Nashville Star no star-maker

Like its pop counterpart American Idol, the show Nashville Star has failed to produce country superstars as first expected. Second season winner Brad Cotter was dropped from his label after his post-NS release only sold 128,000 copies. (Is it me, or is a reality show maybe not the best way to build a lasting music career?)

It's interesting to read that AI finalists have had more success crossing over to country than Nashville Star winners have had in their own genre.