Thursday, November 13, 2014

Love Your Love The Most - Eric Church cover by Jordan Rager

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

HOME FREE remakes Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan - This is How We Roll (Home Free A C...

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

Friday, October 3, 2014

Frankie Ballard - "Tell Me You Get Lonely" (Official Video)

By this point in time Frankie Ballard isn't exactly the new kid on the block. He's got two mega big hits out on country radio in "Helluva Life" and "Sunshine & Whiskey".

Love both of those songs, but just recently Frankie was CMT's Listen Up artist and I found some really great stuff that he has done, even earlier, if you watch the videos you will notice a slightly younger face and longer hair. And it is really good.

I for one, like to go back to an artists early days, and look at the music they began with, the stuff they started out with and see what got them to the point they are now, and I really like it.

Once you take a listen and watch the video, I think you will enjoy the early Frankie Ballard as well.

Enjoy, ya'll!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Florida Georgia Line - Dirt

This is the newest song by Florida Georgia Line.  It is a big departure from what we are used to hearing from them, but it is still a song that comes from the heart and fits with the style and sound that is signature FLAGA Line.

Dirt is a more true life kind of song, and it gives us a look at the American life. What's more it gives us a look at the life that we all want and dream of!

I. for one, love listening to this song. It reminds me of some people that I knew that had been married for life and were always there for each other. It was the ideal that I dreamed of and wanted for myself! It is still the ideal that I want for my kids and wish for everyone else in the world to experience.

This is one of those songs that touches the heart and means something different to each person that hears it! It is what a country song is all about!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Brantley Gilbert - "My Baby's Guns n' Roses" - 5-2-14 - Evansville, IN

So the audio on this isn't the greatest, but this song is something else!

Yes, I'm a child of the 80's, I remember when Guns & Roses was popular and yes I had the albums and sang along with "Sweet Child of Mine" , "Paradise City", "Knocking on Heaven's Door" and "November Rain", so maybe that is why I love this song so much. Each of these songs are mentioned in the song, so it makes it that much more special and a tribute to the band.

It's not on the radio. I bought the CD and this was on there, and the first time I heard it I was hooked. That is another thing I like, I tend to like songs long before they ever make it to radio, if they even make it to radio. Some of my favorite songs are on albums, but never played on radio.

Brantley Gilbert solidifies his rocker/outlaw image with this song. Thing is we could use some good outlaws in country music, we have lost the older ones, so this isn't a bad thing.

Enjoy something off radio that is worth listening to!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cassadee Pope - Wasting All These Tears

So this is another Team Blake winner from The Voice. No matter what you think about Blake Shelton, he has a talent for hearing the right voices that the public likes and that can win The Voice.  He also happens to be a great coah, in that he can get the best performances out of people.

This is one of those love gone wrong songs, and we have all had them. We think about people in our lives now or in the past that left us crying and we are ashamed that we cried over them when all the signs where there that they were never as into the relationship as we were. 

There are also the times when we just grew apart over time and the relationship ended and yet it seemed like wasted tears. We've all been there and can relate to the song. That is one of the things that makes a great song, it talks about something that everyone can relate to you.

I have spent so many days and nights crying over my current relationship that it is silly. No one should cry this much over something, and yet as toxic as I know it is, I have a hard time walking away. Sometimes we just become so used to things, even when they aren't good for us, that we can't move on to something better, more healthy.

Enjoy Cassadee Pope, and I think we will be seeing her around for some time to come now!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Tim McGraw - Meanwhile Back At Mama's ft. Faith Hill

Like most everyone else, I first heard this song on the CMT Awards show. I loved it, there was something about it, besides the fact that his wife joined him onstage that I liked.

This song reminds me of life as it used to be, and some days I really wish I could go back to a simpler life like back at my grandparents. There was so much less to worry about, less technology but so much more fun. Running in the yard, gardens and eating off the land. Just a simpler more natural time. I miss that so much some days that I feel this song.  

Every time I hear this song I think of the small town roots, being someone everybody knows, the corn fields and the ridges, the sunsets and the fun of running in the yard and never having to worry about being outside of letting the kids play outside.

Even though I have chosen a small town to raise my kids in, we don't live in the country and there isn't as much room to roam as what there was back on my grandparents place. This is a place were you know a lot of people and what they are doing and I have to admit that I love that about our little town. It's also a place where I feel reasonably comfortable letting my kids play outside and walk back and forth between their friends houses. Still some of the concerns of the big towns have started to creep into our small town.

The video itself is a wonderful look and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill together, which is just romantic. They have made a go of a marriage based on love and faith in a place were there is little respect for the older values. I applaud them.

Hopefully, when you see the video or hear the song, you will think about the older times, the slower times, and take the time to slow down and spend time with your family. Supper's on the table, let's all sit down together!