(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
This corroborates everything I’ve ever thought about country music. The fact that billionaire
Warren Buffett loves at least one country song (and, for all we know, has a Nashville playlist a country mile wide) proves
the genre is not just for rednecks and hillbillies and soccer moms. During a recent appearance on CNBC, the 82-year-old financial
wizard was talking about his $23 billion buyout of H.J. Heinz, the healthcare crisis and the U.S. economy. And that’s where
Gary Allan came in. “America really is doing better than the rest of
the world. I think from what I see, the U.S. is the strongest part of the world. It is incrementally improving,” he said.
Noting that that there will always be some problems on the horizon, though, he added, “I always go with that new country song
… ‘Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain).'” Buffett’s
net worth is right around $44 billion these days. Can you imagine the sweet country concert tickets he could buy with that
kind of money?