As for the fact that both ‘Idol’ finalists were country on Idol this year, Rich said, “Yeah, that’s a testament I think to country music — how big the country music fan base is now.” He went on to say, “Both of those artists are incredibly gifted artists and I promise you when they come to Nashville, everybody’s arms will be wide open.”
90 million votes were cast last week, and the results marked a first for the singing competition. They shattered that record with 122 Million Votes in the final!
Rich predicts, “They’re still gonna have a hard route because country music fans are very discerning.” “They [country fans] know what they’re listening to,” Rich continues. “But these artists are great and now they’re gonna have to come to Nashville and make great records, original songs and songs that really say who they are, and not cover songs.”