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Steve Ford's Favorites of 2009

Posted January 6, 2010 by in Marketing

In order to celebrate the launch of a brand new year we have asked our staff to reflect on 2009 a little prior to tackling 2010. So we asked them to answer a few simple questions:

5 Favorite Songs of 2009
4 Favorite Albums of 2009
3 Favorite Movies of 2009
2 Favorite TV Shows of 2009
1 Favorite Moment of 2009

NAME: Steve Ford
VP of Marketing


  1. “Then” – Brad Paisley: Here is a song I wish I had written – emotional, meaningful and memorable. Plus it makes the girls cry. And, you know, if they cry they will buy.
  2. “Poison & Wine” – The Civil Wars: Haunting & moving with amazing vocals
  3. “Beauty Has A Name” – Thad Cockrell: What a beautiful song!
  4. “Home” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: A tasty slice of hippy, psychedelic 70s pop
  5. “Superman” – Evan Ford: I may be a little biased because it is my son, but the song is pretty good. And it was one of my favorites of the year. Check it out: http://www.last.fm/music/Evan+Kerrick/First+is+the+Worst/Superman

I judged this by how many times I listened to a new record over the last year. Not trying to be too cool, just pure data, out of the 80+  full records I got in 2009 did I listen to the most

  1. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  2. Brad Paisley – American Saturday Night
  3. Owl City – Ocean Eyes
  4. Ray LaMontagne – Gossip In The Grain

Honorable mentions: Dave Mathews Band, Cage the Elephant, The Civil Wars


  1. Up
  2. The Informant
  3. 500 Days of Summer

Honorable mentions: Star Trek, State of Play, I have hopes for Sherlock Holmes, Up In The Air and Avatar.


  1. Lost
  2. Community

Honorable mentions: Glee, Flash Forward, 30 Rock & Modern Family

This was that I got engaged and my beautiful daughter did as well. What guy can say that. You got engaged the same year as your daughter. And no, sickos, I did not get engaged to her.

About The Author: Steve Ford

Steve Ford started as an engineer at LA's famed Mama Jo's studio before crossing over to the dark side: marketing. After a stint in artist development and A&R at Sparrow working with Steven Curtis Chapman, BeBe & CeCe Winans, and Out of the Gray, Ford moved onto Star Song and later Myrrh, marketing records by Newsboys, Fernando Ortega, and Amy Grant. He served as general manager at inpop records, signing Superchic(k) and Shane & Shane; he started INO's rock imprint SRE, where he worked with Skillet, Flyleaf, Disciple, and Decypher Down. At Centricity, Ford oversees all aspects of sales and marketing, including radio, packaging, and hair product endorsements. Ford lists racquetball and "books" as his hobbies, which occupy what free time isn't spent discovering obscuro new music.

  1. Gina said

    Congratulations, Steve! Am I correct to assume that as of a couple days ago, you are happily remarried? (to someone other than your daughter, of course)

    PS- Your son is very talented!

  2. Steve Ford said

    it is true. I got married on 1-9-10 to a beautiful women who is not my daughter.

    And I agree, my son is very talented. And good looking. Like his dad…. hahaha.

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