This week on the Country Music Media Podcast: does objectivity exist in country music media? Should it? Marcus Dowling just won the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music and it’s fair to say he did it his way. He talks about his unusual path here, his tireless hustle, his rock star impulses and how and when news outlets should cover Morgan Wallen.
5:15 | “I write like rapper’s rap.”
15:00 | What the winner of the Chet Flippo Award gets in 2021
16:15 | The Rock Star Journalist
22:00 | What’s the deal with Medium for journalists?
29:00 | When should news outlets cover Morgan Wallen?
42:00 | Is it time to lift the ban?
52:30 | Luke Combs' attempts to do the right thing.
Read: "On Colostomies, Country Music, And Morgan Wallen’s Return" at Medium
Tweet: Find Marcus Dowling on Twitter @marcuskdowling