Thursday, June 18, 2015

Little Big Town - Girl Crush





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

Kelly Clarkson - Silent Night ft. Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire





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

Home Free - Angels We Have Heard On High





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.


Enjoy everyone!!!

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:



OCTOBER 2014



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



NOVEMBER 2014



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!