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BoomTown Choice Brad Paisley Rockets to No. 1

Back in July, BoomTown flagged country song “Online” as a surefire hit.

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The video of the song by Brad Paisley from his recent “5th Gear” album had just topped the iTunes chart with its star-studded cast, which included Jason Alexander, William Shatner, Kellie Pickler and the original Marcia Brady, Maureen McCormick. It was a feat no country selection had ever accomplished.

Now the song is the No. 1 hit on Billboard’s hot country songs (and rising to No. 39 on the Hot 100 overall.

Not bad for a geek, y’all.

Here’s the very sweet video again (stick around for the last line about march music):


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald