1. What does bother me is that I think to get a record deal now, somebody has got to be very handsome or very pretty … because I look back at some of the great singers, you know, they never would have gotten a deal today. Because aesthetically or cosmetically speaking, you know, I think they probably don’t meet the standard of today… I mean, I’ve heard that said in retrospect about, say, for instance, Marty Robbins… or Hank Williams, or Patsy Cline… or Kate Smith. You know, I think we probably would have missed out on a lot of good music. And we’re probably missing out on a lot of good music now because they want people who are very video-friendly.

    — Bobby Braddock, Spelling S-U-C-C-E-S-S With Country Songs

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