Monday, August 24, 2015
Brantley Gilbert has been called the "bad boy" of country music currently, but if there is one thing you have to admit, he has his views and he is willing to voice them!!
He has been a strong supporter of the American Troops, riding motorcycles with the Wounded Warrior Project and more, including the song released earlier this year, "helluva an amen".
Once again he stands up for what he believes in, whether you agree with him or not, he voices it and that is what is important. "Read Me My Rights".
Friday, August 21, 2015
I grew up on the Oak Ridge Boys! Loved this song since I was a kid, in fact I think I would have to say that Elvira is where my LOVE of the deep voice came from, I literally melt listening to him!!
Now I have posted Home Free videos before. I have been a big fan of them from the first time I saw them on The Sing-Off and continue to love watching what new and exciting stuff they come out with.
This is just classic! What else can I say. Two amazing bands, showing great respect for each other, working together to make a wonderful song even better! Truth be told, I didn't think you could make Elvira any better than The Oak Ridge Boys in their hayday, but I was wrong.
Now I hope you all enjoy as well!!
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Absolutely love this song!! Everytime it goes on I have to turn the radio all the way up and sing along!!
There has been undue talk about the song and what it means, and to be honest I could care less what some idiot on TV or radio or newspaper says they think the song is about. Listening to it with my kids, we all got the same message, and it sparked some great car conversations!!
To us, the song is sang by a woman, who is love with a guy, but he happens to be into this other woman, and all she wants is what this other girl has in hopes of getting his attention.
I have been into a guy that didn't want me, but was into someone else, but I can never say that I ever felt that low that I wanted to be her, to change my hair or perfume or whatever to get him to notice me, but I can remember so many girls in high school falling into that trap. Trying to change who they were for a guy.
As I said, this song has sparked many a great car conversation. You know those spur of the moment talks between a parent and child that you can't plan, but that are real and deep and sometimes are the greatest moments in parenting you can ever have. I have a 15 1/2 year old son and a 14 year old daughter, along with a younger 11 year old daughter. Most of the conversations are with the older two about this song, but the younger one gets to hear it all too.
We've talked about the song, how it made them each feel and what they felt about it. I admitted to my kids about my feelings as a teen in high school, and knowing so many girls that tried to change for a guy. I talk to my daughter about it a great deal because she is at that age where everyone is testing out this dating thing, and she wonders sometimes if she is "too smart" or "too active" or "too into dance" or a million other things for the guys in her class. I tell her all the time, that she has to be herself. They may not see it right now, but you can't try to be someone else for a guy (or a girl for that matter, I tell my son).
We talk about the girls in school that act dumb around the boys, or the ones that walk hunched over so they don't seem as tall. We talk about boys doing the same things and I try to impress on them everytime we end up in one of these conversations that trying to change yourself and be someone else is never going to work. You might get the guy (or girl) but you are not going to be happy, you have to be true to yourself.
Music - not only does it stir emotions in each and everyone of us, it can spark wonderful conversations with your children, and in a day and age when everyone is rushing around so much, every little bit of time that we can grab to talk to them is well worth it!
Thank you Little Big Town for sparking some great car conversations for my family!!
Friday, December 5, 2014
Silent Night is one of my favorite Christmas songs, and this version is just wonderful.
Add to it three of my favorite people, what more could you ask for?
Just had to share!!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
You have all heard me mention on here before that I really, really like Home Free. Something about the voice and country mix that just really gets me and they just seem to be able to strip the songs down to the meanings and make it that much more powerful.
Well, it's that time of year - CHRISTMAS - no it's not the holiday season or whatever else you want to call it, it is Christmas and I am so excited to see a real Christmas song from a great group.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
In the past I have brought you a number of songs, some new and unknown or not played all that often by radio by artists that I love. Some by artists that don't get as much airplay and just a number of different things that aren't always as mainstream as normal. This is just a little different.
Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts of some really cute country boys that singing some great songs. The more I watch them, the more I realize that although they all deserve a platform to been seen.
Right now, the best platform for new artists out there is The Voice, if you can manage to get on that show, no matter how well you do, you get some great exposure and it can jump start your career in music. This country boy is Jordan Rager, and he did make it onto The Voice, and of course he made it onto the best Team in the country - Team Blake
I know there are some of you out there that will call me out and tell me that I should mention American Idol, but really, what have you heard from anyone that has been on American Idol since the "Big 3" - Kelli, Carrie and Jennifer? And besides that, have you ever heard anything about anyone that hasn't won doing anything? - Oh wait, Scotty McCreey and Lauren, I stand corrected.
Anyway - what I am going to be doing is showcasing the music I like - if it is "b-side" songs that never make the radio, covers from unknown country boys or girls, or just old classics that's what it will be. You'll never know that you might get on my site - but know this, it will be different, it will be country and it will be good!!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I love Home Free, the voice control and amazing harmonies that these guys have together is amazing!!
Now, this is a funny take on this song, a great video and just enjoyable.
Home Free is currently on tour:
17 | Rolla, MO - Leach Theatre at University of Missouri S&T
18 | Henderson, KY - McCormick Hall at Henderson Fine Arts Center
19 | Aurora, IL - Paramount Theatre
20 | Lexington, KY - Transylvania University
22 | Louisville, KY - Bomhard Theater
23 | Carmel, IN - The Palladium
25 | Abilene, TX - Moody Coliseum
26 | Nederland, TX - Nederland Performing Arts Center
28 | Albuquerque, NM - KiMo Theatre
30 | Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
01 | Herber City, UT - Herber Valley Western Music
02 | Denver, CO - The Soiled Dove Underground - SOLD OUT
05 | Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
06 | Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
07 | Germantown, MD - BlackRock Centre for the Arts (2 Shows) - SOLD OUT
09 | Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
11 | State College, PA - State Theatre
12 | Buffalo, NY - Center for the Arts at University of Buffalo
14 | Cleveland, OH - State Theatre