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LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Writer, mommy, wife, music lover (Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Lee Ann Womack, Dierks, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Craig Morgan).
Interests: Country music!
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A reader brought this post from Beauty Spelled Backwards to my attention and I just had to share! I try to avoid negativity in my posts. But right now my mind is consumed with loathing for the Band Perry, and I must purge myself of these thoughts before I can move on. Everything about this song is nauseating. The trite, puerile metaphors (“the sharp knife of a short life” – what the hell does that even mean?), the celebration of untimely death as a glamorous, ennobling fate that keeps the subject forever young, beautiful and pure, and – need I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Interview with country singer Jimmy Wayne. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
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The 930 Club in Washington, DC, is one of the best live music venues in the country, but it isn't known for booking country acts. That may change thanks to the huge turnout country acts have attracted, most recently Brantley Gilbert. Outside of his cult following in the South, the Georgia native is known more for writing the hits "My Kind of Party" and "Dirt Road Anthem" for Jason Aldean. Brantley rarely plays headlining shows this far from Dixie so I wasn't sure what kind of crowd he'd draw on a sleepy Thursday night in August (when DC is known... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
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You may have heard that Chris Young has lost his hat. But don’t worry, he's still as country as biscuits and gravy. He also might be too sexy for his audience. (More about this later.) This was the first time I'd seen Chris Young as a headliner (not counting his fan club party last year) and I'll have to say I think his opening act days will soon be behind him. He had no problem commanding the stage, coming out with guitars blazing with "Lay it on Me" and keeping up the energy through tracks from his soon-to-be 3-CD* catalog.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Sure they were hits, but were they any good? Nope. These songs made me change the station every time I heard them. What were your least favorite country hits of 2010? Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Five songs you probably expect to see on a "best of list," and five you many have never heard. What I loved from Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, David Nail and more! Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
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The packed concert Friday night at the State Fair of Virginia left the crowd wanting more even after the two-plus hour set. From the screaming teen-aged girls crowding the front of the stage, the cruising “cougars” close behind, middle-aged grandmas, little kids scattered about and good-old-boys young and old lined up near the beer tent and filling in the middle and spilling out the sides, everyone got what they came for – and more. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Jason Aldean gets help on his new CD from another Georgia boy with a big voice, Brantley Gilbert. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Congratulations to Dierks and Cassidy Bentley, whose household will be growing again this Christmas. Dierks and Cassidy are expecting a baby around the holiday, Dierks tells PEOPLE magazine. "We're so excited that our daughter Evie is going to get a baby sister or brother for Christmas," says Dierks in the PEOPLE exclusive posted online today. Dierks said their toddler Evie is looking forward to having a new baby brother or sister. "She's pretty obsessed with a baby doll she carries around now ... We'll see how she does with the real thing!" Bentley says. No word on how Jake and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
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Country singers Tyler Reeve and Jake Owen got into a little mischief this week. According to Tyler's Facebook page, Jake got some new ink, and Tyler posted the pictures to share it. "Jake Owen getting his new tattoo... On a whim- after a few beers - on our way to dibber," Tyler wrote. (Not sure, but we think dibber is probably dinner?") Neither Tyler or Jake posted a picture of the finished tattoo, but the caption on the last picture calls it "The Tennessee stars." We can't wait to see the finished art! Jake has at least two other tattoos... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Jake Owen told the crowd at his concert Saturday night in South Carolina that he's decided on the next single: "Trip to Heaven." And even better news, he said it will be released in September with a new CD following soon. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
There's a great story in the Phoenix New Times about Jimmy Wayne's inadvertent foray into identity theft -- of an Arizona Corporate Commission candidate! Jimmy, who's finishing his walk from Nashville to Phoenix to raise awareness of teen homelessness and Project Meet Me Halfway, took a little break at an Arizona karaoke bar last week, going on stage with a secret identity. "Ok every1, I'm letting you N on a secret: I'm going to enter a Karaoke contest tonite in Show Low AZ (undercover as Berry Wong)!stay tuned: Barry Wong," he tweeted to his fans. Jimmy donned a pink tank... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
I've seem Keith several times and love his live show. He has the best HD video equipment I've ever seen. Not a bad seat in the area when he plays. I don't think Brad's show is gimmicky, just sort of an extravaganza. I've also seen George Strait just stand there and sing for 90 minutes. No big screen. No "show." No choreography or pyrotechnics... And it was awesome. That's why they call him The King!
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Brad Paisley launched his 2010 H20 Tour this weekend with stops in Virginia Beach and Bristow, Virginia, and it was a wet and wild show. The music started at 5 p.m. and only stopped for quick set changes and a move to the main stage at 7:30, then kept on going until after 11, giving fans 6 bands and 6 hours of music for the price of admission – a great deal! The Water World Plaza Stage acts did a great job putting the crowd in the mood. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
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Night two of Brad Paisley's "H20" tour in took the water theme a bit too seriously and was soaked from open to close, but the fans weren’t bothered at all, singing in the rain and dancing in the mud. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
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Country Music Tattle Tale is excited to announce the Country Music Food for the Soul Concert benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. This intimate, acoustic concert featuring Matt Gary, TelluRide, Ash Bowers, Fast Ryde, The Harters and the Carter Twins will be held at The Rutledge in downtown Nashville on Friday, June 11th at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Tickets are on sale now at www.therutledgelmv.com Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has been hard at work to meet the needs of our community... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Country music lover Kelly Jean was determined to see Jake Owen last weekend and didn't let a broken-down car, faulty GPS, bad directions or a scary neighborhood keep her from her man. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Josh Gracin and Jake Owen have both issued a “fitness challenge” via Twitter to their fans. Who has the better plan? Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
There should have been a song written by Jake Owen on Blake Shelton's new CD "Hillbilly Bone," but it seems bad timing got in the way. Blake recently told Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton about the Jake Owen song that got away. “I do want to talk about Jake because I’m mad at him right now,” Blake said is his usual joking manner. Seems Blake was sent a Jake Owen song to consider, and when he sent word back that he was interested, the song was no longer available. Jake gave his side of the story on this week’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Lady Antebellum’s Number 1 single “Need You Now” is pure country-pop awesomeness from the opening and closing piano, rousing guitar solo and all those haunting vocals in between. It’s just the right track to open the new CD, also called “Need You Now,” itself a tasty blend of country and pop, duets and solos, that is sure to satisfy new and old Lady A fans. Alternating verses between Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley – a Lady A trademark – work perfectly on the single “Need You Now,” but on the rest of the CD, I think the best songs are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
As he watches Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” — a song he co-wrote — race up the charts, singer/songwriter Jonathan Singleton says he can’t help but feel a little pressure to focus more on the songwriter part of his career than the singer part. “Every time I get a new cut I’m like, ‘What am I doing? Why am I killing myself and staying up late and getting up early?’” Jonathan said during an interview before a St. Jude’s fundraiser in Virginia. “Especially when it’s not going as good as you think it should be …” The songwriting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
I’m a sucker for a good story song. Cut my teeth on Kenny Rogers’s “The Gambler,” “Coward of the County” and, of course, “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town.” That one can still make me cry. So it should be no surprise how much I love Matt Kennon’s “The Call.” While most songs need a video to tell their story fully, “The Call” paints a vivid picture using just words, music and that interesting voice. Deep and raspy, it sounds wise beyond its years and demands attention. You just know it’s going to share something you really need to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
“If I got a ‘don’t care’ attitude and long hair and mean every damn word I’m saying, I blame it on Waylon,” Josh Thompson sings in his new video “Blame It On Waylon,” and the lyrics are truth for the singer/songwriter and the increasingly large crowds coming out to see him and sing every word. Those sing-alongs are particularly loud when he plays “Beer on the Table,” a hit on country radio and top country video. “It’s almost to the point where I don’t have to sing it,” Josh says with a chuckle. “As a songwriter and an artist, that’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
After releasing the bluesy “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and rockin’ “Eight Second Ride,” Jake Owen is showing us more of his country side with the twangy and pedal steel guitar-filled “Tell Me.” The song is the third single from his 2009 CD “Easy Does It.” A dark, haunting tale of a man who just can’t let go of a cheating lover despite his broken heart, “Tell Me” features one of Jake’s strongest vocal performances and a nice touch of twang. Jake says “Tell Me” is one of his favorites and calls it his “Bonanza song.” “The intro to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com
Josh Thompson gives a heartfelt and beautiful acoustic performance of his new single in the video "Way Out Here." The stripped version of the song meshes perfectly with the video's haunting images of a small American town that's been bent but not quite broken by the ravages of time and natural disaster. Thompson wrote the song with Casey Beathard ("Find out Who Your Friends Are") and David Lee Murphy ("Big Green Tractor"), and the melancholy music and vocals give us insight into a weary but proud hometown. Veteran director Wes Edwards (Jason Aldean song "Amarillo Sky" and "She's Country"; Danny... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at LoveMyCountryMusic.com