"Ready to Cry"
I'm writing this message to tell all of you that we‚ve just shipped a new single to radio. It's called "Ready To Cry." I guess it's just about everybody‚s favorite song from our album, Fast Girl. It‚s one of my personal favorites because my buddy and mentor Leon Russell helped me write the song and is featured on both the Steinway piano and Hammond organ. I spent quite a bit of time in the studio remixing and editing the record for the single release. Now to the heart of the matter. We continuously receive emails, phone calls, and letters asking why there's so little Tractors music on the radio. Unfortunately, these days it takes a staggering amount of money to get any significant amount of airplay of a new song. It's such a serious situation, Congress is actually investigating the legality of the radio-promotion system. There is one and only one real alternative: The old-fashioned, tried-and-true method of listener requests. There's an old saying in radio: "The phones rang off the wall". That's what happened when our first record came out. A few radio stations played "Baby Likes To Rock It" a few times (generally in the middle of the night). Listeners spontaneously starting calling the stations, and as they say, the rest is history. What I'd like you to do is call your local country stations and ask them to play "Ready To Cry." Don't give them a break. And most of all, don't fail me on this, if by some weird twist-of-fate cosmic shift in the universe, you actually hear a Tractors record on the radio, you must call. Let them know you're out there and that you care. Thanks for all your support. Let me know about any progress you make with radio in your area.