It’s Time to Forgive Ryan Adams

Hi! My name is Rachel Hurley, and I am a 30-year veteran of the music business. I currently own a boutique music publicity firm, Sweetheart Pub, where I work with up-and-coming Americana, Folk, and Country artists. For more info about me and what I do, please visit

I may regret this. But it’s The Year of Truth — so let’s go.

I mostly agree with this piece from, uh, The Federalist.

Doh. Never thought I would write THOSE words.

The piece ends on the question of forgiving Ryan Adams for his past transgressions. Well, I’ve got…



Rachel Hurley / Owner of Sweetheart Pub

The Year of Truth - a series of essays to share my thoughts on some inconvenient truths about the music industry.