, you're right. I assumed those were song titles because of the quotes, but really they're albums. tsk.